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08/29/2016 - 2:06pm
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 professional rodeo. Fair Director Gail Shaw said that...
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:25pm
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
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:23pm
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
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:21am
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
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:20am
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
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:19am
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
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:38pm
Shelves are being stocked and construction is winding down at the largest Cenex Zip Trip in a seven-state area, which is about to open at 1815 S. Haynes Ave.  Store Manager Rick Crane said they are hoping to be able to open some day next week.  Zip Trip has 73 stores and operates in
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:37pm
The Miles City Council passed a $26.7 million city budget for 2016-17 Tuesday night.  The $23,668,213 spending plan includes $5 million in General Fund expenditures, nearly $900,000 in cash carryover and various enterprise funds like ambulance, water, sewer, airport and library..  Finance
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:34pm
A Ferris wheel towering over the midway. Snorts, grunts and bellows from the livestock barns. The aroma of Greek, Chinese, Mexican and American food thick in the brisk, August air. The sights, sounds and smells of the Eastern Montana Fair were on full display Wednesday, opening day for the carnival
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:11pm
LIVINGSTON — The closure of the Yellowstone River and all its tributaries to all recreational activities continues until further notice following identification of a parasite contributing to a mountain whitefish die-off. Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has also recently received reports of