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b10 ...... MONTAN P. HIS T ORIC AL LIBRARY PO BOX 2 012 01 RELE21.0., MT F. 9 1 5'2 0 -12 01 R J3 U 1\1 11' WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 - VOLUME 133, NUMBER 26 MAKING HEADLINES SINCE 1881 - DILLON, MONTANA - 75 CENTS Tribune welcomes new ad staffer Kayla Parker has joined the staff of the Dillon Tribune as advertising sales represen- tative. Parker, a recent graduate of the University of Montana Western, began her duties this week, and is responsible for general advertis- ing sales for the Tribune, including display, classified and online ad- vertising. She completed her bachelor's degree in busi- ness administration, with a minor in visual arts, in May. Prior to attend- ing UMW, she went to grade school in Dillon and graduated from Twin Bridges High School. At Western, she was active in the Art Club, serving as secretary. Parker's college studies included focus on marketing and advertising. She said she particularly enjoys the challenges of market- ing and looks forward to helping customers develop their businesses. \I'm excited about this opportunity with the Tribune,\ she said. \I'm looking forward to learning more about the community and working with our customers.\ KAYLA PARKER RATPOD riders hit Dillon this weekend Sturgis has their version of a two -wheel invasion, and Dillon has Ride Around the Pio- neers in One Day (RATPOD), a fundraiser for Camp Mak-A-Dream. RATPOD is a 130 -Mile, one -day bicycle ride to benefit Camp Mak-A-Dream, a cost-free, medical camp in Western Montana serving children, teens, young adults and families affected by cancer. Riders are encouraged to raise donations for the camp and bring them to the event Prizes will be awarded to the top donation -earning riders. Within hours of the opening of the March 4 registration, the capacity 650 riders is reached. Within a month, the group stops adding names to the waiting list. It is a happening with the best of intentions. The ride takes place in the scenic Big Hole Valley. Riders encounter three wilderness mountain ranges. Pristine rivers are followed. RATPOD starts and ends each year in Dillon. There are five food/water stops along the route, as well as pre -ride pasta dinner (Friday evening) and post -ride barbecue and music (Saturday night) following the ride at the start/finish on the University of Montana - Western campus in Dillon - all of which are included with riders' registration fees. Dillon Summer Sizzler scheduled for July 12 The Beaverhead Business Builders and Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce will spon- sor the Summer Sizzler on July 12. The event annually brings the community together to downtown Dillon for a street festival -type at- mosphere that is family friendly and promotes local business. For more information on the Summer Sizzler, either to set-up as a vendor or provide talent as entertainment, call Debbie Sporich at The Book Store (683-6807) Ladies' Night Out tonight at 6:30 The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary, a group of energetic women who work with the Dillon Jaycees to fulfill their call of service to the community, will hold Ladies' Night Out, tonight starting at 6:30 p.m at the Lion's Den. The group will provide pizza and beverages during the social gathering in which the organization hopes to recruit new members. The Auxiliary is for women 21 to 40 who would like to make Dillon a better place, and build friendships in the process For more information, contact president Stephanie Vinson (490-6247) or any Jaycee Auxiliary member ALMANAC NEWS OF RF:CORD B-1 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING B-2 EDUCATION A-6 A-5 OBITUARIES B-1 OPINION A-4 Stitnurs A-7 WEATIIE,R Kidnapper given 10 -year prison term Judge Tucker hands down maximum sentence to Goulet on violent offense By J.P. Plutt Dillon Tribune staff The prosecutor, the victim and almost 25 family members and friends in court, the probation officer and even the defendant felt 10 years was a fair sentence for Fifth Judicial District Judge Loren Thcker to give Joseph Clinton Goulet on the charge of felony kidnapping. To be fair, Goulet and his attor- ney requested that seven of the 10 years be suspended, but Judge Tucker ruled on the side of everyone else in attendance at Beaverhead County Courthouse and sentenced Goulet to a full 10 year term with Montana State Prison. The sentencing hearing for Goulet Tuesday morning followed a change of plea and plea agreement entered on March 11, between Beaverhead County Attorney Jed Fitch and Continued to page A-3 The long walk Convicted kidnapper Joseph Clinton Goulet leaves District Court for the Beaverhead County Jail and awaits a decision from the Montana State Prison on his residential arrangements for the next ten years. To Goulet's left is public defender Walter Hennessey and behind Goulet is County Attorney Jed Fitch. JP. Plutt photo 97 cadets meet the ChalleNGe The Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy graduated 97 young men and women from the program on Saturday during the 30th commence- ment of the 15 -year program To date, 2,125 young adults have successfully navigated the program through com- mencement. Those cadets have con- tributed 120.000 hours of community service to southwestern Montana, successfully integrating into the community as valued members, both as an economic entity with the jobs created through the program's creation, and the invaluable help through the community service com- ponent that the academy contributes to the vitality of the area In the photo above, .1MG Pub- lic Speaking Award winner Jaryll Redfox tells his fellow graduates that they have \risen to the occasion.\ At left, keynote speaker Dr. Shannon O'Brien. Montana Gov Steve Bull- ock's education policy advisor, talks to the graduates about courage and humility tip mutt phot\. City Council u -turns on street closures By M.P. Regan Dillon Tribune staff The Dillon City Council seemed to reverse course last Wednesday on its previously -stated criteria for street closure requests, before asserting those standards do not actually ex- ist, just yet. The Council voted 4-1 (with one abstention) to approve the street closure request by Barry and Mary Anne Briggs for South Washington Street between Morse and Orr streets for a July 4 family reunion from 8 a.m. to noon. \We're having a family reunion at my house,\ explained Briggs, who lives at 217 E. Orr. \There will be 25 people there all day, so I wanted to ask the City Council if they could close the street for that day for the safety of my family and other people in that vicinity.\ added Briggs, noting that he had talked to his neighbors and had submitted a street closure application and the required $250 cleanup deposit to the city, along with proof of liability insurance for the event. \I understand that this isn't like the usual thing you do. I'm just asking that you do this. It's a one-time thing and not a big deal. I just think when you get that many people together, there's going to be some congestion. We are going to have four -wheelers there, and I just would like the city to approve that.\ Before casting the lone dissenting vote on the Briggs' street closure request. Ward 1 Councilperson Bob Cottom urged his fellow representa- tives to consider consistency by re- minding them that a similar request last year for a street closure for a private graduation party had actually been turned down by the Council. \The City Council said 'No,' and somebody brought up that it has to he for a public function to close,\ commented Cottom, who also brought up a recently rejected street closure request for a private wedding recep- tion in Dillon. When the Council was asked if the city had any concrete criteria for street closure requests related to private vs. public functions, Council - person Bill Shafer said he believed the Judiciary Committee was in the process reviewing the issue. \We looked at the application and the information that goes out to the applicant and it was not listed in there to where it has to be open to the public,\ City Director of Operations J.S Turner said of the street closure request standards. \1 think that was discussed during the process when we were putting this application process together, but that never did get in the application materials.\ added Thrner. Turner revealed that he had put a pair of additional conditions on the Briggs street closure request: that the center of the closed street remain clear for the passage of emergency Continued to page A-3 11111 mums 911141 SI 1t i<1111 to I ui i)11.1.0N i • ItIli(,Nt, 101)AV WC; 233 I Ni \ II it It II) I 1)1\101t ('1)11.1.0V11(11111 \L.( OM

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