Monthly archive

December, 2013

  • When the sun sinks low in the sky by three-thirty, we pay attention. The mountains form an easel of sorts, and the sky a canvas, while the sun and clouds paint new magic every afternoon. Deep rose and mystical lavender one day, then an almost spectral yellow and ochre the next. How can so much change be visited on our broad banner of Montana sky...
  • Unless you live under a rock, the holidays are here in full swing. For some people this is a joyous time of year. A time to decorate the home with lights, ornaments, wintery-scented candles, trees of assorted sizes, and festive centerpieces. A time where families and friends get together for special dinners, gift exchanges followed by hugs, kisses...
  • Elmer Hansen passed away Dec. 10 2013 at his home in Joliet from a long illness. He was born in Torrington, Wyo. to Katie and Carl Hansen. He was 1 of 11 children. While he was young he married Shirley and with that union they had three boys, Forest "Carl", E Dewayne (Pat) and Russell Hansen. They later divorced and he married Joyce...
  • Joan Patricia Boughey, age 83, passed away Dec.11, 2013 in Red Lodge. She was born on Dec. 30, 1929 in Upland, Calif., to George West and Ruth Nelson West. Joan was married to the late William Reid Boughey, who worked as a civilian at numerous military bases. Joan was a housewife her whole life, raising four children while following her husband to...
  • To the Editor, Fracking protesters, the Carbon County Resource Council, and even a reporter of the Carbon County News have been touting a number which needs to be addressed. 85 percent is the number these folks claim is the percentage of the population against fracking, as identified in a recent Carbon County News poll. It was mentioned at a forum...
  • To the Editor, There’s been some coverage lately of the grassroots efforts going on in Carbon and Stillwater counties to raise awareness about the imminent oil drilling that is moving into the area. Unfortunately, I think there is even more to this story that needs to be clarified and represented that was not fairly portrayed. Oil & Gas...
  • To the Editor, I'm still trying to understand how Red Lodge ended up approving a dollar store with no public input. While "only" a part-time Red Lodger, my husband and I pay plenty of taxes in Red Lodge, buy almost wholly from local stores and have a sincere interest in seeing Red Lodge continue to be the special place it now is. A...
  • 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...