Monthly archive

October, 2016

  • Milestown Community Improvement Inc. (MCII) dedicated Ryno’s Bandshell, in Riverside Park, to the city at the Miles City Council meeting last week. It is named in memory of group member Ryan Watts who died in 2015. His nickname was Ryno. The structure is about 1,200 sq. ft. in size and is made with steel columns with a concrete foundation....
  • On Sunday afternoon about 120 people gathered to celebrate helping others during the Sister Ruth Crop Hunger Walk 2016, which started and ended in Wibaux Park in Miles City.  According to Beth Riggs, a member of this year’s Sister Ruth Crop Walk Committee, it was a great day for the walk with 70-degree temperatures and partly sunny...
  • While mapping graves is hardly a high priority for Custer County, as Miles City Preservation Officer Connie Muggli readily admits, having an accurate map of burial sites is convenient for genealogists, family members and tourists seeking a notable grave. Muggli has found an unusual grant that she hopes Custer County will apply for that is designed...
  • Now if people think about driving coast-to-coast, most people would assume you have lots of time and are a fan of scenery and/or driving.  But in 1916, driving cross-country was a serious business. For one thing, there weren’t any Interstates. There weren’t really any highways. Just sort of casually maintained and strung together...
  • The City of Miles City continues to battle public nuisances — weeds, abandoned vehicles and other problems.  “It’s a shame that our citizens don’t take more pride in the town,” Miles City Council Jeff Erlenbusch said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “Miles City is a great place to live and I know we...
  • A 16-team youth baseball tournament will be played in Miles City next summer, providing benefits ranging from a boost for local businesses, to a baseball bonanza for local fans. The Continental Amateur Baseball Association will sanction the age 14-under wooden bat tournament, with teams traveling to Miles City from California, the Pacitfic...

September, 2016

  • The Custer County High School football team will try to turn its season around in the friendly confines of Connors Stadium. The Cowboys, who sport a 2-3 record, will play three of their final four regular season games at home, starting tomorrow night against Hardin. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Despite the losing record, the Cowboys can still finish...
  • When Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte called Lesley Robinson to inquire about her being his runningmate, she said she was sitting on the couch “watching a movie with my husband.” “He really caught me off guard,” Robinson, a Philips County rancher and county commissioner, said while campaigning in...
  • Decorating for this year’s Fall Festival in Miles City will begin on Saturday. Local merchants and residents are invited to show their pride in our community by continuing the annual tradition of decorating their businesses and homes for autumn. A Hay Bale Decorating Contest is open to all interested participants and also starts Oct. 1. The...
  • HELENA — A magistrate judge has concluded that a private prison in Shelby is not to blame for the death of a medical marijuana provider who was incarcerated there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby on Wednesday recommended the dismissal of a negligence lawsuit filed by the wife of Richard Flor against Corrections Corporation of America. U....