WEEKSTARTER GUIDE DEC. 4–5

Weather, a deadline and events in coming days

WEATHER
Monday: About a 15 percent chance of more snow in the morning, when temperatures will climb from a low in the mid-teens at dawn to a high of around 27 degrees in early afternoon, with 6–10 mph SW winds all day.
Monday Night: COLD ALERT! Temperatures will decline steadily after dusk to a low in the low teens after midnight, with SW winds 5–9 mph driving the wind chill factor to under 10 degrees and little chance of snow.

Tuesday: Winds will continue to blow 5–9 mph from the southwest, with almost no chance of snow and temperatures reaching a high of about 31 degrees in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: The chance of snow will remain negligible and 5-10 mph winds will continue from the southwest, with temperatures dropping into the mid-teens by dawn.

DEADLINE
Animal fees discount thru December
Dillon Municipal Code requires all dogs and chickens within city limits to be licensed annually. Tags for dogs are available at the discount rates of during the month of December—$9 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered, and $4 for dogs that are spayed or neutered. These fees will increase by $1, beginning January 1, 2018. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided at time of license purchase if current proof is not on file with the City of Dillon Pet owners who have not licensed their dog(s) by January 31, 2018 may be subject to a fine. If you no longer own a dog please contact City Hall at 406-683-4245 so you pet’s name may be removed from the city’s list. Chickens within the city must also be licensed, with the fee of $5 for keeping 1–4 chickens and the fee for keeping 5–10 being $10. The maximum number of chickens allowed within City limits is 10. For more information, call 683-4245 or stop by City Hall, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon.

EVENTS

Street & Alley Comm. today
The Dillon City Council’s Street & Alley Committee will hold its monthly meeting today, Monday, Dec. 4, in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Among the items on the agenda is discussion on a petition to reinstall stop signs on Pacific and Reeder streets that were removed last year. For more information, call 683-4245.

Swim lessons start today
Swim lessons for kids as young as 2 years old will start Monday, Dec. 4, at the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA in Dillon. Sessions will Mondays through Thursdays Dec. 4–14 for three age groups—2-year olds 5–5:30 p.m.; 3–5-year olds 5:30–6 p.m. and ages 6-and-up also 5:30–6 p.m. The cost is $32 for Y members, $52 for non-members. To sign up go by the Y at 75 Swenson Way in Dillon. To get more information, call 683-9622.

Weed meeting today
The Beaverhead County Weed District will host a 6:30 p.m. meeting today, Monday, Dec. 4, in the Beaverhead County Courthouse in Dillon on a possible grant for weed control along the Beaverhead River. The grant would allow the Weed District to hire a contractor to treat weeds along a buffer zone on either side of the river, with the possibility of up to a 50/50 cost share for private landowners wanting to treat weeds on their land. Community involvement is required for the grant, so anyone interested in weed control along the river is encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information prior to the meeting, contact the Weed Office by calling 683-3790 or by emailing Amber Burch at aburch@beaverheadcounty.org.

Legos at Library Tues.
Kids can build simple structures or construct elaborate projects at the weekly Legos in the Library workshop Tuesdays, 4–6 p.m. in the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.

Kids computer programming Tues.
Children aged 10-and-up can learn the basics and more advanced skills of computer programming 6–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dillon Public Library. On the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month during the same hours, kids can also participate in Family Game Night at the Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.