Monthly archive

December, 2013

  • To the Editor I read the articles about all of the meetings with concerned citizens who are upset about the potential of developing our oil reserves in Carbon and Stillwater Counties. Well, for us who have been around here for more than twenty plus years it brings to mind a different but similar situation. A couple of decades ago there was a...
  • The Red Lodge Fire Department’s 25-year old ladder truck is no longer safe and has been taken out of service. The ladder truck, which is used to access burning buildings in order to rescue people and extinguish fires, will stay in the station through at least the winter although it will no longer be used. "The truck is actually called a...
  • This year’s Christmas Kids Shoppe at Messiah Lutheran Church in Red Lodge broke all records for attendance and free gifts. Over the past two weekends, 269 children selected 1,236 gifts that were wrapped, packaged and tagged by members of the Church alone with volunteers of all ages playing Santa’s helpers. Last year there were 225...
  • After Joliet voters approved the bond issue to build a new fire station on county land, construction began in September and phase 1 of the new building is moving at a steady pace. Joliet Fire Chief Melvin Hoferer explained the new much larger station will have an apparatus bay to store emergency vehicles, a training room, kitchen, two bathrooms,...
  • During the month of November, First Interstate Bank of Red Lodge staff, seen above, sponsored a food drive to collect donations for BareTooth Cupboards Community Food Bank. Employees and customers got in the spirit by donating non-perishable food items along with cash donations. The culmination of the food drive was a bake sale hosted on Nov. 26 -...
  • Photo by Alastair Baker The Snow Party is set to continue till noon today confirmed Tom Williams, one of the many skid steer drivers on duty in Red Lodge today. The snow removal project started at 4 a.m.
  • The Beartooth Market is known for giving back—during the holidays and all year round. Recently, Rod Bastian and Shawn Halvorsen of Beartooth Market shared how they are partnering with the local food bank this holiday season to help local families in need. “Beartooth Market has been in Red Lodge for 35 years now, and we really feel it...
  • On Oct. 24, Energy Corporation of America CEO John Mork announced plans to expand development of oil and gas leases along the Beartooth and Bighorn mountains. He envisions bringing “the Bakken to the Big Horns [and the Beartooths]…and fundamentally changing these areas the way it has changed other areas of the United States.”...
  • Envy is considered to be one of the seven deadly sins, whatever that means. It is a condition where we negatively compare ourselves to others and dwell on the injustice that others may have done to us by receiving or achieving something we desire. The something can be a specific thing like a date for the prom. We were turned down and some loser...
  • We have always thought better late than never, so in the spirit of giving thanks and being grateful I realize that I forgot (though always intending) to write a sincere thank you to the community of Red Lodge and some of its key members. As many of you know my father Pat Dopler, also known as "the ass with the glass" suffered a massive...