News Briefs

Come discuss the Winter
Fair’s Horse Rodeo on Jan. 28

The Judith Basin Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Montana invites all those interested in preserving access to the backcountry for stock use and equine pleasure rides to join them, Monday, Jan. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the lower level of the Sheriff’s Complex at Seventh and Janeaux.
New president, Billie Ayers, and vice president, Laura Johnson Fogle will “take the gavel.”
Items on the Agenda include, preparation for the Montana Winter Fair’s Stick Horse Rodeo, Sat. Jan. 28 at the Pavilion Sale Ring, Judith Basin’s attendance at the state convention in Paulson at the end of March, and pre-planning for “Sharing Trails,” sixth-grade Education Day in April at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Back Country Horsemen, founded in Montana, is a national organization, reaching from coast to coast with 17 chapters in Montana.
For information please contact Billie Ayers, at, 535-8822.

Signup for bowhunters’
winter leagues starts next week

Lewistown Bowhunters Association is holding Winter League signups. Adult and youth registration for winter leagues will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 3 and 4 in the basement of the Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. each evening.

City Commission to consider
soccer fields location

The first meeting of the new year for the Lewistown City Commission, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 7 p.m., starts out with what is likely to be a lively discussion on the topic of locating soccer fields at Brewery Flats. Other items on the agenda include a public hearing and possible action on vacating 10 feet on either side of Entrance Avenue, discussion and possible action on a contract with the Department of Commerce to fund a downtown parklet, dicussion and possible action on a request from Pacific Steel to sublease their former property to CHS cooperative, and discussion and possible action on reappointing commissioners to various boards. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Central Montana Community Center, 307 W. Watson Street.

County Commissioners’ reorganization meeting scheduled for Jan. 3

The Board of Fergus County Commissioners will hold their reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Fergus County Commissioners’ Office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agenda include electing a presiding officer; adopting reimbursement rates payable to officers and employees for travel-related expenses – includes mileage, lodging and meal rates effective Jan. 1, 2017; approving the 2017 calendar; and reviewing the established commissioners’ office hours for 2017.
This meeting is open to the public. The next regular business meeting is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

Let’s talk Round-about on Jan. 18

The Fergus County Commissioners will host a meeting concerning the round-about at the intersections of Hwy 200, Hwy 87 and Hwy 19 just north of Grass Range, scheduled for bid in the winter/spring of 2017.
According to a letter sent by the commissioners, Montana Department of Transportation District Administrator Stefan Streeter advised the County an informational meeting would be in order, as long as those attending understand the project is going to be built.
County officials feel an informational meeting is useful in order that concerns of the public, local governments and state legislators can be voiced and documented.
The Fergus County Commissioners cordially invite the public to attend this meeting, starting at 7 p.m., on Jan. 18. 2017, at the Lewistown Community Center, 307 West Watson, in Lewistown.

TIF District Board to have
public meeting on Jan. 9

Please note the Lewistown TIF District Board will hold a public meeting. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the SMDC Conference Room, 613 Northeast Main Street, Lewistown, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Agenda items include old business, new business, review of any applications, marketing strategies for the program and other items.

Tour of former TV
Appliance building scheduled

Members of the Judith Mountain Players, the Lewistown Historic Resources Commission and the Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association will tour the former TV Appliance building, originally known as the Slater Building, on Main Street at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Following the tour, the A&E District board will meet at Pourman’s Restaurant, 413 W. Main St. The public is invited to take the tour and attend the meeting.



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