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December, 2013

  • Subzero temperatures, some as low as -20, greeted this year’s Red Lodge Christmas Stroll causing a significant drop in visitors to the two-day event. However despite this several businesses experienced good sales and there were plenty of children to await the arrival of Santa as well as check out the decorative seasonal windows or play in...
  • When hunting game, hunters are required to wear orange. But when hunting Christmas trees you are not. During hunting season, does this present a needless increased risk? A local hunter thinks so. “I asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks about it and they referred me to the Forest Service. But when I asked the Forest Service, they referred me to...
  • Speaking to a crowd of over 100 community members, five panelists with knowledge about the oil boom discussed the effects of drilling activity in the Beartooths. On Dec. 10, just after Energy Corporation of America (ECA) received an approval permit to drill an exploratory well in Belfry, the panel, including ECA District Manager, Derrick...
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 11, members of the Carbon County Resource Council (CCRC) along with many Carbon County residents braved the cold to participate in a rally at the courthouse in Billings against fracking in the Beartooths. Afterwards, they headed to Energy Corporation of America’s (ECA) new office in Billings to deliver a petition against...
  • A fire broke out on Wednesday, Dec. 11 causing extensive damage to The Little Cowboy Bar in Fromberg. “It broke out some time before noon,” said Diane Dalin, owner of the Two Bear Bar across the street. “People saw smoke coming out. No one was in it; it hadn’t opened yet.” It is the end of an era. Shirley Smith owned...
  • Montana Highway Department have made tentative plans to remove the snow berms along Red Lodge Main Street Friday morning starting at 4 a.m. Vehicle owners are asked not to park overnight Thursday.
  • Even though last week was a challenge for most folks with nights of -15 and -20, not counting wind chill, Carbon County ranchers were stoic about the challenge to their animals. “We have a family business,” said Cheryl Brown, Bridger, about their sheep operation. Not one animal was lost in the recent long cold snap. “We herd them...
  • A blue light ceremony was held at Lions Park prior to the Christmas Stroll last week to remember Peace Officers killed in the line of duty. Presenting the ceremony was Dennis Kramer of Montana C.O.P.S, a non -profit organization providing services for survivors of law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty. Kramer’s son, an officer...
  • (Left) Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for AGCO Application Equipment, presents an Operator of the Year finalist award to professional applicator Randy Bauwens who works with Town and Country Supply Association of Edgar, Mont., at the 2013 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo in Miami, Fla., on Dec. 4. The winner of the...