Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • The original 1960s Dark Shadows series had a vampire called Barnabas. He was the first desperate, angst-laden version of the creature and was not content to chomp his way through victim after victim for all eternity. He yearned to be shorn of his curse and tried everything in his power to be understood, even becoming human at one point. Now 47...
  •                   Joliet resident John Francis has a serious concern. “I see that with this year’s snowpack, we are in for a big thaw.” He is thinking ahead. “I think the sediment already in the river could catch with debris coming down under the bridge in the spring and create...
  •  If you’re seeing a lot of orange vests around Red Lodge, the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wants you to know it is in response to two home owners about sinking ground concerns. Bill Snoddy, DEQ Abandoned Mine Reclamation Specialist in the Remediation Division, contacted CCN on Thursday, Jan. 23, to explain to the...
  • The first of its kind, Tea with the Mayor brought together local businesses and community members to discuss openly current and upcoming issues, activities and events pertaining to Red Lodge. Enabling businesses and residents a chance to ask questions and engage in frank conversation, items on the Feb. 5 agenda included: the 212/78 Highway...
  • Court documents filed Court documents filed at Carbon County District Court, Tuesday, show that Republican Senator Jason Priest has been accused of felony assault of a minor, grabbing his 4 year old daughter and throwing her on the ground. She sustained one-inch injury to her scalp. The papers were filed by Assistant Attorney General Mary E....

January, 2014

  • To the Editor, On Dec. 9, the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation canceled a scheduled public comment hearing on Energy Corporations of America’s oil well planned along the Bear t o o th Fr ont . Because of their decision, affected landowners and concerned Montanans had no opportunity to officially voice their concerns about its development....
  • To the Editor, Montanans need to be aware of a worrisome bill now being considered by the US House of Representatives. The bill, Trade Promotion Authority, is more commonly known as the “Fas t Track” bill. If passed, it would authorize President Obama to sign the US on to trade agreement s wi thout f i r s t informing or having a...
  • To the Editor, We at the Joliet Food Bank wish to thank you for your continuous support throughout the year. We appreciate that many of you donate at the grocery store. Altogether you help us make Thanksgiving and Christmas easier for our less fortunate residents. In particular we would like to acknowledge the efforts of our youth groups: The...
  • To the Editor, Remember when the light at the end of the Highwood Tunnel showed a 24 Karat Golden Calf? Remember the interests and people pushing Highwood? Remember political and social homilies trumping math? The hiding of Highwood’s true costs and risks? Remember the contempt, empty disavowals, dismissals and smear for critics? Remember...