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

  • Tuesday, December 12, 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 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
    On Dec. 12 Forum for Provocative Issues will present Randy Dragon profiling Vladimir Putin. Dinner at the Red Lodge Senior Center (13th St and Word Ave) will start at 5:30 p.m. and our program shortly after 6 p.m. If you plan to have dinner RedlodgeMtForum@gmail.com (no text or calls) If you plan to attend the forum but not eat, come around 6 p.m. However, please donate $5 to help defray room rental and other expenses. The price for dinner is $17. A check made out to Martha Young for $17 per person prior to your arrival will be appreciated.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 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 13, 2017 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 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.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.