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Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • To the Editor, HB 305 generated a good amount of controversy this legislative session. There are some voters that had asked about my position on this bill, I want to give my reasons for not supporting it. First I would like to clear up several misconceptions. Without the bill people can still vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot. Not...
  • To the Editor, After a long absence from Montana (where I had been editor and publisher of the Carbon County News), I was delighted on my recent return to rediscover the friendliness of this Big Sky state. Except in current politics. The campaign by Greg Gianforte -- consisting of cheap shots against Rob Quist’s motives or character -- has...
  • To the Editor, “Voting is your right and responsibility.” “Vote as if your life depended on it.” You’ve probably heard these slogans. Most likely you’ve seen the political ads, read the editorials, and listened to the debates.  Now you’re wondering why the sense of urgency; why does voting matter? It...
  • To the Editor, It is with a sense of civic obligation, due to the extremely important nature of the office of United States Senator from Montana, that I write this letter.  My concern about the upcoming election to fill Ryan Zinke’s vacant seat centers on candidate Rob Quist. I have worked with a non-profit entertainment presentation...
  • In a bid to encourage younger generations of kids to take up agriculture the Red Lodge FFA held a Count on Agriculture Day, May 9, at the Fair Grounds. The idea was two-fold, an attempt to instill passion into the kids about farming and ranching as a career and also to build up an industry that has been in decline. “I go back to when my dad...
  • On April 24, an Information containing a criminal charge of felony theft was filed in Carbon County District Court by Special Deputy Carbon County Attorney Christopher A. Morris against Carbon County Commissioner Doug Tucker. There is one charge of felony theft against him in that he “purposely or knowingly obtained or exerted unauthorized...
  • The Joliet boys track team continue their excellent season coming third at the Stillwater Meet at the Lau-rel Sports Complex last weekend. The team bagged 72.33 points with Huntley Project just taking the spoils on 88.5 points. Roberts produced an impressive 4th place finish on 32 points with Bridger taking 5th on 22. For the girls Red Lodge led...
  • The Mail in ballot bill 305 for the Special Election for Montana’s U. S. Representative this May has failed but registered voters may still fill out an absentee ballot application for a mail in ballot according to Carbon County administrators, Macque Bohleen and Kris Stovall. Registered voters can apply online, mail the application or fax it...
  • It is one of the biggest splashes yet in the history of the Bridger pool when St. Vincent Healthcare donated an AED Defibrillator to the City of Bridger. Eric Fisher, St. V’s Trauma Dept., and Susie Barbero, admin secretary of St. V’s Healthcare Foundation and coordinator of the Share Our Spirit (SOS) Associate Giving Campaign,...