Monthly archive

January, 2018

  • WEATHER FORECAST Monday: Temperatures could reach a high of 40 degrees in the afternoon but hover in the 30s the rest of the day with little chance of precipitation and SSW winds of around 8 mph with occasional gusts around double that. Monday Night: About a 15 percent chance of precipitation in the hours around midnight, when temperatures will...
  • The journey proved longer and the itinerary shorter for the no. 17 University of Montana Western men’s basketball last weekend, when the Bulldogs improved to 11-2 overall with a 92-88 triumph over Dickinson State on Saturday at the Green & Gold Classic hosted by Rocky Mountain College in Billings. For the full story and an article on the...
  • Less than two months after failing to secure a move up to its top spot, Tom Straugh is moving out of city government altogether. “I resign from the City Council effective 12/31/2017,” the Ward 3 representative and city council president for most of the past three years wrote in a single-sentence letter dated 12/29/2017 and sent to Mayor Mike...
  • This world lost an amazing man, when H. LaRon Briggs “Ron,” 61, proudly of Dillon, Montana, went to be with his best friend, Jesus Christ, in Billings, Montana, on December 27, 2017. Ron was born in Dillon, Montana, to Harold George and Joan Christenson Briggs, on Aug 9, 1956. He grew up on Briggs Ranch, having great adventures with the 17 Briggs...
  • At its first get-together of 2018, the Dillon City Council tonight will choose a new leader, a new member and vote on more than a dozen appointments to other positions in city government. The first order of that brand of business will be selecting a new council president to succeed Tom Straugh, who resigned from the council last week (see story on...

December, 2017

  • This world lost an amazing man, H. LaRon Briggs “Ron”, 61, proudly of Dillon, Montana, went to be with his best friend, Jesus Christ, in Billings, Montana, on December 27, 2017. Ron was born in Dillon, Montana, to Harold George and Joan Christenson Briggs, on Aug 9, 1956. He grew up on Briggs Ranch, having great adventures with the 17 Briggs...
  • In a shootout at an Arizona tourney played not too far from the site of the O.K. Corral, the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team took on a little more lead than they deposited in its opponent last Tuesday in Arizona. The 17th–ranked Bulldogs fell, 108-95, to fifth-ranked The Masters University Mustangs, on the final day of the...
  • The Montana Western women’s basketball team last week jumped out of the proverbial frying pan of Frontier Conference play and into the literal fires of Southern California—and then flew into the literal fog on the way home, managing to come away from the long, strange trip all with the biggest victory of its season. The Lady Bulldogs on Friday...
  • WEATHER Friday: Temperatures in the 30s and SSW winds 9–15 mph throughout the day, with the chance of precipitation peaking in the early morning at around 50 percent with potential snow accumulation of around a half inch. Friday Night: Temperatures around freezing and SSW winds 8–14 mph all night, with the chance of precipitation around 50 percent...
  • Winter outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the area may be eager to test out the new snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes Santa brought them this past week. But the weather this past few weeks has also brought a lot of fresh snow to high elevations that should make people think twice and check conditions three or four times before venturing into the...