NWS Great Falls Notification:

Rainfall and Thunderstorm Potential

Tonight thru Memorial Day 2018

 



Overview:

Showers and thunderstorms will affect portions of the region tonight through Monday. Some of the thunderstorms could produce brief periods of heavy rain. Additionally, some storms could also be strong Friday night and again on Saturday, as an upper level disturbance moves through the region.

State News-Former Nurse Pleads Guilty

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Billings Clinic nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing powerful opioids intended for patients.

Native American candidates are on the rise in Montana.

Native tribes to state: no grizzly trophy hunts. Eric Galatas has the story.

A special thank you for Lewistown area veterans.

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today praised actions by the United States Senate to protect a free and open internet and reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Following the FCC’s repeal, Bullock in January 2018 signed an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana. The order requires that successful recipients of state contracts continue to adhere to internet neutrality principles.

As Montana’s state superintendent of public schools, I have the opportunity to interact with students in classrooms big and small across our diverse state. I have seen first-hand that Montana’s students reflect the unique diversity of our state’s geography, our people, and our economy. The ways in which we prepare future generations to be Montana ready must reflect this.

Water, water, everywhere.

You don’t have to be an ancient mariner to see we have plenty of water around us. People are filling sandbags, checking flood insurance policies or waiting for fields to dry up so they can plant.

From a recreation point of view, too much water makes it difficult, impossible or downright dangerous to boat or float or fish. That leads to a lot of grumbling about something we have no control over.

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended two prior emergency declarations by issuing an executive order for a statewide flooding disaster in Montana to allow ongoing response efforts to continue.

“We will continue to pursue available state and federal resources to support ongoing efforts and recovery needs,” said Governor Bullock. “I applaud the brave volunteers and emergency services teams who are working around the clock to support their neighbors and keep Montanans safe during these challenging times.”

The Lewistown City Commission met in regular session Monday night. City Manager Holly Phelps explains what was discussed during the meeting.

The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board held a special meeting this past Friday. Board chairman Dr. Steve Mosby addressed the media to discuss the details of the meeting.

What can we expect from this year’s fire season? Eric Tegethoff files this report:

School is a busy time but many young central Montanans look forward to summer twith 4-H activities and the Central Montana.  According to Jennifer Saunders:

Lewistown’s Chokecherry Festival may be a couple months away, but planning for the September event includes music for Chokecherry Jam.

The second annual Longest Table outdoor dining experience in Lewistown will again offer a tempting menu June 23.  Jennifer Saunders has the story that attracted 200 people last year.

LEWISTOWN AREA CONSTRUCTION PROJECT REPORT

From the Montana Department of Transportation this is the Lewistown area highway construction report from   May 23 – May 29, 2018

A Denton ranch family had a scare Wednesday morning when a wolf-like animal was spotted in a pasture with livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Sgt. Kyle Andersene of the Lewistown Field Office details the Wednesday morning encounter with the animal.

A big motorcycle tour is scheduled for Montana riders on Saturday, July 14. It’s a fundraiser for Project Hope as Jason Grover and Tony Hunnicut promoted on their KXLO-Live visit:

A special tour at Albertsons next month carries an invitation from its leader Linda Allen. The tour is designed to help people with diabetes and others interested in making smart food choices.   

Senator Steve Daines met with Montana reporters this past Wednesday via conference call. Senator Daines is one of many in the Senate asking for members to cancel the August recess. Some people think the only reason the Republicans are asking to cancel the recess is to hurt Democrats like Jon Tester who are up for re-election.

A recent poll shows that the public supports the public lands in Montana.

Road construction will begin on June 4, 2018 for the following Lewistown construction projects:

The three Billings police officers that were involved in a sex scandal have let their identity known. Paul LaMantia identified himself on a Billings radio station Monday morning.

United States Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Tuesday introduced the bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act.