News Briefs

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

County commissioners consider rodeo club proposal

The Fegus County commissioners will hold a regular business meeting Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agenda include claims, cattleguard permit for Glen Smith and Central Montana Rodeo Club proposal.

The meeting is open to the public.

Denton Library closed to public

The Denton Public Library is closed to the general public and all library events are cancelled until further notice, including the Denton Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. Someone will be at the library to take phone calls.

The café in Denton is closed, but will take phone takeout orders.

Housing Summit postponed

Lewistown City Manager Holly Phelps delivered this statement regarding the upcoming Greater Lewistown Area Housing Coalition Summit, which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.

“Based on the current recommendations from the State and Federal government and out of an abundance of caution for our community, we have decided to reschedule our housing summit for this fall,” Phelps said. “Please let me know if you have any questions.”

Phelps can be reached at 535-1760.

NorthWestern replacing wires in alleyways

NorthWestern Energy has begun a large project replacing wires in many of the alleyways in Lewistown. This project is set to run for the next couple of months, with three electrical contractors doing the majority of the work. This work will require small outages in the immediate vicinity of the wires being replaced.

The crews are expected to do door to door outage notifications for each outage. To follow our pandemic protocol we will be limiting these conversations, being very brief with our request, and interacting as little as possible to keep the social distance as best we can and still provide our services.

We apologize for the inconvenience of the small outages but the project requires a small amount of time to upgrade our system and better serve customers. Any questions please call 888-467-2669.

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