Monthly archive

May, 2017

  • After getting a scare from Hardin in the first game of the Eastern Class A Divisional, the trail to the state tournament has been a relatively smooth ride for the Custer County District High School girls softball team. The Cowgirls, who had rolled to two victories over Hardin in the regular season, needed a comeback from a 5-2 deficit. They scored...
  • The Custer County District High School track teams scored fourth-place finishes in the Class A divisional tournament last weekend in Belgrade behind top-notch performances by a contingent of athletes. Sophomore Keith Vanderlaan sprinted to victory in the 100m and 200m dashes, while Morgan Vosler won the 3200m run for coach Paul Yoakam’s...
  • James Andrew Risher, 71, of Missoula, MT passed away peacefully May 18th, 2017 due to cancer. Jim was born in Long Beach Naval Hospital, where his father was serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, on October 12, 1945 to Jim and Kay Risher. He grew up in Miles City, MT, graduated from Custer County High School in 1964. Obtained an...
  • The City Council made it clear that it approves the work exhibited by the current Miles City building inspector for the past decade. In a unanimous vote Tuesday the Council approved a resolution to maintain its contract with Dennis Hirsch for building inspection services for fiscal year 2017-18. Ward 2 Council member John Uden said it would be a...
  • If the federal budget proposed by the Trump administration is approved as presented, the federal Agriculture Research Station at Fort Keogh at Miles City would be eliminated. Mark Petersen, research leader at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, confirmed that Fort Keogh has been zeroed out of the ARS budget for the next fiscal...
  • If the new Rosebud School Board of Trustees has its way, the Rosebud K-12 School District will still be operational, but it could soon be annexed into the Forsyth School District #4.  That’s the scenario following the reorganization of the Rosebud School Board and a special meeting of the Forsyth School Board of Trustees, where new...
  • The Miles Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees Monday unanimously approved tuition and fee increases proposed during last month’s meeting.  Now that the increases have been approved by the trustees they will be sent to Helena for the state Board of Regents to consider at their annual meeting at the end of this week. Tuition would...
  • A Montana teenager had quite a weekend riding broncs at the Bucking Horse Sale.  Joel Baer, 19, of Lima was winner in the finals of the Ranch Bronc Ride on Sunday after splitting second place on Friday. His score of 75.5 won the finals and his score of 67.5 tied for second with Jay Phipps of Jordan behind winner Tanner Solberg of Richland...
  • Two cowboys from Arizona and one from California are seeking their own Triple Crown, one that has nothing to do with the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.  Brothers T.C. and Tanner Buntin of Prescott, Arizona, and Serafin Robles of California won the average in the Wild Horse Race over the three days of racing in the Bucking Horse...
  • Jake Costello is no stranger to the saddle bronc competition in the annual Bucking Horse Sale. No, he hasn’t been to all 67 years of the BHS, which is the well-known event that is the  highlight of Miles City’s calendar. “I’ve been coming to the Sale since 1991 and I’ve been to all of the Match Bronc Rides,...