Monthly archive

October, 2013

  • We who live in this mile-high place guard our summers like crown jewels, savoring every June morning like an emerald, and each August sunset like an amethyst chased in gold. As summer wanes, it’s like the last pour of a fine wine, or the trickling grains of a magic hourglass. Yet here we are in autumn, which is an even briefer season with a...
  • The Roberts Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of a $10,000 grant to the Roberts Volunteer Fire Department to help with the installation of kitchen facilities in the Roberts Fire Hall.  The Foundation was honored to have the RFD volunteers attend their October meeting to present their project, and noted the fact that...
  •  The all class Montana High School Association (MHSA) State Cross Country races were held at the University of Montana Golf Course in Missoula on Saturday Oct. 26. The day was a beautiful day for running with clear skies, calm winds and temperatures in the mid 50’s. As expected, the day was charged with a lot of raw emotion from the...
  • Energy Corporation of America (ECA) is proposing to expand current drilling with more natural gas wells around Roscoe and Dean (up to 50 new wells) and other areas near the Beartooths. Last week, ECA opened a new office in Billings. Chief Operating Officer for ECA, Kyle Mork said, “I would love to bring something like the Bakken, maybe...
  • The Red Lodge Mayoral Forum held last Thursday at the Beartooth Elk’s Lodge #534 witnessed fundamental differences between the two candidates, Ed Williams and Tom Weaver, none more so than one of Weaver’s suggestions of promoting the town by welcoming in biker gangs. “We have to promote Red Lodge, make it a tourist town now, that...
  • To the Editor, While the title of the article "Missing Moose? A Lot of Bull" is punny, I resent its anti-science implications.  The actual content of the article was accurate and balanced, representing a lack of information to be had in our area.  The information that is available suggests that MT moose populations are stable,...
  • To the Editor,   Next Tuesday our choice for mayor of the City of Red Lodge must be the person with the experience to handle four major issues: 1) Finding competent replacements for our retiring Chief of Police, City Clerk, and Public Works directors; 2)  Repairing the now unsatisfactory state of communication between city...
  • To the Editor, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the Red Lodge mayoral race and last week’s mayoral debate.  First, I’d like to thank both Tom and Ed for running for mayor.  I believe having a contested race for mayor is a very positive thing for the City of Red Lodge.  It has driven discussions around town about...
  • To the Editor, There have been recent claims stating that we are suffering for lack of accurate information on fracking. Diane Wyss tried to enlighten us but when I googled her name I found her to be affiliated with an energy company. That seems biased to me so I decided to do my own research. Here are a few facts that I discovered: Fracking has...