Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • Livestock producers fared well in the Montana Legislature this year, members of the Southeastern Montana Livestock Association (SEMLA) learned Friday. Jess Drange, director of the Southeastern District of the Montana Stockgrower’s Association (MSGA), gave updates on bills at SEMLA’s meeting at the Town and Country Club in Miles City....
  • The Custer County Water and Sewer District filed a lawsuit against the City of Miles City in the 16th Judicial District Court on Tuesday over failing to negotiate a new agreement “in good faith or otherwise” and for passing the Utility Rule that allows the city to annex places that receive water and sewer service. The district buys...
  • Custer County District High School’s Myhia Metzenberg couldn’t have picked a more venerable venue for the fastest 400-meter run of her life. The Cowgirl senior sprinter won the event Tuesday in 1:00.09 at the Midland Roundtable Top 10 Track and Field meet in Laurel, one of the most-prestigious meets in the state. Class AA-C athletes...
  • Amateur archaeologists, and just regular folks who happened to find something interesting, got some answers about their objects on Saturday as the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Miles City held its annual Artifact Roadshow in the Miles City Public Library. April is Archaeology Month in Montana, an annual observance to prompt...
  • Miles City School District officials suffered a loss Tuesday as their proposed operational tax levy for the elementary district failed by 63 votes.  The election had a low turnout of just 18 percent with 486 voting for the levy and 549 voting against, according to the unofficial results. “Talk about a surprise,” District...
  • Miles Community College’s men’s and women’s rodeo teams each brought home seventh-place finishes at the University of Montana’s spring rodeo in Missoula on Saturday and Sunday. Sophomore Wyatt Foulger was the highest-placing Pioneer, taking home second place as a team-roping heeler with a two-day score of 18.1. Freshman...
  • The Custer County District High School Cowgirls softball team has a fork in its side, courtesy of the Dawson County Lady Red Devils. Custer County’s archrivals from Glendive are the only Eastern A Conference team that hasn’t been on the losing end against the Cowgirls. The Cowgirls fell 4-3 in Glendive on Tuesday despite taking a 3-1...
  • The Miles Community College men’s golf team is kind of like the postman. No matter the weather, they deliver. Despite less than ideal conditions, the Pioneers did what they needed to do when they needed to do it, and it paid off with a second place finish at the weather-shortened NJCAA Region IX tournament in York, Nebraska this past weekend...
  • Thirteen nonprofit organizations in Miles City will be participating in this year’s Yellowstone Valley Gives charitable giving event on Thursday. According to Sylvia Danforth of the Development Educational Assistance Program and local coordinator, this 24-hour online giving event was organized to inspire people from around the world to give...
  • Miles Community College’s budget bind is not as bad as anticipated, but tuition and fee increases may still be required for the next two academic years.  The college’s board of trustees was updated on the proposed tuition and fee increases at its meeting Wednesday, and gave its tentative approval. Final approval is slated for the...