Posted by Jerbear (+135) 12 years ago
I was just thinking. "Whats up with all the casinos in this town?" Why can't someone build something for the young people of Miles City instead. I know that a casino is a money-maker and as long as people are willing to put their paychecks in those machines they'll be here. So what I am tring say is that overall we as a commuinty need to all chip in and think about where our money goes. This town needs something/more things for the young people of our community.

Thank you
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Posted by Amber (+219) 12 years ago
It's sad to say the few that have tried to build place of entertainment for the youngsters in this town have all failed in some way or another. The casinos go up because they are a guarenteed money makers. It is so sad that from my count we have 16 establishments that have keno/poker machines and counting in this town vs. the bowling alley and the movie theater for kids.

SAD, SAD, SAD Thing!

Thanks to FUN2U for doing everything they can to create something for kids in this town!!!
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Posted by Larry Antram (+180) 12 years ago
Ironically, the nightly news here a few weeks ago featured a story about a pool closing due to budget restraints ... and included a sound bite of a kid complaining "Now there wasn't going to be anything for kids to do in Seattle." See, it's not just Miles City.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
Those kids could be doing crack, there really is nothing MC.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1292) 12 years ago
Buck, Always finding the silver lining, what a joy you are. This time Buck, I feel you've overlooked Meth.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6173) 12 years ago
Oh goodie! Another anti-casino thread!!
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
They can get meth in MC.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15207) 12 years ago
"Oh goodie! Another anti-casino thread!!"

...that could easily be transformed into a "why can't we have a concrete pool" thread.
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Posted by Chad (+1760) 12 years ago
I don't know if anyone here can count, but I'd like to point out that there are no more casinos than we've always had bars/taverns here. They've been "re-purposed" into casinos because it generates added income for the owners.

As for their physical appearance and the need/place in society/value of casinos... I'll let you debate that one.
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Posted by Nikki Logan (+286) 12 years ago
I totally have to disagree with you on that we have no more casinos they we have had before. That is all that a person see when they drive into this town. On the strip it seems like every other business is a casino. I have a two year old daughter and when she gets older I don't want her to think that all we have to do in this town is gamble our hard earned money away, in some cases the money was not hard earned, but anyway I think that there needs to be another avenue for people to make money. I am a future independent business owner and I plan to open here in Miles City and I can promise you that it will not be a casino.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
Pretty sure Ray Schmidt has repurposed several non-casinos into casinos.

And by the by, I will now be calling myself a future world leader.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (9/25/2009)]
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Posted by Chad (+1760) 12 years ago
Count them Nikki, then count the bars that were here fifteen years ago. Keep in some bars recently had two liquor licenses to increae the number of electronic gaming machines they could have on premise.

When I moved here in 1992, I was told MC had the most bars per capita in Montana. Outside of Ingomar, I'd say it was about right.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
So if some bars had two liquor licenses and now they're two casinos, it's still actually just the same number? That's Richard-like.
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Posted by ABE (+417) 12 years ago
Your forgetting all the beer and wine only spots that still get gaming. There is no limit on the number of those that can spring up.
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Posted by Sharon Clarke (+83) 12 years ago
Well the casinos most certainly will NOT be getting any of my hard earned money that's for sure If someone likes playing the machines, go right ahead! I have no issue with others doing so. I just prefer not to help keep the casinos in busimess.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+934) 12 years ago
Jerbear,

Did you know that currently under construction is a space just for kids? It is right under our noses and is due to open in January.
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Posted by ABE (+417) 12 years ago
"Why can't someone build something for the young people of Miles City instead."

They did!

Pine Hills
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Posted by Bart Freese (+934) 12 years ago
Funny, but . . .

I was referring to great additions of the children and teen areas at the Miles City library.



These are going to be very appealing spaces. These are going to be architecturally interesting, beautiful, and very functional. In fact, you can see much more of the progress at the library's Flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/pho...liclibrary
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Posted by howdy (+4952) 12 years ago
Bart, do you know what the new Teen Center will have in the library??
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Posted by Bart Freese (+934) 12 years ago
Hannah can answer that better.

In the posted photo, the area with the metal arches is the new children's section and the large wood framed opening in the back ground is the teen area -- middle school age through high school.

Remember, these photos don't show all the space -- especially the teen area which is considerably larger than pictured.

[This message has been edited by Bart Freese (9/27/2009)]
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Posted by David Schott (+17675) 12 years ago
Great photos of the library project, Bart. Thanks for posting those.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+934) 12 years ago
The photos are Hannah's. She has a good eye. It's a wonderful space, well, spaces.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
Will they have keno?
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Posted by Chad (+1760) 12 years ago
I wasn't wild about the trees, er...arches, when Mike proposed them, but they're starting to grow on me now. Looks good.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4457) 12 years ago
What casino are we talking about?
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