May 112016

Town Hall Meeting

The Resource Team is coming back!

Thursday, May 12th at 5:30 pm

Powell County Community Center, corner of 5th and Cottonwood.

 Report from the Resource Team Assessment that was held in Deer Lodge on March 7th  and 8th.

The purpose of the meeting will be to

  1. Briefly review the report
  2. Identify projects
  3. Set priorities
  4. Create working groups for action.

They prepared the report and now they are returning with the Prioritizing meeting.

We need volunteers to step up and help move Deer Lodge in a new direction.

Please make plans to attend. Let’s work together toward a more prosperous Deer Lodge!!

Be a part of the working groups for action. Door prizes!!

The Team’s Report can be downloaded from this link:

May 062014


A public meeting with the Montana Department of Transport has been set up for Wednesday 7th May at 6pm at the Pen Convention Center.


Since last month, road construction on I-90 in the Deer Lodge area has had a devastating effect on some of our local businesses and tourist attractions. Prior to this construction, the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Old Montana Prison Museums, Grant-Kohrs Ranch and SouthWest Montana Tourism contacted the Montana Department of Transport requesting a local meeting be held to listen to ideas that we have in mitigating the effects of these projects. To date, no satisfactory response has been received, and no meeting has been scheduled by the MDT. At the very least, better signage on the approaches and off ramps into Deer Lodge would help.

If you and your business have been affected and you wish to register your ideas and request a local meeting , please contact the following people at these State departments:

MDT, Director – Mike Tooley – (406)-444-6201 –

MDT Butte District – Jeff Ebert – (406) 494-9625-

MDT Butte District Preconstruction – Dustin Rouse – (406) 494-9636 –

Office of Economic Development – Andy Shirtliff  – (406) 444-5472 –

Department of Commerce, Director – Meg O’Leary – (406) 841 2700 –




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