Explosives theft investigation proceeding

The recent theft of 559 lb of high explosives from a USFS bunker south of Red Lodge has been on everyone’s mind lately in local and federal government in the Red Lodge area. ATF Public Information Officer for this region, Brad Beyersdorf, based in the Denver Field Office, wanted to reassure local communities. “We are actively working this investigation, I can assure you. I cannot go into the investigation but we continue to follow up on leads.” When discussing the school precautions taken in Red Lodge, Beyersdorf said he was aware of the concern of parents and administrators. He wanted the public to know, “It is one of our top priorities.”CCN asked Senator Baucus his reaction to the theft and anything he could inform locals about what was being done. He said, “I am carefully watching the situation and encouraging federal authorities to prioritize the case.”Senator Priest commented, “I'm confident it's a high law enforcement priority and that they are doing everything to ensure the safe return of those explosives.”

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    All Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary holiday dinner Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Broadway in Red Lodge.  Please call 446-1812 to make reservations.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.