Call for Volunteer Help!

The theme to this summer’s reading program is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Come be our hero and volunteer to help at Dillon Public Library’s Grand Finale on Thursday morning, July 30th. We don’t have enough volunteers to run all of the carnival games. So please consider volunteering two and a half hours of your time…from 9:30 am until noon on Thursday morning in the Library yard and parking lot. This is a community celebration and a way to tell our children that we want them to be readers. Please help us support this important and FUN community celebration of literacy and learning. Continue reading

Tendoy Bighorn Sheep Hunting Licenses Available Aug. 3-16

Montana-FWPSale of over-the-counter bighorn sheep hunting licenses to depopulate a troubled herd in the Tendoy Mountains north of Lima will begin Monday, Aug. 3.

The either-sex bighorn licenses – valid for hunting district 315 – will be sold for two weeks, ending Aug. 16. Licenses will cost $125 for residents and $750 for nonresidents.

The special hunt seeks to remove a remnant population of bighorn sheep that has struggled with enduring pneumonia issues since 1993. Upon removal, a new disease-free group of about 50 sheep will be transplanted into the area. Continue reading

Great Falls Police to Sell Seized Firearms

The Great Falls Police Department will be auctioning off about 150 seized firearms to federal firearms license holders.

The department is holding an auction Friday to get rid of the firearms that they no longer are required to keep.

The Montana Legislature in 2009 passed a law allowing firearms to be treated like other items that have been seized as evidence. The police department sells seized vehicles and other property when owners can’t be located and will do the same with the firearms.

>> Read more at The Missoulian >>

Montana Western Alumni and Friends Social

The University of Montana Western Alumni Association’s July social for Alumni and Friends is set for Friday, July 31 at John and Maryellen Wilkerson’s residence, 210 Parkview, at 5:05 p.m.

Montana Western alumni and friends are asked to bring an appetizer and your own drinks, and come engage, connect and celebrate with alumni and friends of Montana Western.

The Montana Western Alumni Association meets once a month at various locations in the Dillon community.

Association membership is open to Montana Western graduates and friends with the single goal to secure and strengthen the relationship between alumni and friends and the university.

Summer Reading Program ends with GRAND FINALE!

“Every Hero Has a Story!” – Dillon Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2015 – will celebrate the heroic reading achievements of participants with a Grand Finale event scheduled for Thursday morning, July 30th. The celebration begins with a police-escorted parade from the parking lot of Shopko, south on Idaho Street, to the Dillon Public Library. Parade participants are asked to gather by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning in the Shopko parking lot. They are encouraged to wear the capes and hero hats they made during some of the programs this year and to bring any food they collected for our “Readers Feed Eaters” campaign. The participant’s arrival at the Library will signal the beginning of the celebration. The Library backyard and parking lot will have carnival games set up for children to play. There will be a food table where lunch can be purchased – hero sandwiches are on the menu! In the Library’s basement, a Hero’s Treasure Chest Toy Store will be set up. The children will “pay” for all of the games, the food and the toys with the Courageous Cash they have earned by time spent reading during June and July. This event is the close of the formal summer reading program. Of course, we want children to continue reading, and we have plans to encourage that behavior! Continue reading

Montana Western Little Bulldog Football Camp

WlogoMontana Western will have its annual Little Bulldog football camp running August 21st and 22nd on the campus of UMW.

The camp is open to all boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday the 21st. Campers may register at the door, mail-in registration forms, or online via email.

The camp will be run by the coaches and players of the Montana Western Bulldog football team, who extend an invitation to join them at 7 p.m. on August 22nd for the Western Red & Black Scrimmage at Vigilante Field. Continue reading

Dillon Cubs vs Gallatin Valley 7-25-2015

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 3 – Gallatin Valley 4

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Dillon Cubs vs Deer Lodge 7-24-2015

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 4 – Deer Lodge 14

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