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The Montana Conservation Corp. recieved $50,000 from the CoP Convention.

09/12/2019 - 10:33am
U.S. government leaders, working tirelessly with more than 150 nations, recently forged critical agreements supporting conservation of wildlife and plant species subject to international trade. The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP...
09/12/2019 - 10:29am
Bank of Bridger, N.A. is proud to announce that its parent bank holding company, The Bridger Company, has acquired Malta Banquo, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries, First Security Bank and Valley Bank.  With the acquisition, Bank of Bridger N....


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Joliet's Shayla Webber goes in for the kill against Colstrip as teammates cover her.

09/12/2019 - 11:00am
By Alastair Baker News Editor   The Lady J-Hawks lost a close game to Huntley Project last week, 25-22, 25-14, 25-20. Despite the mixed results the Joliet teams are shaping up to be a team of all round ability with all of them equally at home any...


09/05/2019 - 10:20am
“We need to talk about suicide,” teachers said choking back tears, or letting them flow, as they interviewed recently for Montana’s Teacher of the Year award. They shared with us on the selection committee that student suicides hurt their hearts and...
08/29/2019 - 10:22am
To the Editor, I recently spent nine days at the Billings Clinic in Billings, and am writing this letter to show my admiration and appreciation for the staff that helped me during my stay there. I was in ICU for five days and the general hospital...


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Cyclists make their way down the Beartooth Pass.

09/12/2019 - 11:09am
Operation Second Chance recently sponsored a challenging bicycle ride for support of combat injured veterans and raised $8,000.  Called the Beartooth Challenge, a dozen riders, including 5 combat injured veterans, set off from Red Lodge High School...
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Ten-year Going To The Sun enthusiast George Bunting of Baltimore, next to his 1962 DB4 GT Aston Martin. “They only made 75 of them, 35 left-hand drives. One just sold for $3.5 million.” He once owned the classic James Bond DB5 version but a friend of his bought it and "added all the extras like the bulletproof shield and the license plate changer,” said an incredulous George.

09/12/2019 - 11:02am
A total of 55 pre-1974 vintage cars arrived at Rock Creek Resort last week as part of the ‘Going to the Sun Rally’ (GTTSR) adding a sparkle to the mountainous range. This is the Rally’s 15th year.  It was founded in 2005 when three Bozeman residents...


09/12/2019 - 10:06am
Graveside services for Patricia Sheldon will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Sept. 20, 2019 at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel.  A celebration of her life will immediately follow the service at 1034 6th Avenue in Laurel.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 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.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - 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, September 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    Ross Orchards, located at 111 North Street in Fromberg, is proud to announce the opening of a farm stand this Fall. The orchard will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m. starting Sept. 21 and closing Oct. 13. The orchard is working in conjunction with the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill and Red Lodge Ales to offer fun, family-friendly events.   Every weekend apples, fresh apple cider pressed with apples from the orchard, apple pastries, local honey, food, hard cider, and beer will be available.  There will also be pumpkins and a variety of local produce for sale. Additionally, each weekend will have a different event. Sept. 21 - 22 – Cider and Salutations yoga 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – A farm to table dinner at 5 p.m. catered by the Last Chance Pub’s chef Kevin McNourlin. The dinner will feature local foods paired with cider. Contact to reserve seats (limit 40) Oct. 5 - 6 - Kidz Dayz. Bounce house, pumpkin carving, face painting and tractor rides through the orchard. Oct. 12- Orchard run 5k. A family-friendly run/walk through Ross Orchards. Visit to sign up. Sam Hoffmann, President of Red Lodge Ales, remarked, “it has been fun to get to know John, Laura, Hilary, and Elizabeth Ross over the last ten plus years. Together we have pruned, picked apples, and made cider on a home brew level and now commercially. We are proud to share our work with the public.” John Ross, owner of Ross Orchards, adds, “The orchard has always been a source of pride and happiness for me.  Our family has enjoyed working with Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann and their employees. We look forward to the success of Orchard days.” Contact for more info: John Ross 406-671-9614,; Sam Hoffmann 406-425-4607,; Lindsey Hoffmann 406-425-3734,  
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

Open: Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.