News Briefs

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Roundup celebrates Independence Day with Extravaganza 2018

July 1 – Buttons and Bows

Your wristband is your ticket to all ride events (excludes 5K run, Rodeo and Water Wars). Four full days of fun and youth under 5 free. At the Roundup Ridge Riders Arena (405 12th Ave. E.) will be Cowboy Church at 8 a.m. followed by Buttons and Bows Youth Rodeo. We will have Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Key Hole, Flag Race, Pair Barrels and Barrel Crawl. We will complete the day with the Mutton Bustin’. We have three age groups 5-8, 9-13, and 14-18. Prizes awarded for overall first, second and third place in each age group. We also have a lead line age group for 2 years old and up. Entry forms are available at Wells Fargo, First Security and Valley Credit Union. Entry forms may also be downloaded at www.Roundupindependencedays.com. Sign in is from 9:15 to 10 a.m. and grand entry is at 10:30. Call Curt Scribner at 672-6848 for questions.

July 2 – Top Shot

The Roundup Sportsman Association is sponsoring a “Top Shot Competition ” from 1-5 p.m. Come and enjoy the newly completed world class shooting range. For questions contact Jay Eliasson@midrivers.com. That evening at 7 p.m. at the Roundup Community Stage enjoy with Zen. Bring your own chair.

July 3 – Parade and fireworks

Fireworks display after the evening program. The Parade “Miracle on the Musselshell – honoring our volunteers” will begin at 11 a.m. on Main Street. Additional information at www.Roundupindependencedays.com. After parade there will once again be the Beer Barrel Water Wars – anyone can enter. Kids Kountry in the Park begins at 12:30: Bouncy houses, laser tag, battle balls and bungee jumping. Roundup City Park Stage 7 p.m. Lonnie Bell will introduce “The High Country Cowboys” opening act for Ronnie McDowell. An award-winning firework display will close the evening.

Fourth of July

5K Run-Walk-Ride at 7:30 at the Roundup City Park Stage (pre-register at imathlete.com). Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street with “Beer Barrel Water Wars” again afterwards. Roundup Fairgrounds The Rodeo Roundup will begin at 2:30 p.m. That evening Jason Larson will open for Laura Velvet and the Book House Boys. Beer Garden and food available. See you there.

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet next Wednesday

The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include claims, a special work meeting, the T-hangar policy, Airport lease agreements, Western Transportation Institute, land lease plan and the Frontage Road. This meeting is open to the public. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 15 at 3 p.m.

Back Country Horsemen riding Middlefork Saturday

Judith Basin Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Montana invite those interested in exploring membership in the chapter to join them this Saturday, June 30, for their annual ride in the Middlefork of the Little Belt Mountains. Please contact Henry and Sharon Gottardi at 538-2688. Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m., the Judith Basin Chapter will meet in the lower level of the Sheriff’s Complex. Tara Britt will share information about Bella Dea Foundation and the rescue/ adoption programs they provide for abused, neglected or mistreated animals, particularly horses. For more information please contact Karen Kuhlmann, 538-4575.

City Commission considers several resolutions on budgets and funding

The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, July 2 at the Central Montana Community Center, 307 W. Watson Street. The Committee of the Whole meets at 6 p.m. to hear annual reports from the Council on Aging and the Airport Board. At 7 p.m. the Commission meets. Items on the agenda include a public hearing on the fiscal year 2019 Tourism Business Improvement District work plan and budget, followed by resolution approving the work plan and budget, followed by another resolution to defray the cost of the work plan and budget; a resolution revising the funds obligated for the Riverdale sewer project; a resolution designating an environmental certifying official for the City; discussion and possible action declaring no significant impact for the Berg Lumber site regarding infrastructure needs for a proposed housing development, and also authorizing the City Manager to sign the Uniform Environmental Checklist; an MOU between the City and the Lewistown School District for the School Resource Officer Program; and an MOU between the City and the Montana Department of Transportation to receive funding for the Kiwanis Park public rest area. These meetings are open to the public.

Historic Resources Commission will meet July 5

The Lewistown Historic Resource Commission will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. at the Central Montana Museum, 408 N.E. Main. The agenda includes discussion on the pictorial history book, discussion of historic buildings and election of secretary/treasurer. The historic commission meetings are open to the public and those with an interest in promoting historic preservation in the community are encouraged to attend.

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