Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Preparations Stifle News Productions

Not that we've been cranking out stories as of late, but the well is going to be even drier until January '08.

We are in full Christmas mode -- program preparation, traveling-singing performances, etc. As a result, the MCNN crew is thinking "Grinch" our main program. Sets, special effects, and rehearsals will be taking up our time.

We look forward to posting stories again about mid January.

Thanks for checking in. We appreciate it.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Cornerstone Open House

After five years of planning and 3.5(M) dollars of work, the oldest portions of the former Holy Rosary Hospital have been turned into affordable family housing -- The Cornerstone Apartments. On November 5th an open house was held. This was a real celebration giving the community a chance to not only look over the apartments, but to thank the Miles City Housing Authority Board and its director Melissa Hartman for a job well done. Josh, 8th grade, did the main editing and production work with help from instructor Freese. T-J and Freese wrote the item. Freese narrated due to time constraints.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Main Street Bridge Animal Life

This short video shows some of the animal life that spent time watching the bridge construction. The work done by contractor Sletten Construction didn't seem to particularly bother the area domesticated and wild life.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Main Street Bridge

On October 24th, the Main Street bridge opened. This was much more that just a bridge project. The roadway leading up to the bridge, on the city side, has a decorative cement rail on both sides of the road. The structure itself is very handsome, including eight old style lamps. MCNN reporters were given a tour of the structure the morning the bridge was open.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art Center Expansion

After 30 years, the Custer County Art and Heritage Center -- Water Works Gallery -- continues to grow. This growth also carries out the theme of the entire facility, emphasizing the fact that the area was once a water plant. MCNN students present the first part in a two part series on the expansion. Part one focuses on the portion set to open this winter. The second part will focus on the old mechanical side of the water plant.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bridge Is Open

In just a few days short of one year the Main Street bridge project was completed.  The barricades were unceremoniously removed early this morning and traffic began to roll.  By 7 a.m., the bridge was very busy.  Some drivers were just sightseeing, but most were probably appreciating that they no longer had to "take the long route".  MCNN students are working on a story to be posted soon.  In the meantime, here's some footage for our out of town friends.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Old Water Plant

We interviewed Mark Browning director of the Custer County Art and Heritage Center (Water Works Gallery) about the expansion project -- see above story. We are going to break the story into two parts: one on the project itself, and one soon to be posted about the history of the old pump house and future plans. Stay tuned. As for this clip, yes, there were no lights in this area and yes it was really creepy!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

The Main Street Bridge is nearing completion. The project should be done by the end of October. This video and still photos were taken October 14th.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sagebrush Motel Demolition

The old Sagebrush Motel is no more. The site at the corner of Leighton Blvd. and Valley Drive -- the old Strip -- has been demolished and the clean up of debris is nearly complete. This slide show also includes shots of the nearly complete Cornerstone Apartment -- the renovation project of the oldest sections of the former Holy Rosary Hospital complex. Photos take October 14th, 2007. A closer look at the stills are on our Flickr site.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

MCNN Blog Test

This is a test.  The main Miles City News Network site is can be linked from the site.