I was here first

To the Editor, I have been fishing The East Rosebud Creek most of my life.  Enjoying the valley that God gave us.  In my minds eye I cannot imagine power lines running the length taking power out. I know the water levels through each season. I’ve been there and know if water is taken out to run the turbine half of the year there would be no water. Fathom that stretch of creek bottom with the lack of wildlife as well as the impact on the fisheries upstream and down just tears at my heart. The impact on the valley way out weighs the electricity generated. We have our cabin set to out live me and to go on in our family. I hope there are other people that can look far down the road of life with the thought that there is more than the need of this little power plant. How much electricity can this project produce and how much money will it make for Roger Kirk and his family in the future. His kids or my kids? All I have to say is I was here first. Gordie BlevinsRed Lodge

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, December 15, 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.
  • Saturday, December 16, 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.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Take a break from your holiday shopping and spend your afternoon playing bingo! Come out, join the fun, and celebrate the holidays on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Red Lodge Dance Group looking for new members. Beginners very welcome. Need not be a couple, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Roosevelt Middle School Cafeteria.
  • 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.