Central Montana has an interesting show to enjoy.  It’s all about art with music. According Bekhi Spika and Adam Grensten.

Woman suspected of ordering murder gets prison for drugs

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A 29-year-old northwestern Montana woman suspected of ordering a man's murder has been sentenced to prison for dealing drugs....

Man whose body was found in Montana mine pit identified

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton has identified a man found dead in a Montana mine pit....

The annual fly-in breakfast and airplane display is set for mid-June as promoters Brandon Morris and Jerry Moline outline in this report.

Visitation at Montana State Prison is immediately cancelled until further notice. This restriction is due to the presence of influenza viruses at the facility and has been put in place to minimize exposure to the public.

Influenza is spread from person to person through direct contact with respiratory droplets, through contact with contaminated surfaces, or through small particles suspended in the air. Even people with a mild case of influenza can transmit the infection to others.

MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s 2018 proposed budget:

Trails that run in and around Lewistown continue to be improved with the help of grants.   City Manager Holly Phelps reports:

As project development continue, Lewistown City Manager Holly Phelps explains the Tax Increment Financing District (TIF District), its purpose, and reasons why a portion of town is interested in its success.  

A recent Fergus County Commission meeting dealt with the possibility of combining two offices. There will be more meetings on the subject according to Chairman Carl Seilstad.  

There’s progress to report on Lewistown's upcoming skate park.

City Manager Holly Phelps has the latest information on when actual work will start at Simms Park, a location that has also been used over the years for a summer tent revival.  

City government has a variety of boards for volunteers to serve on.

Fergus Electric Cooperative, with offices in Lewistown and Roundup, has set the 79th Annual Meeting for Thursday, June 8 at the Fergus County Trade Center in Lewistown.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 12 noon by Central Montana WIFE.  The business meeting starts at 1 p.m.

Fergus Manager Scott Sweeney encourages members to enjoy an excellent meal with friends and neighbors while they are updated on the business of the cooperative.

Lewistown youngsters can enjoy an summer activity at Zion Lutheran Church. Curt Langendorff on KXLO-Live has more on this annual event starting June 4.

The end of the current school year is highlighted with various activities including graduation on Sunday, May 28.

Superintendent Jason Butcher has that calendar of events.

A grant for Lewistown Public Schools will outfit Lewis and Clark Elementary with solar panels this summer.

Superintendent Jason Butcher  reviews the benefits it will provide.

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is raising awareness about this important topic.

Health officials say Montana has drastically improved in recent years, but the state’s teen birth rate is still higher than the national average. From 2010 to 2015, the national teen birth rate declined by 35%, while Montana lowered its teen birth rate by 30%. 

Montana’s current teen birth rate is 25.3 births per 1,000 and the national rate is 22.3 births per 1,000 aged 15-19.

A three-day horsemanship clinic is scheduled for mid-July at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.  Katie Decker is helping organize the event featuring Kip Fladland.  

The Central Montana Medical Center is initiating a new Care-Coordination Program.   According to hospital personnel Dana Smart, Joanie Slaybaugh, and Patti Carr:

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the 2017 Montana Ambassador Awards honoring individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to economic development in Montana.

“It’s an exciting time to be in Montana. Our economy is growing, wages are up, unemployment is down, and businesses are creating good-paying jobs all across the state,” said Governor Bullock. “I’m pleased to recognize this group of hard-working folks and am thankful for their dedication, service, and efforts to ensure that Montana is one of the best places in the country to live, work, play, start a business, and raise a family.”

School officials are still waiting on the legislature to finalize its budgeting numbers.  Lewistown Public Schools Business Manager Rebekah Rhoades updated her KXLO-Live audience on the upcoming school election next month and what’s still to be settled in Helena.