Not Surprised

Why are we not surprised that the City Council’s informal poll of the business community shows that the consensus was to continue the Beartooth Rally? Rather like asking a fox if he wants the hen house door kept open. The business community has great self-interest in the Rally and it’s continuation, so the poll was hardly from a wide sample or a neutral sample.

Why not poll the rest of us for another informal survey? The Council may find that many of us leave town during the Rally due to noise and a feeling that the town is being taken over. An even wider poll may show some tourist/visitors beginning to avoid Red Lodge during the Rally. And not just during the Rally. The Beartooth Rally seems to be creeping into town before the main event and afterwards as well.

A poll may find that there are Red Lodge citizens concerned that the town is becoming a motorcycle Mecca, discouraging other types of tourism.


Betsy McGee

Red Lodge

Upcoming Events

  • 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 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.