An Interview With New UMW Chancellor, Beth Weatherby

New UMW Chancellor, Beth Weatherby

New UMW Chancellor, Beth Weatherby

Lee interviewed UMW’s new Chancellor, Beth Weatherby.

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Montanans Win Prestigious Conservation Award For Grayling Restoration

A group of Montanans who helped lead conservation and restoration projects in the Big Hole River Valley in southwestern Montana were among those who recently won the prestigious Ernest Thompson Seton Award for leadership in promoting the benefits of scientific fish and wildlife management.

Although the award is traditionally bestowed on one individual, group or agency, this year the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies honored two state agencies, five federal agencies, four private groups and more than 30 landowners who entered Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances contracts. Each played a role in the long-term program to restore Arctic grayling in the Big Hole River.

Montana’s Big Hole River Arctic grayling population had been under consideration for a federal Endangered Species Act listing for more than 20 years. In August, however, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Upper Missouri River’s distinct population segment of the Arctic grayling doesn’t need ESA protection. The USFWS reached its conclusion after examining the results of conservation efforts carried out by private landowners, local organizations, and federal and state agencies that worked to improve conditions for Arctic grayling in the Big Hole River. Continue reading

Weatherman’s Opponent Seeks Equal Radio Time

A Billings lawmaker whose demand for equal time cost his challenger his job as a weatherman on a local radio station is now seeking equal time from a Miles City radio station where Democrat John Pulasky delivers the weather several times a day.

The Billings Gazette reports ( ) Republican Rep. Clayton Fiscus is asking KATL for air time equal to that spent by Pulasky when he gives weather reports — just under 10 minutes per day.

KATL station manager Donald Richard says Billings isn’t part of the area in which the station provides city-grade service and he won’t grant Fiscus’ request.

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Chamber After-Hours Hosted By Pioneer Federal, Thursday, October 23rd

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Business After Hours for October will be hosted by Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan this Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7:00 p.m.

DILLON—Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan will host this month’s Chamber Business After Hours. Please, come out to network with the business people in our community.

WHAT: October Chamber Business After Hours hosted by Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan

WHEN: Thursday, October 23rd 5-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan

WHO: Everyone. Please bring your business cards!

THEME: Oktoberfest

You’re Invited! There’s still time!

If you haven’t already, please consider hosting a booth at the Beaverhead County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture’s Halloween Party! The Halloween Party is put on for the kids (infants through 8th grade). Help the community create a safe, fun place for hundreds of kids on Halloween! If your business or organization would like to have a booth please fill out the booth registration card which can be found by clicking on the link below. You can return it to Wendy at the Radio Station or leave it in the box on the counter at the Chamber Visitor Center. Please return it by October 28, 2014.

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Division Three Lt. Governor to Speak To Dillon Kiwanis

Kiwanis_LogoJames Greene, Division 3 Lt. Governor, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Oct. 22 meeting of the Dillon Kiwanis.

Greene, a member the Kiwanis Club of Anaconda, is in his first term as the Division 3 Lt. Governor. Greene and Butte, Mont. Kiwanians Cathy Tutty and Leigh Miller will discuss Formula, the Kiwanis membership drive program.

The Kiwanis meet each Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the Dillon Elks Lodge in downtown Dillon. The program begins at 12:15. Visitors are welcome.

The Kiwanis Club of Dillon has been serving our community since 1940.

Tom Rice, Beaverhead Co. Commissioner, Will Present to Rotarians

Rotary LogoTom Rice, Beaverhead Co. Commissioner, will present to Rotarians and guests Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He will discuss the current status of the county and specifically give an update on roadwork and bridges. 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

Weatherby Named Chancellor at the University Of Montana Western

New UMW Chancellor, Beth Weatherby

New UMW Chancellor, Beth Weatherby

Beth Weatherby, provost of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., has been selected as the 22nd chancellor of the University of Montana Western.

“I am excited about joining Montana Western as the chancellor of such a unique and innovative institution. I look forward to continuing the phenomenal success the university has realized over the last 10 years,” Weatherby said. “Montana Western’s Experience One creates unparalleled learning experiences for students and truly sets the institution apart from all others.”

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom made the announcement Friday, concluding an extensive search that began last spring. Montana Western is an affiliate campus of UM. Continue reading

Bannack Ghost Walks Filling Up

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th and 25th ……When the October moon rises over Cemetery Hill above Hangman’s Gulch beware of things that go bump in the night at Bannack!  The ghosts of Bannack come alive for two special performances each night presented by the Bannack Association.  Meet the ghosts of Henry Plummer, Dutch John Wagner, Cyrus Skinner, Chief Snag, Doctor Glick, Nellie Paget and many more rogues from Bannack’s colorful past.  Based on historical events that occurred at Bannack these spooky reenactments are sure to entertain you.  This annual fund raiser for the Bannack Association has two shows nightly, the first at 7:00 pm and the second at 9:00 pm.  Each show is limited to 100 people so reservations are required.  The 7pm show on Saturday night is already sold out so get your tickets soon.  Dress warm, bring a flashlight and prepare to meet the ghosts of Bannack.  Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years old and under.  Tickets must be paid for in advance, no refunds. The shows are not recommended for children under 6 years old.  Pets are not allowed.  Be sure and make your reservations soon while there are still openings.  Walk it if you dare!

Call the park at 834-3413 to make reservations for the Ghost Walks or for more information.

The park is open from 8am until dusk every day.   Bannack State Park is located 25 miles southwest of Dillon, just 4 miles off Highway 278.

Dillon Beaver Football @ Hamilton 10-17-2014

Dillon BeaversFinal Score: Dillon Beavers 43 – Hamilton 7

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