Monthly archive

August, 2017

  • Attendees at the 2017 Madison County Fair can live its “Living Our Western Heritage” theme today through Sunday, on the fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. “We feel that theme fits us pretty well,” said Madison County Fairgrounds Manager Dan Escott. “We’re a small, country fair, so it is about our Western heritage. It’s about agriculture and our small-...
  • WEATHER Monday: SSW winds of up to 10 mph, with partly cloudy and smoky skies, and temperatures climbing from a low of around 50 degrees at dawn to a high of about 80 degrees in the afternoon, when the chance of precipitation will peak at 15 percent. Monday Night: Winds pivoting to from NNE at about 10 mph, with the chance of precipitation...
  • Dillon Police are asking for help locating the prime suspect in the recent burglary of a popular local eatery, after members of the department pitched in to help a secondary victim of the crime. According to Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Tanner Lofton, 29, in connection with the recent burglary of...
  • The third time proved the charm. Or the harm, depending on what side of the debate you ended up on. On its third appearance at a regular Dillon City Council meeting in recent months, the proposal to purchase an excavator finally gained council approval on July 19. But only by a 5-3 vote, and only after more than an hour of discussion that gouged...
  • WEATHER Saturday: Temperatures peaking at about 80 degrees in afternoon under partly cloudy and smoky skies, with no chance of rain in morning rising to about 20 percent in the afternoon, and NE winds at 7–17 mph. Saturday Night: Chance of rain dropping to almost zero after 3 a.m. when temperatures will fall to near 50 degrees and NE winds shift...
  • The Beaverhead County Fair 2017 Premium Book (delayed by a fire at the printing plant over the weekend; see: http://www.livingstonenterprise.com/content/breaking-teen-arrested-after-enterprise-broken-portion-printing-press-set-fire-connection) is available by clicking on the icon of the book's cover in the Special Sections below, then clicking...
  • Dillon Hahnkamp of Melrose, a 2017 graduate of Beaverhead County High School, placed second in the nation in tie-down roping (calf roping) at the 69th annual National High School Rodeo Finals at Gillette, Wyo., July 16-22. It was Hahnkamp’s second visit to the rodeo that attracts close to 1,700 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian...
  • Monday night, A structure fire on the edge of Dillon destroyed the home of Victor and Mona Peshehonoff and with the fire under control but firefighters still on the scene, a car accident across the field from the fire took the life of a two-year-old boy. Two adults and two children were passing through Dillon en route to visit an ailing relative...
  • This year’s local Relay for Life will only last about half as long as editions of recent years past of the annual event to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. But its organizers hope the 2017 Relay for Life in Dillon on Friday, Aug. 4, will still manage to do just as well in the fundraising and fun departments. “Relay will all...

July, 2017

  • Marti Oram Johnson passed away on Wednesday, July 26, in Copper Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. On October 24, 1952, which was also the opening day of pheasant hunting, Marti was born to Ellis and Vera Oram in Blackfoot, Idaho. Her birth was announced on the radio station as the announcer said "Ellis Oram is missing the opening day due to...