News Briefs

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet Wednesday, Jan. 3


The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include MT Aeronautics meeting, TEDD District meeting, and new business regarding land lease modification, election of officers and T-hangar policy.

This meeting is open to the public. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.


Judith Gap School Board to meet Jan. 2


The Judith Gap School Board will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the superintendent’s office. Business to be discussed includes the following:

• Old business – Elementary aide for second semester: In compliance with MCA 2-2-302, this is notice that Judith Gap School may intend to consider for employment a board member’s spouse for a paraprofessional position.

• New business – Define and open clerk and secretary positions; Central Montana Learning Resource Center Special Education teacher; MHSA proposed rule changes; TCT/MJG Sports Cooperatives; Superintendent evaluation: executive (closed) session; and extend superintendent contract.

The public is encouraged to attend.


FCSR will present during Jan. 8 Back Country Horsemen meeting


The Judith Basin Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Montana will meet Monday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Sheriff’s Complex. A presentation by Ryan Peterson from Fergus County Search and Rescue will provide the program.

The Judith Basin Chapter is committed to assisting Fergus County Search and Rescue when emergency operations call for mounted searchers in challenging terrains.

On the agenda: Final planning for the annual Stick Horse Rodeo at the 73rd Montana Winter Fair, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Sale Ring of the Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Also on the agenda is continued preparation for hosting the 2018 State Convention of the Back Country Horsemen of Montana, April 6-8 this spring.

There are 17 chapters of BCH of Montana across the state, and new chapter, Trout Creek, representing the Sand Point/Clark Fork River area. Everyone interested in preserving access to the backcountry for stock use and enjoying trail work and pleasure rides with their horse(s) is invited to attend the Monday, Jan. 8 meeting. For more information, please call Bill Kuhlmann, 538-4575.


Environmental Quality Council to meet Jan. 17 and 18 in Helena


The Environmental Quality Council meets Jan. 17 and 18 in Helena starting at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 17 in Room 172 of the Capitol.

EQC members include Representatives Willis Curdy (D-Missoula), Janet Ellis (D-Helena), Steve Gunderson (R-Libby), Brad Hamlett (Vice Chair, Cascade), Theresa Manzella (R-Hamilton), and Kerry White (R-Bozeman); Senators Mike Lang (R-Malta), Mike Phillips (D-Bozeman), JP Pomnichowski (D-Bozeman), Cary Smith (R-Billings), Chas Vincent (Chair, R-Libby), and Gene Vuckovich (D-Anaconda); public members Scott Aspenlieder (Billings), John Brenden (Scobey), Kylie Paul (Missoula), and Matt Vincent (Butte); and Patrick Holmes, who represents the governor.

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

Questions? Please contact Joe Kolman, legislative environmental analyst, at (406) 444-3747 or

This meeting is open to the public.


City Commission starts new year out with meeting


There will be no committee of the whole meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018. The regular City Commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Central Montana Community Center located at 307 W. Watson in Lewistown.

Items on the agenda include reappointing Lynn Morrison Gies and Gary Slagel to the Lewistown Board of Adjustments; reappointing Carol Woolsey and Ryan Dick as the representatives to the City-County Planning Board; reappointing Tim Robertson as representative to the Airport Board; and reappointing commissioners to the following boards: Airport, Library, Park and Recreation, Central Montana Health District, City County Planning, Central Montana Foundation, Central Montana 911 and Snowy Mountain Development Corporation.

This meeting is open to the public.




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