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Ask the Chief – September 2014

August 29, 2014

This is an ongoing series where concerned citizens like you can ask questions of Red Lodge Police Chief Steve Hibler. If there’s anything you want to know about locals laws and ordinances or how the RLPD works, please send your question to editor@LocalRag.com. There are two rules: keep it polite, and don’t dredge up the… Read More ›

Ask the Chief – August 2014

This is the first in a series of articles where concerned citizens like you can ask questions of Red Lodge Police Chief Steve Hibler. If there’s anything you want to know about local laws and ordinances or how the RLPD works, please send your question to editor@LocalRag.com. There are two rules: keep it polite, and… Read More ›

Steven Hibler

Steven Hibler chosen as Red Lodge Chief of Police

Mayor Ed Williams has selected a new Police Chief for Red Lodge: Steven Hibler of Camby, Indiana. His selection is the culmination of a months-long search that drew over 60 applicants from all over the country. Steve chose his career early in life. He took a post in the Indiana Army National Guard and joined… Read More ›

My thoughts on selecting our new Police Chief

Normally, I leave editorials to the editor, but I want to make it clear that this article is my personal opinion, and the word “publishertorial” sounds really stupid. I have been intimately involved in the search for a new Police Chief in Red Lodge since former Chief Richard Pringle retired (see his interview in the… Read More ›

Election Updates: June 3 Primary

After the close of candidate filing for the November 4, 2014 election, it has been determined by the election administrator that no primary election for the county offices or city offices will be held as per MCA 13-14-115. In addition to cost savings, a primary election will not affect the candidates that will be on… Read More ›

Retired Police Chief Richard Pringle

A Chat with the (former) Chief

Friday, February 28 was Red Lodge Police Chief Richard Pringle’s last day on the job, as he retired after over 13 years with RLPD. We sat down with him the next day to do a lightweight Local Rag-style interview, and ended up drifting into a discussion on the state of modern small-town policing. When Pringle… Read More ›

Tea with the Mayor, Tuesday March 4

How will construction on the 212 project affect our lives this summer? Are there any solutions in the works to battle trash during upcoming festivals? How responsible am I for clearing snow in front of my business on Broadway? Where can I speak my piece? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE TURKEYS!?!? These were all very interesting… Read More ›

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Coffee with the Mayor, Thursday Feb 20

by Emory Robinson On Thursday the Local Rag attended “Coffee with the Mayor” at Honey’s Café, which is a recurring social meeting with our new Mayor, Ed Williams, every third Thursday of the month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. These meetings involve open discussion regarding the current affairs of our town. These involve any… Read More ›

Police Chief Search 2014

Police Chief Search 2014

The search for a new Red Lodge Police Chief has stepped up. With Chief Pringle retiring in just over a week, Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams has hired Bob Carden of Prothman — an executive search firm specializing in city employees — to find a new chief. Carden, a former police chief himself, has met… Read More ›

Tea with the Mayor

Tea with the Mayor, Tuesday Feb 4

The first Tuesday of each month is “Tea with the Mayor” at Red Lodge Books & Tea. Local residents and business owners can stop by between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. and discuss whatever concerns them with Mayor Ed Williams. The majority of this month’s meeting was spent discussing upcoming highway construction along highways 212 and… Read More ›

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