GLENDIVE — Dawson Community College baseball coach Chris Lewis has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Lewis has been the Bucs' coach for two seasons, with his teams placing third in the conference each year and producing the league player of the year each season.

A wounded grizzly bear was killed by FWP officials on Monday on the Marias River west of state highway 417 near Shelby.

Last weekend’s drag racers produced some good times despite hot temperatures and sticky asphalt.  Nicole McGimpsey reports some great results were achieved by area racers.

Regardless of one’s age this is the week for the Lewistown swim-a-thon.  And the weather looks promising. According to Mary Kepler:

BYNUM, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on a proposal to transfer 80 acres of BLM land to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MT FWP) under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

 The Bynum Reservoir Recreation Area is located about five miles west of Bynum, Montana, and includes four primitive campsites, a concrete boat ramp, and a vault toilet. Continued opportunities for fishing and camping along the shores of Bynum Reservoir would be guaranteed and enhanced with the transfer.

There’s a Bonanza Shoot this weekend for the Central Montana Bowhunters.  Shawn Briggs has that schedule of events.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing an administrative rule to codify the population objectives detailed in the conservation strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.

WHITEFISH, Mont. – Defending Frontier Conference and tournament champion Montana Tech was picked as the favorite in the Frontier Conference Volleyball Coaches Poll. The Orediggers received four of the seven first place votes.

WHITEFISH, Mont.,— 2017 regular season conference champion and NAIA semi-finalist Southern Oregon is the preseason favorite to win the 2018 Frontier Conference football championship in a poll of the league’s coaches. 

Girls volleyball, Football, Boys/Girls Cross Country will start on Monday, August 20 at 4:00 pm at the Junior High, parent meetings for junior high activities will be announced, any questions on fees, physicals, etc. contact the LJHS office.  

The testing date windows for the National Federation Tests for all new registered officials in football or volleyball is August 13– September 4.  All current officials needing to upgrade to Certified or Master in either sport will be August 13 – 20.  The test must be taken online at the MOA Arbiter website, and detailed instructions can be obtained from the MOA Coordinator at the offices of the Montana High School Association.  Any individuals interested in becoming either a football or volleyball official may also register and pay their dues online at https://moa.arbitersports.com.

As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury/death for people of all ages, and that potentially, half of all boating deaths could be prevented with the use of life jackets. The CDC also states that among children 14 and under, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury/death (after motor vehicle crashes).

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