Monthly archive

October, 2013

  •   When Andy Van Ornum bought his house on S. Adams in 1980 he didn’t figure Red Lodge’s mining history would come up to haunt him but lying beneath his backyard are two 100-year old coal shafts once belonging to the Red Lodge Coal Company. Over the years the shafts, one 80 feet in length, the other 50 feet, and running eastwards...
  • To the Editor, Following is the text of a letter to the editor regarding the Southern Montana bankruptcy reorganization plan that is being pushed forward despite the lack of information from an investigation required by the US Bankruptcy Code.  After review of Southern and SME minutes and other documents, I believe that the plan is seriously...
  • Oct. 9 marked Unity Day, and students, teachers and staff at Roberts School wore orange to promote the cause and participated in various anti-bullying activities. 3rd/4th grade teacher, Rees Newton, who has been using Pacer—an online National Bullying Prevention Center, had her students perform the anti-bulling play, “Spookley the...
  • October is Farm to School month. To celebrate, Luther School traveled to the Wholesome Foods farm at Espenscheid Ranch outside of Bridger, met the farmers, picnicked and harvested organic vegetables, which they then used at school to prepare a local foods lunch.
  • Fromberg Volleyball     Oct. 19 @ Custer 7 p.m.      Oct. 22 vs. Billings Christian 7 p.m.  Football Oct. 16 vs Reed Point- Rapelje 2 p.m.    Red Lodge Volleyball Oct. 22 @ Billings Central 4 p.m. Football Oct. 16 @ Big Timber 7 p.m.   Joliet Volleyball Oct. 19 Colstrip 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Big...
  • The final score line hides the effort and passion the Fromberg/Roberts team put into their Homecoming encounter with Winnett-Grass Range last weekend. Despite going down 55-6, the Fromberg/Roberts teams kept to their objective to break down the opposition’s defense and do what they could to disrupt their offense. Miles Guenthner and Duncan...
  • To the Editor, I would like to use this forum to publicity thank Crystal and Laura at the Bridger Public Library for the courtesy and professionalism which they have afforded me when I find myself needing help while in the library. They are an asset. Groucho Marx has been quoted as saying, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best...
  • To the Editor, There is a lot to admire about Ed Williams. Ed brings solid credentials as a candidate running for Mayor of Red Lodge. His vast, varied, and successful business career provided the strong foundation necessary for his effective contributions to the Red Lodge City Council for the past 3 years. Ed's experience in dealing with...
  • To the Editor, I have known Ed for over 40 years, seventeen of which he managed various businesses where I was an investor in the business. For several years Ed was the Chief Financial Officer of a public company in Melbourne, Florida that did classified work for the Department of Defense.  In that position he managed numerous employees as...