Weather, events and reminders

Monday: Snow accumulating up to two inches in the hours just after dawn, when 7–10 mph winds will blow from the southwest before pivoting to from the north in the late morning and early afternoon as temperatures peak at around 24 degrees, with about a 40 percent of more snow in the afternoon.
Monday Night: COLD ALERT! About a 15 percent chance of snow in the hours around midnight, after which temperatures will plunge to near zero, with SSW winds 5–15 mph driving the wind chill temperature down to as low as minus 20.

Tuesday: COLD ALERT! Winds 8–14 mph will continue to keep the wind chill temperature below zero in the early morning, with the thermometer rising to an afternoon high in the mid-20s and a minimal chance of snow throughout the day.
Tuesday Night: COLD ALERT! Temperatures will drop into the single digits after midnight, when SW winds up to 11 mph could drive wind chill temperatures into negative single digits and the chance of snow remains negilgible.

Special council meetings Mon. and Tues.
The Dillon City Council will hold a special council meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, starting at noon in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. The only agenda items are the approval of minutes of a special hearing held last week and discussion/approval of the topic of that hearing—the annual Montana Department of Transportation plan and grant application for the Dillon city bus. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the council will convene again for a special meeting under an agenda that only includes the approval of the minutes from Monday’s meeting. For more information, call 683-4245.

Fire & Order Comm. Mon. meeting cancelled

The meeting of the Dillon City Council’s Fire & Order Committee originally scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, has been cancelled. For more information, call 683-4245.

Parks Comm. meeting Tues.
The Parks Committee of the Dillon City Council is set to meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Among the items on the agenda will be the creation of a special parks district, the reworking of the Ray Lynch Park softball fields and an update on the Jaycee Park Project. For more information, call 683-4245.

Legos at Library Tuesdays
Kids aged newborn and up can have fun and build their brain power, along with some impressive miniature structures, at the weekly Legos in the Library workshop 4–6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the basement of the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.

Fly-tieng class Tuesdays
Taught by Cory Street of Tightline Adventures, a weekly class on Fly Tying will take place 6–8 p.m. on Tuesdays in February at the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Attendees will be welcome to take home the flies they create during classes with the help of equipment provided by the Big Hole River Foundation. To reserve a spot, call the Library at 683-4544.

Computer programming Tuesdays
Anyone aged 10-and-over can learn the basics and more advanced skills of computer programming 6–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dillon Public Library. For more information, stop by the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon, or call 683-4544.

UMW hoops playoff game Tues.
The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team will host Montana Tech in a first-round game of the Frontier Conference playoffs at Straugh Gymnasium in Dillon on Tuesday, Feb. 27, starting at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 683-7220.

Battlefield apps due March 1
The Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom is looking for cultural demonstrators with a special skill or story to share during Coyote Camp (May 21–25) or during the Summer Speaker Series, (weekends June 23 to Aug. 12). Housing, mileage, per diem, and honorarium will be provided to presenters. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 1. To get an application or more information, call 406-689-3155.

Little League signups open
Registration for Beaverhead Little League baseball and softball for boys and girls aged 4–16 is now open Go to www.beaverheadlittleleague.org to sign up. For more information, call Bobbi at 491-4215 or Alyssa at 406-660-0512.

Avalanche updates
Avalanche danger remains high in the backcountry of Beaverhead County and much of Montana. For more information on snow conditions and avalanche danger in the area, go to www.avalanche.org, www.mtavalanche.com/education, and www.missoulaavalanche.org/education-events and/or call the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest office at 683-3900 or its 24-hour recorded information line 683-3913.