Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote makes a point during the Feb. 17 meeting of the Crow Tribal General Council as Speaker of the House Knute Old Crow looks on. Old Coyote said cross-deputization between the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs would help cut down on the drug problem present in the Crow Reservation.
From teenage years on, nearly every Big Horn County resident – including those who haven’t had so much as a parking ticket in years – knows a particular strategy to use should they hypothetically choose to flee the law. If spotted by a sheriff’s deputy, speed towards the Crow Reservation line, where deputies have no...
This boarded up room at the Rodeway Inn is where a 26-year-old Busby woman was found dead after a midnight fire on Tuesday. Her name has yet to be released.
A boarded up room on the second floor of the Rodeway Inn Hotel in Hardin marks the spot of a midnight fire that started Tuesday and where a 26-year-old Busby woman was found dead.According to personnel from the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, the circumstances surrounding the fire and woman’s death are under investigation. Her family...
Caroline Dee Bighair
The ex-wife of a former Big Horn County sheriff admitted at a Feb. 17 court appearance in Billings to fraudulently obtaining more than $23,000 in Social Security benefits. According to court documents, Caroline Dee Bighair, 41, of Crow Agency failed to disclose her husband’s income and that he was living in the household during a period...
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to Hardin School District cafeteria staff during his November 2014 tour of schools incorporating morning breakfast programs. The school’s Nutrition Department served 54,270 meals to district students for the month of January.
The Hardin School Nutrition Department is one of three school organizations in Montana to receive the prestigious First Lady Breakfast Champion Award from the Governor’s Office for increased participation in an existing School Breakfast Program. According to the Nutrition Department, the staff has served 54,270 meals in January, an all-time...
Big Horn FFA students meet at the Hardin High School gymnasium to take a photo for FFA Week. The week runs from Saturday to Saturday in the seven days encompassing George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22.
Every year, FFA chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week. The tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The celebration was originally held in 1948. FFA Week runs...
Two Big Horn County patrol cars sit outside the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning. The county jail, contained within the building, has been ranked in a survey by the American Civil Liberties Union as having the lowest prisoner satisfaction in access to natural light, food variety, plumbing and mold management.
If the title of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report isn’t a good enough hint – “Locked in the Past: Montana’s Jails in Crisis” – then the 70-page document itself clearly stresses the desire to improve jail conditions in Montana, which the writers consider under-funded and inadequate. Though...
Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote makes a point during the Feb. 17 meeting of the Crow Tribal General Council as Speaker of the House Knute Old Crow looks on. Old Coyote said cross-deputization between the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs would help cut down on the drug problem present in the Crow Reservation.
This boarded up room at the Rodeway Inn is where a 26-year-old Busby woman was found dead after a midnight fire on Tuesday. Her name has yet to be released.
Caroline Dee Bighair
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to Hardin School District cafeteria staff during his November 2014 tour of schools incorporating morning breakfast programs. The school’s Nutrition Department served 54,270 meals to district students for the month of January.
Big Horn FFA students meet at the Hardin High School gymnasium to take a photo for FFA Week. The week runs from Saturday to Saturday in the seven days encompassing George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22.
Two Big Horn County patrol cars sit outside the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning. The county jail, contained within the building, has been ranked in a survey by the American Civil Liberties Union as having the lowest prisoner satisfaction in access to natural light, food variety, plumbing and mold management.

School & Activities

Big Horn FFA students meet at the Hardin High School gymnasium to take a photo for FFA Week. The week runs from Saturday to Saturday in the seven days encompassing George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22.
Every year, FFA chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week.

Obituaries

Cheryl Mona Bear Claw
Cheryl Mona Bear Claw, 52, of Pryor formerly of Denver, died Feb. 19, 2015 of injuries sustained in a one-car accident north of Pryor.