Monthly archive

July, 2015

  •   Another fire in the Pine Hills burned Thursday and was quickly contained.  It was started by lightening. According to Custer County Fire Chief Bud Peterson, the most recent Pine Hills fire started around 11 a.m. Thursday. He was notified of the fire around 11:30 a.m.  With the help of the local fire crews, Bureau of Land...
  •   The City of Miles City is taking another step forward towards improving the Tongue River/Yellowstone River dike by applying for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 205, which can bring in up to $10 million of the $40 million estimated overall project cost.  The costs reflect building a 500-year levy. Through a Section 205, the...
  •   Miles City and area residents are invited to participate in the 2015 Dutch Oven Demonstration and Cook-Off on Sunday, July 26, at the Range Riders Museum. Demonstrations will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the cook-off at noon, judging at 4 p.m. and public tasting at 4:30 p.m. The museum is located west of Miles City, just over the Main...
  •   Custer County experienced another fire recently but with help it is now under control. According to Custer County Fire Chief Bud Peterson, the Pine Hills fire started Monday night and was spotted Tuesday morning around 12:30 a.m.  With the help of local and federal agencies the fire was contained quickly. By 8 p.m. last night the fire...
  •   By Star Staff Writer The search continues for the body of a kayaker who is presumed to have drowned in the Yellowstone River north of Forsyth Sunday afternoon. Rosebud County Sheriff’s have identified the missing kayaker as 36-year-old David Schwisow of Lincoln, Neb. The man was riding his kayak over the diversion dam when the kayak...
  •   If you like good music, good beer, sunshine, or giving back to the community, make sure not to miss Miles City’s first Maltfest this summer. It is a nonprofit event in which the proceeds go toward scholarships for the Miles City Community College agriculture program. Starting July 31, there will be a concert from 4-8 p.m. at Connors...
  •   By Star Staff Writer Miles City - Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced that former Pioneer player Alfonso Sanchez will replace Dan McKinney on the Pioneer coaching staff. McKinney has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities after serving as an assistant under Coach...
  •   Carleen V. Albertson, 79, of Great Falls died Monday, July 13, 2015, at the Hosanna Assisted Living Home. She was born to Ernest W. “Ole” Jensen and Tressie “Kay” Hughes on March 14, 1936, in Miles City. She attended grade schools in the Miles City area and graduated in 1954. She pursued the nursing profession until...
  •   James Wilburn Davis Jr. died at Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Mr. Davis was born on June 11, 1949, in Bay, Arkansas. He enlisted in the Air Force on June 16, 1966. Mr. Davis went through basic training in Texas at Lackland Air Force Base. He served as a petroleum storage specialist. He received an...
  •   For the second time in two weeks, a Miles City youth baseball team has captured a state title. On Sunday at Bender Park, the Miles City All-Stars won the 12U State Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament in the eastern division. They will now advance to the regional tournament in Meridian, Idaho, beginning play on Thursday morning.  They will...