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Old 10-08-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I may be moving to Miles City for work. I know the rep it has, and have read the threads regarding it. Just curious to any further info you may have to pass along, including from those who live in the area.

Thanks, hope to be a Montanan soon.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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The crime rate is down significantly in Miles City and economic revival is everywhere thanks to their mayor. Joe Whalen is a transplant who has brought in outside help from Austin, Texas and other progressive towns and has taken development there to a new level..attracting projects away from Billings such as the state's eastern Data Center, and is revitalizing downtown in away that seemed impossible just a few years ago. As I mentioned in another thread, he's one of the mayors featured in our State of Eastern Montana series..and the only mayor that got more than one segment of the series.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Montana magazine had a good article about Miles City and the mayor last month.

Montana Magazine
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Thanks for the responses. Anything else that could be passed along would be great. Thanks again!
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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Interesting to note Miles City was 20 degrees cooler(44 F) yesterday than the normal(64 F) there. Could be winter early...
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Hello Ghost of the Desert,

Most of the state is experiencing a little cooler weather today. A cold air mass from Canada has drifted over us so it is a little brisk here today.
The radio says we are supposed to be in the single digits tonight with a wind chill of down to -10.

Ahhh, Autumn in Montana.
(here the frozen ground crunches under your feet, not just the leaves)
Halloween costumes for kids are bought in sizes much larger than the kid so that extra clothes can be worn under the costume, or you just will see the mask or makeup on the kids face because the rest is covered in snow suit.

Miles City is a great little town. Not too big, good hunting and fishing, lots of good people, housing is a little scarce with the oil patch boom, but that isn't a huge problem.

Lots of community spirit and folks who will actually want to know you. There have been some changes with all the people moving in with the oil jobs, but the core residents won't change a lot.

Miles City has good museums, rodeos, fairs, the Bucking Horse Sale is an institution in the eastern end of the state.

With money coming in from the oil boom, there is money for improvements and the city is doing a lot of work to clean the town up and make it more inviting while doing city projects that had to be put aside for a long time.

I was last through there in July, a little flat for my tastes, but the stores were clean and well stocked, the service good, the merchandise up to date. What more do you want??

Nice place, You could really enjoy living there.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Hello Ghost of the Desert,

Most of the state is experiencing a little cooler weather today. A cold air mass from Canada has drifted over us so it is a little brisk here today.
The radio says we are supposed to be in the single digits tonight with a wind chill of down to -10.

Ahhh, Autumn in Montana.
(here the frozen ground crunches under your feet, not just the leaves)
Halloween costumes for kids are bought in sizes much larger than the kid so that extra clothes can be worn under the costume, or you just will see the mask or makeup on the kids face because the rest is covered in snow suit.

Miles City is a great little town. Not too big, good hunting and fishing, lots of good people, housing is a little scarce with the oil patch boom, but that isn't a huge problem.

Lots of community spirit and folks who will actually want to know you. There have been some changes with all the people moving in with the oil jobs, but the core residents won't change a lot.

Miles City has good museums, rodeos, fairs, the Bucking Horse Sale is an institution in the eastern end of the state.

With money coming in from the oil boom, there is money for improvements and the city is doing a lot of work to clean the town up and make it more inviting while doing city projects that had to be put aside for a long time.

I was last through there in July, a little flat for my tastes, but the stores were clean and well stocked, the service good, the merchandise up to date. What more do you want??

Nice place, You could really enjoy living there.

Thanks so much for the info! Hopefully everything goes smooth and I'm there in November.

Keep the info comin'....
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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I travel to Miles City regularly for business. It's a nice small own. I'd like to see its revitalization.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Thanks again, everyone. The more, the better.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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So, I am ever closer to the job in Miles City. I hear rentals are a hoot here. Any suggestions aside from living in Billings and commuting 2 hours every day...lol.
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