Hardin girls, Lodge Grass boys earn season opening wins
BILLINGS- Hardin and Lodge Grass basketball began their 2023-2024 season on Tuesday night at First Interstate Arena with the Lady Bulldogs and Lodge Grass boys earning season opening wins. Hardin girls finished as the state runner-up to Havre in last season's Class A state tournament. They took on a feisty...
Two new Big Horn County deputies graduate from academy
Two new Big Horn County Sheriff’s deputies were among the class of 64 that graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) Tuesday. The Big Horn County graduates were Christian Carnahan and Steven Lucas.
Big Horn County's Economic Outlook: Declining Unemployment and Strategies for Resilience
Big Horn County has shown promising signs of economic recovery, with the latest unemployment figures revealing a decline in the jobless rate to 2.6%, a slight yet encouraging 0.1 percentage point decrease from the previous month. Compared to the same period last year, the unemployment rate has dropped significantly by 1.1 percentage points. The total labor force now consists of 5,161 individuals, with only 133 community members without jobs. This positive shift is a result of growing employment opportunities in sectors such as construction, healthcare, and transportation, despite the county's historical reliance on the fossil fuel industry.
Lodge Grass man confesses to meth trafficking and assault on Crow Reservation
This article contains AI-assisted content. Billings, Montana - Wendell Monroe Lefthand, 54, from Lodge Grass on the Crow Indian Reservation, confessed to a major meth trafficking operation and assaulting a woman. He pleaded guilty to meth distribution, potentially facing a 10-year to life prison term, a $10 million fine, and five years of supervised release. Lefthand also admitted guilt in the assault case, which could lead to a maximum 10-year prison sentence, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He is currently detained pending further legal proceedings.
Sheriff King Laid to Rest
Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King was laid to rest on Tuesday, November 29 after a funeral service with full military honors in front of hundreds of people at Lockwood High School. Curtis Yarlott, executive director of St. Labre Indian School said, spoke of King saying he was given the...
New information about crash that led to Big Horn Co. Sheriff's death
BIG HORN County - Montana Highway Patrol has released additional information about the fatal crash that took the life of Sheriff Darrell King on November 19th. According to their investigation, King was traveling east in a pick-up along Highway 212. MHP says King was either attempting to pass another car or pulled out to see if he could pass when he hit a semi head on.
Q2 AOW: Damon Gros Ventre kickstarting coaching career at alma mater
LODGE GRASS — Sometimes a setback becomes a blessing. That seems to be the case for Lodge Grass legend Damon Gros Ventre, who injured his shoulder while dunking this summer. Gros Ventre opted out of surgery but won’t be playing this season at Dawson Community College. “Just the...
Interim Sheriff takes oath
Tigers Wrestling: Fighting for First
Winter is now upon us, which means that the Saint Xavier wrestling season is in full swing. The Tigers are looking to improve from their ninth-place finish last season at state and return to the top. The Tigers have many successful individual performers returning from last season, most notably seniors...
Lodge Grass Man Admits to Assault.
Billings – A Lodge Grass man today admitted to assaulting and injuring his girlfriend on the Crow Indian Reservation. Brian Allen Kruger pleaded guilty to assault of a dating or intimate partner resulting in substantial injury. Kruger faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
Funeral service to be held for Big Horn Co. sheriff
HARDIN, Mont. — A funeral service will be held for Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King Wednesday morning. Sheriff King died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 Sunday evening. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. at the Lockwood High School Gymnasium. A procession will...
Little Bighorn Battlefield: A Journey Through History and Heritage
In the expanse of Crowagency, Montana, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument rises as a solemn testament to the historic Battle of Little Bighorn of 1876. As the site of 'Custer's Last Stand,' it honors the memory of the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Native American warriors of the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes. Visitors are invited to walk the grounds where the battle's turmoil unfolded, now marked by memorials and infused with the echoes of past conflicts. The monument's dedication to preserving this history attracts tourists and history buffs alike, all seeking to connect with the narrative of American Indian resistance.
Weekly Safety Report: Interim Sheriff Sworn In and Memorial Service for Late Sheriff King Held in Hardin, Montana
This week in Hardin, Montana, two significant incidents occurred. The first incident involved the swearing-in of the Interim Sheriff, marking a transition in leadership within the county. The second incident was a memorial service held to honor the late Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King, who tragically passed away in an on-duty vehicle accident. The service highlighted the risks associated with public safety roles and paid tribute to Sheriff King's remarkable achievements.
Busby, Montana: A Living Mosaic of Northern Cheyenne Culture
In the heart of southeastern Montana, Busby proudly embodies the rich cultural heritage of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. The small town's history is a vibrant chronicle of the Cheyenne people, whose traditions date back centuries. Renowned for their resilience and spirituality, the Cheyenne, or Tsitsistas, have maintained a profound connection to the land. Today, Busby stands as a cultural heartland, where the legacy of Cheyenne warriors and wisdom of tribal leaders is celebrated through rituals like the Sun Dance, symbolizing the tribe's enduring spirit.
Big Horn County Sheriff Dead in Vehicle Crash
(Crow Agency) – On November 19 at 5:05 p.m. the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash involving Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King on U.S. Highway 212 at milepost 2. This location is within Big Horn County and four miles southeast of Crow Agency. As part...
Governor Gianforte orders flags lowered to honor Big Horn Sheriff Darrell King
Helena, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte ordered flags flown in Big Horn County and over state buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff. Gianforte made the order on Tuesday, November 21, to honor the life and service of Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King, following his passing over the weekend in a collision.
Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King Dies in Head-On Collision
• Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 212. • The crash occurred four miles southeast of Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana.
Crow Agency woman sentenced to seven years in prison for role in large-scale, meth trafficking investigation
BILLINGS — A Crow Agency woman who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine in a large-scale, multi-state drug operation that was centered on the Crow Indian Reservation was sentenced today to seven years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. Carly Joy...
Big Horn Co. sheriff killed in 2-vehicle crash
Big Horn County, Mont. — Montana Highway Patrol says Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening on Highway 212. Officials were called about the crash just after 5 p.m. near mile marker 2 southeast of Crow Agency. MHP reports a commercial motor...