Beaverhead County Justice Court
Wilke, Michael Lewis (Dillon) was charged with the offense of Aggravated Assault. Transferred to Another Court. Wilke, Michael Lewis (Dillon) was charged with the offense of Criminal Mischief Pecuniary Loss Less Than $1,500. Transferred to Another Court.
Christmas tree permits now on sale
People can now purchase tags to cut Christmas trees in the Salmon-Challis Forest. Tags are $5 and can be purchased at Forest Service offices in Challis, Mackay, Salmon, Leadore and North Fork. Tags may also be purchased in Salmon at Murdoch's, Service Grocery and Cycles, Sleds and Saws. They're for sale at the Tendoy Store and the Stagestop in Leadore, too.
Clark County natives inducted to Rodeo Hall of Fame
DUBOIS — Christmas decorations on Main Street in Dubois have been put up. Soon the city Christmas tree will be lighted to add to the seasonal scenery in our town. City maintenance men Ace Hensley and Austin Borresen put up the street lamp decorations a couple weeks ago. They have opposite views on being ready to plow snow around here. Austin said he is ready. Ace said, “We ain’t gettin’ snow!” Whatever the weather, the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Dubois will be on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.19 and $3.27 in Dillon as of 2023-11-30. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
County: Conservation area size 'unprecedented'
The prospective 5.7-million-acre Missouri Headwaters Conservation Area (MHCA) is an “unprecedented” land-preservation scheme that is a federal overreach of local government, overreach that local governments fear and resent,” the Beaverhead County Commissioners wrote in a letter opposing the proposal. The commissioners issued their formal opinion on the...
Dillon ranchers receive Distinguished Service Award
Long-time Montana Farm Bureau members Harris and Sharon Wheat have received the Distinguished Service Award for their dedication to Farm Bureau, agriculture and their community. The couple, who hails from Dillon, were presented with the award Friday, Nov. 10, during MFBF's 104th annual Convention Awards Banquet.
BCHS bomb threat dubbed hoax
A bomb threat called into Beaverhead County High School after hours Friday, Nov. 17 was deemed “not credible” by local police. BCHS Superintendent Megan Conrow wrote in a press release the call came in around 5:15 p.m. Nov. 17 and was reported to the Dillon Police Department. Officers from both city and county law enforcement, along with a Montana Highway Patrol trooper, responded “immediately,” she wrote.
US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains.
How will this winter impact the water supply in the Mountain West?
Snow is beginning to fall high in the Rockies, forming the main water supply for the Colorado River. KUNC's Alex Hager talked with climate and water management experts about what this winter will bring, and what's at stake.
Gutsy overtime call lifted Dillon to Class A championship, perfect season
DILLON — Kee Christiansen watched Kale Konen rush into the end zone and then glanced back at the sideline. Konen's touchdown run had just brought Dillon within one point of Columbia Falls in the first period of overtime of a Class A state football championship at Vigilante Stadium that saw the Wildcats rally out of a double-digit deficit in the final minutes to push the game to an extra frame.
Counties lose state school mill fight
Beaverhead County taxpayers will get another sticker-shock property tax bill for the second half of this year’s taxes, due to a Montana Supreme Court decision handed down last week. The Montana Supreme Court unanimously sided with state officials in a decision published Nov. 22 that the Montana Department of...
Christmas Stroll, parade kick off Friday
The annual start of Dillon’s Christmas cheer season begins Friday, when the Parade of Lights, Christmas Stroll and Festival of Trees celebrations. The Festival of Trees “Family Night” is from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at the Elks Lodge on Center Street. The event will feature the return of the Shine Studio dancers and the silent auction (winners will need to pick up their loot that night). Santa will drop by after the Parade of Lights wraps up.
To serve with love - Community Thanksgiving doles out the goods again
Veni. Vidi. Veggie. Volunteer. They came. They saw. They brought vegetables and other foods by the tons. And they offered their free food and labor in great numbers to diners in even greater numbers at last week’s Community Thanksgiving in Dillon.
Giving gifts and the gift of giving through The Giving Tree
A special tree in downtown Dillon bears fruit of the sweetest, most nutritious sort this holiday season. “It’s for the kids—not every kid in the community, but for ones whose parents are maybe struggling and cannot get their kids gifts this year,” said Gail Kuntz of the Giving Tree.
Yotes survive second-half surge from Montana Western to advance in playoffs
In the second round of NAIA playoffs between No. 11 College of Idaho and No. 8 Montana Western on Saturday, the Yotes held a 28-7 halftime lead, scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter to hold all the momentum at the break. But they knew a fierce charge was coming from the regular season Frontier Conference champions. The Bulldogs fought back to tie the game at 35 in the fourth quarter, aided by a punt return touchdown and turnover on defense. With over 10 minutes...
Virginia City: A Journey Through the Heart of Montana's Gold Rush Heritage
Nestled a short journey from Alder, Virginia City remains a vibrant gateway to Montana's illustrious gold rush past. As the once-flourishing capital of the Montana Territory, it was here that prospectors unearthed over $100 million in gold, attracting a wave of 10,000 fortune-seekers. Today, Virginia City stands as a living museum, its historic buildings and cobbled streets offering a tangible connection to an era of miners and outlaws, commerce, and Vigilante justice.
Head-on crash kills one
A head-on collision between an oversized-load truck and a smaller vehicle on Highway 41 last week sent one person to the hospital and killed another. The crash was reported at 8:41 a.m. Nov. 16 on Highway 41 at mile marker 10, which is near Point of Rocks, according to the Montana Highway Patrol crash tracker website. The crash was just south of the Beaverhead County line.
Looking back: Massive fire in Leadore, Rigby holds ‘Turkey Drawing’ event and mayor proclaims ‘Family Week’
IDAHO FALLS — EastIdahoNews.com is looking back at what life was like during the week of Nov. 20 to Nov. 26 in east Idaho history. RIGBY — Local high school students were reportedly using their school campus as a stable for their horses, The Rigby Star reported on Nov. 23, 1916.
Bulldogs play playoff game Sat.
The University of Montana Western football team on Saturday will a contest a game of particular consequence—and one suffused with enough subplots and subtext to stock a mystery novel. In the program’s first NAIA home playoff game in more than a quarter-century, the Bulldogs host College of Idaho at...
Clark County hear college finance advice from University of Idaho
DUBOIS — School is out for the remainder of the week. Families and friends will gather together. Many college students are home for the holiday. Kaden and Lexie Irick came home on Nov. 16 from Pocatello where they attend Idaho State University. They and their parents, Jake and Randi Irick, watched their sister Brooklyn play basketball that evening in Dubois. The Irick family lives in Spencer.