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Custer County

Gazette opinion: Building up Main Street Montana

When 1,958 Montanans answered Main Street Montana surveys, there was a surprising amount of agreement.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New one-year federal budget deal left counties in the lurch

With 333,580 acres of federal land in Custer County, the U.S. government is a very large landowner, and quite possibly a major freeloader of local government services if Congress opts not to chip in this year.

January 23, 2014 4:00 amLoading…

Bookkeeper accused of stealing from business partnership

A Custer County woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars over several years from a construction business she was a partner in is facing two felony charges.

January 02, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…
Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

GLENDIVE — Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for Dawson County Detention Center and sees real problems. There’s an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can’t put them together, but he’s four inmates over capacity, so he can’t easily keep them apart.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bowhunter ed class offered in Miles City limited to 30

Custer County will hold its only bowhunter education class, which is limited to 30 students, March 13-15.

February 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Custer County hunter ed classes scheduled

Hunter education classes are planned for Custer County in March and May. Schedules of all available classes are online at fwp.mt.gov, where students can register.

January 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Judge considers motion to dismiss suit against Custer County officials

COLUMBUS — After hearing legal arguments Friday afternoon, a District Court judge said he would rule as quickly as possible on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a group of Custer County elected officials.

October 05, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…
West Nile virus cases surface in Southern Montana

West Nile virus cases surface in Southern Montana

Three West Nile virus cases have been identified in southern Montana, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in Yellowstone County.

August 22, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…
Officials hope weather helps firefighters battle Eastern Montana wildfires

Officials hope weather helps firefighters battle Eastern Montana wildfires

2 P.M.: Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced on Thursday afternoon that ranchers in Rosebud and Powder River counties who've been affected by the Ash Creek fire will be able to use Conservation Reserve Program funds to move livestock to safe pastures.

July 05, 2012 8:25 am Photos

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Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the region

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the region

Cooler temperatures gave firefighters some respite on wildfires burning in southeast Montana, but the biggest blaze grew even larger Tuesday night and a small fire ignited near Worden Wednesday.

July 04, 2012 9:19 pm Photos

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Miles City man held on attempted homicide charges after gun incident

Miles City man held on attempted homicide charges after gun incident

A Miles City man is facing accusations that he tried to kill two people during a weekend incident in which police say a gun malfunctioned twice when he tried to shoot two people before firing in the direction of a police officer.

June 05, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…

Mexican citizen gets 10 years for meth

A Mexican citizen caught in Montana transporting nearly two pounds of pure methamphetamine will spend 10 years in federal prison.

May 09, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…
Custer County officials rapped for health benefit policy

Custer County officials rapped for health benefit policy

MILES CITY — Custer County commissioners came under fire Thursday for a policy that allows elected officials to opt out of the county health insurance program and take a cash benefit instead.

August 19, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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County road repairs rise as flood waters recede

County road repairs rise as flood waters recede

With flood waters receding, county officials across Montana are discovering road repairs costing millions more than what was reported to the Federal Emergency Management Agency two weeks earlier.

June 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

3 from Mexico charged with meth trafficking

A traffic stop in Custer County last week led to drug charges against three Mexican citizens when a vehicle search turned up two pounds of methamphetamine in a detergent box.

January 17, 2011 11:30 amLoading…

Eastern Montana counties organizing stalking awareness events

Domestic violence and sexual abuse groups in a trio of Eastern Montana counties are organizing a series of displays and events this month.

January 13, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…
LaRae Tangen and her daughter Katelyn

LaRae Tangen and her daughter Katelyn

Custer County Emergency Dispatcher LaRae Tangen poses with her daughter, Katelyn. Tangen has been a dispatcher for 7 1/2 years.

January 03, 2011 11:51 amLoading…

N.D. man guilty of rape

A North Dakota man has been found guilty of the rape of a teenage girl in Custer County.

January 16, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Search for missing man postponed

UPDATE 9 a.m.:

December 05, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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