Monthly archive

May, 2014

  • Mi che a l Ro b e r t George, Jr., 35, of Belgrade ( f o rme r ly o f Bridger) passed away surrounded by family and friends Thursday morning, May 8, 2014, of complications from cardiac arrest. Micheal was born to Mike and Diane George on March 2, 1979 in Bi l l ings . From the moment he opened those big, dark brown eyes he had our hearts. He grew...
  • Wally Olds, 82, of Red Lodge, died of heart failure on Monday, May 12, 2014. Fortunately he had the time and wit to write his own obituary. Here it is: I was born April 2, 1932, the son of Gary and Florus Olds, in Winfield, Kan., where I grew up. I graduated from the Univ. of Missouri with a Bachelors of Journalism in 1954, spent two years in the...
  • Mar y Cour t i s , 94, peacefully passed away at her home near Luther on May 12. As she began her final journey, she looked forward to the welcoming embrace from the family members and friends who had preceded her. Mary felt that the nearly five decades she lived in the vicinity of Red Lodge had been among the best of her life. She wanted to...
  • “Life is what it is, but it will become what you make it.” This was the motto of Judith Ann Dodd, a native Montanan and a beautiful and determined soul who loved her life as a mother, friend and educator. She died on May 10, 2014 and is now at peace. Judy was born on Nov. 17, 1944 to Josephine Richardson and James Dodd. She grew up in...
  • Concern over water is as old as the West itself. Now, with oil and gas companies like Energy Corporation of America drilling wells in Stillwater and Carbon counties, the potential for water contamination in our communities should not be ignored. Real threats to our water from oil and gas development exist even without considering deep aquifer...
  • As a visit to the Open Secrets website (http://www.opensecrets.org/resources/ dollarocracy/05.php) will explain and illustrate, political donations from labor unions make up a relatively small fraction of the total. It is misleading to assert that Democrats are the “largest political donors by far.” (Letter to editor, Dianne Wyss, 5-8-...
  • The Southern Montana Generation and Transmission Cooperative, Inc. (Southern) bankruptcy judge moved to fast track the proceedings for its proposed reorganization. BEC Board member Arleen Boyd said on Tuesday, May 13, “Yesterday Judge Kirscher granted conditional approval of the disclosure statement. There still are technical and grammatical...
  • Carolyn Hut son, a teacher in Luther, recently won the Montana Associat ion of County School Superintendent's (MACSS) 2014 Rural Teacher of the Year. T he awards banquet was held at Fairmont Hot Springs on April 16 during the MACSS spring conference. Hutson teaches 33 students, K-6th grade, in all subjects. Hutson received a clock and a check...
  • When Diane Agnew passed away in March this year she was working on her first large quilt. She had gone for advice to the Quilt Lodge, based in the old Roosevelt High School, to get guidance in this epic project. Sadly, Diane who was the Mountain View School secretary did not see her dream fulfilled. Her husband, Mike, picked up the torch and knew...
  • After 59 applicants, 7 from Montana, the City of Red Lodge has named four finalists for the posi t ion of Red Lodge police chief. The four candidates will be in Red Lodge for a public meet and greet at the Elks on May 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The candidates are; Joel Fish of the Catawba County Sheriff ’s Office, Newton, N. C.; Nathaniel...