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Jean Atherly

History of the Local Rag, part II: The Jean Years

Last month, in the first installment of the History of the Local Rag, we met Lou Ward, who started the paper in Red Lodge in 1991. She had both good times and bad times, and put in a lot of hard work producing the paper, but it’s in her blood. Before the Local Rag, she… Read More ›

Lou and Isis

History of the Local Rag, part I: Lou and the “Local News”

In September of last year, my wife Kathy and I purchased a 16-year-old newspaper called the Local Rag. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and it makes one stop and think: how did my predecessors do this? Where did the Local Rag really come from and how does it work? To answer these questions for our readers,… Read More ›

Things I Most Love About Red Lodge

This article was first printed in 2001 when Lou Ward, founder and creative vision behind the Red Lodge Local, was moving away to Ireland. The current owners of the Local Rag (Gary & Kathy Robson) happened to pick up that issue of the paper, and it was one of the things that convinced them to… Read More ›