Monthly archive

August, 2014

  • On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Carbon County Commissioners met with the public at their office in Red Lodge to discuss updates on the West Fork Rock Creek Road project south of Red Lodge. Greg Gifford, Western Federal Lands Highway Division Project Manager, said there weren’t a lot of big things going on but a lot of small details. Seventy percent...
  • Photo by Alastair Baker A stunning scenic park of fir trees and bushes has risen around the Beartooth Billings Clinic (BBC) in Red Lodge. The newly installed landscaping was funded through the original USDA construction loan with funds that were reserved for finish landscaping. No donor or operating funds were used for this project. Kelley Evans,...
  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams called the Brewery Hill reconstruction a “disaster” and that the work on the roundabout was “painfully slow.” The comments were made in a letter to Stefan St r e e t e r, Di s t r i c t Administrator for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT). In the same letter Williams also requested...
  • On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Beartooth Humane Alliance’s (BHA) Operation Nip and Tuck event was taking place at the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Red Lodge. In all, 111 animals were treated in this round. To date BHA has ‘fixed’ 4,135 cats and dogs in the last 12 years. It was a warm and cozy atmosphere inside the big Fairgrounds...
  • Brewery Hill is open.   Zone C1 (Robinson -2nd): Goran has completed paving the approaches on the east side of HWY 212 and will focus on the west side approaches today.   Red Lodge South: Goran is currently removing the sidewalk and curb at 11th street. Goran has completed the guardrail installation. 2. Anticipated Schedule of Work for...
  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams announced some good news and some questionable news at this week’s Meet the Mayor session at Honey’s Café on Thursday, Aug. 21. The good news: “The first quarter Resort Tax has been the highest so far in our history. Usually, the June 30 or Sept. 30, quarters come in higher. So he is very...
  • Photo by Alastair Baker The Town and County Quilt Guild are going for a record, the Guinness Book of World Records to be exact, by aiming to have the highest quilt show in the world. The Quilt ladies, (left to right) Karla Zander, Jude Butler, Betty Hecker, Gail Beauchamp and Nancy Ebel, parked themselves at Vista Point on the Beartooth Pass,...
  • To the Editor, I’m glad to see some attention brought to parking in Red Lodge. The newly proposed zoning regulations devote many pages to the issue. However, it should be noted that the entire central business district (zone C4) is exempted from the new parking requirements. Zone C4 includes most of Broadway between 5th and 15th, as well as...
  • The Red Lodge City Council agreed at its Aug. 12 meeting to a Bob Moran Memorial Garden at City Hall that was made possible by a ‘Red Lodge Proud and Beautiful Grant.’ Volunteers have already installed a garden and asked to have a sign to acknowledge Moran. The City complied with the request. Red Lodge’s Carnegie Library is also...