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

Shooting Incident on Carrigan Lane Investigated by Sheriff’s Office

Shooting Incident: On November 14, 2014, at 16:23 p.m., the Beaverhead County 911 Center received a telephone call concerning a shooting south of Dillon on State Lands property adjacent to Carrigan Lane. The male caller reported that another man had been shot and that the male hunter was being loaded into a truck and was on route to Barrett Hospital in Dillon.

A Beaverhead County deputy responded to Barrett Hospital to investigate the incident. According to hospital personnel, the deputy learned that the 48 year old Dillon man had a gunshot wound to the left side of the face and that the patient would be transported to Missoula by helicopter. The patient was able to speak with the deputy prior to transporting.

The incident is still under investigation.

Grasshopper Inn Fire

Fire, Grasshopper Inn:  On Sunday morning, November 16, 2014, at 7:01 o’clock, a.m., Beaverhead County 911 received a call of a structure fire at the Grasshopper Inn, forty five minutes, west of Dillon. According to witnesses the fire was in the bar and restaurant portion and appeared to be confined to the fireplace.

The Grasshopper Valley Fire and Ambulance were paged. The fire department arrived at the structure at 7:15 a.m. and the ambulance arrived at 7:34 a.m. Fire personnel evacuated patrons from the attached motel while others gained access to the locked restaurant. Firemen then went to work on the fireplace, the rock chimney, and the ceiling above in the dining room area. No one was inside of the building when firemen entered.

The Dillon Rural Fire Department responded with a ladder truck and three firemen and an ambulance from Beaverhead EMS. The ladder truck assisted firemen to gain access to the roof. Continue reading

Executive Director of Big Hole River Foundation to Speak To Dillon Kiwanis

Kiwanis_LogoMike Bias, Executive Director of the Big Hole River Foundation will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Nov. 19 meeting of the Dillon Kiwanis.

The Big Hole River Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to defending and conserving the natural and cultural resources of the Big Hole River.

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.

Dillon Snow Removal Ordinance

City of Dillon Ordinance 12.40.040 requires that all sidewalks in the Central Business District be freed from the night’s accumulation of snow before 10:00 a.m. of the same day.

All other areas of the city must be kept clean of snow and not be allowed to remain on the sidewalks for a period longer than 12 hours.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars.

Any questions contact JS Turner, Director of Operations at 683-4245.