News Briefs

Libertarians to meet Sept. 5 at the Yogo Inn


Fergus County Libertarians are invited to meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Yogo Inn. All Fergus County residents interested in learning more about the Libertarian Party are welcome to attend. We’ll begin our efforts to become more organized in the county and will prepare for the upcoming Montana Libertarians State Committee Convention in Bozeman a few days later, on Saturday, Sept. 9. For more information call Joe Leavengood at (406) 462-5432.


U of M hosts High Tech Jobs Summit


Registration is now open for the second biennial Montana High Tech Jobs Summit in Missoula on Oct. 8 and 9.

The Summit, co-sponsored by Senator Daines will take place at the University of Montana Oct. 8 and 9 and will bring national tech and business leaders together.

The Montana High Tech Jobs Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation’s tech leaders in the hub of Montana’s growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana’s growing role in the nation’s high-tech economy and serve as an opportunity to discuss ways to create more good-paying Montana tech jobs.

For more information and to register now please visit,


No Senior Dance on Labor Day weekend


There will be no Saturday afternoon Senior Dance on the Labor Day weekend of Sept. 2. The next dance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9.


Port Authority to meet Sept. 6 and 13


The Fergus Count Port Authority will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the conference room of Stockman Bank in Lewistown.

The meeting will include a follow-up discussion from the recent meetings with the representatives from the state of Montana and the Billings Economic Development Authority.

The Port Authority will also hold its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 13, at which time they will take action on items from the Sept. 6 meeting.

For more information contact Bret Carpenter or Pete Peterson.


Nature Tourism Committee meets Thursday


The ROC Nature Tourism Committee meets Thursday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room. Items on the agenda include a report on WealthWorks Training held in Big Sky and discussion of the committee’s project to create a data base of businesses and organizatons involved in Nature Tourism activities. The meeting is open to the public.


Utica Fair schedule of events for Sept. 9-10


The Utica community offers several events over the Sept. 9-10 weekend. 

• Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m., Utica Rod and Gun Club roast beef dinner, followed by raffle and auction, in the Utica Community Hall in Utica, Montana.

• Sept. 10, from 7:30-10 a.m., Masons Breakfast at the Masonic Temple in Hobson (watch for signs). 

•Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Utica Day Fair with crafts, food and raffle featuring a hand-embroidered “Sunbonnet Sue by the Month” quilt done in Red Work and homemade pies at the Utica Women’s Clubhouse in Utica.

• All day, Sept. 10, BPA’s Am-hayzing Hay Maze halfway between Hobson and Utica Fair, Montana Bale Trail – What the Hay (decorated hay bales between Hobson and Windham), and museums open in Hobson and Utica.


Questions? Contact Kathy Longfellow at (406) 423-5428 (work) or (406) 423-5321 (home).



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