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Posted by Karen Gray (+29) 8 years ago
Want has happen to the in door pool is there going to be one soon?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
Short answer, no. Long answer is still no but involves explaining how expensive indoor pools are to build and how hard they are to fund in the long run.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
Yes! The grand opening is coming soon! I can't wait to see what a fantastic aquatic center they've built. http://www.mvaquatics.org
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Posted by Shu (+1794) 8 years ago
Oh, boy...here we go again. How many times does this can of worms need to be re-opened???
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
The people in the Mission Valley are very excited about the opening of the new public toilet.
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Posted by Dillpickle (+34) 8 years ago
Karen,

I invite you to make the short drive to Forsyth to visit our indoor, six lane 25M pool. Recent upgrades to the filter system have resulted in crystal clear water.

The Forsyth pool is open Sunday afternoons: Lap swimming from 1:30-2:30, then the kids come in for open swim.

Tues and Thurs: Lap swimming starts at 4:30 followed by water Zumba.

There are also hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for lap swim and water Zumba.
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Posted by Jonna (+285) 8 years ago
Does the Forsyth pool offer swimming lessons for kids? I would certainly be willing to make the drive for that. Forgive me Miles City if I have an issue letting my children swim in a pond that animals use as a toilet among other things.
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Posted by Dillpickle (+34) 8 years ago
I could be mistaken, but I believe Forsyth only has swimming instruction in the Summer months. I do not believe there is a program active during the school year at this time.

I believe the phone number is 346-2409. The pool manager is Jason, he is very helpful in answering questions. He has been very proactive developing new programs and options for the pool. Programs and options appear to be expanding under his leadership.
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Posted by gypsykim (+1556) 8 years ago
Jason is working to put together multiple swimming lesson sessions if the need is there. Do call and talk with him. I went over lap swimming on Tuesday night and it was fabulous. Improvements have been made to the entry, locker rooms and pool.
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Posted by Karen Gray (+29) 8 years ago
Love to take my grandkids swimming but I'm 50 miles out of town and don't want to drive another 50 or more to enjoy the time with them. We have gave money and never hear much more on the pool. Is there any work been done or has our money gone to wast?
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Posted by Karen Gray (+29) 8 years ago
Tell we get and answer.
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Posted by ALVIN SWINDLER (+63) 8 years ago
Miles City doesn't just need a indoor pool, it needs other activities that kids and families can do together, I mean lets face it there is not a whole lot of things for any one to do in this town. People are always saying on here that they want more attractions brought in to this town to help inprove buisness' and to have more things to keep kids out of trouble, and people seem to want to invest in other things, but nothing ever comes of it.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 8 years ago
The biggest thing some people in Miles City lack is imagination. A POOL AFFORDS FAMILY FUN INCLUDING GRANDMA FOR GOOD HYDRO THERAPY Perhaps settin up transportation to Forsyth or carpooling with others.

Miles City has wonderful Parks, a skating rink, very low cost films. a city library, Boy and Girl Scout, Churches with excellent youth programs. Good schools with programs, Multitudes of civic organizations that people can be comebatter invoved in the community.
If you haven't found any thing for your family. What are you doing??
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 8 years ago
Yeah, for crying out loud! This is Miles City! You want indoor pool? Put the 8 ball in the corner pocket and move on.

Rack 'em!
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+596) 8 years ago
Miles City will have to wait for a concrete swimming hole until they are a more affluent city. Like TERRY
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+596) 8 years ago
Miles City will have to wait for a concrete swimming hole until they are a more affluent city. Like TERRY
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 8 years ago
Yee Dogggies!!! Even Jordan has cement pond.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 8 years ago
I've talked about this on here before, but it bears repeating....IF the incentive to build an indoor pool in MC ever gathers real steam, be sure to contact other cities with pools to research the REAL costs of the pool. I'm not sure of the exact figures today, but as of a couple of years ago it cost Forsyth upwards of $80,000 a year to operate our pool. That's not including periodic major upgrades such as what was done recently (pumps and etc. reached the end of their lifespan and had to be replaced). I'm sure the actual amounts today are higher. Bottom line, the revenue generated doesn't fully support the pool here. The taxpayers pick up the slack.

Miles City is about 5x the size of Forsyth, so a good experiment would be to take our pool's annual revenue, multiply it by five, then add at least $10k per year for upgrades and extraordinary repairs. Take that total, subtract about 20% just to be sure, and see if you could afford a pool based on those figures. If so....go for it! That's providing you can raise the revenue to actually build the pool to start with.

Until then, yes, please drive over and have a swim. After all, people (my wife and I included) from here love to visit your stores and restaurants, so we'd appreciate the return gesture. Our taxpayers will be thankful!
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Posted by Melita (+340) 8 years ago
So- I'm kinda thinking the person that started this post is wondering where the hell all the $ went that was supposed to go into building a pool (much less indoor) in Miles City??? I would also like some answers!?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 8 years ago
Yes, perhaps one of "Hogan's Hero's" can enlighten us on the status of the clandestine Fun2U project. The project appears to have gone underground or maybe it sunk in the mud in which they were going to build the pool. As it stands, "I know NOTHING!".

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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
If I recall correctly, a representative of Fun2U had last addressed this audience with a request to direct all inquiries to them, not to mc.com. as participants at the latter are not authorities and tend to be rather negative on the subject. Some people have worked very hard to attempt to make your town more livable.
Meanwhile you could always move to a more fiscally vibrant community with more sports opportunities, as I fear yet another generation will go without such in Miles City. This advice given to me many years ago worked out pretty well.
Yet again I'd like to thank our friends in Hardin for putting on the biggest, best-ever Montana High School State Swimming Championship recently. That must have been a huge weekend for the local hotels and restaurants.
See you all at the BHS, let's party! That's what MC is all about. Keep doing what you do best and hope you get that new jail ASAP.

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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 8 years ago
Of all the reasons that I don't live in MC, lack of sporting opportunities for my children is not one of them.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 8 years ago
I don't live there because my parents sold our house and moved away. The last time I went "home" I practically got arrested! I wiped off my shoes, too!


FH

PS- re. Fun2U:

http://milescity.com/foru...all#174021

Holy Cow...What a thread. We at Fun2U have taken a break. We were to meet up again in the fall, but it has stretched into winter as we have all have been busy.

Speaking for myself here...I do not feel MC.com is the right place to discuss / debate allot of things. So if you post a question about Fun2U & it goes unanswered, that is why.

So if you have questions please call. I will be glad to visit with you as long as your sane & polite.

My cell is 406-951-0964
Office: 406-234-7355

Regards & Merry Christmas,

Matt Smith


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Posted by Matt Smith (+794) 8 years ago
Update:

I have resigned from Fun2U a LONG time ago.

It would be wise to check with the city to see who is in charge of it now. Last I knew the mayor was working with individuals who do not post here.

Many of the past board members are no longer involved.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1670) 8 years ago
with more sports opportunities.


Huh. That's certainly news to this Miles City resident, who is not home most nights of the week, and many weekends, attending apparently nonexistent sports activities.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 8 years ago
I think what he meant to say was: "niche sporting opportunities that I happen to prefer." How's the lacrosse scene in Miles City these days?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
I'm trying to get a curling team started some winter.
As for the FUN2U money--which wasn't all that much--it was given to a group headed by Sigrid Laird to make improvements at the existing pool. They put up fabulous new docks last year and have further plans. No, an indoor pool isn't likely because they are SO EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN but we have lots of activities around here for the sports minded. And even stuff for non-sporty types like me.
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Posted by gypsykim (+1556) 8 years ago
I happily drove to Forsyth last night (and every week) to put in my laps at their beautiful facility.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
It is a lovely drive. If the weather is nice, the frontage road, with all those curves and twists, is very scenic.
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Posted by Forsyth Pool (+37) 8 years ago
Hey Guys, It was brought to my attention that this conversation was happening on milescity.com
I thought it would be a great time to introduce myself.
My name is Jason Forberg and I was hired as the new manager in March of 2012. Since I was hired I have worked to bring professionalism and cleanliness to the Forsyth pool.

Through this last winter we have brought many changes to the pool including:
 New filtration and circulation system (no sand in pool and crystal clear water)
 Fresh paint and steps for pool
 New ceramic tile to the office and entryway areas
 New non slip grid tile in both locker rooms

I am working to open the wading pool this summer and furnish quality lounge chairs for parents to relax in while watching their children. Long term goals (3-5 years) include a projector for movie nights, a food cart and a water slide.

As far as swimming lessons, we have a new swimming instructor, her name is Megan and she is excellent with the kids. We would like to be able to hold swimming lessons this spring and are currently looking for interest. I have wondered if it would be possible to hold a class for miles city kids at a time that would allow car pooling or even possibly a bus, Ideas? I am open to anything we can make work,

Our hours of operations are:
Monday: 5:30-6:30am AquaZumba, 6:30-8am lapswim
Tuesday: 4-6pm Lap swim, 6-7pm Aquazumba
Wednesday: 5:30-6:30am AquaZumba, 6:30-8am lapswim
Thursday: 4-6pm Lap swim, 6-7pm Aquazumba
Friday: 6:30-8am Lap swim
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 1:30-2:30pm Lap swim, 2:30-5:30pm Open swim.

These hours will not change until the beginning of June when school is out. So for anyone who has driven to Forsyth and found the pool closed when it should have been open that will not happen anymore.

I am not on milescity.com that often so the best way to reach me is either coming to the pool during business hours or calling 406.346.2409 if no answer, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Sincerely,

Jason Forberg
Manager-Forsyth pool
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
I've also learned that Fun2U didn't give any money to Sigrid, she was just allowed to use their 501 (c) 3 number to collect donations. She has several thousands dollars she wants to use on bath house improvements if she can get the city to move. If the improvements are not made, Sigrid will return the donations she has.

As for Fun2U, I know most of it was pledge, not actual cash in hand, so there wasn't a ton left over. What happened to that, I do not know.
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Posted by coffeedrunk (+58) 8 years ago
The fun to you building has a lot of potential, but is very limited due to size and placement of load bearing walls. In order to make this building into a swimming hole, one must be rich or diversify the product they plan to bring to the public. There would be room to hold bingo or something else, but a lot of work still needs to be done in order to make this place workable for any idea that someone may have.

I followed the idea of adding onto the building and opening it as a multiple adventure recreation facility, but a swimming pool is nearly mandatory for anyone wanting to use that building. A swimming pool or hot tub is a full time endeavor, and it only take one kid having an accident to get rummors going. After a rumor gets going about pee or logs in a pool, there goes a good portion of your business.

A swimming hole would never work in this town, unless you charge ten bucks per person, and have free labor. They should just turn that into a gas station/ restaurant.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
Hopefully when it happens someday the concept will be better understood by the public and it will be professionally managed and maintained. Meanwhile the new jail is more important, you can charge each user and run it on free labor.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 8 years ago
Today, I'm going to the City of Westminister Recreational Center. As an elderly person I try to go there at least twice a week. In the facility there is a ,pool with slides and other un kid stuff or families, a lazy river with a current a sauna and a diving pool and an exercise pool with lanes set out for laps. It is also handicapped accessible multiple activies. In the same building is a itness room and two gyms, community rooms, where you can book for parties and other event.s. What pays for all of this. Taxes and fees. It's amazing what can happen when people have vision and can think beyond "Read my lips No more taxes".
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3243) 8 years ago
I can visualize your Rec Center, Betty. There is one in Parker, CO where I took my granddaughter for her swimming lessons. Areas for different age groups, etc. Rooms where they were doing Dog Training...another where they were wall-climbing...and, much, much more. Guess they have a lot more people to contribute but...there are lots of things to do which makes it worthwhile.
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Posted by athome (+364) 8 years ago
Dickinson North Dakota. Small town but now growing.
Phenomenal community/rec center. Paid for with memberships
and taxes. We could take a cue from that endeavor.
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Posted by Elaine Nichols (+37) 8 years ago
I recently moved to Miles City from Tampa, FL and I find that the priorities of this city are really backward when it comes to planning. This city certainly found the money to build a huge juvenile detention facility and now a new jail??? WTF?? Why not invest the money in facilities that foster community growth, health, and social responsibility... thereby preventing future drug addicts/alcoholics and criminals, instead of creating facilities to house criminals that are created by a never-ending cycle of boredom and neglect???!!! A well planned recreational facility with a pool, gym, climbing wall, etc. such as a YMCA, should be a top priority, instead of supporting bars, casino's, and jails. What are these people thinking??? I am a former competitive swimmer, and I would love nothing more than to have a pool to work out in close by. I would be more than interested in organizing to bring a new YMCA facility here. We don't need the city to do it for us!! Remember that young people don't always have responsible parents, and they need places to go where they can take it upon themselves to change their lives for the better, and that's why it takes a village to raise responsible future generations.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
This city certainly found the money to build a huge juvenile detention facility and now a new jail??? WTF??


Uh, it's the state juvenile detention center and the new jail is being built because of external pressure.

People who think fake indoor rocks and chlorinated bath tubs are the answer to the world's problems aren't getting enough fresh Montana air.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
Welcome to Miles City, Elaine. Be sure to sign up for the Montana Masters Meet which begins with festivities on April 5th, competition on the 6th and 7th. It's the annual State short course championship.
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Posted by Elaine Nichols (+37) 8 years ago
Are you interested in having a YMCA in your community? We believe any community would be enhanced by the presence of a YMCA. However, through the experience of starting more than 2,663 YMCAs across the United States, we can tell you that some basic guidelines are necessary to ensure the success of developing new YMCAs in new communities:

A large group of influential citizens who are willing to provide volunteer help in organizing a new YMCA is a major and necessary ingredient. (I am new to the area, but I am willing to step up to the plate and do my part.)

A service area of more than 25,000 people within a seven-mile radius is needed to ensure a sufficient base (there are some exceptions to this guideline and I think that Miles City as the county seat of Custer County would be an exception).

If there is a YMCA currently within 50 miles of your community (117 miles), it is best to work with the existing YMCA to start a "branch" rather than attempt to organize an independent/corporate YMCA (each local corporate YMCA is incorporated by the state as a nonprofit charitable organization with its own volunteer board of directors).

A "start-up fund" (sometimes called seed money) of $450,000 to $500,000 (yes, it's a lot, but not impossible!) needs to be raised to allow YMCA staff to focus on developing programs and services during the first three years rather than spending most of their time fundraising. Three-year pledges for contributions from approximately 50 to 150 households and businesses typically are the funding source.

Newly organized YMCAs get their best start by hiring an experienced YMCA senior director who provides the YMCA operating culture.

*A digest of the Four Tested Steps for starting a new YMCA is:

*Orienting an interested group of 25+ citizens to the YMCA

*Doing feasibility testing studies with the guidance of a YMCA consultant

*Conducting a community-based Founders Campaign to secure the seed money

*Hiring an experienced YMCA executive director (Sheridan, WY YMCA Director Jay McGinnis), organizing a board of directors and starting programs for youth and families.

A new YMCA typically begins operating programs from donated storefront office space for three to seven years. This provides time and community network building sufficient to start fundraising to build a YMCA facility which usually includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, exercise areas, weight training rooms, gymnastics areas, locker rooms, offices, meeting rooms, etc.

I will contact the director of the Sheridan YMCA, Jay McGinnis, to get the ball rolling, but we will need to gather community support and put together a leadership group. Who is with me (Elaine Nichols [email protected])??
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Posted by Elaine Nichols (+37) 8 years ago
the new jail is being built because of external pressure.


That's NO excuse to abandon the needs of the youth of the County that cannot speak for themselves!!

People who think fake indoor rocks and chlorinated bath tubs are the answer to the world's problems aren't getting enough fresh Montana air.


I am getting plenty of fresh air, and learning my way around. I don't gamble, smoke, or drink much at all, so bars and casino's don't offer much for me and are not a healthy alternative for those who do not have the means to far.

Not all children have parents that are willing or able to take them out to climb, swim, have homework help, etc. anywhere else and they deserve a chance at a better future, which will not happen with negative attitudes such as your's Mr. Showalter!!

I believe that if a need does not exist for our youth, then it is up to socially responsible adults to create it for them!!

What is it that you are actively doing to help the future youth of this county, Mr. Showalter??? If you don't want to swim, then by all means, don't. Why exactly are you commenting if you aren't interested in helping?? YMCA's are built with donations and fee's, and we will be sure not to ask you!!

I grew up swimming competitively, which happens to one of the best all around high energy low impact sports there is, and is beneficial for those with arthritis and other conditions that greatly limits their ability to exercise. And it's not just about a pool, these centers bring ton's of programs to the community that they otherwise would never have.
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Posted by Elaine Nichols (+37) 8 years ago
Thank you, Jeff! I plan to start practicing at the Forsythe pool, but won't be ready for a competition for a while, but I will definitely attend.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
On one hand, I appreciate your intentions. On the other, I find them impossibly stupid.
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Posted by Elaine Nichols (+37) 8 years ago
Thank you, and you are welcome to think what you like. But, if you're not interested in helping, Mr. Showalter... there is no need to comment any longer.

And I find that when it comes to doing what is best for the youth of our community, NOTHING is impossible!! The ONLY thing that IS stupid, is not trying!!

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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
You seem to have this confused with something that isn't the internet.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
They looked into the Y. Required $1,000,000 in the bank to start. So much for that. The nearest Y is in Billings and they are always swaying in and out of bankruptcy so they may not be interested.

Our jail was constructed in 1906 and should have been replaced fifty years ago at minimum. We need to replace the jail (which is a COUNTY project) and will have to deal with it. Oh, and Pine Hills is a STATE institution.

Comparing a pool to the detention center is apples and oranges.

If you can find a way to squeeze the money out of the community, both the several million required for initial construction and then the quarter of a million annually for expenses, have at it. No one is stopping you.

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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 8 years ago
Exactly how many "Y"s exist in towns of 8,000 people?

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Posted by Jimmer (+76) 8 years ago
The juvenile correctional facility was rebuilt by the state so get your facts straight. And further more if you have a problem with this town then take your ass back to Florida, its out of state people like you that most small montana towns are going to hell. Come into our state and buy up all the land and other properties then pretty soon there is nothing left for our children.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
There you go, Elaine. The facts will be laid out a little at a time, and the defeatists have generations of experience to fall back on; optimism moves away as soon as possible. It is hard to justify for a town the size of MC, and there is little hope of any kind of boom or advancement. Welcome to Miles City, again. Enjoy the upcoming Bucking Horse Sale festivities and call it good.

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
I'm very optimistic about Miles City. It's a great place to live (for the most part) and the people here are wonderful (fthmp), but focusing on an indoor pool to the exception of everything else just gets wearying. Find a new track on the record, please.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 8 years ago
Ah, Mr. Denton, our resident expert on swimming and all things Miles City, despite the fact that he has not lived here for, what, almost 40 years? Please tell us all about the numerous groups through the years who have made earnest, good-faith attempts at studying, researching, making contacts, and fundraising, with the goal of a concrete pool. Oh, that's right. You can't, because you are under the ridiculous assumption that everyone in Miles City is a lazy ass, incapable of attempting change. Do your due diligence.

You know, as a Miles City ex-pat with such a very obvious love for and interest in Miles City and a vast, really incalculable, knowledge of swimming pools and the sport of swimming and all of its benefits, including the complete eradication of juvenile antics, vandalism, drug use, and poor grades, you really have an obligation to show us the way, lead the charge per se, and make this happen for the place you once called home. For someone with such immeasurable experience, you have an obligation to lead our poor, huddled, uneducated, out-of-shape masses into the light by leading the effort to build AND annually fund a pool. We are really just fools, so no one can fault us, but you have proven to be leadership material, a pillar of knowledge, a treasure trove of experience. You don't believe me? Just ask you. You know it all! You really have no excuse for not taking action for the city that you take such an obvious interest in. Stop being an armchair quarterback and rise to the occasion. It can't be that hard right? You've said so yourself. It just takes some dedicated folks. Well, no one is more dedicated than you! Why, you even sacrificed Harleys, fishing boats and rifles for the sake of Montessori! You truly know the value of hard work and sacrifice. Please enlighten us!

Now, since I'm sure you will know the answers, as you know the answers to everything, how many YMCAs exist in towns of 8,000 people? How are those city streets in Forsyth? How were other concrete pools in surrounding communities built and how are they currently funded?
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
Ditto
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 8 years ago
+100 to Mary B. Everyone seems to assume that no one has tried to get a fancy pool constructed or if they tried, they were lazy idiots. Well, some very smart, very dedicated people tried very hard on several occasions but the dollars were just not there. Not to construct, not to maintain. The tax base in this community is not based on oil or coal or rich foreigners. We have neglected vast amounts of our infrastructure for generations, waiting for that mythical third railroad to bring back the boom times. It isn't going to happen.

I would love a fancy pool, even though I can't swim, but I put plumbing, law enforcement, schools, maintenance of current facilities, flood control projects, ahead of a pool. Sadly, so does the city budget.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
Thanks Mrs B, your timing was perfect to illustrate a point made elsewhere, where the best of this discussion always goes.
I fear you might be confused about something, maybe you thought I had volunteered to come and do something in Miles City. Never did, well except help support my favorite tavern proprietors now and then. No, look closely, I have only never failed to promote discussion and encourage positive attitude toward the realization of a dream that began at least fifty years before my first visit to MC. It was never I who put a timetable together as to when it would happen, remember it's always about a generation after our lifetime. I'm sorry you missed that, and I'm sorry you find something wrong with my aquatic experience and expertise as well as my desire to improve the future beginning with our kids. As I said long ago, "I Have A Dream.." Er, well, I heard that somewhere. What's wrong with that?
Now, when the discussion is about getting a rec center up and running by next week, I can only repeat the recommendations given me years ago, and what remains the general consensus. MOVE. It works, huh?
Thanks Mrs. A, your reminder of the YMCA and a million dollars proves that it's not well understood what the YMCA can do for a community without the funds to do this in a spectacular way. You have to be at one of their meetings to hear about some of their methods. A great clue to where they might want to start even surfaced in this very thread a couple days ago.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
And SHUT UP BUCK all you know about is baseball, and how to take a struggling team to the top. Or near the top. You're likely to get your ass fired in the process. Ha.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 8 years ago
Miles City (AP)- The small town of Miles City today painted a line down the middle of Main Street and divided into two separate jurisdictions. The ongoing feud has revolved around the issue of whether or not this Cowtown Capitol needs to have a modern concrete swimming pool built into the cities budgets and entertainment ideals.

The propool team POOLNOW, led by former resident Jeff Denton, 54, has continuously stated that having a concrete pool is instrumental to the town achieving success in the future and providing recreational options to the local youth. Denton said that swimming is more than just getting wet. "You can't have a swim team without a pool" he stated. "It's like having a PB&J without the bread. It's a mess and you can't wash off your hands without the pool water."

The conPool side POOLNO is led by a consortium headed by local historian Amorette Allison. "Toilets are far more important than pools" she stated. "Unless you're putting a big flush valve on the side of this, you don't stand a chance of getting it passed in my lifetime."

Others involved are tossing insults into the fray. Elaine Nichols has asked to have "No comment" status placed on those who have been outspoken against the pool. Buck Showalter has created a start-up company called POOL NOW. "It stands for Put Outsiders Onto Ladders Not On Waterwings. I'm for a pool" he said. "A pool of money to send Elaine back to Florida where she can stay all wet." Nichols says that this issue will be of a similar nature to the big league manager. "If we can just get him to leave, then we will see a win, just like the Yankees and the Diamondbacks. Don't let the Buck stop here," she begged.

For now the issue is unresolved, and the hole in the ground is undug, and unfilled. When this reporter drove by the proposed site he spotted a lone figure pacing alongside the location with a picket sign held high. "Answer the questions, moran", it read. The picketer, who identified herself simply as Mary B. said that no shoverful of dirt will leave the ground until Jeff admits that there aren't any YMCA's in towns of 8000 people.

www.MilesCity.com contributed to this report.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
"I'm for a pool" he said. "A pool of money to send Elaine back to Florida where she can stay all wet."


Still not as good as, "Thanks for the flood insurance," but it's up there.
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Posted by Karen Gray (+29) 8 years ago
How about fixing the outside pool? Make it more like, a oasis divide it, put a divider wall up with some real nice landscaping around. Make people feel like you aren't swimming in a dirty old dam. That would help some I think.

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Posted by gypsykim (+1556) 8 years ago
Just returned from another wonderful swim in Forsyth.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 8 years ago
What's your address? I'll get your medal in the mail.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 8 years ago
Fairly hilarious, Frank, but you've done better. Even you have misunderstood much and misquoted me or credited me for other people's sayings.
For the record I NEVER suggested or would approve of THE CITY being in charge of financing, building, or maintaining any pool. My experience held in such disdain by Mary is to do it very differently, not to digress but to answer her question, privately funded facilities work better than municipal ones. Long story. I won't bore you again with details about who pays for the pool I know best.
I'm not involved with POOLNOW, sorry. I've only supported POOLSOMEDAYSOMEHOWWHENTHATTOWNGETSITSPOOPTOGTHER.
Now I'm curious and I might study a little more about YMCA to answer the other question. Not that it matters, maybe I was duped also when something caused me to assume that the hardworking founders of 2Fun had done some feasability studies. I wasn't in on that, again, my only part is to encourage positive thought on something like that happening in future generation's lifetimes.
And heck yeah, even I never bashed any ideas to improve the Oasis, it sure would be willy nice to do something thoughtful and impressive there. It just leaves out most of the calendar year and the largest portion of potential users, huh Kim?.
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 8 years ago
Dillon, Montana (Pop 4,138)has a YMCA indoor pool. Apparently it can be done.

Isn't it about time for another NP Depot thread??
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 8 years ago



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Posted by Raoul Childs (+70) 8 years ago
You find them impossibly stupid because you are a small minded back-asswards hick that has no thought beyond wheres my beer. Try using you head for more than a hat rack. This means that you would need to think. I know that it will be a challenge for you and will hurt a lot, but just try it once. Who knows something might happen in that empty space between your ears that could be helpful instead of negative and useless.
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