Williams, Nye join The Fence Post, TSLN
Wrye Williams grew up on a little ranch northeast of Broadus, Mont. After graduating high school, he moved around a lot working for ranches around eastern Montana. Then, he moved back home and started working for Gardner Ranch Services building fences, setting water tanks, and building corrals/arenas for the surrounding area, while working for his grandfather Slug Mills at Mills Auction Service doing estate, antique, and all sorts of other auctions. “After that I worked for my uncle Zane Williams on his ranch and traveling with him to ship yearlings,” said Wrye.
Mill Iron, MT: A Timeless Testament to Rural America's Heritage
In the heart of Powder River County lies Mill Iron, MT, a small unincorporated community that captures the essence of rural America's enduring spirit. Despite its size, Mill Iron is steeped in a rich history that dates back to the cattle drives of the 1880s, with the Mill Iron Ranch playing a central role. The remnants of the past, including the now-closed Mill Iron Store, continue to evoke the community's vibrant heritage, while the closure of its post office in 1986 marks a shift to a quieter way of life.
Biddle, Montana: A Resilient Reflection of America's Pioneering Spirit
In the southeastern reaches of Montana, the village of Biddle emerges as a beacon of the American pioneering spirit. Once a bustling railway stop during the heyday of the steam engine, Biddle's evolution from a critical supply junction to a tranquil rural community speaks volumes of its resilience. Established in 1916, with a population now standing at 28, this hamlet boasts a storied heritage, its post office a lasting emblem of its historical significance.
Echoes of the Past: The Ghost Town of Hammond, Montana
Once a thriving hub during the early 1900s, the ghost town of Hammond, Montana, now stands frozen in time, its vacant structures a testament to the transient pulse of pioneer life. Located in the rugged expanse of Carter County, near the Wyoming border, its skeletal remains are echoes of the past, inviting visitors to uncover the stories of its heyday. Amidst the semi-arid climate, where the only signs of life are a solitary post office and a few ranches, the weathered buildings paint a picture of a once vibrant community.
Broadus: A Storied Hub of History and Agriculture in the Powder River Basin
Nestled in the southeast corner of Montana, Broadus, the 'Powder River Capital,' is a place where history and the rugged landscape intertwine. This small town, with a population of just over 450, is a testament to the enduring legacy of the American West. As the county seat of Powder River County, Broadus sits near the Powder River, a tributary of the Yellowstone, known for its geological significance and historical prominence during the Great Sioux War.
Echoes of Ephemeral Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Carlile, Kansas
Once a beacon of hope in the undulating hills of Ellis County, Kansas, the ghost town of Carlile now stands as a haunting emblem of the gold rush's ephemeral allure. In the 1880s, this settlement burst forth from the earth, spurred by the Chetolah Land and Town Company's grand designs and the discovery of gold in the grey Carlile Shale. With foundations laid and dreams cast in the form of a hotel, livery stable, and store, Carlile embodied the quintessential gold rush town, brimming with prospectors and entrepreneurs.
Ekalaka's Carter County Museum: A Journey Through Time and Prehistory
Nestled in the picturesque town of Ekalaka, the Carter County Museum stands as a testament to Montana's rich paleontological history and cultural heritage. Established in 1936, it was the first county museum in the state to showcase dinosaur fossils, including the mesmerizing full skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The museum's collection spans over 100 million years, featuring a plethora of artifacts from the Western Interior Seaway to the Ice Age, along with a celebration of the enduring cultures of American Indian nations.
Students chip in for Crook County Library beautification
The landscaping outside the Crook County library has recently seen an update, thanks to connecting with a group of students at Pioneer Alternative High School. A group of six students, led by teacher Anthony Carmack, connected with Jeannie Coyle, who connected with the library through Connect Central Oregon. Coyle works to identify groups that want to volunteer and serve the community with organizations that need help with a variety of projects. ...
Echoes of the Past: Unearthing the Haunting History of St. Labre Indian School
In the quiet town of Ashland, Montana, St. Labre Indian School's storied past bleeds into the present, merging history with haunting. The school, located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, is steeped in ghostly tales that captivate and terrify in equal measure. It stands as a beacon for supernatural enthusiasts, with unexplained occurrences and spectral sightings intertwined with the local culture, hinting at spirits from the Great Plains that might still roam its halls.
Prison Time Likely For Wyoming Man Who Punched Daughter Until She Wanted To Vomit
A Sundance man charged with viciously beating his children last year has arrived at a plea agreement and could face between 10 and 16 years in prison. Joshua Idler, 36, is set to be sentenced Jan. 18. He pleaded guilty last month to two counts of child abuse and one of assault.
BLM smoke may be seen through April
The Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office plans to burn slash piles on BLM-administered land this winter on roughly 1,500 acres in Weston County and 700 in Crook County, according to a press release from Tyson Finnicum, public affairs specialist for the High Plains District. The smoke from at...
Echoes of Prosperity: The Enduring Legacy of Arvada, Wyoming
Arvada, Wyoming, is a name that resonates with the echoes of a vibrant past. This small census-designated place, with a mere 33 residents as of the 2020 census, holds the legacy of a once-booming settlement from the gold rush era. Founded in the late 19th century, Arvada quickly became a bustling hub, originally named Suggs, filled with the wild energy of bars, brothels, and gambling dens. After being renamed following the construction of a railroad bridge in 1892, it saw days of prosperity and notoriety, including a stint with the Buffalo Soldiers during the Johnson County War.
BLM accepting comments on controversial carbon pollution underground storage project
MILES CITY, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Miles City Field Office is currently seeking public comment on the Snowy River Carbon Dioxide Sequestration project, a proposal to store carbon dioxide in underground rock formations on public land in Carter County. The project, proposed by Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC, would store carbon dioxide from coal and gas plants in more than 100,000 acres of subsurface pore space. This public comment period is part of a “scoping process” intended to solicit input on issues, impacts, and potential alternatives that BLM will address in an upcoming National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
Man working in a septic tank in Spearfish dies
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A man who was working in a septic tank Monday at a Lawrence County home on U.S. Highway 14-A has died. The 22-year-old man was from Crook County, Wyo. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family. According to a release from the...
Child Support Authority will present fiscal audit Friday
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming Child Support Program’s Gillette location will present its fiscal audit at a meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 17, director Amber Rathai said. The Gillette location, Child Support Authority, services Campbell, Crook and Weston counties. Bennett, Weber & Hermstad LLP, certified public accountants and consultants,...
Paying it forward: Local nonprofit chapter to hold child remembrance ceremony Dec. 10
GILLETTE, Wyo. — More than nine years have passed since a tragic car crash on Adon Road claimed the life of 3-year-old David W. Collins, but his memory continues to live on through the actions of his parents, Kristina and David Collins. David — or Lil’ Dave, as his...
Today the gas price is close to $3.37 in Hulett as of 2023-11-14. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.353, a week ago the price is $3.408 , according to AAA.
Volborg's Joey Williams will wear back number 6 at Wrangler NFBR
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Volborg cowgirl Joey Williams will wear back number 6 at the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center Dec. 5-6 in Las Vegas. With wins at Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days and the Pendleton (Oregon) Round-Up, Williams is sixth in...
Today the gas price is close to $3.49 in Alzada as of 2023-11-12. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.369, a week ago the price is $3.421 , according to AAA.
State C volleyball: Manhattan Christian sweeps Broadus for third straight title
BOZEMAN — If this was the end of an era, what a way to end it. Seniors Miranda Wyatt (11) and Katelyn VanKirk (9) combined for 20 kills to help lift Manhattan Christian to a 25-12, 25-10, 25-17 win over Broadus in the Class C volleyball state championship Saturday at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. It was the Eagles' third consecutive title and fourth in the past five seasons.