Statement from Chief Craft Concerning School Evacuation

Dillon_PoliceOn 09/29/14 The Dillon Police Department was contacted by Beaverhead County High School and notified of an anonymous threat to the school. The school administration took immediate and impressive action by implementing their emergency protocol. The school was quickly evacuated as law enforcement arrived. As a precaution, law enforcement advised other schools of the threat and their emergency plan was activated. While at the scene, Beaverhead County dispatch advised officers they received a second anonymous threat involving the high school.

The high school was locked down and a quick search was performed by officers, deputies, and school officials. The Montana Highway Patrol and Helena Police Department were contacted by the Sheriff requesting assistance with a bomb sniffing K9.  The Bureau of Land Management, Dillon Field Office also assisted with their K9 unit. All buildings on the high school campus were thoroughly searched by Officers, Deputies, Rangers, and the K9 units. No threat was found.  Continue reading

Barrett Hospital Foundation, Safeway and Adventure Sport and Cycle to Fundraise With Drawing for Polaris Outlaw 50 ATV

Barrett Hospital Foundation, Safeway and Adventure Sport & Cycle will hold a game of chance drawing for a new pink – Polaris Outlaw 50. All proceeds will benefit Barrett Hospital & HealthCare’s mammography program, which provides diagnostic imaging and care to women throughout the region.

Each year, the hospital provides digital mammograms to women of Southwestern Montana, and on average as many as 7-10 breast cancers are detected each year.

The Outlaw is a pink ATV, powered by a 50cc motor that is specifically designed for youth. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each. Tickets are available at the customer service desk and by calling the Barrett Hospital Foundation. Continue reading

Business Meeting Scheduled For Dillon Rotary Wednesday

Rotary LogoThe Dillon Rotarians will conduct their business meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Visitors are welcome. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary should come at noon to be a guest for lunch.  The Club meets in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 East Glendale St.   For more information, email Craig Rehm at  or Roxanne Engellant at .

‘Mega Load’ Planned To Travel from Dell Montana to Great Falls

MDT advises motorists of nighttime travel plans.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to inform motorists that a permit will be issued to move the final of three modules destined for Calumet Refinery in Great Falls. The move, planned in predetermined stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route.

The load will originate in Dell, Montana and begin travel on I-15 as early as October 1st. The load dimensions are a width of 22 feet and a height of 16 feet 6 inches. The length and gross weight will vary depending on the number of push and pull trucks, for example additional trucks may be needed when it is moving uphill. The maximum permitted length is 400 feet 5 inches, and the maximum gross weight will be 1,310,272 pounds.

The specific route of the load is planned as follows: Continue reading

Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary Third Annual Brewfest Nearing

jaycee_auxiliaryOnce again, the ladies of the Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary are pre-selling tickets for the third annual Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary Brewfest on Friday, October 24th at the 4-H Building at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds.
Included in the $25 ticket price are beer samples, a full roast pig dinner, live music, and a souvenir glass. Tickets will be sold at the pre-sale price until October 23, 2014. Day-of price per ticket is $30 each. Tickets are available by contacting any member of the Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary or for purchase at the Beaverhead Brewing Company.
The Beaverhead Brewing Company, along with brews from several other regional breweries, will be featured at this year’s event. Continue reading

Dillon Lady Beaver Volleyball vs Butte High 9-27-2014

Dillon BeaversFinal Score: Lady Beavers 1 – Butte High 3 (25-16, 19-25, 18-25, 22-25)

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Dillon Beaver Football vs Anaconda 9-26-2014

Dillon BeaversFinal Score: Dillon Beavers 49 – Anaconda 7

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Dillon Jaycee First Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament

The Dillon Jaycees are looking for your support in their First Annual Red, White, and Blue Golf Scramble on October 11, 2014 at The Beaverhead Golf Course. According to Jason Schumacher, “The Dillon Jaycees are looking to take their community involvement to the next level and continue to support youth throughout Southwest Montana.It is our wish to expand our activities and include a fun golf scramble to our annual schedule.”

The players will play the Red, White and Blue tees.


We are looking for participants in our event. The cost is $30.00 per player and must have a 4 person team. Non members must pay greens fees. Cash Prizes! Please sign up at the golf course call 406-683-9933. For more information, contact Jason Schumacher at 406-660-1781.

Montana Western Basketball Hosts Annual Poker Fundraiser

The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team will host their sixth annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Lion’s Den. 

Play begins at noon and all players must be seated no later than 11:30 a.m. 

Buy-in the day of the tournament is $125. If you pre-register by Oct. 3, the cost is $100 and you will be entered into a drawing to receive your entry fee back. 

Funds raised through the poker tournament provide scholarship support for the Montana Western men’s basketball team, as well as fund projects and the student athlete experience. 

Please contact Steve Keller at 406-683-7341 or e-mail to reserve a seat at a poker table.