Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Signups for the 25th annual Cowtown Classic Youth Basketball Tournament are underway. The annual tournament for boys and girls in grades 5-8 is hosted by the Miles Community College Pioneer Club and is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit the MCC men’s and women’s basketball...
  • A trio of freshmen Custer County District High School varsity wrestlers — Braxton Scheeler, Kaid Campbell and Tyler Harms — earned third-place finishes at a tournament at Colstrip High School on Dec. 22. Wrestling at 103 pounds, Scheeler pinned Shepherd freshman Mason Henry in 1:10 and went on to place third in the eight-team...
  • Despite 13 players on the scoreboard and a strong 20 points from senior Tyler Burke, the Custer County District High School Cowboys dropped a home game against Eastern A rival Laurel 54-49 on Saturday.  “Tyler’s playing well on both sides of the ball,” said Cowboys head coach Houston Finn. “We expect a lot out of him...
  • Custer County District High School junior Kaelei Koenig shot 10-22 from the field and junior guard Ashley Venable hit three 3-pointers in a row as the run-and-gun Cowgirls held off the Lady Rams of Billings Central Catholic 59-52 on Friday.  “We haven’t beat Central in a while,” said Cowgirls head coach Aaron Essex, “...
  • Miles Citians will have the chance to enjoy good food and dance the night away while helping children with life-threatening illnesses by attending Erin’s Crystal Ball 2017 on Saturday. Attendees are welcome to dress up in formal evening wear or come in more casual attire. The event will be in the Centra on the Miles Community College campus...
  • At Thursday’s meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) Executive Director Jim Atchison gave a legislative update. “Coal and Colstrip will definitely be in the news during the legislature,” said Atchison. “There’s five Colstrip bills in...
  • The term “dumb jocks” simply doesn’t apply at Miles Community College. But “student athletes” certainly does. Members of MCC’s eight athletic programs are having a championship season in the classroom, MCC athletic directors Jeff Brabant and Chase Tait announced this week. The school’s 75 student athletes...
  • The flu season has officially arrived. Cindia Ellis, public health coordinator, of OneHealth  in Miles City said Thursday that three confirmed cases of influenza have been reported in Custer County. Officials from the State Department of Health and Human Services, who confirmed the flu cases, said there is influenza across the state. As a...
  • Rae Anne McCafferty of Billings, 62, passed away at her home in Billings, MT on December 21, 2016. A Fort Benton High School and MSU graduate in nursing, she spent 29 years at St. Vincent’s hospital in Billings in the OB/GYN department loving and caring for moms and babies, with another 5 years as an office nurse. She is survived by her...
  • When you think of animal research at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station in Miles City, you probably think of beef cattle. But when the station opened in 1924, other animals were bred and studied there as well. Initially, Rambouillet ewes were maintained for experiments in breeding and feeding, as well as wool studies. In 1941,...