Big Spring Creek is back to a normal, meandering flow below town.  

A ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon finalized the restoration.  City Manager Holly Phelps told her KXLO-Live audience:  

The recent City Manager’s report included the status of town’s water system and the presence of coliform.  

Holly Phelps says there’s nothing to worry about with an assessment scheduled for discussion next week with the DEQ.

The Central Montana Jaycees have an interesting prize for four students dealing with the Central Montana Fair.  The winners will receive a bundle of prizes to enjoy with family. According to this invitation from Laura Tucek:

There’s a law firm in Lewistown that specializes in personal injury cases.

Doug Day appeared on KXLO-Live explaining why you might be interested in the advocacy services.

It’s mid-June and central Montana activities are increasing every day.  Chamber of Commerce Director Connie Fry reviews a number of special events this summer.  

Central Montana’s annual Relay for Life in early July is fast approaching . Team captain  John Koch and Promotion Director Chris Cooler have this update.

Hungry Horse, MT—June 12, 2017 —  Every year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of National Trails Day events hosted throughout the country. 

This year, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation hosted a NTD event in partnership with the USFS on Saturday, June 3. Over 30 volunteers contributed sweat equity to public trails on public lands. The group focused on popular trails departing from the Indian Meadows trailhead located near Lincoln, MT. Volunteers built 58 water bars and drain drips and also maintained and cleared 5.5 miles of trail. Volunteers also hauled gravel and filled two turnpikes with the help of stock mules and restored a fallen wilderness sign for the Scapegoat Wilderness.

The Council on Aging is known for a variety of activities, but in September a special motor coach trip is planned that’s open to any age. Rachel Parks says it’s a trip with a lot to see.

Over 300 attended the Lewistown Airport Fly-In Breakfast Saturday morning, and 36 young people were thrilled for the opportunity to have their first flight provided by the pilots of the Central Montana Hangar of the Montana Pilots Association.

President of the Central Montana Hangar, Brandon Morris outlines further details of the fly-in. 

For 79 years Fergus Electric Coop has held their annual meeting with this year introducing a new member of the board, Cathy Kombol - the first woman to serve on the board.

With further news of the meeting, Manager of Fergus Electric Coop Scott Sweeney outlines the meeting highlights:

It was standing room only at the most recent City Commission meeting to show strong support for a new park and entertainment area.  After an hour-long show of support the Council approved the proposed initial planning for the facility.  Lewistown City Commission Chairman Dave Byerly told KXLO-KLCM News:

Lewistown residents can recieve a needed service at the newly named Inspire Pregnancy Outreach Center (formerly the Pregnancy Care Center).  Linda Peterson with the Center told her KXLO-Live audience:

MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today held a ceremonial bill signing for groundbreaking legislation, the Montana Mental Health Parity Act (HB 142), which will provide for mental health parity to give equal treatment for physical health, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders in insurance plans.

“This groundbreaking legislation will help to bolster a full continuum of services for individuals with untreated mental health needs so that they can seek the care they need and deserve,” said Governor Bullock. “This is a good deal for Montanans to drive down healthcare costs, increase access to care, and save lives.”

The Montana Mental Health Parity Act will leverage the private insurance market to help integrate behavioral and physical health care in Montana. This will require insurance companies to cover mental health care the same way physical health care is covered. The Act will also provide a state-level accountability and customer assistance resource for mental health and substance use care coverage.