Moving to Miles City
Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 5 months ago
So I might be moving to Miles City. How's the diversity? And in terms of outdoor activities what is their to do besides fishing and hunting?any hiking trails?

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Posted by sk (+29) 5 months ago
Hope things work out and you find a new home here in Miles City. If you like the outdoors, this is a fine place to live, good hunting and fishing, plenty of hiking at Strawberry Hill and Spotted Eagle. This year good cross county skiing and other winter sports. The Bucking Horse Sale coming up. There is plenty to do, although at times it may take a little imagination, that's not all bad though
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1880) 5 months ago
Interested in music? Theater or the arts? History? We got tons of those as well as scenery.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1356) 5 months ago
There's talk of a pool.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9020) 5 months ago
The diversity in Miles City is amazing. I've met people there whose ancestors came from Scotland, Ireland, Norway, England, Sweden, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and Finland.
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Posted by Ken Ziebarth (+297) 5 months ago
Any from an Asian, African, or Latin American country??
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6098) 4 months ago
Diversity is pretty nil. There are a few Hispanic families and the owners of the local Chinese restaurant. May be others. Mostly Republican with a small group of staunch Democrats. A few good restaurants, couple good coffee shops and lots of trucks. Some social clubs, Caledonia Society, and community college. Two interesting museums and lots of western flair and history.

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Posted by MeiMei (+159) 4 months ago
Just saying the diversity at the high school has changed in the past several years! Lots of great kids from a variety of roots.
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Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 4 months ago
Thanks everyone for the help. I should be moving there in March. So, just need to find a nice apartment in a nice neighborhood!
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Sorry to say, but the jobs here pay nothing. Miles City is a very poor community. Rent is totally outrageous. One would be crazy to buy a home here as taxes are the highest I have ever seen.
There are a lot of out door things to do, but if you don't have money, it will be hard to enjoy.
I've notice in Miles City, once here, it's almost impossible to get out. The jobs they offer pay minimal. You will have just enough money to hopefully pay the bills, but never get ahead. It's almost as though the community has set it up this way to insure they have a population as nobody can leave. It's slavery if anything. You struggle to get the check, and it's gone.
I've also noticed you cannot trust people. I had all my stuff in storage stolen and nothing was done. We know who did it but again, nothing will ever be done.
Crystal Meth is a huge problem in this town. I worked in the oil industry for 20 years and never seen a community with such a drug problem. You see it everywhere you go.
Miles City is a very "cliqish" community. You are better off keeping to yourself.
There would be far better place to move in Montana, which has jobs that pay more than 8-15/hr.
Rent- is like 450-550 for a single room apartment. Of course, you will be dealing with the meth heads living in a place like that. 2 Bedroom homes rent for about 750/month. Average wage is less than 2k/month. Everything is expensive here.
Jobs-Good luck. Fast food and casinos, all paying 10/hr or less. Construction pays less than 20/hr. Technicians make less than 20/hr. There are no good paying jobs, unless you become, say a bank president or are a crooked lawyer.
Everyone is struggling. It's a horrid place to be. Nice to visit, but for the love of God, don't get stuck here!
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Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 4 months ago
I already have a job offer, so no worries there. The drug use is obviously an issue is it really that bad? Their are some expensive houses in miles city, so it can't possibly be everywhere.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1277) 4 months ago
Redhead, don't listen to that drivel. He seems to expect the economy of a large city with the quaintness of a small town. Yeah, MC has issues, every place does. Drugs can be a problem, but it's not like they are standing on every corner selling blow and hookers to 10 year olds!

Many people on here, myself included, were born and raised in Miles City. I couldn't wait to leave. Now, in my late 40's I desire to go back. There's something about the small town life that is very appealing. No it's not exciting, but it is very comfortable.

Pay is what you would expect in a small town. No, you're not going to make a fortune, but you could live comfortably. Housing is becoming expensive, but that's a nationwide issue. Miles City was a recipient/victim of the recent oil boom. Lots of people coming into town has a cause and effect effect on all prices and markets. It is most noticeable in a small town, where residents are used to fewer problems, lower costs, and a more quiet life.

Miles City is probably one of the best places to raise kids. Lots of good kids to be friends with and still small town "trouble" to get into.

I think if you have kids, if you want a more quiet life, if you are looking for a place to know your neighbors or enjoy a more relaxing life, Miles City is a great pick!
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Ya, great place to live. With kids shooting up prescription drugs, the Hep C. rate is around 70%, Whoever said drugs aren't abound in the community is ether dealing or out of touch with reality. You see it everywhere you go. The thefts that go on to support their habits is really pathetic.

Alcoholics are next in this town. Rather sad.

Pay is one of the lowest in the State. People make more in Baker which is half the size and rent half of what they charge here. One example is a company that pays around 18/hr for work that the average starting wage is 29/hr in the state. They know they can pay you that low because the other jobs are paying even worse.

AS I said, once here, you will find it almost impossible to get out. Thank god I have option, but I feel for those I have to leave behind, knowing I can stop in some 10 years down the road and know nothing has changed.

The oil boom has nothing to do with it, it was exactly like this in the 90's. Drugs, low pay, and high rent. And for what? If getting by paycheck to paycheck is what you call living, I call it surviving on minimal. There is more to life than living like a slave and having people tell you how grand it is to live that way.
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Posted by cubby (+1992) 4 months ago
So my question is why not move, get the hell gone out of this god for seeking place. Why stay here and bitch about it? Myself and many many many others around this town love it here, make a good wage and provide just fine for our families. Maybe life is what you make of it, and yours, is well, what you make of it. I've always said only you can make a change.
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Posted by cubby (+1992) 4 months ago
One more thing, your stats of Hep C is so made up it's not even funny. Let me guess you went to the clinic and they just gave you those numbers because of who you are. Yea I believe that lol
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+536) 4 months ago
I've lived many places and, so far, I have yet to find a "perfect" place. That said, each place has its own positives. Much of what you find is what you expect to find. If you approach Miles City with a positive attitude and are friendly to the people, you will find that there are no friendlier people to be found anywhere! There are some exceptions, of course, but that's true of any place. As a whole, you will find that people here are "neighbors" in the old-fashioned sense and they will help you if you need it and if they can. Some may not have much, but they are willing to share what they have (which makes them some of the richest people in my book). It is a place where it is not unusual to speak to strangers in the grocery store, the post office, or wherever. You just might make a friend. Don't forget to stop at the Public Library when you are checking things out. The staff is phenomenal and will be more than happy to point you in whatever direction you need (some great resources to be found there). I never thought I would come back after I left, but through a turn of events, I did--expecting to stay about a year. That was 17 years ago.

Welcome to Miles City from Jobie and his Mom!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 4 months ago
I love Miles City. Yes, there are problems. We live in the real world. Is the stuff Scotterdog muttering about true? Not from what I know and I work for the newspaper. Yeah, we don't have oil jobs in Miles City. Never have, never will. Yes, apartments are hard to find because we have had a very steady population over the years.

But you will never find a more welcoming community in the world. Try us!
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Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 4 months ago
Thanks so much everyone! I'll be visiting next week. The weather should finally be good enough for the trip. Hopefully, find a place to stay. I have a couple options for that already. Then get all my stuff moved over, so should be beginning to mid March to finalize everything.

Thanks again everyone for your help! If anyone has any specific info on apartments that are good or ones to specifically steer clear of please let me know too! :-)
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Posted by Hanson (+102) 4 months ago
We have available a street level, fairly large one bedroom apartment, that was just redone. It is one block off Main street. If interested and you have references call 406-232-2134 to inquire or leave a message. It is also no pets and no smoking.
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Posted by J.mug (+19) 4 months ago
I agree with scotterdog. Miles City is a terrible place to live. Diversity? What diversity? How about culture? No, none of that Unless you consider getting drunk a culture.
The towns biggest event of the year is the Bucking Horse Sale which is a based solely on booze. It seems the only time the town cleans up is for the Bucking Horse Sale. By cleans up I mean paint buildings, clean the fairgrounds, makes Main Street look presentable etc. The town hosts a couple other events like Bobby Burns, the Mesquito festival, & an Irish throw down around st. Patties day, all which consist of excessive amounts of alcohol. I hope you like to drink because if you don't it's hard to fit in. Kids are raised watching their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, partake in drinking festivals so it's all quite normal to the upcoming generations who never seem to leave Miles City. I would never raise kids there.
Take a drive through town you'll notice people don't take a lot of pride in what they have. Lots of houses that need TLC and lots of garbage. The housing situation is the worst I have ever come across. Outrageous prices for crappy houses. Both the county and city is poor and corrupt. It takes only one meeting with the commissioners to see exactly what I'm talking about. Miles City community doesn't really seem to group together for anything. Rarely is a new project started and completed based just on community Cooperation. Most of their "clubs" are either a flop or don't have much involvement.
I don't think I have ever heard someone in the state of Montana say "let's visit Miles City this weekend!". It's simply a gas stop on the interstate. One should take a drive down Hanes avenue after getting fuel. Hanes avenue has no appeal to it, no trees, barely any landscaping. Most of the building are brand new construction but yet it's obvious the city didn't care to put much thought into the planning of it. The traffic is crowded, it's very apparent there is a need for more stop lights. The buildings are ugly and unorganized, parking lots dead end instead of flowing in to one another. It's just a dirty place.
There is a couple employers that do pay decent, like the hospital, but this is because they can't get anyone to move there to work for them. Even with a decent job, housing is so expensive it's almost impossible to get ahead. Not to mention if you want to purchase a home you'll have to pay quite a bit in insurance because most of the town is in a flood zone. I'd visit & spend a little bit of time before making the commitement of moving.

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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Cubby-Who said I live IN Miles City?? 2nd, the HEP C rates come from the DOC, sorry if you don't like it.

J.Mug-You hit the nail on the head. Nobody say's "lets go to Miles City" unless it's the drunks going to the Bucking Horse sale.

The liquor store does good, as most can't afford to go out, so they sit at home and drink. I don't mind going out and having fun, but I would never allow alcohol in the house.

The liquor, the gambling, the meth and these opiates people claim to need is a HUGE problem.

I worked for a company there for about 8 months. Never took a day off, yet all the other employee's always had an excuse to get out of work. I'm used to working 84 hours a week, and most can't make 40 hours without having to twist off and do whatever they do on a day off around here.

I can't say I ever found 1 positive in Miles City.
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Posted by David Schott (+10305) 4 months ago
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"Scotterdog": "Cubby-Who said I live IN Miles City??"

If I look up the IP address where you posted this message from is it going to say you posted the message from Miles City?
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Posted by Walt Meredith (+196) 4 months ago
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Scooterdog, you said,

"With kids shooting up prescription drugs, the Hep C. rate is around 70%"


Then you told cubby,

"2nd, the HEP C rates come from the DOC, sorry if you don't like it."


DOC as in the Department of Corrections? Do you have a source for your 70%statistic?

This 2015 report from the Montana DOC says the Montana State Prison has an infection rate of 21% and the Montana State Women's Prison has an infection rate of 24%.

https://cor.mt.gov/Portals/104/Resources/Reports/2015BiennialReport.pdf

I doubt the general population has a rate of Hepatitis C infection equal to the prison population let alone 3 times greater then the prison population. That doesn't make any sense.

I get the feeling Scooter doesn't know what he is talking about.
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Go down to the Custer County Detention center and ask them. Copy/paste is so 90's.
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
David-You can't possible be that stupid. Well, maybe you can.
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Posted by Walt Meredith (+196) 4 months ago
There you have it Redheadguy:: Take Scooter's comments with a very large grain of salt.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 4 months ago
You know, if you hang out with drug addicts, everyone is a drug addict. If you hang around with cultured people with an education, who are constantly trying and achieving, you will think every is an intelligent high achiever.

Yes, there are some bitter petty criminals in Miles City. They want to blame something for their failures and blaming the entire community works for them.

For the rest of us, seriously, I lived in Bozeman for 20 years and moved back here because it a great place to have friends, to be active in all sorts of organizations, and raise kids (or help raise my brother's kids.)

Welcome to Miles City.
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Amorette Allison-Where do you find all these alleged "educated" people? The Country Club? The 519? The corrupt court house?

When the average wage of a community is much less than 20/hr, I would not brag about "education".

Another thing I notice about people in MC-If you mention that perhaps a person should move and get a real job, they get all bent out of shape, saying it can't get any better than MC. This is the mentality of most in the community, while they go to the food bank to get their food. ITs as if they try to convince you there is no where outside their little bubble that could be better. That may be true for some, the degenerates they are, but if it were so great, there would be people moving there in droves. One could argue the population does increase by child birth, but they leave out 90% come from single "moms" unmarried, uneducated, and under the age of 30. Guess who pays for these kids?

I did meet some really good people, but like me, they were only temporary in MC. They all move on knowing there is NO future in MC.

Again, the biggest event is Bucking Horse, which is just another excuse for the community to drink and drug it up. Says a lot about the community right there.
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Posted by David Schott (+10305) 4 months ago
Ha ha, "Walt", scooterdog. That is funny. From the sounds of it, someone could stand to have their anal glands expressed.



petmd.com: Dog Scooting: What it Means and What to Do
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6098) 4 months ago
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There are plenty of educated people in Miles City. There are also plenty of intelligent, interesting people, regardless of education level. I have lately seen a real pride in Miles City. There are new locally owned businesses, community theatre, lots of social and service organizations, a museum and art center, and a community college. If you have trouble with alcohol, don't go into the bars. I recently attended the Robert Burns celebration and, although alcohol was served, I saw no cases of public drunkenness. Yes, the Bucking Horse Sale is a bit of a bacchanal but no one is required to attend and most of the attendees are not from Miles City.
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Posted by HUBBZ (+70) 4 months ago
I have lived in Miles City since 1986 with a few years spent in other places. I left Miles City to try new things and see what else was out there. I came back here because it was always home and is much safer than most of the places I have been. Not once have I seen crystal meth, not even sure what it looks like. Do we have a drug problem here, SURE!! Go one place where there isn't. If you stay away from the environment, it shouldn't be an issue. I know a lot of people from this community and not one of them has Hep C, that stat might be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard in my life. For the person that started this post, good luck to you and safe travels. I am sure you will find our community to be quite pleasant.
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Posted by Sunny (+358) 4 months ago
Miles City is a wonderful place to live. This is our seventh home in six cities and we have been here over for more than four decades! No, it is not perfect, but it is what you make it. If you are looking for good things, you will find them, and you will enjoy the roses in your garden. If your vision is filtered through a negative attitude, you will see only the ugly and undesirable, and your roses will only present you with their thorns. Not that are not blooming, but you cannot see them with your clouded vision. What you will find here is really up to you. Judging by your previous posts, Red-headed Guy, you will enjoy a beautiful garden. Welcome!
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
David Schott-You truly are a shining example of ignorant. You can't read, therefor you cannot even get my name right. How many prescription pills are you taking?
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
You got to love the MC attitude, a contradiction at every turn. Quoting one of the most intelligent persons in MC. Kind of like all the backstabbing that goes on there.

"Not once have I seen crystal meth, not even sure what it looks like. Do we have a drug problem here, SURE!!"

Jesus H. Christ, stop while you are behind people.
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Posted by David Schott (+10305) 4 months ago
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Hey dumbass, I wasn't the one who misspelled your name.
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Posted by cubby (+1992) 4 months ago
Sounds like old Scooter was a bad dealer here and got ran off. With all the FACTS that he has.
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Posted by David Schott (+10305) 4 months ago
Reply to cubby (#370793)
He does seem to have some insight into the Custer County Detention Center.
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Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 4 months ago
UPDATE!!!! So, I appreciate everyone's input. (For the most part lol.) I visited yesterday a few things I noticed. Please remember these are my own personal observations.

1. The city is very small, I wasn't overly shocked by that, but still noted.
2. Some people on here said the city was dirty, didn't look dirty at all to me.
3 Potholes exist, I definitely hit a few, but nothing horrendous or anything.
4 Drugs, I saw no drugs at all. I saw one sketchy looking person in an apartment complex, but nothing like what was described on here.
5. The people seem somewhat reserved and definitely keep to themselves, I tried socializing and they don't too much. Might just be shy or nervous around new people, but it was a little different to me.

So, all in all a good visit. I'm just trying to decide what I want to do next. I have both pluses and negatives as to why the move would be good. So, I just need to quit being indecisive and figure it out.

I honestly think the biggest thing is being away from the people I know.
I appreciate everyone's input and time. I also apologize for the little spat that got started on here, even though I technically didn't start it.
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Posted by Starburst (+36) 4 months ago
I am glad to hear your visit went well. I have been following your post but have kept to myself until now. Thanks for the update! There are actually a lot of interesting activities to do in this area. I am younger with a young family and this has been a wonderful town to raise children in. There are beautiful parks, a pool, rivers, many recreation areas, good fishing and camping too! The Bucking Horse Sale is wonderful for many reasons that do not include drinking, for instance, there is a parade, an artist's quickdraw in the park, Bronc riding and horse races at the fairgrounds and a great excuse for your friends to come visit for a weekend! There is also a music festival happening the beginning of April (I may be wrong on the timing but it's coming up). There are many excellent musicians that are brought in to play out at the Range Riders, a large 4th of July celebration, the county fair, Christmas Stroll and I am certain to be missing many of the fun opportunities that are available here. The town is not very big but it has a big heart. Local coffee shops are very friendly and serve delicious coffee and pastries, there are many dining options and some nice bars and a brewery too if that is something you would like. Good luck with your decision and your move!
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+280) 4 months ago
The trolls make things interesting on here

That being said with the exception of living in Missoula a few yrs while in school. I was born here & lived here all my life. It will probably end here as well. Yea I love it...
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
I had posted on here quoting the Miles City chief of po-lice, who states Miles City has one of the worst meth problems in the state. He also stated it will never get better, only worse. Apparently the MC.COM took it down. The cover up already begins.

You can search "meth" in the miles city star online.

Not a place to live nor raise children.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8240) 4 months ago
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Scotterdog wrote:
I had posted on here quoting the Miles City chief of po-lice, who states Miles City has one of the worst meth problems in the state. He also stated it will never get better, only worse. Apparently the MC.COM took it down. The cover up already begins.

I think you are confused. No one removed any of your posts.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2802) 4 months ago
Scatternuggets, as loath as I am to slip into condescension, you make it irresistible.
"The liquor store does good,"
Are you saying that the liquor Store is a benefactor and the city profits from charitable works and contributions, provided by the spirits merchant? I observed that the fifteen years that I lived in Miles City, The liquor store did well. It could have had more IPA's on hand but kept some pretty good top shelf Scotch.

You got to love the MC attitude, a contradiction at every turn. Quoting one of the most intelligent persons in MC. Kind of like all the backstabbing that goes on there.
WTF? no really WTF???????

Could you diagram the above two sentences for me or at least rearrange them? I am not bright enough to decipher your code.

I created a wonderful circle of friends while there. I did not find the cultural or racial diversity that I enjoy but I am a life long urban marauder. I have always created my own environment. When I moved to MC, I sought out and gravitated towards more interesting, worldly people that had different viewpoints. I also learned many valuable lessons about a life style that I had not been exposed to. When I overheard racism, bigotry or misogyny, I addressed it. Sometimes to my detriment.

Keep in mind, The winters are brutal, the land is hardscrabble and harsh. Some of the people that inhabit MC are descendants of the people that made MC the historic, interesting place that it is. Did I mention the winters?

No matter where you go, there you are and you become part of the rich tapestry That makes up the fabric of humanity.

Come on shutterfrog, jump in. Join the party.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2802) 4 months ago
Scatterfrog, an Afterthought, perhaps people wouldn't get your name wrong if you actually used your name.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8240) 4 months ago
Reply to Tucker Bolton (#370929)
Tucker Bolton wrote:
Scatterfrog, an Afterthought, perhaps people wouldn't get your name wrong if you actually used your name.

Very true.
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
F-ucker Button, you may have a point, as you use your real name we see.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7440) 4 months ago
I can hardly imagine why feel you had a difficult time making deep ties to the community.

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Posted by HUBBZ (+70) 4 months ago
In Scotterdogs defense, outsiders with terrible attitudes usually don't fare well here in Miles City. I am sure his experience was awful.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8539) 4 months ago
If you hang out with drug dealers, all you know are drug dealers. I don't hang out with drug dealers and don't know a single one personally. Try joining a church or social or service organization. Then you won't be hanging out with drug dealers any more.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9020) 4 months ago
In Scotterdog's defense, the majority of Miles City citizens voted for Trump this last election. If that doesn't smell of meth I don't know what does.
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
First, never said I never made "friends". Just said what was so obvious to the rest of the world.

Second, can anyone read my user name???

To the one who claimed I was hanging out with drug dealers, well that's slander. A lie. What's your good book say about that!? Judging someone who does not agree with a delusion state of mind that MC is a great place to raise kids and live.

Sorry to inform you, but there are no real drug dealers in the town, just addicts who addict others. If you had one major dealer, they would run that town. This is not a gripe against government or those enforcing law, but a fact of that's the nature of the beast.

Prescription drugs, meth and liquor are all a problem in the community. Now, with that said, not every person doing any of the 3 mentioned are "bad" people, it's the choices they make which are bad, such as addicting underage girls to meth so they can turn them into rats.

If you want to go the church way, I'm not saying it's good or bad, but just another sector who will try to make you abide by their rules of morality.

If you move there, keep to yourself, build up your bank and get out. As the Chief of Police says, it ain't going to get any better, only worse.

If you have a problem with that, go to the local PD and take it up with those that know, rather than try to sugar coat a problem that most are very aware of what's going on.

[Edited by Scotterdog (2/28/2017 10:37:18 PM)]
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1356) 4 months ago
The Hardy Boys took the case and investigated the Case of the Scuttling Scotterdog.

The Clues are:

1. We believe the person likes SCOTTish whiskey.

2. His favorite president is george W bush.

3. His favorite trucker nickname is MAC.

4. His favorite line from a commercial is "every kiss begins with KAY.


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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 4 months ago
Frank, like most ignorant people will resort to clouding of title, slander, out and out lies when they cannot argue.

By the way Frank, hows the "hot dog" business?
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Posted by Kyle Stanton (+280) 4 months ago
Scotterdog, can you provide a link to the article or information so we can see the direct quote from our police chief. This is the second time you have stated that he said the drug use/community is only going to get worse, not better. It would be very interesting to see where you got this quote from. Thanks.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1880) 4 months ago
Is there a drug problem? Yes. Because we live in the real world and there have always been human being whose brains tend to addiction. Does that mean this little town in hell on earth? Nope. Not by a long shot.

Attend "Seussical the Musical" and you will not see a lot meth users. Join Kiwanis or Rotary or other civic clubs and you will not see a lot of meth users. Visit the museums or attend concerts and you will not see a lot of meth users. Check out the library.

There may be a few there but the vast majority--there are around 10,000 people in the county and maybe 1 percent are meth users--of us are nice folks.

So ignore Srutterdawag. I don't why he spends his time with criminals or drug users or why he failed so miserably in our town. Come meet the rest of us and you will find some of us positively delightful.
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Posted by David Schott (+10305) 4 months ago
Reply to Kyle Stanton (#370966)
Miles City Star: Police chief: Drug activity increasing

Published: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:25pm
By Elaine Forman

The Miles City Police Department is making a lot of drug arrests, and Police Chief Doug Colombik doesn’t see it getting any better, he told the Miles City Council Tuesday.

“It’s not going away. It’s definitely here to stay. It’s not going to get any better. It’s at least going to stay this way or get worse,” he said.

“I just want to let everyone know that we made some very critical methamphetamine and marijuana arrests here in the last several months but specifically we’ve had, I think it was three in the last two weeks. To me they were pretty significant arrests,” he said. “The officers are doing a tremendous job.”

“This town, you know, absolutely has been flooded with (narcotics),” he said.

He explained that the new officers are gaining a lot of experience in getting search warrants and learning what to look for.

“It’s going to make a big difference for us because this poison is being spread everywhere we know and we are doing what we can to at least quell it. We can’t always get the big fish, but we can certainly try to keep on top of the people in our community that’s trying to sell it to our kids, friends and family members.

“I’m really pleased with my officers, with what they’ve been doing recently with the narcotics arrests,” he said. “We’ve been picking up a lot of stuff.”

Colombik is very disturbed by a new development in the community.

“We’ve been getting called all over to locations and businesses ... people have been dropping baggies in bathrooms and waiting areas and convenience stores — a little baggie of white residue. It’s everywhere. We’re just really busy with it,” he said.


READ MORE HERE.
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Posted by Redheadguy (+52) 3 months ago
That quote was from 2 years ago. Do you have a recent article?
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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 3 months ago
Redheadedguy- Last weeks MC Star it was on the front page. Things have only gotten worse since the 2015 article.

Published: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:27pm

“Wyatt Glade, Custer County attorney, confirms that meth use is a major problem in Custer County. “I’m sad to say, it’s the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Glade stated, offering statistics that back up this statement. The previous high for criminal cases to come through his office, several years ago, was 89 cases in one year. In 2015, there were 102 criminal cases and in 2016 there were 113.

“A shocking amount of those are associated with meth,” he said. An additional problem, he said, are the “burglaries and sexual assaults and even our recent murder” that are all associated with drug use, specifically methamphetamine.

Neglect and abuse cases, which are a huge expense for the state and county, have also increased dramatically, according to Glade, who said the number cases in Custer County rose from 12 in 2014 to 24 in 2015 and 36 in 2016. “It’s sad to say but every one has to do with meth,” he said.

“We’ve always had a meth problem here. It just got worse as time went on,” said Miles City Police Chief Doug Colombik, who has been with the department for more than 25 years.

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Posted by Scotterdog (-168) 3 months ago
Reply to Amorette F. Allison (#370968)
I can only assume Amorate or what ever he/she goes by is a dealer or heavy user. Again, more lies posted, attempts to cover up the drug problem in MC either by a user/dealer, or a delusion POS.

The "only 1 percent use meth" is total horse crap. I had extensive drug/safety training. You can tell a meth user by looking into their eyes. It may be more like 1 percent don't use meth.

Every business I had went into, not just the vast majority of customers were users, but employee's as well.

Then there are the kids shooting up prescription drugs to get high, opiates mostly. This has led to the HEP C outbreak from dirty needles and unprotected sex. This also has created new problems once they get addicted, as there isn't much treatment that can be done for such users.

Pill dealing and drug patches, such as fentanyl is huge in MC. I would always have someone come up to me, complete strangers asking if I wanted to buy meth or prescription drugs. Day or night, did not matter. Its at every corner of the town.

[Edited by Scotterdog (3/2/2017 5:12:05 AM)]
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13049) 3 months ago
Hmm... Does Danny have a new email address? The thought process of Scotterdog seems familiar.

And is this national "pick on Amorette" week? She is not a drug dealer. She is a nice friendly person. You should have gotten to know her a little. You would understand why Miles City is the way it is.

The fact you can't be bothered to get people's names straight might be part of your problem. It might explain why you have such a negative view of one of the coolest places on the planet. Having moved around some, I've come to understand just how fukcing Norman Rockwell is... You only reap respect if that is what you plant. The good people of are some of the kindest and most hospitable people you could ever hope to know. Of course you don't know that because you're too worried about pulling the corn-cob out of your ass. And for all of your complaining about you don't seem all that happy in bum-fukc TX or whatever rathole you're in now. So your thoughts should be take with a truckload of salt.

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Posted by Kyle Stanton (+280) 3 months ago
David, thank you for providing the article. Scotterdog thank you also for providing some quotes from the paper as well. I do not agree with your assesments on the drug use by business employees as well as high school students by any means but thank you for providing the information none the less.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2802) 3 months ago
Richard, Amorette, You should exit MC with all haste. I have only been gone from MC for six years, It seems that in that time the entire kit and Caboodle has turned into a giant opium den. Soon people will be looking back and turning into pillars of salt. That's not a total loss as the cattle can use them for salt licks.

I blame the Canadians. With all of the technology available from mining, a series of tunnels could run under the Canadian border and into MC and distributed from there. Where will the drugs come from, you may well ask. The good stuff will come from the golden triangle, in Asia and Medellin from Colombia. The drugs will be transported by hijacked merchant ships and unregistered aircraft to be offloaded in Vancouver BC, loaded onto taxi's then driven to Lethbridge, Alberta, loaded into mining carts in the tunnels and pulled by burros, to the abandoned MC railroad depot. From there the rest is cake. Pay off the cops and judges, disguise the dope as wal-mart toys then start hanging around school playgrounds.

You can see it is all quite simple. The place is a Sodom and Gonorrhea. The cherry on top is that the sky is falling and the Russians are working hard on controlling Donald Trumps mind. Run, run for your lives. Get out while you can. Oh, as a final thought, beware of people from out of state, particularly Califukcingfornia. Those people are Satan.
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