Twin Bridges Falcons Football vs Park City 9-19-2014

Twin_Bridges_FalconsFinal Score: Twin Bridges Falcons 49 – Park City 6

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Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Patient & Family Advisory Council Reports Activities

The Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Patient& Family Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of patients, family members of patients, hospital staff, and administrative leaders who are “collaborating to enhance the patient and family experience”.  The council is nearing completion of its first year in existence, during which the group was instrumental in assisting the hospital with completing a Community Health Needs Assessment through the Office of Rural Health.  The results of the Community Health Needs Assessment and action plan based on the assessment can be found on the hospital website   In addition to this major project, the PAC gave input into location of ultrasound monitors, pre-operative appointment process, walk-in clinic hours, hospital billing processes, and physical plant issues. Continue reading

UMW Hosts Hall of Fame Weekend

UMW_Western_bulldogThis Saturday the Bulldog football team will play host to Montana State-Northern at Vigilante Field.  The game is scheduled for a 2 pm kickoff.  UMW looks to bounce back after two tough losses.  The Bulldogs went to double overtime two weeks ago versus No. 9 Rocky Mountain, and then lost last weekend in Caldwell, Idaho.

The University of Montana Western kicks off its Homecoming & Alumni weekend Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 pm with a social hosted by the Alumni Office at the Elks Lodge.  UMW alumni, friends and athletics Hall of Fame inductees are invited. Continue reading

Bishop Bowl May Be Put On Hold After Last Game

BILLINGS – The football series between Billings Central and Butte Central, known as the ‘Bishop’s Bowl’, is over for now, according to Central head coach Jim Stanton in an interview with the Northern Sports Network.

Stanton told Rocky Erickson, “We’re done playing them in the regular season, we’ve made that decision. We’ll never play them in the regular season again.”

The statement comes in response to an incident at halftime of last Saturday’s game in Butte. The Rams kicked a field goal on the final play of the first half, which the referees initially ruled good. The refs then huddled and decided the snap had come after time had expired, and ruled the field goal no good.

According to the report, Maroons’ assistant coach Doug Peoples then met Stanton on the way into the locker room, and Peoples pushed Stanton with both hands.

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Chamber Welcomes Bank of Commerce with Ribbon Cutting

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture welcomed the Bank of Commerce, formerly State Bank and Trust, to Beaverhead County with a celebratory ribbon cutting.

Left to Right: Hope Kincheloe (Chamber Board), Collin Erb, Cody Schnee, Mike Ferris, Jim Eisenzimer, Tom Romrell, President, Lindsay Buhr, Ron Johnson, Director of Operations/Chief Financial Officer (Bank of Commerce). Mitch Staley, Shaundra Stoddard, Cheri Morrisroe (Chamber Board and Executive Team).  Click image for larger version

Left to Right: Hope Kincheloe (Chamber Board), Collin Erb, Cody Schnee, Mike Ferris, Jim Eisenzimer, Tom Romrell, President, Lindsay Buhr, Ron Johnson, Director of Operations/Chief Financial Officer (Bank of Commerce). Mitch Staley, Shaundra Stoddard, Cheri Morrisroe (Chamber Board and Executive Team). Click image for larger version

“We are excited for this change and are ready to continue providing the quality service that our long-time customers expect,” said Mike Ferris, Dillon Bank of Commerce Branch Manager. “The Bank of Commerce will continue to represent the same values and mission that we have always committed to the community. We look forward the future ahead.”

The Bank of Commerce held a Grand Opening to celebrate the name change on Wednesday, September 10th. Continue reading

Beaverhead County Road Work for Week of August 7th

Beaverhead County Road Work
August 7th to September 13th, 2014
Dillon, Lima and Wisdom Areas


  • Bladed on the following roads: South Valley, Bloody Dick, Brenner, Trout Creek, East Bench, Hogsback, Stoddard and Cliff.
  • Installed two cattleguards and two culverts on Moose Creek Road.
  • Moved equipment.
  • Road checked Dillon area roads.
  • Equipment service and repair.

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Rotary Will Host J.S. Turner, Director of Operations for City of Dillon

Rotary LogoJ.S. Turner, Director of Operations for the City of Dillon, will present to Rotarians and guests Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. He will give an update on the Waste Water Project and an estimated completion date of the project. 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 .

Betty Iverson, BCHS Cross Country Coach to Speak To Dillon Kiwanis

Betty Iverson, head coach of the Beaverhead County High School cross country team, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting of the Dillon Kiwanis.

Iverson will talk about the 2014 Beaver cross country team and the current season. She will also talk about how cross country running can be a lifetime fitness routine.

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.

Bannack Living History

Click image for a larger versionThe third  annual Living History event at Bannack State Park will be held on September 18, 19, 20 and 21.  Bannack State Park would like to give teachers and educators notice of a field trip opportunity coming this coming fall.   The activities will run from 10am until 5pm Thursday through Saturday and 10 to 2 Sunday.  Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana. This four day event will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history.

Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed under the direction of Living History experts Mark and Sharon Brown.   Bannack’s Living History Program uses exhibits and artifacts to help you experience what it was like to live where the Montana Gold Rush began.   See an 1862 placer mining camp, blacksmith, carpenter, general store, school house, saloon, boarding house, butcher shop, Sunday service in the old church and more historically accurate depictions of life in the early years of Bannack.  Discover what the old west was really like.  Continue reading