We contacted JS Turner at the city for more information about the millings. This is a great example of City, County and State working together to help each other out. Kudos to everyone involved.
JS said, “Both the City of Dillon and Beaverhead County were contacted by MDOT last year to see if we wanted to receive millings free of charge.”
He went on to say, “We estimated the quantities we could use and contacted MDOT about the locations for delivery. The millings that have been delivered so far are very good quality , due to the high asphalt content. The County and the City are responsible for the cost of spreading the millings.” Continue reading
This year’s golf scramble was energized when word of a hole-in-one made its way around the course. Jason Schumacher, Dillon, struck his 8 iron perfectly sending his ball toward its home. The ball bounced twice on the par 3, 17th hole and came to rest in the cup. It was Jason’s first career hole-in-one.
The feat was witnessed by Jimmy Plutt, Phil Shields, Kyle Bradshaw, Taber Goff and Charlie Goff.
Hole 17, 158 Yards
Club: 8 Iron
Small Business Targeted by Big Government
h/t Rob V
The owners of a small business in Texas were concerned about the 2008 elections and decided to get more active. Since then, the tea-party group was targeted by Democrats and has gotten attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF.
The IRS Sued Over Seizure of 60-Million Medical Records
The complaint, posted by National Review, states that IRS agents’ search warrant for financial information did “not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter.” What could possibly be wrong with that?
BEAVERHEAD COUNTY ROAD WORK
May 12th to May 18th, 2013
Dillon, Lima and Wisdom Areas
- Bladed on Anderson Lane and Sweetwater Road.
- Worked with the millings project at the Fairgrounds yard, shop and on the pad off of Carrigan Lane.
- Hand patched on the following roads: Sweetwater, Laknar, Webster, Schuler, Ten Mile and Blacktail.
- Opened the Scenic Byway on Wednesday.
- Hauled cold mix for stockpile.
- Road checked local area roads.
- Equipment service and repair. Continue reading
Special Council Meeting
of the City Council
May 22, 2013
City Council Room
Janice Kay Smart passed away unexpectedly on May 17th, 2013 at her home in Lima, MT. Janice was born September 5, 1950 to
Bernard and Jean Harkness in Dillon, MT. She attended Nicholin Grade School, and graduated from Lima High School in 1968. On November 30, 1968 Janice married William Smart. Together Janice and William raised four children.
During Janice’s lifetime she worked in several different fields, ending her career as a licensed real estate broker. Her greatest accomplishment was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Janice loved spending time with her sixteen grandchildren. Some of Janice’s other loves were gardening and genealogy.
Janice is survived by her Husband, William Smart, four children, Shayne (Kelly) Smart, Kaitlyn, Dusty, Garrett, and Ayden; Michael (Katie) Smart, Morgan, Rae, and Tillman; Taffy (Tim) Jacob, Henry, Ty, Reece, and Piper; Kerry (Kolton) Andrus, Mikhali, Porter, Isabella, Abigail, and Zander. Her parents, Bernard and Jean Harkness; sister, Bernice (Angus) Smart; brother, Kelton (Sue) Smart; aunt, Bonnie McNich, and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. Continue reading
With mosquito season approaching, it’s time for horse owners to think about West Nile virus (WNV) prevention. This should include talking to their veterinarians about vaccination for WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses and taking measures to control mosquitoes.
Vaccination is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent WNV, which results in death for a third of the horses it affects, and is a recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The best time to vaccinate is before mosquitoes are active, as the vaccine takes a few weeks to offer full protection. Horse owners should consult with their veterinarians to develop a vaccination plan specific to their animal and situation.
WNV causes encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, and can be difficult to distinguish from other neurological diseases like sleeping sickness and rabies. Clinical signs include: Continue reading
UM Sexual Assault Case Has National Free Speech Implications
h/t Rob V.
Last week, the Obama administration moved to dramatically undermine students’ and faculty rights at colleges across the country.
The new policy was announced in a joint letter from the Education Department and Justice Department to the University of Montana. The May 9 letter addressed the results of a year-long joint investigation by the departments into the school’s mishandling of several serious sexual-assault cases. The investigation determined that the university’s policies addressing sexual assault failed to comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Dear Class of 2013, You Have Been Scammed
No one else is going to tell you this, so I might as well.
You sit here today, $30,000 or $40,000 in debt, as the latest victims of what may well be the biggest conspiracy in U.S. history. It is a conspiracy so big and powerful that Dan Brown won’t even touch it. It’s a conspiracy so insidious that you will rarely hear its name.
Move over, Illuminati. Stand down, Wall Street. Area 51? Pah. It’s nothing.
The biggest conspiracy of all? The College-Industrial Complex.
Consider this: You have just paid about three times as much for your degree as did someone graduating 30 years ago. That’s in constant dollars — in other words, after accounting for inflation. There is no evidence that you have received a degree three times as good. Some would wonder if you have received a degree even one times as good.
(HELENA) — Montana’s unemployment rate fell slightly to at 5.5% in April, down by 0.1 percentage points from March. The national rate decreased by the same amount, but remains much higher than Montana’s unemployment at 7.5%.
Thanks to the sponsorship of The Dillon Kiwanis Club & Elks Clubs, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Dillon, Montana, on Sunday, June 30th at The Beaverhead County Fairgrounds with two scheduled performances at 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Now in its 29th edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Arizona Highways Magazine. It has also been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.