Monthly archive

December, 2016

  • Snow removal efforts continue as state, county and city crews, as well as individuals, do what they can to remove the massive amounts of snow Miles City received Christmas Day. According to the National Weather Service office in Billings, accurate readings of the amount of snow Miles City received are not available because the blowing snow makes...
  • On December 23, 2016 surrounded by family, Ellis passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Ellis was 80 years old.  Ellis Williams was born in Uncle Floyd and Aunt Lena (Crosby) Ellis’ house in Ekalaka, Montana on March 16, 1936. Ellis was the first of five children born to Georgia (Crosby) and Lester Williams. Ellis attended...
  • Jared Bellows, an infielder and pitcher from Miles City, has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball for the Miles Community College Pioneers. MCC coach Jeff Brabant made the announcement at a signing ceremony earlier this month, terming it a “great day for Pioneer baseball.” “Jared is a tremendous athlete who is both...
  • The statistics on suicide in Montana are staggering. According to the Montana Strategic Suicide Prevention Plan 2017, the state has had the highest or near-highest rate of suicide deaths in the nation for almost 40 years.  Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Montanans ages 10-44. The Strategic Plan is rich with statistics and...
  • The City of Miles City is setting up a system for charging for fire inspections, motor vehicle crash responses, and hazardous material incident responses. The resolution to establish the fees was passed by the city council 6-2 on Dec. 13. Council members John Uden and Dwayne Andrews voted against it. Andrews said he felt billing people for vehicle...
  • The trucks back up to loading docks then packages and letters are unloaded by the hundreds or thousands using carts or conveyor belts at the local FedEx, United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS) facilities as the Christmas rush nears the end. Fed Ex contractor Jeff Erlenbusch has been delivering FedEx packages for seven...
  • PAC-12 baseball came to Miles City this past weekend, as 406 Baseball LLC hosted Washington State University baseball coaches for a Hitting, Pitching and Catching Clinic. According to a press release, about 20 young athletes from across Eastern Montana took part in the two-day clinic, which featured top-notch instructors. The clinic showcased WSU...
  • The young Custer County Cowgirls basketball team took an early lead and didn’t look back, besting Fergus County High School of Lewistown 55-43 on Tuesday at home. The Cowgirls were led by junior post player Kaelei Koenig with 25 points, followed by junior forward Bailee Murnion with seven and sophomore guard Kyra Oakland with six. ...
  • Custer County Commissioner Jason Strouf said the county commision will move forward with plans to conduct a feasability study to remodel the old Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miles City, provided they get an extension from the VA. The plans were presented to the commissioners at recent meetings. An extension of the July 1 deadline for...