TOP HEADLINES

  • A charred yucca bush surrounded by scorched earth tops a rim of the Musselshell River Breaks, providing stark contrast to the green fields below Monday afternoon.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

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    Bill Harris and his two cattle dogs take a break from the heat in Harris’ front yard, part of which now houses cattle he evacuated from burning pasture.
    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    07/26/2017 - 5:00am
  • Lewistown’s own Kristen Durbin was crowned Miss Teen Montana over the weekend, winning the honor over five other applicants from around the state.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/26/2017 - 5:00am
  • A CL-215T firefighting plane is refueled Thursday afternoon after returning from the Crying Fire north of Winnett.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    07/22/2017 - 5:00am
  • Ian Berger, left, and his brother, Jake, climb onto a machine designed for snow removal during Lewistown Public Library Summer Reading Program’s “snow day” event, complementing this year’s “Building a Better World” theme City Commissioner approved the library’s budget for 2017-18 Monday.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/22/2017 - 5:00am
  • Young boys enjoy a train ride at the carnival during last year’s Central Montana Fair.

    File photo

    07/22/2017 - 5:00am
  • 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

News

Lewistown’s own Kristen Durbin was crowned Miss Teen Montana over the weekend, winning the honor over five other applicants from around the state.

Photo by Charlie Denison

07/26/2017 - 5:00am
“Don’t be afraid to try. Go out and do it and don’t worry about the outcome.” This is Kristin Durbin’s motto, and one she takes to heart. On Saturday, in Caldwell, Idaho, the 17-year-old Fergus High School senior was rewarded for taking a risk, as...

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

Glacier National Park rock cairns bear silent witness as one heads to Many Glacier trailhead.   Photo courtesy of Kari Denison

07/26/2017 - 5:00am
Embracing Summer  by Kari Denison Summer is such a wonderful time of year. So much to do and so little time. I have to be ever so careful choosing where to travel and what to do to fit it all in during our fast summer season. I find it difficult to...

Opinion

07/26/2017 - 5:00am
Generations of Montanans have cultivated the land and passed family farms and ranches down to their children. Their work has built Montana’s economy and preserved a way of life that still defines our state today. But with the ground cracking...

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