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01/16/2017 - 2:41pm
Miles City musician and music teacher Chuck Sawyer had a very busy holiday season, serving as the accompanist for more than 20 concerts, programs and church services in the city. Sawyer is an elementary school music teacher who, during the holiday season, is run ragged due to his busy schedule. During December it isn’t uncommon for him to lose between five and 10 pounds. According to Sawyer...
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:13pm
At Thursday’s meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) Executive Director Jim Atchison gave a legislative update. “Coal and Colstrip will definitely be in the news during the legislature,” said
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:12pm
The term “dumb jocks” simply doesn’t apply at Miles Community College. But “student athletes” certainly does. Members of MCC’s eight athletic programs are having a championship season in the classroom, MCC athletic directors Jeff Brabant and Chase Tait announced
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:10pm
The flu season has officially arrived. Cindia Ellis, public health coordinator, of OneHealth  in Miles City said Thursday that three confirmed cases of influenza have been reported in Custer County. Officials from the State Department of Health and Human Services, who confirmed the flu cases,
Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:25pm
When you think of animal research at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station in Miles City, you probably think of beef cattle. But when the station opened in 1924, other animals were bred and studied there as well. Initially, Rambouillet ewes were maintained for experiments in breeding
Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:22pm
Aging vehicles with high mileage are common among Miles City Police Department’s patrol car fleet but efforts are being made to upgrade the fleet with new four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Due to budget constraints, it’s a slow process.  “Obviously it’s not
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:00pm
Officials with the Miles City school district and Miles Community College (MCC) are looking forward to what they hope will be another good year in 2017.  According to Superintendent Keith Campbell, the school district officials are keeping their fingers crossed for the Quality Schools Grant.
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:58pm
According to Custer County Commissioners Kevin Krausz, Keith Holmlund and Jason Strouf, the issues facing the county in 2017 look a lot like what they have been dealing with in 2016. Holmlund said the issues with the VA Medical Center are “going to be one of the higher things this year.
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:17pm
Age and wear and tear have not been kind to the vehicles in the Miles City Fire and Rescue department. “The budget is always a concern,” Fire Chief Gary Warren said. “Our vehicles are wearing out and we just don’t have the funds to replace them.” Mayor John Hollowell
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:15pm
Annexation, a new levee system, aging emergency vehicles, and public nuisances and parking problems are the top concerns facing Miles City in 2017, according to Mayor John Hollowell.   Annexation The reason annexing property is being considered is because “the City of Miles City does not