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Manzella Precision, LLC

If you like the second amendment, look no further than Musselshell county. Most people here love their guns, or at the very least own one or two. But as I was about to find out, that is just the begin...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    December 30, 2020

Oxbow Consulting

I am always amazed at the jobs that you would never even imagine exist. Carmen Pitman does one such job. Every business has rules and regulations that they have to follow. Transportation has their...

 

My Interview With Santa Clause

I was dashing through the snow for my high noon appointment to interview Santa Clause, when I spotted the one-horse open sleigh in the stable to my right. It was a bit dark at the North Pole, even at...

 

State Liquor Store #44 Opening soon in Roundup

Brothers Kurt and Bradley Newman of CN Construction are building the new Liquor store on Main Street. The attractive building and clean job site stand out as you drive by. The brothers said they had...

 

Corner Café Celebrates Thanksgiving With Free Meal

On Thanksgiving day, the Corner Café owned by Phil and Tina Dunham, put on their third Thanksgiving meal open for anyone to come and partake. Asking nothing but a donation, they put on the full...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    November 25, 2020

Roundup's Hometown Teacher Becomes Lavina's Superintendent

"I like having kids make mistakes because those are opportunities to learn and grow. To help a kid through a problem has been the highlight of my career, I love it." Nicole says. Roundup's own...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    November 25, 2020

Signal Peak Foundation Donates to the Community

On Monday evening November 16th 2020, Signal Peak Foundation made three large donations to our community. Five thousand dollars went to the Musselshell County Recovery Team to help with those...

 

Bill Canon, Bull Mountain Cycle Shop

Bill Canon began Bull Mountain Cycle Shop with two of his friends in June of 2007. His two friends moved on from the endeavor but Bill stayed and had made the shop a success. He graduated from...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    November 4, 2020

Partial Deconstruction of the Big Sky Motel

ShepAs everyone has likely noticed driving through Main Street, there has been some deconstruction this past week at the Big Sky Motel. I stopped in to inquire what they are doing with the demolished...

 

Happy Halloween!!!

Every year as you drive out of Roundup on your merry way to anywhere south of town, you pass by one of Roundup's favorite seasonal yards. Always worth slowing down for during the Halloween and...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    October 21, 2020

Roundup VFW Makes Donations to Firefighting Units

Roundup VFW made six generous donations on Wednesday to our local fire department. One thousand dollars was given to the Roundup, and Musselshell county fire department, and five hundred dollars each...

 

Four Legged Friends Help With Fire Mitigation Work

Just south of Roundup, near the Bull Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, three teams of horses were working for three days doing forest management and wildfire mitigation. The first team belonging to...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    October 7, 2020

Meet Ed Raastan, N.R.A. Certified Instructor

When you meet Ed, you feel like you've stepped into an old Western. Tall, kind, and easy talking, Ed seems like a cowboy from ages past. A gun enthusiast, member of local gun range, and N.R.A...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    October 7, 2020

Survey Results

It's been awhile since the Roundup Record published the " Public Opinion Survey'. We did not get the turn out we had hoped for with this survey, and will likely not be doing another. The data has finally been recorded. Here are the results. The first...

 

Introducing Bull Mountain Fencing

Three years ago in 2017, Dan Yoder and his family moved north of Roundup from Ashland to begin Bull Mountain Fencing. Dan and his brother build quality fence of all kinds, including chain link, wood,...

 

Happy Birthday Dear Grandpa

I would like to thank "The Illustrious Musselshell Players" for the gift to attend this years dinner theater "Happy Birthday Dear Grandpa". Never disappointing, the theater group had their 17th year...

 
 By Lura Pitman    News    September 23, 2020

Melstone's New Post Master Sabra "Mack" Murnion

Sabra has come full circle back to return to her hometown of Melstone after 40 years. Sabra graduated in 1980 having grown up in the Melstone community. Her parents Roger and Sherri Mack, along with...

 

The End of an Era at the Lazy JC

Since September of 1985, for thirty-five years, the Lazy JC Hardware store in Melstone has been in continuous ownership by the Coles family. This September is the End of an Era. The small-town store...

 

Rimrock Flower Farm

While there have been many struggles in 2020, there is always a ray of light, and one of those lights is the Rimrock Flower Farm. Owen and Andi Thatcher moved here two years ago from Northern...

 

White Stones Art & Healing, LLC

White Stones Art & Healing, LLC, is now conveniently located in Roundup, MT! Michelle Clement is a licensed massage therapist who received 750 hours of training locally at the Mossmain College of...

 

Nixi's Nails

Looking for a way to relax and shine up those chore hands? Nixi's Nails is the new manicurist in town. Jenny Smith opened her downstairs salon in June 2019 when she and her husband bought their house...

 

Roundup's Yard of the Year

Roundup's Yard of the Year Max and Pat Pflughoft Editors Choice Award by Lura Pitman...

 

Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Course

If you are a frequent traveler to Billings from north of Roundup, you will no doubt have noticed the beautiful greens of the Pine Ridge Golf Course on your right as you come over the Airport hill. An...

 
 By Lura Pitman    Business    August 5, 2020

The Arcade

A long, long time ago in good ole Roundup, a Miner named Charlie Thomas along with Curlee Mihalovich, built the building that would become the Arcade bar. Arriving in Roundup in 1908, Charlie worked f...

 
 By Lura Pitman    Business    July 29, 2020

Big M Realty Steps Up For Increased Business

I have been seeing out of state vehicles everywhere. I think most of us hold our breath wondering how our community will change from our current national events. Montana is one of the last best...

 

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