Thursday, September 29, 2016

On Aug. 30, 2006, the Derby Fire was burning close to I-90, which was closed from Columbus to Livingston. By Sept. 21, the fire had burned about 223,570 acres and destroyed 26 homes and 20 outbuildings when it was reportedly 90 percent contained.
It’s been 10 years since the Derby Fire ran across much of Stillwater County, leaving more than 200,000 acres and 26 homes in ashes after 23 days of smoke and flames.
Thea Karamzadeh and Jen Davis (sitting in the cart) get ready to go wheel-to-wheel against Jason Goddard and Stillwater County Commissioner-elect Mark Crago at last Saturday’s shopping kart race at the First Annual End of Summer Bash in Columbus. Standing between the teams is Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Administrator Tressie Goddard.
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Administrator Tressie Goddard was integral in pulling the first annual End of Summer Bash that took place in Columbus last Saturday. The core group responsible for the fun was SCORE.
Columbus Cougar senior Connor Solomon breaks through the open hole led by senior blockers Cody Wegner (69) and EJ Daniels (11) at the Sept. 16 Homecoming game against Three Forks.
The Cougars brought smiles to their cheering Homecoming fans on Sept. 16 by defeating the visiting Three Forks Wolves 25-8. “Its always nice to get the win – especially on Homecoming,” Columbus head coach Blake Hoge said.
 Absarokee sophomore Mallorey Sheppard goes up for the block against Branstetter
Two Class C volleyball teams from the Stillwater competed against Class B teams at the Huntley Project Coaches Classic in Worden on Sept. 17. Both the Absarokee Huskies and the Park City Panthers went 1-3-1, while the Columbus Cougars went 0-5, including a loss to Absarokee.
A former Columbus Police Department sergeant has filed suit against the city, the police chief and the mayor, alleging he was unfairly fired in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation.
The early week cold front that blasted through the region brought more than an inch of rain to Columbus and 10 inches of snow to Mystic Lake.
On Aug. 30, 2006, the Derby Fire was burning close to I-90, which was closed from Columbus to Livingston. By Sept. 21, the fire had burned about 223,570 acres and destroyed 26 homes and 20 outbuildings when it was reportedly 90 percent contained.
Thea Karamzadeh and Jen Davis (sitting in the cart) get ready to go wheel-to-wheel against Jason Goddard and Stillwater County Commissioner-elect Mark Crago at last Saturday’s shopping kart race at the First Annual End of Summer Bash in Columbus. Standing between the teams is Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Administrator Tressie Goddard.
Columbus Cougar senior Connor Solomon breaks through the open hole led by senior blockers Cody Wegner (69) and EJ Daniels (11) at the Sept. 16 Homecoming game against Three Forks.
 Absarokee sophomore Mallorey Sheppard goes up for the block against Branstetter

Obituaries

We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend Mary Sydney Bray, 86, of Hall, Mont., on Sept. 18, 2016.