Friday, July 29, 2016

Merrill Clark Gardner
A Fishtail man who ran a drug ring that involved the trafficking of 178 pounds of methamphetamine will spend 15 years in prison. Merrill Clark Gardner, 62, was sentenced Thursday in Billings to 183 months in a federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.
The state investigation into Stillwater County Weed Coordinator Will Patterson has taken a new twist. Pornography has been found on Patterson's work computer, according to a letter from Stillwater County Attorney Nancy Rohde to Montana Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Bureau Chief John Strandell.
An elderly Oregon man was killed in a single car rollover on I-90 caused by a rear tire blow-out near Park City Saturday. Roger August Haas, an 82-year-old from Portland, Ore., was killed in the 12:30 p.m. crash in the eastbound lane of I-90 near Park City. Haas was pronounced dead at the scene.
Every year by about this time, I’ve seen a few questionable incidents and practices on the river that are cause for concern. So, I thought it might be worthwhile to devote a few words to the subject.
The summer's first substantial wildfire struck Saturday night when a combine sparked a 72-acre blaze in the Countryman Creek area.
A Billings man collapsed and died during a hike to Mystic Lake Saturday afternoon. Scott Lewis Marchant, 47, reportedly collapsed and stopped breathing sometime before 1:30 p.m., according to Stillwater County Sheriff's Dispatch records.
Merrill Clark Gardner

Obituaries

Lee Charles Goddard, 89, passed away on July 23, 2016, at Billings Clinic Hospital.