All posts by Robert Pfund

Lame Deer Assault

Federal officials are looking into an alleged assault at a home in Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. A 30-year-old man was found at a home unresponsive last weekend. FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials reported to the scene on Sunday. The man was taken to a Billings hospital and another man was arrested by the Northern Cheyenne Police and is still in custody. No other information will be released at this time.

Car Fire In Baker

The Baker Fire Department was called out to a fire Tuesday morning a little after seven. A car fire at 8th street east and highway 12 was caused by an electrical issue. No injuries were reported but the car is a total loss.

Miles City Group Wants To Expand Existing Splash Park

A group in Miles City wants to improve the current splash park. Milestown Community Improvement, Inc has gotten approval to expand the current park. Jon Goff explains what the group’s expansion plans look like.

The group is has hired a firm to draw up plans for the project and should get the result sometime in October or November. To hear the entire interview with Jon Goff, go to newellbroadcasting.com.

Full Interview with Jon Goff

Custer County Has Offer To Take Over Building For Free

Officials in Custer County, Montana are pondering an offer from the Federal Government to take ownership of the former VA facility. The Miles City Police Department is housed in the building and has exchanged security services instead of paying rent. The county has said if they do take over the building rent could be 70 to 80 thousand dollars a year for the department to stay in their currently location. The county has said if they acquire the property, city officials hope they can arrange the same arrangements that are in place currently. The county has until December 29th to accept the property at no charge.

Baker School Board Wrestles With State Budget Cuts

The Baker School Board is wrestling with a 10 percent budget cut thanks to the governor’s recent announcement of another round of budget cuts in state government. Baker Superintendent Jon Wrzesinski is very frustrated by the way state officials have handled the whole budget situation.

Yesterday, a interim legislative committee is leaving it up to Gov. Steve Bullock to make budget cuts to account for lower than expected revenues and higher than expected fire fighting and Medicaid expansion costs. Montana state law requires a balanced budget with a surplus.

Golf Benefit

The 6th Annual Lucas Meschke Broken Club Golf Memorial Golf Scramble is set for tomorrow at the Lakeview Country Club in Baker. Angie Rodriguez talks about the amazing turnout expected for this annual gathering to honor her son.

Rodriguez explains that all the funds raised going to a great cause Lucas would be proud of.

If you would like to donate to the silent auction, you may take your item to the Lakeview Country Club today or tomorrow. The public is invited to attend the event. The Rock Jocks will be providing the entertainment .

West Nile Virus Hits Our Part Of The State

The First human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this season in Montana. Jen Fladager a nurse practitioner with the Montana Department of Health gives us the latest information on the cases the state is working with.

Fladager gives us tips on how we can prevent our chances of getting the virus by doing some very easy, common sense things.

If you have any questions or concerns you may call the Fallon County Health Department at 778-2824. Custer and Prairie counties have mosquito populations that have tested positive recently for West Nile.