Area News Briefs

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet today


The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet on today at 3 p.m. in the Airport Terminal Room to address claims, public comment, walking trails, capital improvement plan, bus barn issues and other items. The public is welcome. The next LMAB meeting is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.


Bison management, Yellowstone River closure


The Environmental Quality Council of the Legislature meets Sept. 14 and 15 to hear legislative proposals from DNRC, DEQ and FWP for the 2017 session as well as updates on bison management, the closure of the Yellowstone River to recreation, and groundwater cleanup at Colstrip.

In addition, the EQC will review program evaluations for the waste and underground tank management and air quality bureaus at the DEQ. Comments are encouraged from anyone with an interest.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 in room 317 of the Capitol.

Updates on the fire season, Orphan Share remedial action, and sage grouse habitat conservation programs will be provided. The EQC will also finalize its HJ 13 study report.

For more information, including a full agenda, visit the EQC’s website:

Or contact Joe Kolman, council staff, 444-3747 or


Arts group to discuss beautification projects


Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District members will have a brainstorming session at noon, Friday, Sept. 9, in the Chokecherry Lane Mall, 311 W. Main St. Items to be discussed include downtown beautification projects. The meeting is open to the public.


Fair board hears financial report on 2016 fair


The Fair Board meets Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Trade Center. Items on the agenda include financial report, committee reports, report from the Fairgrounds Manager, rail extensions for the ends of the grandstands seating, election of officers, RMAF registration, County facility rentals, budget, inflatable fun zones for the 2017 fair, fair financial report and the Central Montana Derby Club. The meeting is open to the public.


Heart of Montana Venture Network to meet today


The next meeting of Heart of Montana Venture Network will take place today in the reading room of the Eagles Club, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Presentations will include Kirk Donsbach focusing on marketing agriculture commodities and helping protect your profit, as well as an update on the Creekside Park and Pavilion proposal. Additionally there will be plenty of networking opportunities.

This meeting is open to the public.


Public invited to attend HRDC’s meeting on Sept. 14


District 6 Human Resource Development Council is having a county-wide public meeting for the election of a board member to represent the low-income sector. If you have received benefits through District 6 HRDC in the past year, you are eligible to vote. The Public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the District 6 HRDC conference room at 300 First Avenue North, Suite 203, Lewistown. Ballots are available at the HRDC 6 office, online at or at the meeting.


Chokecherry Fest includes bake sale at the Moose Lodge


All your favorite goodies will be waiting for you Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Moose Lodge. Enjoy the Chokecherry Festival and stop by the Moose Lodge from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the annual bake sale. You may eat there or take your goodies home. Coffee and Llemonade will be available. Don’t be late - If we sell out before 4 p.m., we will see you next year.   


Fair Rodeo Committee meeting on Friday


The Central Montana Fair Rodeo Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Trade Center. Items on the agenda include committee reports, discussions of programs, announcer’s booth furnishings, sponsorship packages, advertising, posters, special events, arena sound, video screen, flags and banners, and opening the gates earlier. 

New business items include stock contractor, moving the Cooley Arena, stock, moving mutton busting to performance, infield sanitation and porta potties, purses, and steer tripping. The meeting is open to the public.


ServSafe Manager 

Class to be offered


An all-day ServSafe Manager Class is scheduled to be held at the Central Montana Education Center in Lewistown, on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending around 4 p.m. To inquire about this training, call the MSU Extension Office at 535-3919, or you may pick up a registration form by stopping by the MSU Extension office at 712 West Main Street in Lewistown, or e-mail a request to


Wind and Strings entertains at Saturday dance


Come and dance to the country band Wind and Strings, on Sept. 10 at the Saturday afternoon dance.  The band features Tom Wilson on harmonica, Carole Songer on vocals, Tony Hencil on dobro and Woodie Westburg on guitar and vocals.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Ave. S and Barnes St. The dance goes from 2 to 4 pm. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

There will be a coffee/cookie break at 3 pm. There is a small admission fee.


LEPC to meet Sept. 8


The Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. at the City Complex, 305 West Watson in Lewistown. Items to be discussed include 911, training, exercise reports; heart ready community; state preparedness, and other business to be determined at the meeting. 

The public is welcome. The next LEPC meeting is to be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at County Complex.


Compassionate Friends holds ‘Walk to Remember’


The Compassionate Friends will hold the annual “Walk to Remember” on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.  in the Lewistown City Park. Hamburgers will be provided and families are asked to bring a salad or dessert and their own drinks. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support group for families who have lost a child.


Historic Resources Commission to consider signs, status of buildings


The Lewistown Historic Resources Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday at 7 a.m. at Six 18 Coffee. The purpose of the meeting is to review the narratives for the interpretive signs proposed for the military displays located at Symmes Park. Also on the agenda is a review and discussion on the status of certain historic buildings. 

The public is invited to attend the meeting. Further information can be obtained from the Historic Preservation Office by calling 535-1775 or contacting



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