Monthly archive

February, 2015

  • To the Editor, Several 'net metering' bills that would have removed barriers to individuals and businesses who want to invest in personal renewable energy systems have failed to pass committees at the Montana legislature. Votes against these bills essentially squelch expanded renewable energy in Montana and assure that Montanans continue paying...
  • To the Editor,   Knowing that we will never be able to adequately thank everyone for all the kindness shown to us these past few weeks, we would still like to try! Thank you to the Cedar Wood Villa and community members for their recent fundraiser, which very specifically helped us with lost income in January. Thank you to this wonderful...
  • Long time Joliet and Red Lodge resident Emil Jarvi passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 27 at the Cedar Wood Healthcare Community. He was 97. Emil was born March 18, 1917 in Red Lodge. His parents immigrated from Finland and established a ranch near Boyd where Emil grew up and worked. He then moved to Red Lodge to become a mechanic at the...

January, 2015

  • Robert H. "Bob" Warner, II, 75, of Bridger died at home Jan. 21, 2015.  Bob was raised and educated in Great Falls.  He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army. Bob worked throughout most of his career as a building construction contractor continuing this work up to the time of his death. He was preceded in death by...
  • Michael Cory Phillips, 34 of Edgar died tragically Jan. 9, 2015. Michael was born May 6, 1980 in Billings to Debi and Cory Phillips. He attended school in Savage, Lavina and Fromberg and attended high school in Laurel graduating in 1999. Michael enjoyed the outdoors, spending his time fly fishing, riding his motorcycle and he was an exceptional...
  • Red Lodge born Kaye M. Killin, 89, calmly passed away at PMC in the presence of her immediate family, Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015, in Portland, Ore. She had that day suffered from heart failure. She was born on June 23, 1925 to the devoted parents Elsie (Yates, Whittle) Viers and Burr Viers. Kaye graduated from Red Lodge High School in 1943. She...
  • This weekend’s big game, you know the one being held in Arizona? Well, it should be a corker involving two of the best teams from the professional football conferences. Copyright stipulations stop me, and countless other outlets, from telling you what the game is actually called. But for those in the dark, it involves a lot of very expensive...
  • To the Editor, Y ellowstone Valley Audubon Society would like to thank those utility companies and landowners that have gone the “extra mile” to help achieve a safer balance for Ospreys, utility companies and people. The Ospreys’ habit of building nests on top of electric power poles not only endangers the Ospreys and their young...
  • To the Editor, On behalf of everyone who skates, scoots, bikes, and blades at the Red Lodge Skate Park: thanks to all who came out last Tuesday for Pint Night. One sip at a time you helped make the skate park a more safe and fun spot for everyone. An even bigger thank you goes out to the continuing to support great community efforts (like the...