A former commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base recently spoke to leaders in the Great Falls community about the importance of upgrading the current Minuteman ICBM system. Retired Major General Tom Deppe explains the reason why the upgrades are so important to our national security.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over land easements are trying to revive their lawsuit.

The Missouri River Breaks has a lot of friends that promote and protect this vast area of central Montana.  Kelsey Anderson is helping to bring a film festival to Lewistown on Thursday, Oct. 18 with an open invitation to attend.  

The number of students attending Lewistown Public Schools are consistent in comparison to last year’s count.

The Lewistown Fire Department held their annual Open House last night. A great crowd came out to see the equipment and learn about fire safety. New Chief Joe Ward says the transition has been good so far.

A grizzly bear killed a calf early this week on a ranch north of Two Dot.

The depredation was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the agency responsible for investigating any livestock depredation.

After determining the calf was killed by a grizzly bear, Wildlife Services tried unsuccessfully to capture the bear at the site. Given a high number of black bears in the area as well, traps were pulled on Wednesday.

The low income energy assistance program (LEAP) in Lewistown is especially helpful during cold weather. Kim Kucera says her department’s service covers more than just heating problems.  

The HRDC covers important services for low income families in central Montana.  One in particular, the WIC program, is a the nutrition program to help low income mothers and their children.

Lewistown’s Human Resource Development (HRDC) Council headed by Cassie Bergstrom includes employment training.

The Lewistown Port Authority held their October meeting Wednesday morning. The agenda was full of good information on the health of Lewistown’s business district. City Commissioner Dave Byerly who is also a member of the Port Authority board gives us an update on the latest with the business park.

Bright County Nights is a real crowd-pleaser in Lewistown that gets the holiday spirit up and running .  One volunteer, Jennifer Saunders, is out searching for volunteers to help make it all happen.

Jean Shammel with the genealogy class still has a few openings.   Her research sessions start on Oct. 23 for those who will find the basics interesting and helpful.  

EMIGRANT, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the area could be spoiled.

Helena, Mont. – The Governor’s Office and the State Information Technology Services Division today launched the state’s inaugural Kids Safe Online Poster Contest to encourage young people to think about cybersecurity and help educate other youth on safe online practices. 

Helena, MT – Would you trust cigarette companies to make health decisions for your family?  Then you shouldn’t trust them on I-185.  That’s the message Montana doctors are spreading across the state from now until Election Day.  Physicians from Eureka to Hamilton, Billing to Butte, and everywhere in between are appearing on radio, in the newspaper, and on the street to urge a “Yes” on I-185.

Lewistown motorists in the downtown area are noticing a parking change in a one-block area.  

Interest in providing a soccer field was covered at the city’s most recent Committee of the Whole meeting.

Lewistown City Manager Holly Phelps reviews the initial plans soccer club members have developed.

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced Friday October 5th the recipients of the 2018 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique recognition of Montana veterans who served our country and continues their service in the communities of Montana. 17 Montana Veterans were honored for their dedication to the United States and the communities they serve.

Like clockwork Lewistown firefighters are meeting Lewistown students and promoting safety measures during October. Christian Anderson is anxious to meet the youngest and to alert adults about preventing chimney fires.

Lewistown has an active American Legion Post.  Don Bost, Legion commander, has a few activities he would like to promote.

Some valuable information will be discussed in Lewistown at a university system roadshow.

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2019.

Missoula, Mont., September 27, 2018 – The State of Montana, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, opened bids on the Boulder Lowlands II Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) Timber Sale today as part of a growing state-federal partnership to increase management activities and restoration outcomes on federal lands in Montana.

On behalf of nine NorthCentral Montana Hospital Alliance (NMHA) critical access hospitals, Central Montana Medical Center has received a 1 year planning grant through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP-Planning). The purpose of the grant is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at high risk for substance use disorder.