Sep 252013

NorthWestern Energy has announced a scheduled Power Outage for the City of Deer Lodge from 1 am on Thursday September 26th 2013. The outage will last for approximately 5 hours and will enable the company to safely make repairs at a local substation.

The area impacted covers the entire City of Deer Lodge, west to the Montana State Prison area, east to Poly Mountain, south to the Race Track area and north to the edge of the City.

For any questions, please contact NorthWestern Energy on (888) 467-2669

Click HERE for the poster from NWE

Sep 182013

Press Release from the Deer Lodge Development Group.



WHERE: Pen Convention Center on Main Street

WHEN: 7 pm on September 19th 2013

The purpose of this meeting will be to update the public on the status of DLDG’s projects, Hotel Deer Lodge, upcoming events, and encourage membership to our organization.

With the community’s help, we have accomplished a lot in the past year and have exciting things ahead, and want to expand Deer Lodge’s fan base!

Please join us on September 19! (Did I mention there’d be treats?)

See you there!

Sherrill Ellis Kraakmo, Executive Director, Deer Lodge Development Group

Sep 092013

The 18th Annual Big Sky Draft Horse Expo makes Deer Lodge the place to be this weekend.

Starting at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th September 2013, events taking place at the Tri-County Fairgrounds include:

>    Six horse hitch Conformation

>    Four horse Hitch and Driving and Four Abreast

>    Junior and Senior Team Driving

>    Ladies, Pleasure and Junior Cart

>    Tandem and Unicorn

>    Antique/Unique and Street/Working

>    Working teamster classes including obstacle course, log skidding, and cultivating

>    Feed team race

>    Kids stick horse race and more

A Trade Show provides an opportunity to view and purchase items ranging from draft horse harnesses to art and books. It is always a mix of interesting items.

Admission is $10 per adult per day ($5 per day for 11-18 year olds)

Event Buttons are $18, and this includes entry into the Expo on both days, plus admission to the Old Montana Prison Museums and entry into the Prize Draw.

Family Tickets are $25 per day (2 adults with up to 4 kids up to 18) or $40 for the Weekend.

More information is available on the website at

Deer Lodge is also home to the 7th Annual Montana Academy of Living History. From 11th to 13th September, various events, local tours and workshops will be held. More details on the website at