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06/23/2017 - 3:04pm
The sheep in Eastern Montana didn’t stand a chance of misbehaving this past weekend, when some of the top Border Collie sheep dogs in the world, along with their handlers, gathered for the Second Annual Sunday Creek Sheepdog Trial.  Hosted by Rene LaBree, a rancher from Ismay, at her acreage near Kinsey, the trial drew 45 contestants competing with nearly 100 highly trained dogs over...
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:19pm
About three dozen people turned out Monday at the Range Riders Museum in Miles City to hear from Dora DuFran, a successful entrepreneur in the “sporting business” in North Dakota. Dufran, portrayed by actress and scholar Mary Jane Bradbury in period attire, delivered a talk about her
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:17pm
The Tongue River Winery’s White Raspberry Wine won the Granite Peak Award — named for the highest mountain in Montana — at the NorthWest Wine Summit held recently at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon. “We also finally got a medal for our rhubarb,” said Bob
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:15pm
Better marketing of Miles City — with an eye toward attracting tourists, new businesses, entrepreneurs and young people who have moved away — was identified as the top priority for the area at a recent Town Meeting. The meeting, hosted every two years by the Miles City Area Economic
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:54pm
The WaterWorks Art Museum (WAM) will be presenting two new exhibits in the facility’s galleries. The first is “Gallery 12,” which will be in the main gallery at the museum located west of Miles City on Waterplant Road. The second show, “Art Along the Bighorn: A Child’s
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:53pm
The return of public transit in Custer County moved one step closer to reality last week. Custer County Commissioners Thursday voted unanimously to accept a pair of grants from the Montana Department of Transportation. Their receipt will put into motion plans for a public transit system in the
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:52pm
With the deadline for filing for Miles City Council seats approaching, none of the four incumbents are being challenged as yet. The four-year term of one incumbent from each of the four wards will expire this year, but Kenneth Gardner (Ward 1), Rick Huber (Ward 2), Brant Kassner (Ward 3) and Dwayne
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:27pm
Miles City Council members gave themselves a raise on Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to raise their salaries from the current $3,000 per year to $4,000 per year. The increase was recommended by the Finance Committee. Also Tuesday the council discussed the restoration of the fountain at
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:26pm
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) grilled newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the proposed closure of the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture meeting Tuesday. And while he received no assurances,
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 2:16pm
With temperatures rising, school students released from classes for the summer and many families taking time off for vacations, thoughts also are turning to enjoying some barbecued meals outside. The fourth annual Miles City Cowtown Cook Off is a great way to get some experience with barbecuing.