Monthly archive

June, 2015

  •   Rocky Erickson, one of the most recognizable voices in Montana sports radio, will be guest speaker at the Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl banquet on Friday night at the Miles Community College Centra at 6 p.m. This will be the first time Erickson, of the Northern Sports Network, has spoken at the Badlands Bowl banquet, but he has a long...
  •   The Miles City Mavericks had hoped to get in Eastern A conference games in Laurel and Billings the last few nights, but rain washed out their games in Laurel on Tuesday, and last night the Mavs were swept by the Billings Blue Jays. With the losses, the Mavs are now 7-12 overall on the season and 1-11 in Eastern A play. They will be in...
  •   The second annual Miles City Cowtown Cook-off will offer music and good food at Riverside Park tonight and Saturday. People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Friday’s Backyard BBQ’s public tasting, music and judging begin at 5 p.m. It is an informal and fun competition, with many local cooks competing. The cooks are...
  •   Friday, June 19 5 p.m.     Public tasting begins at Riverside Park for Backyard Barbecue portion of Cowtown Cook-off. Samples of chicken wings, plus contest for main dish, side dish, dessert. Music from 5-11 p.m. Vendors in park.   Saturday, June 20   12-5 p.m.    2nd Annual Cowtown Cook-off * Public...
  •   Miles City’s Cowtown Cook-off is drawing barbecue cooks from several states, and it’s hard to know who is looking forward to the event more: the cooks or the public with a taste for barbecue.   Lon Mitchell and his wife, Jo Anne, are from Rozet, Wyo. They make up the team Jo-Bawb’s BBQ, and this is the second year...
  •   Riverside Park will be filled with the tantalizing aroma of barbecue and the sounds of live music Friday and Saturday for the second Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off.  Friday’s event is for barbecuers of all skill levels to enter a friendly competition, while Saturday is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)-sanctioned event with...
  •   While Miles City mostly experienced some brief high wind, other areas last night received heavy rain and, in some cases, hail. The Molt-Rapelje area was hit, with some farmers losing corn and wheat to large hail. Some ranches had corn extensively damaged, but cattle grazing in another area on the ranch were only rained on. Broadus received...
  •   The Tongue River Railroad, a project that dates back to the early 19th century, with its latest reiteration dating back to the 1980s, was the topic of a public hearing conducted by members of the Surface Transportation Board, Office of Environmental Analysis at Miles Community College on June 9. Ken Blodgett and Danielle Gosselin...
  •    This summer is the 12th anniversary of the Annual Fourth of July Parade and Riverside Park Activities.  Entries for this year’s parade are being sought. The Fourth of July Committee is urging early registration. They are looking for floats and entries of all kinds. There is no registration fee for participating in the...
  •   Robert Martin “Marty” Wilcox, age 63, formerly of Miles City, passed away on June 9, 2015, in Great Falls, MT. Marty is survived by his wife, Johna, of Great Falls; three sons, Patrick of Miles City, Christopher (Kate) Wilcox of Denver, Colo., and Matthew (Kelly) Wilcox of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a grandson, Hugh Wilcox of...