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Central Montana's Tuff Enough to Wear Pink raises funds during PRCA rodeo

The Central Montana Fair PRCA Rodeo will lend some time for the Tuff Enough to Wear Pink program.

Anna Morris reports the six-county fundraiser has found generous support over the years.

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Boys and Girls Club to hold mandatory parent meeting

The Boys and Girls Club in Lewistown needs information as to the number of students who will be enrolled this fall. They are setting up a mandatory parent meeting during the end of July.  Director Abby Franks has that information.

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Montana News - AP

FLATHEAD KAYAKER

Search conducted for kayaker on Flathead Lake

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — Lake County authorities are searching for a kayaker on Flathead Lake.

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Montana unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

HELENA – Montana’s unemployment situation continued to improve, with the unemployment rate falling by 0.1 percentage points over the month for a rate of 4.5 percent in June.  The U.S. unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 6.1 percent.

“Montana’s economy continued its steady growth last month, rounding out the first half of the year with more strong job creation,” Governor Steve Bullock said.  “Our state is consistently recognized for its great business tax climate, well trained workforce, and support of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and our unemployment rate is a strong sign of the great things happing in Montana.”

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Beaver Creek to celebrate 110 years

History and community pride, reasons enough to hold a Beaver Creek celebration scheduled for mid September.  Jackie Olsen visits about the event:

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Calf-dressing contest Thursday night of fair week

An energetic group of central Montana women will compete Thursday night of fair week in a calf-dressing contest.  Abby Franks is heading the publicity for this Central Montana Fair activity.

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Owen Badgett returns to central Montana for Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Owen Badgett returns to Lewistown next month for the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  The author of five books, Badgett is known for poetry, stories, and his true western flare.

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Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering August 14-17, Canadian yodeler to perform

Western poetry, art, and music are bannered as top talent during the annual Montana Cowboy Poetry gathering.  There’s also a Canadian who plans on performing her championship yodeling. Miriam Dreher will entertain when she visits Lewistown next month.

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Bullock and Juneau set the stage for state-funded early childhood programs

Helena, MT - At the July 17 Board of Public Education meeting, Governor Steve Bullock and Superintendent Denise Juneau will announce their proposal to update Montana’s educator licensure and accreditation rules in order for the state to be prepared to offer publicly funded, accredited early education programming for four-year-olds. Governor Bullock will address the Board of Public Education at 9 a.m. in Helena at the State Capitol Building, Room 317. 

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Bison discussion comes to central Montana

A bison discussion group hosted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks met Monday and Tuesday in Billings.  The topic centered on the controversy of free roaming bison.

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Central Montana Fair discusses pre-fair activities, need for Night Show sales to increase

A lot of fairground activities precede the Central Montana Fair running from July 23-26.

Fair Board Chairman Paul Huff has this reminder for those interested in the various 4-H and horsemanship activities, all scheduled during the pre-fair week in Lewistown. 

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