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  • Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam bassist and Montana Pool Service founder, cuts the ribbon to officially open Big Spring Skatepark Saturday as Lewistown youth gathered around him.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Big Spring Skatepark was packed Saturday with skaters and non-skaters alike.

    Photo courtesy of Solomon Albertson-Gore

    08/16/2017 - 5:00am
  • Photo courtesy of Steve Lillegard

    08/16/2017 - 5:00am
  • A person uses a debit card for a purchase at Albertsons Thursday evening. Many local residents reported theft of debit and credit card numbers recently.

    Photo by Deb Hill

     

    08/12/2017 - 5:00am
  • Attorney Evan Thompson (left) discusses the county commissioners’ decision with Community Council member Jerry Hanley Thursday afternoon. Thompson represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Fergus County for allowing the coroner’s position to be filled by a funeral home owner.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    08/12/2017 - 5:00am
  • Chanda Phelan came to Lewistown on her Techmobile tour Wednesday to listen to tech needs in the community. Phelan will be back again next Wednesday.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    08/12/2017 - 5:00am
  • From left, Helen Bolton, Natalie Day, Maclaine Day, Madelyn Kirsch, Ethan Day, Zoe Seaford, Alix Beattie (of Idaho) and Owen Day celebrate a job well done at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit, Michigan last month.
    Photo courtesy of Maclaine Day

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    Helen Bolton and Owen Day perform their single rope pair freestyle act Monday afternoon.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    08/09/2017 - 5:00am
  • Fergus County commissioner Carl Seilstad will preside over the board's decision about combining the coroner and sheriff positions next Thursday.

    08/05/2017 - 5:00am
  • A group of Central Baptist Church members took a mission trip to Haiti last month. Lance McMahen, far right, and Rick Vaughn, kneeling down holding Haitian boy, spoke of their experience Tuesday.
    Photo courtesy of Lance McMahen

    08/05/2017 - 5:00am
  • Executive Director Charisse Jennings is excited for the STARS Preschool Grant that will subsidize Small Wonder Child Care for 20 students.

    Photo courtesy of Small Wonder Child Care

    08/05/2017 - 5:00am
  • Central Montana Fairgoers take a break from the heat in the bingo barn last Thursday.

    Photo by Jacques Rutten

    08/02/2017 - 5:00am
  • From left, Londyn, Tammy Jo, Daizee Dae, Nick and Kaylee Douglass cuddle together on their love seat Monday evening. The journey has been difficult for Daizee Dae and the whole family, but they are holding on to hope.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Daizee Dae, left, draws Olaf on pocket doodle sketchpad as parents Tammy Jo and Nick watch. Daizee Dae was diagnosed with leukemia June 13.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    08/02/2017 - 5:00am
  • A water tanker waits for mop-up crews to arrive on the northeast perimeter of the Lodgepole Complex fire on Monday.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    07/29/2017 - 5:00am
  • Jasmine Brinley enjoys a moment with her geese, Romeo and Juliet, in the small animal barn Thursday afternoon.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    07/29/2017 - 5:00am
  • DNRC Service Forester stands next to a scar he pointed out on one of Lewistown’s Main Street trees this July.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    07/29/2017 - 5:00am
  • 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

News

Kirk Eastman holds the framed poem written by his father, Gordon, after the 1979 eclipse. Kirk painted the scene of the eclipse mounted above the poem.

Photo by Deb Hill

08/16/2017 - 11:38am
  Next week’s eclipse won’t put on its best showing in Lewistown, but 38 years ago the town was the center of eclipse activity. According to local businessman Kirk Eastman, Lewistown was considered to be the Eclipse Capitol of the World in February...

Sports

Kieran Netburn

08/16/2017 - 5:00am
Kieran Netburn was another member of the Sea Lions swim team who had a successful season. Kieran competed in the boys’ 11-12 age group this year. In a meet early in the season at Chinook, Netburn won high-point honors in his age group, winning all...

Community

08/16/2017 - 11:38am
  Donald M. Kovacich, 83, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Donald was born in Lewistown on March 22, 1934 to Joe and Marie Kovacich. He was raised on the family ranch on the Lewistown Divide, attending...

Opinion

08/16/2017 - 5:00am
One of the first things Fergus sports fans will note about the new schedules for Fergus High School and Lewistown Junior High is change. Note the only change in the Fergus schedule is Browning missing on the schedules. Last fall, the Montana High...

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