TOP HEADLINES

  • Donald Trump greets the crowd in Billings in May. On Thursday, Trump accepted the nomination as the Republican presidential hopeful in Cleveland during the Republican presidential nomination.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/23/2016 - 6:00am
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    Victory Barbershop owner Wendy Crawford gives Victory building owner/landlord Charlie Wicks a straight razor shave Monday afternoon. On July 23, Victory Barbershop will celebrate its 75th anniversary since Merle Shaw opened the business in 1941.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/20/2016 - 6:00am
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    Balloon artist Jeremy Telford stands by his balloon recreation of the Taj Mahal. During fair weekend, Telford will be working on big balloon projects at the Trade Center. What he will come up with is unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Balloon Guy Entertainment

    07/20/2016 - 6:00am
  • A young fisherman tries his luck at Ackley Lake. If the State Parks board approves, the lake may no longer be managed as a park.

    Photo by Jacques Rutten

    07/18/2016 - 11:52am
  • Jace Davis pitches to a Medicine Hat batter in the first game against the Knights on Tuesday. Davis recorded a 5-1 win over the Knights.           

    Photos by Doreen Heintz

    07/16/2016 - 6:00am
  • A woman holding an honorary wooden plaque crouches next to a toddler strapped into a stroller.

    Darci Dawson crouches next to recovered Kaden Sluggett after accepting her Life Saving Award Thursday morning.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    07/16/2016 - 6:00am
  • Families enjoy a sunny Tuesday after Monday’s record precipitation dried out some, allowing children enjoy the playground equipment in Frank Day Park.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    07/13/2016 - 6:00am
  • People mill around canoes that sit partially in a large river.

    A group with Lewis and Clark Trail Adventure outfitters prepares to embark from Judith Landing in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

    Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

    07/13/2016 - 6:00am
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    Breast cancer survivor Marcie Ginnaty takes a walk through the luminaries Friday night at the Fergus County Fairgrounds during Central Montana Relay for Life. Although weather moved the event inside, many stayed to show their support, including Ginnaty, who has been cancer free for almost three years.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/13/2016 - 6:00am
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    Mark Machler breaks ground on the Big Spring Creek Restoration Project Thursday morning, driving his uncle George’s 1945 Caterpillar tractor originally used to straighten the creek 55 years ago.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/11/2016 - 5:00pm
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    Dalton Kjersem of Lewistown does some tricks on his skateboard at the former location of Lewistown’s skate park near 7th Avenue and Highland Park. Kjersem said he is excited about the potential of a new skate park by the grain elevators at 1st and Brassey.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/11/2016 - 12:29pm
  • The proposal for Creekside Park includes an amphitheater, performance pavilion and creekside dining. The Youth Engagement committee of ROC is working on the plan.

    Drawing courtesy of Foley Group architects

    07/09/2016 - 6:00am
  • Grandson and grandfather stand in front of a small private plane on a runway.
    06/29/2016 - 6:00am
  • Don Pfau of Lewistown reflects on when George Machler straightened Spring Creek by the fairgrounds in 1961. Fifty years later, an effort is being made to restore the creek and turn it back into the recreational site it once was.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    06/29/2016 - 6:00am
  • Troy Lewellen finishes his inaugural run down Lewistown City Pool’s green slide on opening day Thursday. He and his two younger brothers came to enjoy the pool’s first public day this summer. Pool Manager Jean Muragin said 3 managers and 12 lifeguards were on duty to welcome swimming Central Montanans.
    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    06/28/2016 - 4:02pm

News

A long piece of pipe missing a chunk lays on a mixture of green grass and dirt.

The section of 10-inch water main that burst under pressure Wednesday afternoon lies on the grass after being removed.

Photo courtesy of Nick Nowak

07/23/2016 - 6:00am
Construction on the Lewistown West Overpass Project cut one water main and burst another Wednesday afternoon, leaving parts of Lewistown without water in the afternoon and evening. According to Century Companies, Inc., western Main Street, as well...

Sports

Dustin Jenkins of Missoula drew Lowrider in the bull riding event at this year’s Stampede. This bull won the Stampede for his rider last year. Jenkins was not quite as fortunate, as he did not stay on the full 8 seconds.       Photos by Vicky McCray

07/23/2016 - 6:00am
Dark, heavy cloud hung ominously over the Judith Basin County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. In the stands waited the rodeo crowd, many of them preparing for the onslaught of rain that was certain to come, while others maintained a positive...

Community

07/23/2016 - 6:00am
Funding education will be a little easier for 18 Montana students thanks to the Northwest Farm Credit Services 2016 scholarship program, including one Riley Slivka from Central Montana. Slivka, a recent graduate of Winifred High School, is the son...

Opinion

Ackley Lake has been a favorite camping destination of Central Montana families for many years. That could be changing in the future, depending on which state agency ends up managing the area. 
Photo by Jacques Rutten

07/25/2016 - 2:33pm
The heat is on in Central Montana, and that means Ackley Lake State Park will be a busy place this weekend.  Throughout the summer, the reservoir near Hobson is popular with boaters, fishermen, and swimmers. Along a narrow strip of land that...

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