Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   Gene D. Parker, 72, died May 12, 2015, at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born September 30, 1942, in Billings, Montana, to Jack and Josephine (Reather) Parker. In 1959, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country. Gene was a scale technician for Salina Scales for 30 years before his retirement in 2006....
  •   It was the best of weather at times and not-so-great weather otherwise, but the weekend’s Miles City Bucking Horse Sale went off as usual. John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce said, “It was a very, very good year.” The events got off to a relatively slow start on Thursday with the...
  •   Tonight the 65th Annual World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale officially kicks off at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds with the Grand Entry at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets for Friday are still available at the fairgrounds and are $15 each. Children 6-12 are $5 each and kids under 6 are free. The first action on Friday is the Wild...
  • It turns out that dressing like a cowgirl is more about individual preferences these days than about any particular brand or look.  “Really, it’s all up to their own personal style, whether they’re more of a jeans or T-shirt gal or they like dresses and sandals,” said Erin Gernaat, clothing manager for Murdoch’s...
  •   Never quit. That simple phrase has been the mantra of the CCDHS Cowgirls softball team over the course of the 2015 season, and nowhere was it more apparent than in Thursday’s Consolation Championship game of the Eastern A Divisional Tournament in Miles City. Trailing 8-5 to the Sidney Lady Eagles and with a berth in the state...
  •   The Miles City Cowgirls softball team shook off an opening game loss against the Sidney Lady Eagles Wednesday, rebounding Thursday with a win against Glendive to advance to the consolation championship game of the Eastern A Divisional Softball Tournament at Bender Park. Against the Lady Eagles, a team Miles City (10-8-2) posted a 2-0-1...
  •   Thursday, May 14   6 p.m. Concert opening act-Copper Mountain Band 7 p.m. Concert co-headliner-Corb Lund 8:45 p.m. Concert co-headliner-Mission Mountain Wood Band 9 p.m. Street dance, Main Street   Friday, May 15   7-10 a.m. Breakfast buffet, Ninth Street Nutrition & Specialties 8-11 a.m. Breakfast & Bloody...
  •   The Miles City Police Department is investigating a reported stabbing that occurred in the 1100 block of Knight Street late Wednesday afternoon.  The call received was from a local man who reported he had been stabbed in the chest and hand at a residence at 1106 Knight St. on the north side of town. The suspect, also a local man, fled...
  • While the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is known for horses, Friday night belongs to the bulls, and to the little cowboys and cowgirls competing in the Mutton Bustin’. The Bucking Horse Sale Grand Entry is Friday at 5:30 in the arena at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds roughly west of Miles City.  Once again, there will be...
  •   In 1951, when the current Miles City Sales yards were brand new, Les Boe and his son-in-law, Bob Pauley, were off on a trip to buy some steers. When they arrived to buy the steers, the owner also had some unbroken horses he wanted to sell. Since Les Boe was willing to buy and sell anything with four legs, he bought the horses and decided to...