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Ask the Chief

Ask the Chief – September 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 ›

Sass and Class

Denim: The new crisp white shirt

Ladies, there is a trend that has literally made my heart all a-flutter! It’s the great denim snap-front shirt! Allow me just a moment to tell you how timeless a great denim shirt can be. They can be worn snapped up the front with a great pair of jeans, boots, and jewelry. They can be… Read More ›

Sex Education in Carbon County

Sex can be a difficult and awkward thing to discuss. Especially with your children! Numerous studies have shown, however, that teens who receive comprehensive sexual education are less likely to become unintentionally pregnant and to contract sexually transmitted diseases or infections. The question is, who should that education come from? What are we doing here… Read More ›

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Be the change you want to see

Photography changes us. We are becoming less interested in words and more interested in images. Photography has changed the culture too. Dorothea Lange documented the plight of the migrant farm worker in the years after the great depression, and soon after Ansel Adams began documenting the beauty of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada… Read More ›

Oktobrefiesta

Rush’s Mexican Wedding Beer: Oktobre Fiesta

by Rush Nicholson, brewer, Red Lodge Ales Something different is brewing down at Red Lodge Ales. I have been a brewer there for a little over five years. When I became engaged this past December to Liarae Martinez – who coincidentally works at the brewery as well – I conjured up the concept of creating… Read More ›

Red Lodge: A Community of Heroes

During the poker run on Saturday, July 19, a terrible motorcycle accident happened on the Beartooth Pass. Tyson Henderson and Amy Asay, both visiting from Billings, went off the road on a Harley and were badly injured. Just minutes behind them was Alissa Buckstead, Manager at Bone Daddy’s Custom Cycle and Assistant Director at Cedarwood… Read More ›

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The Killing of Wolf Number Ten

The wolf that would later be named “Wolf Number Ten” was captured in Alberta, Canada in January of 1995. He was a huge 122-pound alpha male, destined to be one of the pack leaders for the wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. He was placed in the Rose Creek acclimation pen, where he met Wolf… Read More ›

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Fracking – Science and History

  As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are… Read More ›

Fracking – The Argument Against

As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are having… Read More ›

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Fracking – The Argument in Favor

As with any hot-button issue, it is generally easy to find opinions on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” It’s harder to find unbiased information, and most of us don’t really want to seek out opinions we disagree with. This leads to reinforcing our own view, just as the people we disagree with are having… Read More ›

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