Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • The Custer County junior varsity football team played a cohesive game and won their season opener 46-14 over Dickinson on Monday. Cowboy assistant coaches Aaron Essex and John Tooke were in charge of the squad and put the ball in the hands of Arie Leischner, which proved prudent. Leischner, a junior, did a good job of seeing the field and finding...
  • The 2016 Eastern Montana Fair wrapped up this past weekend, with a car-crushing demolition derby, a spectacular fireworks display and a concert by country music artist Clay Walker. The four-day event, conducted under mostly sunny skies, drew thousands to the fairgrounds in Miles City. Earlier events included a tractor pull and two nights of...
  • Friday night the Cowboys took the field for their first home game with Jeff Regan as Head Coach. The Cowboys took on the Powell Panthers in a non-conference game for Miles City and a zero-week game for the Panthers. The Panthers travel to Miles City every other year to see different competition and compete against a higher level of competition,...
  • The Miles City Golf Invitational took place Friday afternoon at the Town and Country Club.  The golf team has been practicing since Aug. 11 and with the Miles City Invitational have already competed in three tournaments.  Head Coach Jon Harris was very pleased with the outcome of his tournament, “We had about 55 kids, it was great...
  • Government moves slowly except when it is in a hurry, and what to do with the former Veterans Administration Hospital in Miles City is a perfect case. After nearly two decades of inaction, the federal government is now giving Custer County 90 days to take possession of the buildings, or they will be sold at public auction. In the late 1990s, with...
  • Thursday was filled with tears, excitement and disbelief for the members of oneHealth of Miles City as they were surprised with a $50,000 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant from BlueCross and BlueShield of Montana (BCBSMT). The money will be used to place nurses in Custer County District High School and Washington Middle School, at least...
  • Dickinson State University and the University of Montana Western will take the field Saturday at 6:00 pm. The two teams decided to kick off their seasons in Miles City this year. With the help of Kelly Reid, DSU Head Coach Pete Stanton has been trying to play in Miles City for a few years.  Dickinson State always recruits CCDHS football...
  • With the stench of dead fish wafting off the Yellowstone River at Mallard’s Rest Tuesday morning, Gov. Steve Bullock addressed a gathering of Livingston-area residents about the Yellowstone River closure, now in its sixth day.  “It’s difficult to look at this river and not see people on it,” Bullock said.  The...
  • Officials at Miles Community College will take a new approach to combatting alcohol use that focuses on helping students instead of just punishing them. Aaron Stucker, director of housing and student life, proposed the new policy to the Residence Life Committee in early August. The policy will be adopted beginning this fall, the MCC board learned...
  • Former Miles City Mayor Butch Grenz was the only applicant for an open seat on the Miles City Council, but the council rejected his application by a vote of 6-2 Tuesday night at City Hall. The council has reopened the search for a new council member from Ward 2 to replace Rachel Sloan, who has resigned. Sloan was sworn in last October to fill the...