Monthly archive

August, 2015

  • The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary (YWS) opened its doors to the public to celebrate Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 8. They also formally opened the new wildlife facilities completed to date. Bears and coyotes were strutting around their new, larger play spaces. Linda Masters, Executive Director, showed the way going past a massive garden area...
  • Like an oasis in the desert, so could Messiah Lutheran Church’s vision be described for their 5.5 acres site north of Red Lodge if all plans are approved and completed. For Pastor Kim Wilker this dream is equivalent to “Church lib. Liberating it from being seen as a something separate from the community.” “What this town...
  • A St. Vincent HELP Flight helicopter flew into Joliet this week as part of a campaign by the hospital to encourage rural ranches and landowners to sign onto its Rural Registry that will allow HELP Flight to land on their property in times of emergencies. For this demonstration the HELP Flight landed on a 25-acre home between Joliet and Rockvale...
  • Two young runners held the adults at bay in the 5K East Rosebud Run for Wild & Scenic on Sunday, Aug. 2. Landon Cunningham, 10, of Frisco, Colo., won the race in 26:15. Harper Howe, 11, of Billings, was first for the women. Cunningham said he runs a lot at high elevations in Colorado, often in 10K races. His family has had a cabin on East...
  •  Navy Veteran Harold Stauffer received full military honors at a memorial service held at the Red Lodge Cemetery, July 31. Attending the service along side family members were Billings Navy Chief Regina Schulmeister; Petty Officer and Master of Arms Gary Kilwein; Ric Brayley, President of VFW Post 4762 Columbus, along with members of...
  • The Red Lodge Festival of Nations began Friday night, July 31, with a blast of pipes and fiddle as the Billings Caledonian bagpipers strode into the Beartooth Elks’ great room and were followed by pipes and fiddle. Randy Tracy played fiddle and Chris Layer played the Uilleann pipes. Tracy also doubled on drum or “bodran.” Layer composed a piece...
  • To the Editor, Attending a city council meeting and presenting a request does not seem to warrant any attention from the city. Perhaps the following will. My dirt street has been in disrepair since the terrific hailstorm three years ago. Driving on it is like riding a bronco. This situation was brought to the council but so far has been ignored....
  • To the Editor, The world lost one fine lady, artist and caregiver in Jane Estelle. During the mid to late 80s, Jane taught in Roberts High School. She went above and beyond her duties with so much personal care to her students, two of them being our daughter Jennifer and our son Russell. She taught our daughter to draw with pencil art. Her...
  • The climatic close encounter of New Horizons with Pluto has happened, and that strange world is now receding in the rear-view mirror. What did it see? Was it as expected? Ever since the discovery of Pluto in 1930, scientists have speculated on what it would be like to see it up close. A barren, cratered orb like our moon? Perhaps a twin of Triton...