Montana Photographer, Joanne Berghold at The Bookstore

Montana Photographer, Joanne Berghold has published her third collection of Montana scenes titled, Without Compass.

Her earlier collections include Old Windows — Old Doors and Montana Hometown Rodeo (which features Charlie Hahnkamp on the cover).  Berghold has roamed the back roads of our state capturing images of this vast country. Without Compass is a beautiful coffee table book presenting 102 black & white images of grand, patterned landscapes with an introduction by Rick Bass. The book is Made in Montana.

Joanne Berghold came to the West from the East, came to photography through painting and has traveled Montana in her truck with her camera and her dog for 25 years. When talking about her work the author says “With the sun at my back, I choose a direction and head off to find an inviting gravel road; I turn off the radio and drive slowly. Continue reading

Memphis Based Helix Business Solutions Locates Western Office— Moving In To Dillon’s Historic Mary Innes School Building

Experiencing substantial growth, Helix Business Solutions is moving into Southwest Montana with a western office in downtown Dillon. In the last two years alone, Helix, a Memphis based customer service (CX) and experience integration expert, has successfully delivered customer engagements on the Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) solution for over 300 customers all over the world.  Helix has experienced 45 percent growth year-over-year for the past five years and currently employs six associates in Bozeman and six in Dillon, including Dillon native, Travis Cottom who is leading the western expansion.

“We’re officially moving-in!” said Cottom. “Not only are we moving in, but we’re doing it in a big way. We’re hiring some of the most qualified and hardworking associates the industry has to offer and we’re also working with Montana Universities, specifically The University of Montana Western to continue our growth. Continue reading

Beaver Football Takes State Title

Dillon rallied for 22 points in the fourth quarter and J.D. Ferris’s two-point conversion pass to Nate Simkins with 2:30 left sealed the Beavers’ second straight State A football championship.

Dillon came back Saturday to defeat Southwestern A rival Butte Central 29-28 at Montana Tech’s Bob Green Field. The Beavers (10-3) have won three of the last four championships.

Ferris threw for 239 yards and also ran for a touchdown. Jason Ferris rushed for two scores, including the decisive TD late in the fourth that brought Dillon within an extra point of tying it.

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Breakfast with Santa

The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary invites all children to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 11: a.m. at Our Saviors’ Lutheran Church gymnasium, 715 East Bannack St. in Dillon.  The charge for breakfast is $2 for children, $4 for adults or a family (up to 5) for $10.

Dillon Beaver Football @ Butte Central 11-22-2014

Dillon BeaversSTATE CLASS ‘A’ FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE: Dillon Beavers 29 – Butte Central 28

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Patient Donor Creates Sculpture in Honor of Dr. Loge

Ed McDaniel started making sculptures 12 years ago at the age of 48, carving clay that would be used to create a wax mold and ultimately a bronze casting. His work primarily focused on creating traditional busts, and he did some smaller pieces as well.

: Sculptor Ed McDaniel sits for a photo with the sculpture of Dr. Ron Loge.

: Sculptor Ed McDaniel sits for a photo with the sculpture of Dr. Ron Loge.

When he experienced a serious health crisis from an autoimmune complication and pneumonia, he found himself in the emergency room and being admitted to the hospital under the watchful eye of Dr. Ron Loge. Ed speaks in a hushed tone when he describes that experience, “I say without a doubt that Dr. Ron Loge saved my life. I wanted to thank him, and express my gratitude – and the best way for me to do that is through my work.”

Ed first approached Dr. Anna Loge, who is Ron’s daughter and an internal medicine doctor at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare. He then pursued the idea with the Foundation. Continue reading

Montana Western Recognized For Commitment to Wood Energy

UMW_Western_bulldogThe Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) recently presented the University of Montana Western with a plaque to honor the university’s commitment to wood energy.

“We hope that Montana Western will display the plaque in a prominent place for students, staff and community members to see and celebrate,” said Julie Kies of the DNRC Forest Products and Biomass Program.

The DNRC presented the plaque as a way to recognize Montana Western’s efforts to use heat from burning wood and the leadership efforts by university administration to make the efforts successful. UMW has used wood heat to heat 23 to 75 percent of campus annually since 2007.  Continue reading

Tis the Season for Raffle Tickets

TisTheSeason1Raffle tickets to win a bobble reusable filter water bottle are being sold currently around town for $1 or 6 for $5. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Enter at Dillon Video, Knock About, High Country Glass, NV Salon, The Bookstore, Beacon Business Center, and the Quilt Shop.

Call/text 406-925-9263 or email for more info