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DSVS/Power Up – The FUN Job

December 1, 2014

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 ›

Lunch in the Sun

Lunch in the Sun

We all know Red Lodge is an especially awesome place, but have you ever wondered why? Here is one of many reasons: In the first week of April, a bunch of community organizations received a letter from No Kid Hungry Montana saying that Red Lodge doesn’t have an program to provide food for kids in… Read More ›

New Pet Adoption Center Coming April 12

This spring, the Beartooth Humane Alliance will be opening an adoption center at the office of Silver Run Vet in Red Lodge (18 N. Broadway). The Adoption Center will better enable BHA to feature adult cats and kittens awaiting a new home and increase the opportunities for a quicker adoption. The adoption center will have… Read More ›

Free Spay-Neuter Clinics

To prevent the birth of unwanted puppy and kitten litters and to further reduce the number of homeless animals in Carbon County, Beartooth Humane Alliance will be offering its free spay/neuter clinic, Operation Nip & Tuck XII, on Friday, April 11 for dogs only, and on Friday, April 25 for cats only at a new… Read More ›

Libby Brighton-Johnson

Spotlight: Libby Brighton-Johnson

A spotlight profile by BaLeigh Harper for Power Up, Speak Out! and DSVS Power Up, Speak Out!, the education program of DSVS, was launched in 2010 to teach healthy equitable, violence-free relationship skills to youth. A free, state-wide resource, Power Up, Speak Out! is successful thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers. We are so… Read More ›

Rez Dog Rescue

Rez Dog Rescue

Rez Dog Rescue is a foster home based dog rescue organization that operates out of Billings. Sheri Lee, fearless leader and Executive Director, is assisted by Bernie Wahl (Executive Coordinator of Minions), as well as a host of volunteers. All of the dogs and puppies are fostered in loving homes, never in cages. Most of… Read More ›

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Don’t Give Teen Dating Violence the Silent Treatment

by Travis Burdick Despite how we might cringe or blush to think of our own teens dating, relationships in our teen years can set the tone for future intimate relationships. Does their dating partner treat them as an equal, or do they try to control them? These questions are at the heart of whether a… Read More ›

RLHS Volunteers

The Volunteer Lifestyle

Red Lodge High School has implemented a new graduation requirement. Beginning with freshman this year, students will be required to log volunteer hours in order to receive their high school diploma. Next year it will include sophomores, and so on, until the entire school is involved. The high school has paired up with a new… Read More ›

Holiday Giving

If you are looking for help – or looking to help others – this holiday season, it isn’t too late! Baretooth Cupboards is continuing holiday food baskets this year. If you’re looking for help then simply sign up for a basket of food at Baretooth Cupboards, located at 17 East 11th Street in Red Lodge…. Read More ›