Monthly archive

March, 2015

  • (Light top) Brad Stephenson is hugged by a well wisher after he and his family came back from day 4 of the Reinert trial in Billings. Approximately 80 people from the town of Joliet, including all emergency services, surprised the Stephenson family as they gathered at the Rockvale Travel Plaza. Supporters and well wishers held up posters in...
  • The annual Science Night took place Friday night, Feb. 27 at Red Lodge High School where high school students conduct science experiments to help younger elementary students discover that science can be fun. Samantha Thomas, who attended with her son, Alex, a second grader said, “It was a great interaction between the high schoolers and the...
  • Former long-time Red Lodge resident Martha Bunch, 99, died Feb. 25 in Fruita, Colo. Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Milt) Harper of Fruita, and Pat (Bruce) Steffan of Naturita, Colo. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in the Deepwater, Missouri Cemetery.
  • Thomas Araki Anderson, 49, overcame his struggle with leukemia, at Billings Clinic Feb. 26, 2015 surrounded by his family. Tom was born July 31, 1965, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Larry and Kiyoko Carlson. He attended Bridger High School. In December 1995, Tom started working at Blair’s Market in Powell, Wyo., where he worked until July 2013...
  • To the Editor, It’s 2015, are we really as civilized, urbane and cosmopolitan, as we like to see ourselves? Or are our feet mired in barbaric mud? As long as factory farming, trapping and puppy mills are legal, we can hardly call ourselves humane. Americans spend more money on their pets than any other nation. Yet we are behind the curve,...
  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams called the town’s road construction a “war zone” and hopes to get the Montana Governor Steve Bullock here to see the chaos in the streets. He was talking at a mayoral get-together at the Bull ‘n’ Bear on Monday. Williams wants to explain to Bullock about the financial difficulties also...
  •  After a devastating fire swept through the Little Cowboy Bar and Museum in December 2013, many people thought the eccentric and welcoming hostelry was lost forever. But from the ashes, a Phoenix has risen and ushers in a new era for the famed bar in Fromberg. The rebirth has been decidedly long and difficult but with the help of many, many...

February, 2015

  • Last week the revival of Cub S c o u t Tr o o p # 4 8 1 wa s announced in Red Lodge and on Friday, Feb. 20, District Director Matt Specht of the Boy Scouts of America announced that there will be a Boy Scout Troop #481 coming this spring. “I am meeting with area organizers to find a charter organization,” he said. The scouts teach...
  • On Fr iday, Feb. 20, Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s (BEC) board gave members their first sign of substantial improvement after the tumultuous years of the Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, Inc. (Southern) bankruptcy, in its monthly update at Red Lodge Area Community Foundation. Interim General Manager...