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New video celebrates downtown Miles City


If you’re a fan of Miles City—and if you’re not I’m going to have to assume you haven’t been there—you’ll probably enjoy this 90-second video highlighting what downtown Miles City has to offer. “The Heart of Home” video was created by Spotlight Productions for the Miles City Downtown Urban Renewal Agency and the Tax Increment Finance District Board. The video was the result of one idea cooked up by marketing students from Montana State University Billings, who worked with the the agency and the TIF board on ways to promote the downtown business area. The drone footage of the downtown and areas around town was filmed by Matt Hanvold. The video will be featured in television ads airing in Eastern Montana and will be posted on social media, too. Continue Reading →

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Miles City wagon train is a Sprague family tradition


Rancher Roger Sprague’s annual Miles City wagon train started on a warm and calm Wednesday evening on the Coffee Ranch just north of Miles City. Wagon train enthusiasts and their outriders gathered that evening to set up camp and prepare for a 14-mile wagon train on Thursday and a 12-mile trail into Miles City on Friday to officially open the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bulls strut their stuff at Miles City breeders show


MILES CITY—Standing in the middle of Main Street in downtown Miles City on Friday, Chad Moke was feeling pretty good. For one thing, the weather was about perfect for the 23rd Annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Show, sunny and warm, with temperatures creeping into the mid-40s by noon. And the cattle market was looking strong after a record-breaking 2014. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Renewal plan: High hopes for downtown Miles City

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MILES CITY — As a lifelong resident and mayor of this history-rich cowboy town, Butch Grenz knows what makes Miles City unique. But as a downtown businessman who has watched the decline of what used to be the center of his city, he also knows what makes it similar to other communities in the state. “It’s just typical Main Street Montana without a highway,” he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Forsyth artist always kept his customers satisfied

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FORSYTH — How do you make a living as an artist in a place like Montana or North Dakota? Just ask Bob Watts. He is an accomplished and prolific painter, but if he had tried to live solely on his paintings, he probably couldn’t have supported his wife and three children. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Researcher breathes life into Brits who served with Custer


Peter Russell calls his website “The Voice of British Custeriana.”

In a sense, it also serves as the posthumous voice of the many British soldiers who served under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer in the 7th U.S. Cavalry during the fateful month of June 1876. (more…) Continue Reading →

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