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Pictured left to right: Maelynn Kistard, Tyler Metcalf, Nate Polakoff and Fran Graham

Another Example of Red Lodge’s Hard-Working Youth

January 26, 2015

Who are these citizens in disguise? Youth volunteers. These community super heroes are getting things done! All together these highly committed volunteers have put in more than 200 hours of time making our community better. They have done everything from helping out at the Boys and Girls Club to training service dogs. To pay homage… Read More ›

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Kids and Christmas

Children always seem to have a fresh, honest outlook on life. They also have no filters between their brains and their mouths. To see what they are thinking about Christmas, we asked questions of various grade levels at Mountain View Elementary School in Red Lodge. If you had billions of dollars, what would you get… Read More ›


Christmas Family Photography

Sometimes the photographs taken on Christmas morning of the children opening presents become more valuable than the presents we give the children. As with many photographs, we sometimes only see their value when time has passed and we look back on those fleeting moments, looking to relive them again. Christmas photographs should be left to… Read More ›

Sass and Class

Fashion Protocol for the Season’s Festivities

Tis the Season to celebrate and if you are like many of us there seems to be more and more parties to go to every year! So what does a girl do? I mean there is always that “One Party” that we all lament over going to. You know the one where no matter what… Read More ›


DSVS/Power Up – The FUN Job

by BaLeigh Harper When I say I work for a domestic and sexual violence service agency, I often have to quickly respond to sad faces or awkward silence by explaining, “No, no! I have the fun job!” It’s true—at DSVS we often hear sad stories. So we created our education program, Power Up, Speak Out!… Read More ›

Yellow Ribbon

Carbon and Stillwater Counties Yellow Ribbon Community

In January of 2011 sixty community leaders from Red Lodge attended a presentation by the US National Guard. By the end of the presentation, four of them had already decided to put a plan into action and make Red Lodge Montana’s first Yellow Ribbon Community. The original steering committee consisted of John Toler, Glory Mahan,… Read More ›

Bear Charge

Bear Charge

by Kevin McClane A few weeks ago, on a day like many other days, I decided to use some of my spare time to drive up into the Beartooths. This particular drive lead me past Greenough Lake and up towards the Glacier Lake trailhead. I’ve been out there many times and always see something different…. Read More ›


High School Senior Portraits

It’s that time of year when the kids are going back to school, and the seniors in high school find out that they have to think about getting their senior pictures done. Most will feel that graduation is a long way away and there will be plenty of time. Soon enough, though, they will notice… Read More ›

The Thrifty Hippie

The Thrifty Hippie

by Liz Baker This thrifty hippie is inviting Red Lodge residents to believe they can be frugal when buying local! Many people are trying to save money, but it’s important to not lose sight of where that money goes. I believe in supporting our community when we can, so I’m compiling ideas and recipes that… Read More ›

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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Let’s make one thing clear nice and early: there have been Marvel movies I’ve really liked (Iron Man, Captain America 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, etc.), and Marvel movies I’ve been kinda “eh” on (Iron Man 3, Thor 1 & 2, etc.), but none that I’ve really outright disliked. Not from Marvel’s studios, anyway… Read More ›