Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • Inspired by the September CCN article, ‘Hunger walks the streets of Red Lodge,’ Lee Merck, executive director of Common Ground, has been working with volunteers to fill the various needs of the community by offering free hot meals. With no strings attached, every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Common Ground invites everyone--...
  • The good news for all those who routinely suffer from winter blues (and new initiates this long, snowy winter) is that Red Lodge is nowhere near to breaking its record for snowfalls. “Red Lodge is currently at 121.7 inches and the record stands at 271.7 inches in 1983,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Lester, Billings,...
  • Mitzi Vorachek has announced her candidacy for the Montana House of Representatives (HD58). The district encompasses Carbon County. Vorachek, a Democrat, who lives in Red Lodge, said, “I’m running for the a seat in the Montana House of Representatives because I want the Montana legislature to refocus on the bread and butter issues that...
  • Photo by Alastair Baker Lady Rams with their 2nd place District 4B Tournament trophy. For more photos of the District tournaments please click here.
  • At the Red Lodge council meeting last week, Mayor Ed Williams outlined the requirements he wants fulfilled for the new police chief. The council voted to approve the services of Prothman, a consulting firm based in Issaquah, Wash. for $18,500. The firm specializes in providing national and regional executive recruitment services to cities and...
  • Maybe you grew up watching “I Love Lucy” or “Leave it to Beaver.” Or maybe “Saved By the Bell,” “Family Matters,” and “MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL)” were your weekly television lineup and jam growing up. For me, the latter were my 90’s and early 2000’s memories. These...
  • To the Editor, As one who has been involved with Republican politics in Sweet Grass County longer than Jason Priest has lived in Montana, I am writing to publically call on Mr. Priest to resign his Senate District 30 seat immediately. As one whose family has been brutalized by domestic abuse, I have no tolerance for those who speak publically...
  • To the Editor, We’ve known for fifty years that tobacco is killing us – millions of people have quit using, and there are more ex-users in America than there are tobacco addicts. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, they’re all part of an expensive, unhealthy habit on the way out – and the State of Montana wants to...