Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • “Methamphetamine and other illegal drugs are clouding the Big Sky state and it’s imperative we redouble our efforts to address the problem,” said State Sen. Eric Moore, R-Miles City, in a press release. Which is why he is working with Senator Diane Sands, D-Missoula, and has scheduled a meeting for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the State...
  • Members of the Custer County Water and Sewer District Board spoke out against an ordinance that would require property owners’ consent to annexation into the city as a condition of receiving water and/or sewer service. The comments were made before the Miles City Council passed the first reading of it Tuesday in City Hall. The vote was 6-2...
  • In 1967, almost every state had a sales tax. There are a few hold-outs: Oregon, Alaska, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware and Montana.  All of the states had additional “penny” taxes, with a few pennies charged for every gallon of gasoline sold or a few more cents per pack of cigarettes. In early 1967, the Montana State...
  • Peggy Lynn (Breen) Glasscock (Age 69) passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. Peggy was born on March 16, 1947, to Charles James Breen and Wynona Zehm Breen of Mildred, Montana. Peggy was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Terry, Montana. Even though she was born premature, she quickly joined her...
  • The walking wounded of the Miles Community College men’s basketball team won again on Wednesday, pulling away late in the game to dispatch Northwest College 71-62. Fittingly, sophomore forward Oumar Diaby, the only Pioneer who has escaped injury this season, led the way with eight rebounds and 19 points, including a 5-for-10 effort from...
  • The Custer County Cowgirls were slow out of the chute on Tuesday, trailing host Hardin High School 26-11 after the first quarter. They never recovered, dropping the Eastern A Conference contest 75-54. Custer committed 28 turnovers, which Hardin converted into 29 points. Poor foul-shooting also played a role in the loss, as the Cowgirls converted...
  • Small-town basketball continued in a big way Thursday as the 4C tournament rolled on in the Custer County District High School gym. The girls’ bracket is set to finish the loser-out rounds on Friday and the championship matchup between Northern Cheyenne and Wibaux is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, while the boys are prepared to start their...
  • When you play baseball in February, your cleats will collect infield mud like the bleachers collect wads of bubble gum. You’ve already spent several months indoors, regulated to just eight hours a week, honing skills and building strength and endurance. You’ve taken batting practice in a cage, fielded ground balls off the indoor turf....
  • The T-Rex Lounge in Bedrock is the center of some very serious undertakings as the audience will discover when the Barn Players, Inc. present “Bedlam in Bedrock” on Friday and Saturday. Performances will occur during the amateur theater troupe’s sixth annual fundraising mystery dinner theater in the Park Place at 20 N. Eighth St...
  • A combination of distracted driving, an unlit road and black clothing were all factors in a Tuesday night accident when a driver hit a pedestrian, according to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Scott McDermott. The accident occurred on North Haynes Avenue between Main Street and Leighton Boulevard. The call came in to the patrol at 6:15 p.m....