The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference on October 5-6th at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.

Registration is now open. The cost to attend is $155. A discounted registration fee of $75 is available for students.

BOZEMAN - Montana State University will observe 2017 American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of cultural and academic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

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This Saturday the students and Dance Syndicate faculty will be dancing and showing photographs at the Art Center.  According to the Syndicate’s Director Janet Luciano:

In its 2nd year the annual A Day of Service event helps spruce-up Lewistown.

This year employees from two businesses are heading the effort: Spika Manufacturing and the Central Montana Medical Center.

LEWISTOWN, Mont.) –Americans across the country will visit their favorite public lands Sept. 30, to help care for the treasured places where they play, learn, and relax.

 In the Lewistown area, volunteers will make improvements to the Limekiln Picnic Area in celebration of the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

 

Diabetes prevention is a national concern, and also the topic of a 16-week workshop here in Lewistown starting on Oct. 11. Here's more on this pre-diabetes approach for better health.

Quilts and guns go together when it’s an auction for the Central Montana Medical Center Hospice.  Eileen Stahl and Kathy Ward have more on their auction gala that’s set for this Saturday.  

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9% in August. The U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 4.4%.

“Montana’s economy is strong,” said Governor Bullock. “Businesses are growing and hiring more employees. We must continue to ensure employers have access to a highly-skilled workforce to fill good-paying jobs through apprenticeship, work-based learning, and continuing investments in education – from pre-K to college.”

The North central Montana area burned by the July Fire is closed until further notice due to public safety concerns.

 The closure applies to all forms of motorized and non-motorized travel, including foot traffic within the July Fire area of the Little Rocky Mountains in Phillips County, Montana.

Claude and Linda White with CMMC were recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals.

The flu season has already established itself in central Montana.  

Fergus County Health Nurse Kathy Anderson reports her office is already giving shots and is urging the public to take advantage of the opportunity, early.  

 The first rehearsal for the 2017 Central Montana Christmas Cantata will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Vocalists, especially basses and tenors, interested in taking part in this year’s performances are asked to attend the rehearsal, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 5th Avenue South.

Lot’s of prizes will be awarded again this year at the annual Central Montana Jaycees community benefit raffle.  It’s a big fundraiser aimed at helping area youth organizations and projects.

GRASS RANGE - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to reconstruct about 5.5 miles of U.S. Highway 87/Montana Highway 200 west of Grass Range in Fergus County. 

The project begins approximately 5.5 miles west of Grass Range at reference post 107.00 and extends east for approximately 5.8 miles, ending near the bridge over the South Fork of McDonald Creek at reference post 112.77.

(LEWISTOWN, Mont.) –Americans across the country will visit their favorite public lands Sept. 30, to help care for the treasured places where they play, learn, and relax.

In the Lewistown area, volunteers will make improvements to the Limekiln Picnic Area in celebration of the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

A series of six free meetings dealing with diabetes is scheduled to start Sept. 20 at the Lincoln building in Lewistown.  

Jim Hamling and Denise Seilstad say it’s an opportunity to make healthier choices.

 The Lewistown City Commission is looking at raising the town’s sewer and water rates.  City Manager Holly Phelps explains the need to take action on the subject in the near future.

Judith Basin County will begin Stage II fire restrictions on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 starting at 12:01 a.m.  These restrictions apply to all state, private, and Bureau of Land Management managed lands within the county.

 Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following until further notice:

HELENA – State health officials stressed today the importance of following recommendations for outdoor activities based on air quality as Montana’s unrelenting wildfire season shows no signs of letting up.

This information is especially concerning with a new school year set to begin, fall sports are ramping up at all age levels and other outdoor activities are being held.

Doug Day with Montana Advocates in Lewistown explained his service for those involved in an automobile accident.

On KXLO-Live he explained the various types of insurance coverage today’s motorists could find helpful in settling a claim.

 HELENA – Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced the availability of $25,000 in Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants.  These funds are made available through a special Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate that is used to fund efforts by Montana-based nonprofit corporations which grant wishes to chronically or critically ill Montana children. 

“For the third time in six years, we are pleased to offer these funds to Montana non-profits who serve critically ill children and their families,” said Attorney General Tim Fox.  “I’m proud of the work our Motor Vehicle Division does to make Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants available, as well as of Montana’s motorcycle owners, whose generosity ultimately translates into meaningful experiences for children who need them most.”

 

Helena, MT. --- As drivers take to the road to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend, troopers from the Montana Highway Patrol, the Idaho State Police and the North Dakota Highway Patrol will join together to carry out the 1st Annual Operation Border to Border- a collaborative effort to reduce traffic fatalities, impaired driving and criminal activities on state highways. The initiative begins at 12:01 AM on Friday, September 1st, 2017 and concludes at 11:59 PM on September 4th, 2017 with saturation patrols concentrating on US 2 and US 93. Although extra patrols will be assigned to these areas, troopers will continue to work their regularly-scheduled shifts providing coverage across the state on both highways, county roads and interstates.

 

With many parts of Montana suffering from emergency drought and wildfires, hunters and other recreationists taking to the field must be aware of local fire restrictions and take precautions.

Montana archery hunters will be hunting now with their 900 series antelope hunting licenses. Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, black bear, wolf and mountain lion begins Sept. 2. Most upland game bird seasons open Sept. 1. The bighorn sheep archery season begins Sept. 2.