Bannack State Park changes to spring hours on Sunday, March 9. Spring hours are 8am until dusk. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the park as the weather has warmed, the snow is gone, the birds are singing and the summer crowds have not arrived. Bannack State Park is one of the best-preserved ghost towns in America, site of the first major gold rush in Montana and the first Territorial Capital. Once home to the infamous sheriff Henry Plummer and his gang of outlaws, the history that occurred at Bannack is incredible. Tour booklets are available at the gate for self guided tours. The park and campgrounds are open all year. Bannack is located 25 miles southwest of Dillon, just 4 miles off Highway 278. For information call the park at 834-3413.
NOTE: This is a very busy meeting. Take a look. There may be something that interests you. There are nine items on the agenda.
Street And Alley Committee Meeting
March 6, 2014
Each year, 500 Montanans develop colorectal cancer, and 180 Montanans die from the disease. During the month of March, one of Montana Cancer Control Programs’ efforts will be to remind people of ways to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, a disease that affects the lower digestive system. Regular colorectal screenings leads the list of ways to remain free of the disease.
“The screenings are very effective at finding colorectal cancer in its earliest stages,” says Laura Williamson, cancer epidemiologist for the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). “The disease affects both men and women, so it’s important that adults aged 50 to 75 get regular colorectal screenings. If you think you’re overdue, we encourage you to talk to your doctor.” Continue reading
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Wednesday March 5, 2014
City Council Chambers
Stella Davenport, 96, passed to the great garden in the sky on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Dillon, Mt. She was born on July 19, 1917 to Joseph and Cecilia (Kukrall) Kubal in Enid, Mt. She was raised on a dry land farm near Enid with her younger sister, Grace, through the depths of the Depression. Stella attended school in Enid and Lambert, graduating in 1936. Moving to Anaconda, Mt. to work as a housekeeper, she then worked at the WPA daycare, Montgomery Ward, and Intermountain Transportation. In Anaconda, she met Marion Davenport, and they married in 1947. In the early 1950’s, they moved to Patterson, Idaho, and, finally, to Dillon, MT. During this time they had two boys, Gene and Darryl. In 1956, they bought the house at 107 West Park where Stella would live for over fifty years. Marion passed away in 1958, leaving Stella with two young boys to raise. After the boys were old enough to come home after school without destroying the house, she worked at Mountjoy Flowers, and at Warner’s Foods and Davis Electric as a bookkeeper. Continue reading
Dillon’s return to the pinnacle of the Southwestern A boys basketball division means that Butte Central can only play the role of spectator at this year’s Class A state finals.
A stellar defensive effort and a balanced offensive attack sent top-seeded Dillon to a 55-34 divisional title game win over Stevensville.
The Beavers’ (17-3) win denied Butte Central a chance at a Monday challenge game since the Maroons fell to third-seeded Stevensville (13-8) in Friday’s semifinals.
Dillon head coach Terry Thomas sees his squad return to the state finals after being denied a spot last year.
“It feels so special for the kids to set goals and to get back to state,” Thomas said. “They worked hard in the offseason and to succeed makes it special.”
The University of Montana Western has released their football schedule for the 2014 season. The Bulldogs will play a total of 11 games next season as they travel to Cheney, Wash., to take on Eastern Washington in a non-conference game. That contest is in addition to the ten Frontier Conference games.
Montana Western opens the season with three of their first five games at Vigilante Field before the bye week. Following the bye they will be on the road for two consecutive games when they face Carroll College in Helena and then head to Ashland, Ore. to take on Southern Oregon. The Bulldogs second part of the season has them playing at Vigilante Field only two times, with four games on the road.
The Great Falls Tribune has a handy little quiz to tell you where you may be happiest. They tell you upfront that it isn’t scientific and moving somewhere based on this may not be a good idea.
There are just seven questions and lots of answers to choose from. Favorite food, date, movie.
Take a few minutes and let us know where you ended up. Bozeman was my suggestion. Thank my lucky stars it wasn’t Missoula. Enjoy.
You hear it all the time, “I don’t care if they are spying on me, I have nothing to hide”. You may think that, but rest assured you or someone you know has something they would rather not be known about.Take a few minutes and watch something from the ACLU. Maybe all Americans can come together on this.
The NSA now spies on innocent American civilians without warrant or even the suspicion of crime, and our politicians defend their actions.
The courts have thus far upheld much of the surveillance state, and the media has been suckered by the “keeping us safe from terrorism” argument – though our most liberal and our most conservative representatives continue to tell us that the NSA domestic spying program has not yet been found to have stopped (or even discovered) any terrorist threats.
Beaverhead County Museum Association
Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 5:00 P.M.
Museum Research Room