Monthly archive

June, 2015

  • Through the late 1980s a small cabal of planetary scientists began to prod NASA Headquarters (they would say “torment”) to look in to a mission to Pluto.  They became known as the “Pluto Underground”. In this episode, we describe the beginnings of a team to explore Pluto. Our story begins with a young engineer, Rob...
  • The Red Lodge All Nations Circle Garden Club would like to thank everyone for their outstanding support of our recent plant and bake sale. We would especially like to thank H Bar S Real Estate for allowing us to hold our sale at their office, giving us a perfect location to display our plants and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale are used to...
  • To the Editor, The Roberts Community Foundation 13th annual golf scramble was held on June 12 at Yegan Golf Course in Billings. My team so enjoyed the day with a round of golf and great BBQ dinner that followed.  The well attended tournament was so organized and what a great group of volunteers to make all go smooth.  RCF board of...
  • Red Lodge Fire Rescue/Search and Rescue and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office mobilized last Sunday afternoon conducting a 5-hour rescue of a 21-year-old male who fell several hundred while skiing the Gardner Headwall along the Wyoming side of the Beartooth Pass. The male impacted a rock outcropping and was wedged into a tight crevasse...
  • Red Lodge Rangers secured the Montana State Cup beating Sidney 1-0 in a hard-fought final in Livingston last weekend. Ridge Tomlin scored the all-important goal in the 55th minute after a through pass from Tyler Metcalf split the defense. Tomlin exploded up the pitch to find himself facing the Sidney keeper. He calmly slotted the ball home from 12...
  • Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary (YWS) Executive Director Emily Bertino, has resigned. She gave notice on Thursday, June 4. A statement issued by YWS praised Bertino for her work. “After working her magic at the Sanctuary for 2 years, Emily Bertino and her husband have moved on to new adventures. Linda Masters will be stepping up as Acting...
  • USW International Union Local 11-0001 members rejected a proposed contract from the Stillwater Mining Company following two days of voting. Union President Scott McGinnis confirmed the vote as did SMC through a news release issued early this morning. The union negotiating committee had unanimously recommended that members approve the tentative...
  • In the first two episodes, we looked at what led to the discovery of Pluto and what came to be known about it in the 85 years since its discovery. But what else did we really want to know about Pluto? In about 1990, NASA formed a team of astronomers and planetary scientists they called the Outer Planets Science Working Group (OPSWG) to address...
  • To the Editor, On May 30, Red Lodge Youth Soccer (RLYS) hosted our only home game of the 2015 competitive spring season.  Because we are the smallest club in the state, our teams must travel throughout Montana every Saturday to play where scheduling requires and field space is available.  Needless to say, our home games are a treat...