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  • Smoke rises from a formerly forested area devastated by the Blue Ridge Complex wildfire, 39 miles northwest of Jordan. The fire, which started July 10, has burned over 3,034 acres and is 85 percent contained. The cause of the fire is unknown.

    Photo courtesy of  Blue Ridge Complex Fire BLM InciWeb

    07/19/2017 - 5:00am
  • Clay Walker is set to headline the Friday Night Show at the Central Montana Fair July 28.
    Photo courtesy of Clay Walker

    07/19/2017 - 5:00am
  • Kevin Olson, right, and his son, Kasen, stand near the finish line at the Lewistown Raceway Wednesday. Kasen, a junior dragster, hopes to keep the raceway going and compete in races like his father.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/15/2017 - 5:00am
  • Greg Gianforte, right, listens to David Southworth at Allied Steel during Friday’s tour.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/12/2017 - 5:00am
  • Firefighters work the line at the July Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains near Landusky.

    BLM photo by Scott Meneely

    07/08/2017 - 5:00am
  • From left, Chloe, Alexzandra, Mike and Quinn stand by their home, which was badly damaged in a fire Saturday. All family members are OK and the trailer can be repaired.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/05/2017 - 5:00am
  • An Evergreen Skatepark employee spreads concrete using a heavy-duty hose Thursday.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Dan Reis, left, and Jason Stephens visit at the future site of Big Spring Skate Park Thursday morning. Stephens, who spearheaded the project with nonprofit Make It Happen, is also pouring concrete for Casino Creek Concrete. Reis is in town from Brazil filming a documentary on Montana skate parks.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    A crew from Portland, Oregon’s Evergreen Skateparks works on Big Spring Skatepark Thursday morning. The project is moving along, as the skating bowl behind them indicates.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/01/2017 - 11:30am
  • An aerial view of the Machler project taken in May shows the significant progress made by M.K. Weeden Construction and Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

    Photo courtesy of Monte Weeden

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    A local angler spends a day on the newly remeandered section of Spring Creek near Mark Machler’s property earlier this month.
    Photo courtesy of Joel Machler

    07/01/2017 - 5:00am
  • Forest District Ranger Ron Wiseman of Stanford stands by the closed gate in front of Crystal Lake’s campground. The campground is closed for the season.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Forestry technician Matt Voigt grabs rot out of an old, decaying tree on the Crystal Lake campground Monday.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    06/28/2017 - 5:00am
  • Aerial views of the Upper Missouri River Breaks Monument were taken Friday during an EcoFlight ride piloted by Bruce Gordon.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Dave Mari talks about the importance of preservation during an EcoFlight over the Upper Missouri River Breaks Monument Friday.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    06/28/2017 - 5:00am
  • One of the two-year-old grizzly brothers caught outside of the Surprise Creek Colony looks at a camera from a culvert trap Sunday.

    Photo courtesy of Sam Hofer

    06/28/2017 - 5:00am
  • Fergus County Sheriff Troy Eades stand by the entrance to the jail Thursday afternoon.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    06/24/2017 - 5:00am
  • Katie d’Autremont, right, drives Teresa Majerus to a radiation appointment in Great Falls recently. Katie is one of 13 friends of family members who have taken Teresa to her appointment, and there are more signed up.

    Photo courtesy of Teresa Majerus

    06/24/2017 - 5:00am
  • Cade Briggs waits for his dad Shawn to put a new worm on his line while mom Felecia watches daughter Calbria’s bobber Saturday at the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    06/21/2017 - 5:00am
  • A map prepared for the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee shows precipitation for May was only 79 percent of normal.

    Map courtesy of Lucas Zukiewicz, USDA

     

    06/21/2017 - 5:00am

News

Fergus FCCLA members recently attended the FCCLA National Leadership conference in Nashville, Tennessee to compete: (front row from left) Haydn Potter, Ajiah Ross, Emily Eckhardt, Jada Hartman, Kaitlyn Weisenheimer (Moore FCCLA), Sydney Mager; (back row from left) Adviser Mandy Eike, Tylee Barnes, Madison Nason, Ade Lensing, Shay Barnes, Annie Franz and Adviser Sue Nefzger.

 Photo courtesy of Fergus FCCLA

07/19/2017 - 5:00am
Fergus FCCLA joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennesee, July 2-6 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference. The conference provided Fergus FCCLA...

Sports

Kyle Lee eyes a fly ball in a Redbird win over Medicine Hat on Friday.                        

Photos by Doreen Heintz
 

07/19/2017 - 5:00am
The Lewistown American Legion baseball team begins its second part of the season at the Northern A District Tournament in Havre. The Redbirds finished second in the conference in the eight-team Northern A District. They will face Fort Macleod in a...

Community

07/19/2017 - 5:00am
Gardens and libraries… Oh, my!  By Dani Buehler I think Cicero had it right, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Since I work in the library, I have half of the equation at my fingertips. But for the garden, I, like...

Opinion

07/19/2017 - 5:00am
Do not repeal the Magnitsky Act   Dear Editor      As a patriotic American, I feel  compelled to comment on the attempts to repeal the Magnitsky Act, which was a bipartisan bill passed by Congress in 2012.   The intent of the act was to punish...

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