Thank you for your support

To the Residents of Carbon County,

It is with sincere appreciation that I write this letter. As many of you know my daughter Zoe and I were in a tragic car accident on our way home to Red Lodge on Dec. 11. Following the accident Zoe was transferred to The Denver Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately, she subsequently passed away as a result of her severe injuries. Her death has devastated us. The pain and sorrow that Eric and I feel from her loss is unimaginable.

The outpouring of love and support that we have received from this community has been nothing short of amazing. It was so heartening to see pictures and hear stories from the candlelight vigil on Dec. 15 and the “1,000 Cranes” project on Jan. 4. Friends came together to build a wheelchair ramp and reorganize our house to accommodate our homecoming. The snow was plowed from our driveway numerous times. Cards and wonderful meals have poured into our home. The medical community here and in Billings has gone to extreme lengths to meet our needs. The offers of help and kind words of sympathy have been non-stop.

Zoe was a wonderful and kind little girl. Our time with her was far to brief. We are proud that she could be part of this community and are so thankful to all those who have kept us in their hearts during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Deirdre McNamer and Eric Kern The Carbon County News encourages letters. Writers Red 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.