Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce said that while the crowds were “down a bit” at Friday’s Cowtown Beef Breeder’s Show, the “producers were thrilled because the people that were there, were there to buy and do business.” While the weather was chilly, it was sunny, with a...
  • The Montana Main Street Program will use Miles City and Kalispell as models of what a grant can do to help downtown areas when it goes before the Montana Legislature in hopes of getting more funding, according to City of Miles City Grant Administrator Connie Muggli. At the Jan. 24 city council meeting, Muggli said Miles City received $12,000 in...
  • The Miles Community College Lady Pioneers basketball team is like the little girl in the Longfellow poem. “When they are good, they are very, very good; but when they are bad, they are horrid.” On Thursday, Miles was very, very bad in the early stages of the game —a 62-54 loss to Western Wyoming, winners of 13 of their past 14...
  • The Custer County District High School basketball Cowboys couldn’t turn junior Gabe Gundlach’s five three-pointers into a win, falling 59-46 to the visiting Billings Central Catholic Rams on Saturday night. With four of the five Rams starters stretching over six feet, the Cowboys had a tough time getting any inside shots to drop, and...
  • The Miles Community College women’s basketball team saved their best for last on Saturday. The Lady Pioneers shot a blistering 56 percent from the floor in the second half and dominated in the paint to send the Lady Rustlers back to Central Wyoming with a 69-55 defeat. “We got good performances from our post players and point guards,...
  • Evelyn Loraine Frees Stroh, 87, of Miles City, formerly of Colorado, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Miles City. She was born to Lawrence Edward and Etta Bernice Frees on Feb. 18, 1929, in Denver, Colorado. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. at 2:30 p.m. at the Valley Community Church in Miles City. Stevenson and Sons Funeral...
  • Dean Martenson, age 91, of Billings formerly of Miles City passed away January 30, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings. Dean was born on July 4, 1925 to Peter and June Martenson, one of three sons and one daughter. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1943 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Navy where he...
  • He eats a healthy diet, excludes all junk food. He lift weights in the morning, does hot yoga (in which the studio temperature exceeds 90 degrees) every evening. He talks about taking his sport as seriously as he can, and he lists his family as the most influential people in his life. When he says it, it’s more than just a canned soundbite...
  • Bulls by the dozens took up temporary residence in downtown Miles City today as the 25th annual Cowtown Beef Breeder’s Show unfolded on Main Street. The Show gives producers a chance to show off their breeding stock and offer their reasons for why other ranchers should want to add these genes to their herds. They were joined by assorted...
  • At its annual meeting the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) announced that they hired a new executive director. Local resident Tracy Baker was hired to fill the position that has been vacant for several months. Mike Coryell stepped down in November after about 10 years on the job. Since then the economic development office in...