Pioneer starts new office policy due to virus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

To help our Big Timber Pioneer customers and friends and safeguard you and our staff during this coronavirus situation, we have decided to close the office to foot traffic until further notice.

That doesn’t mean you can’t contact us. Please feel free to ask us questions, place an ad or renew a subscription, give us story ideas or to conduct any other business during this period by email, phone or fax. Our staff will be in the office on Mondays through Wednesdays, and off and on during Thursdays and Fridays.

We do ask that you call us and leave a message or email or fax us for any business you have with the Pioneer. This is to protect both customers and employees from spreading the virus. We respectfully ask that you contact us in other ways than in person for now.

If you wish to place an ad or communicate with our ad manager, Holly Staples, email her at If you want to place a classified ad, pay a bill or discuss publishing an obituary or death notice, email our office manager Kari Tronrud at If you have a story idea or other business with our editorial department, you can email our news reporter Elias at or contact our editor Jeff at

Our office phone number is (406) 932-5298. Our fax number is (406) 932-4931.

We appreciate your patience during this time.