The Port Authority of Fergus County is back in business. After a fairly quiet past couple of years, the Port Authority held its annual meeting on Monday afternoon. By the time the meeting was over, the committee, formed several years ago to help with economic development in Central Montana, had a new direction.
This week in Montana brought some warm days, as well as cold nights and widespread precipitation, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. High temperatures ranged from the lower 50s to the lower 70s, and low temperatures ranged from 9 degrees in Scobey to the mid 30s.
As April is turning to May, signs of spring are abundant. The birds are returning, the first flowers are giving color to the landscape and farmers and ranchers are busily getting their spring work done. Seeing the healthy and energetic calves playing in the pastures as the grass turns green is a sure sign of spring in Central Montana. Getting healthy calves doesn’t happen by accident, though. Proper nutrition and vaccination programs are critically important.
County-level estimates for 2016 Austrian winter pea, dry edible bean, mustard seed, and safflower crops are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall, can be accessed using the QuickStats online database, found here: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/.
The Lewistown Public Library is pleased to announce a special event featuring Montana author Beth Judy on Saturday, April 29. Beth Judy will read from her new biography, “Bold Women in Montana History.”
Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet Wednesday
The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include claims, a special work meeting, the Bus Barn, revised contracts, the Lythall/Simmons Hangar, and hearing from the Land Use Planning Committee.
The Fergus County commissioners approved health insurance tiers and contributions for county employees at their April 19 meeting. County health insurance rates increased 1.8 percent, according to a memo from the Insurance Committee read by Commission presiding officer Carl Seilstad.
The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, May 1 at the Central Montana Community Center, 307 W. Watson Street. The Committee of the Whole meets at 6 p.m. for an update on the Lewistown swimming pool. The Commission meets at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include possible action on a reimbursement request from the Lewistown Sea Lion swim team, possible action on a resolution to obligate funds for the Riverdale sewer project, and possible ction on a change order to the 2016 Street Improvement project.