09/20/2018 - 8:04am
Convicted felons — including violent offenders, burglars, drug users, escapees and thieves — served as some of the official signature gatherers for the cigarette tax initiative that will appear on the November general election ballot and in doing so...


SCN photo by Ardona Robbins

Cougar junior Trey Stampfel gets a second look at the ball as he pulls it in after losing it initially. See the photo gallery at the bottom of our webpage for more football shots.

09/20/2018 - 12:00am
The Columbus Cougars were able to bounce back from the team’s loss to Broad-water to pick up a conference win last Friday against the Jefferson (Boulder) Panthers. Senior wide receiver Dylan Raihl opened up the scoring on a 4-yard run in the first...


09/20/2018 - 12:00am
I was the publisher of four newspapers — Absarokee, Columbus, Bridger and Red Lodge — when I first became acquainted with Blair Jones. He was an outstanding county attorney and I sincerely believed he had the integrity to become an outstanding judge...


09/20/2018 - 12:00am
A couple of mornings the past week or so have given us a quick reminder that a change in the season is coming and fall is on its way. It’s my personal favorite time of the year to be fishing our area rivers and streams. Fishing conditions on both...


09/20/2018 - 8:22am
Richard “Trapper” Martin was born in Billings on Oct. 4, 1946, the sixth of seven children of Thomas and Helen Coop Martin. He passed away from cancer on Sept. 16, 2018. Trapper attended Limestone Elementary School and graduated from Absarokee High...