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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 be sold at public auction. In the late 1990s, with the Veterans Administration having shut down the...
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:07pm
Miles Community College will launch a free dual enrollment pilot program for Custer County District High School and Sidney High School.  The three-year pilot program, which will begin this fall, was revealed to the Miles Community College board at its meeting Monday by Jessie Dufner, MCC
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:06pm
With August almost over, it’s time to start thinking seriously about the Eastern Montana Fair. Although, if you are in 4-H or on the Fair Board, you think about it all year. Gail Shaw, the fair manager, is definitely focusing on the Fair and wants to get the word out about improvements and
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:05pm
When Melissa Gardner of Miles City learned she had breast cancer in 2012, the diagnosis took her breath away. “You hope for the best but you fear the worst,” Gardner revealed on Friday. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment followed, and Gardner never lost hope. On Friday, she
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 2:17pm
COLSTRIP — Dark clouds settled over Colstrip on Thursday during the 13th annual Energy Open, an event designed to promote the use of coal for electric power production. Perhaps it was appropriate, as the tiny Rosebud County town prepares to weather a partial decommissioning of the Colstrip
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:54pm
It’s time for Miles City and area residents to dig out their walking shoes, lace them up and get to the track on the Miles Community College campus to participate in the 21st Annual Relay For Life. This year’s relay officially begins Friday at 7 p.m. and continues until 7 Saturday
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:52pm
A high-speed chase that began between Miles City and Forsyth on Interstate 94 ended safely in Roundup on Saturday. According to a Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office press release, the driver of the vehicle and its three occupants at first successfully evaded law enforcement on the interstate
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:04pm
Come hell or low water, the 2016 edition of Duck Days in Forsyth will go on. Despite low water conditions, hundreds of yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Yellowstone River on Saturday, with $1,000 going to the owner of the duck that crosses the finish line first. Due to the low flow, the
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:03pm
Cheri LaBlanc Dyba of the Miles City Study Commission says there isn’t a huge difference between the charter form of government the commission recommended and the current form of city government, but there is enough of a difference for the change to make sense. As an example, sheexplained
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:21pm
Eastern Montana Fair Manager Gail Shaw said the Fair office will open Thursday, which means the Fair itself is not far behind.  However, a few items are still up in the air for the Aug. 24-27 Fair, and public input is needed to get those settled. Shaw said the Friday night concert will start