Monthly archive

December, 2017

  • Dillon city government will get a parting handshake from one of its most experienced hands this week. City Councilperson Jim McIsaac attended his final full council meeting last Wednesday, and will make his final official appearance for the city at tomorrow morning’s Finance Committee meeting. “I think it’s been a positive experience. More...
  • Lila Jean Hight, of Dillon, Montana, passed away on December 25, 2017, of a long heart illness. She was born January 29, 1932, in Fruita, Colorado, to William T. Pixley and Frances Nadine Eberline. When she was three months old her family moved to Beaverhead County, living in the mining districts of Bannock, Bonaccord, Watson Creek, as well as,...
  • The raft for the Ice Melt Contest may not be out on the ice yet. But the popular annual contest put on by Dillon Rotary got underway, in a way, with the recent opening of ticket sales. “We are selling tickets for Ice Melt Contest, even, though we haven’t put the raft out yet,” said longtime local Rotarian and contest co-organizer Jim McIsaac of...
  • WEATHER FORECAST Friday: Temperatures in the teens and low 20s during the day, when winds will blow from the SW at around 10 mph and gust about twice as forcibly, with about a 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon bringing accumulations of around an inch. Friday Night: COLD ALERT! Temperatures will begin to decline after dusk toward a low...
  • As surely as Santa Claus will drop off gifts late Christmas Eve to good local girls and boys while they sleep, the Community Christmas Dinner will the next day gift anyone in attendance selections from a smorgasbord of free food and good company at Elks Lodge #1554 in downtown Dillon. “When we started it, the idea was to make a place for people...
  • An early morning snow storm that began before most people woke up Wednesday dropped about an inch of powder across the Dillon area, making many streets and sidewalks slick. There is about a 30 percent chance of more snow this afternoon, though the additional accumulation is expected to be no more than another inch. Tonight's forecast includes an...
  • Anyone looking for a relatively simple way to get involved in the hiring of the next superintendent for Dillon Elementary School District #10 can do so by filling out a survey SD #10 has put up on its website. “The information generated from this survey will be used to develop a profile which indicates desired qualities and characteristics in the...
  • The question raised at its last meeting on whether the Dillon City Council should bother to hold its final regularly scheduled meeting of 2017 will be answered in the affirmative tonight, when the city council convenes at 7 p.m. After that, the council will answer ‘aye’ or ‘nay’ to some big questions about street repair issues. For the full story...
  • WEATHER FORECAST Monday: About a 20 percent chance of precipitation during the day, when temperatures should peak in the mid-30s, but SSW winds of 10–17 mph and gusts up to 25 mph driving down the wind chill temperature well below freezing. Monday Night: The temperature will drop to a low of about 30 degrees during the night, when SSW winds will...
  • WEATHER Friday: Temperatures will rise into the mid-30s in the afternoon, but strong south winds of 12-20 mph will persist throughout the day, when there will be little chance of precipitation. Friday Night: The chance of snow will peak at near 50 percent around midnight, though accumulation should be no more than an inch, and southern winds...