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03/24/2017 - 2:08pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders are a notoriously tough crowd. Put a young bull rider in front of them, and he’s admittedly more nervous speaking to them than getting on a series of the world’s best bulls at, say, Madison Square Garden in New York. Jess Lockwood can now say he’s done both.  The 19-year-old who’s taken the Built Ford Tough Series of the Professional Bull...
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:06pm
The Miles City Council will hold its Tuesday meeting in the Custer County District High School Auditorium to accommodate a large crowd that is expected to attend to oppose annexation. The council meeting room in city hall can accomodate just 49 persons under the fire code. The meeting begins at 7 p
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:05pm
The Gavilon Grain elevator at 714 Phillips St., just off North Seventh Street, in Miles City is “back in business,” according to manager Carl Nannenga. The elevator had closed for a few months this past winter. John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce,
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:30pm
A future legislative bill aimed at revising Montana’s Workers’ Compensation is still in draft form but is expected to be introduced in the Montana Legislature soon by State Sen. Eric Moore of Miles City. The bill would basically eliminate the Montana State Fund and set up a residual
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:25pm
If approved by the state legislature, Montana Senate Bill (SB) 305 would save Custer County at least $15,000 by allowing mail-in-only voting for the May 25 special election. SB 305, which would allow an election by mail for the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, has been undergoing
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:32am
Anyone who walks into first-grade teacher Pam Holland’s classroom in Garfield Elementary School in Miles City will notice the bright colors on every wall, posters galore and the odd-looking furniture throughout the room With the help of several donors Holland was able to purchase several new
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:00pm
With the operational levy going on the spring ballot and the option to run permissive levies in play it’s reasonable that some community members are wondering how their taxes could be impacted. The operational levy would be for the elementary district.  The proposed levy would be for $
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:55pm
At Miles City Council’s March 14 meeting, Custer County Commissioner Jason Strouf asked the council to take the ordinance dealing with the Custer County Water and Sewer District customers and the annexation policy off the March 28 meeting agenda and for the council to meet with the
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:54pm
More than 200 people opposing the idea of being annexed into the City of Miles City attended a meeting held by the Custer County Water and Sewer District at Miles Community College on Monday.  The Miles City Council is considering a utility rule that would allow the city to annex any property
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:42pm
In the spring, while in some places young hearts turn to love, in Miles City, all hearts turn to the rivers. Will they flood this year or won’t they? When you build a town at the confluence of two rivers, you know flooding is going to be an issue. The town was originally constructed near the