The Lewistown Downtown Association is getting ready for this year’s Hot Summer Nights this Friday. Abby Franks explains some of the highlights of the event. 

The 55th C.M. Russell Stampede is this weekend in Stanford. Powell Becker gives us a look at what we can expect this weekend.

The 34th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering is right around the corner. Karen Kulhman was on KXLO Live earlier this week and talks about the great activities planned for this year’s event.

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday joined local residents and community leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Lewistown’s Meadows Apartments, 35 newly-renovated affordable homes for seniors and individuals living with a disability.

American Prairie Reserve is pleased to offer an annual public bison harvest on its deeded property for the third year in a row. The harvest is in addition to the already available hunting opportunities for a variety of wildlife species on designated Reserve parcels. The conservation organization emphasizes public access as a cornerstone of the project, and has always included hunting and bison harvest in its long-term plans.

The Central Montana Relay for Life last week was a huge success. Officials are estimating between 26,000$-27,000$ was raised for cancer research. Organizers were hoping for 12 teams and ended up with 15 total teams! 

Mid-Rivers Communications has announced that it has added Robocall blocking with it’s landline telephone service, to all customers local service lines fee of charge. The announcement follows a Federal Communications Commission vote on June 6 to allow voice service providers to aggressively block unwanted robocalls before those calls reach consumers.

HELENA, Mont. — A man who was exonerated for killing his best friend after spending nearly 20 years in prison in Montana is seeking nearly $97 million in compensation from the state.

July 14th)at 6:51 pm Central Montana Dispatch in Lewistown received a report of a head-on collision near Raynesford on U.S. Highway 87. Geyser Fire, Ambulance and Extraction, Raynesford fire, Judith Basin County Sheriff, Belt Fire and Montana Highway Patrol all responded to the scene. 68-year-old Glenn E. Gauer of Lewistown was pronounced dead at the scene of this 2-vehicle accident.

The Lewistown Police Department would like to notify the public again about another round of fraudulent phone calls being received by the community. 

State public health officials today announced a free online resource that offers coaching and support to young Montanans who want to stop using tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes like JUUL.

The Fergus County Fair Board met Tuesday evening for their July meeting. The board is excited as the Central Montana Fair is right around the corner. Board Chair Candi Zion says they are ready for this year’s event.

BILLINGS, Mont. - Northern Plains Resource Council will host its second Soil Crawl this summer at an innovative farm/ranch outside of Geraldine. The Sandy Arrow Ranch is building compost at-scale for a large ranching operation and working to incorporate other cutting-edge soil health practices. A full-day tour of this ranch including discussion and demonstrations will take place on Friday, July 19 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Supreme Court next term will hear a case out of Montana about tax credits for private religious schools which could have implications nationwide. Eric Tegethoff files this report.

The Fergus County Commission held their regular meeting Wednesday (7/3/19) afternoon. Board Chairman Ross Butcher talks about the highlight of the meeting.

The need for housing in the Lewistown community continues to be a topic of discussion. A group of local citizens is now looking into the problem and would like your help. Diane Pennell, of the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation, explains a little more about the group exploring this need for the community.

LEWISTOWN AREA CONSTRUCTION PROJECT REPORT

From the Montana Department of Transportation this is the Lewistown area highway construction report from   June 5, 2019 – June 11, 2019    

Judith Peak Rehab is introducing an injury prevention and jump training program in central Montana. Vanessa Moen explains a little bit about the program.