Community Roundup

What’s Happening

Show Your Glow 5k and Family Fun Run on Saturday — The Miles City Jaycees will have a Show Your Glow 5k and family fun run on Saturday. Participants should meet at Door 804, 804 Main St. Check-in begins at 9 p.m. To register for the event go to the Facebook page at Show Your Glow Run 5k or visit 

Healthy Lifestyles starts this month — The Healthy Lifestyles program offered by Holy Rosary Healthcare begins this month in Miles City and Baker. For more information or for an enrollment packet, call 406-233-4067 in Miles City or 406-778-5116 in Baker. Miles City participants may choose to attend classes Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Baker participants will join the Wednesday class. The enrollment fee is $100 if an individual signs up prior to Monday and $150 per person after Monday. Scholarships are available based on income guidelines. Special corporate pricing also is available for businesses. 

Public meeting at MCC — A public meeting is being held today at 6 p.m. in room 106 at Miles Community College, 2715 Dickinson, St., to review the draft risk assessment and mitigation strategy for the 2017 update of the Custer County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan is posted on the project website: (password: Miles City) for review and comment through Thursday, Oct. 5. 

Volunteers needed at soup kitchen — The Miles City Soup Kitchen is in need of volunteers to help with kitchen and clean up duties. The soup kitchen is open 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Veterans Affairs Center, 210 S. Winchester Ave. For more information call the soup kitchen at 406-234-5013.

Mastering the Pressure Cooker class Tuesday — A Mastering the Pressure Cooker class is planned for Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. The cost of the class is $10 per person. To register contact the Montana State University Extension Office in the Custer County Courthouse at 406-874-3370 or online at

Woman’s club meeting Saturday — The GFWC Miles City Woman’s Club will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Airport Inn. This meeting is open to all present and past members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization.

Workshop focuses on board leadership, management — A Leading Local Board Leadership & Management workshop for current and prospective members of elected or appointed boards, councils and committees will be Tuesday in Miles City. The workshop, sponsored by the Montana State University Extension Local Government Center, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in room 106 at Miles Community College. To register and for more information call the MSU Custer County Extension at 406-874-3370 or email

CCHS 1952 Class Reunion registration Friday — The Custer County High School (CCHS) 1952 Class Reunion will begin on Friday with registration from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in the back room of the Montana Bar at 613 Main St. All classes are welcome to attend.

BLM parking lot under construction — The Miles City Bureau of Land Management (BLM) parking lot will be under construction for a few months and patrons will need to use other parking options when visiting there. A parking area, marked with signs, has been designated at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. Public access to the main BLM building will be through the main doors unless construction work requires otherwise. Signs will let visitors know what options are available. For more information contact the Miles City BLM Office at 406-233-2800. 

Wildfire Report

Sept. 6: According to Custer County Fire Warden Bud Peterson, the Red Butte fire, which was located 28 miles south of Miles City, “is contained and controlled and we are on mop-up.” Peterson said the fire covered a total of 485 acres and the cause is still under investigation. Peterson said they had “great response” from Bureau of Land Management, state and local firefighters in extinguishing the fire. “Now we’re just making sure it is out,” said Peterson.

Sept. 7: According to Custer County Fire Warden Bud Peterson, crews are just on “mop up” on the Red Butte fire south of Miles City. Peterson said that if no fires flare up this afternoon, all of Custer County’s firefighters “Should be home by the time the paper comes out.”

Miles City Fire Calls

Sept. 6: 5:42 a.m., ambulance call to 900 block of South Jordan Avenue.


In Wednesday’s Miles City Star the wrong phone number was listed in the Miles City Christian Women gather for ‘Reap the Bounty of Fall’ dinner story on page 7. The correct number to call for reservations or cancellations is 406-234-4133.