Monthly archive

November, 2013

  • In response to the Nov. 14 opinion letter titled "Liars, Crooks and Thieves, oh my..." a few important details were omitted. The Affordable Health Care Act was based on an American Heritage Republican Think Tank document and Romneycare as instituted in the State of Massachusetts, Governor Mitt Romney's prized achievement. When health...
  • Three weeks ago, I had a case of Chubbie Wubbies, as one of our sons used to describe his situation when he wasn’t feeling well. In my case of CW, goose bumps and chills went up my back, shoulders and into where my baldness hasn’t reached the lower back of my head and neck. These little 30-second episodes were distracting enough that...
  • In response to Lynette Burgan’s letter of November 14, 2013: First, the big spenders in the last 30-40 years were Republicans. Ronald Reagan spent money as though it were water. Bush II led…er, lied… us through two unfunded and unnecessary wars. Clinton, a Democrat, ended his presidency with a surplus. Second, all health plans, including...
  • Ressa Charter, fourth generation rancher, Shepherd, wants to get the message out about sustainable farming and ranching, speaking at the Northern Plains Resource Council annual conference on Saturday, Nov. 16. “We don’t need to feed the world,” he said to a surprised audience. Follow the money, he might say. “See who...
  • Beartooth Billings Clinic (Beartooth) donated a total of $2,730 in direct student sports physical fees back to area school athletic departments this season. “Our providers performed a total of 182 sports physicals for athletes representing volleyball, football and cross country teams from 10 schools in the region,” noted Kevin Larson,...
  • Thanksgiving is a time of year when we take time to celebrate with friends and family. The highlight of a Thanksgiving celebration often includes that tummy-warming meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and rolls. Just the thought of it conjures warm memories. However, some families will have a difficult time purchasing all those Thanksgiving...
  • Operation Second Chance completed its seventh year of Montana Retreats and its first hunting trip with four Wounded Warrior amputees from Walter Reed National Medical Center. Montana’s legislature unanimously passed SB 75 sponsored by Sen. Jason Priest that allowed Montana residents to purchase hunting licenses and return them to Montana...
  • On Nov. 21, CTA Architects and Engineer representatives, Brent Moore and Dave Dixon of Red Lodge presented to Roberts their master plan to help improve the community. Supported by the Roberts Community Foundation (RCF), CTA used surveys from businesses and homeowners to develop a plan outlining visions and strategies to strengthen the town. Due to...
  • Carbon County has secured a grant of $7,110,000 under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act to improve West Fork Rock Creek Road. This is a Federal Lands Access Program project funded with Federal Transportation dollars. The County will match $355,630 of the total project cost. Resort tax will provide $165,630 towards this. The...
  • To the Editor, We have lost the cornerstone of the Red Lodge Carnegie Library with the death of Bob Moran. During his decades at the library Bob influenced generations of readers with his love and enthusiasm for literature. He amazed residents and visitors alike with his ability to remember your name, your literary preferences and the whereabouts...