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Fireworks, fire safety reminders for Independence Day Holiday weekend

(LEWISTOWN, Mont.) – Recent hot, dry weather in many locations has resulted in increased fire danger. 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asks you to follow a few simple rules in order to safely enjoy your public lands over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
The use and possession of fireworks, exploding targets and luminaries with open flame are prohibited on lands administered by the BLM and other federal agencies.


First-time home buyer ed class July 13-14

 The “Realizing the American Dream” course is designed for the first-time homebuyer set for Mon. and Tues., July 13-14, 5-9 p.m. each evening at 613 NE Main St. in the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation Conference Room.

The course walks potential homeowners through the home buying process and covers topics including:


Tom Fry fundraiser July 13

A Lewistown sports personality died recently from injuries suffered in a skate boarding accident.  Friends of Tom Fry have organized a fundraiser to help his family through this difficult time.  Robin Moline and others are asking for your interest and assistance with special fundraising activities, including a special night on July 13 at the Redbird baseball field.  


Shrine Circus this Thursday, July 2

The annual Shrine Circus will be held  on Thursday, July 2 at the Fergus County Fair Grounds.  Spokesman George Dengle says it’s the traditional 3 ring circus with performances at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  


Cross country bicyclists visit Lewistown

With several hundred miles behind them, a group of six bicyclists will roll into Lewistown on Friday and stay for the July 4 parade as they head to New York City.  Becky Jackson has more on that visit.


Montana News - AP

Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows

(Information in the following story is from: The Billings Gazette,

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — New state data shows that vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough.

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services released immunization and exemption rates of 347 elementary schools for the first time in response to a records request by The Billings Gazette.

The agency declined to release grade-level rates, citing patient privacy concerns in rural areas.

Though information for small schools and non-reporting schools isn't available, the data lends new detail about vaccination trends in Montana, a state with historically poor immunization rates

Many schools have high immunization rates; one in six schools had 100 percent. Among the state's large school districts, no single elementary school had immunization rates below 93 percent.


CM Hospice House to hold annual golf tournament

Central Montana Hospice House is looking for golfers for their annual benefit tourney.  It’s still a few weeks away. Eileen Stahl and Beth Putnam say both experienced and inexperienced golfers are invited to participate.


Downtown Farmers' Market looking for vendors

Vendors are still being sought for the Downtown Farmers Market, held the first Wednesday of every month (July 1August 5, and September 2). 


Governor Bullock's makes appointments, Lewistown man on Commission of Sentencing

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the following appointments. 


Montana-developed advanced placement workshops make college-level classes accessible to more students

For the first time in nearly a decade, Montana teachers will be able to stay in their home state for Advanced Placement® course training and professional development.

Nearly 60 urban and rural Montana teachers will be in Bozeman June 29-July 2 for professional training in three subject areas: Calculus, English language and composition, and English literature and composition.


Lewistown area construction project report

Traffic fines double in highway work zones.  The law also sets fines and jail sentences for reckless endangerment of highway workers.  Minor delays can be expected through these projects with anything over ten minutes being noted in the description.  Watch for equipment, flaggers, workers on the road, and reduced speed limits.  


Lewistown Downtown Association supports downtown events

Lewistown’s downtown hosts some special summer attractions, weekly music jam sessions, games and more. According to spokeswomen Jennifer Pfau and Chris Cooler:


Lewistown Art Center brings Shakespeare to town

Art and drama, the Lewistown Art Center has this and more.

Most of the special attractions are downtown at their center, but Linda Tullis says soon it expands to Pine Meadows golf course.


Small Wonder expands

There are now two Small Wonder Day Care centers in Lewistown. Jamie Quigley, the centers’ education director, announced a Cash for Kids fundraiser to help purchase astro-turf for their new location.


Celebrate Independence Day safely

 June 24, 2015— The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and firefighters across Montana want to help you celebrate Independence Day with wildfire safety in mind. As we draw near to the Fourth of July, many of us celebrate with family and friends by enjoying campfires, barbeques and firework displays. While these activities encourage fun times and great memories, it is important to understand they may also pose serious threats and risks.


Myhre explains tree removal

Lewistown’s urban forest is well established, but to the point that some trees need to be removed.  The city of Lewistown is in the process of removing dangerous, unsafe trees.  City Manager Kevin Myhre has more on this summer project.


New fireworks ordinance yet to occur

Possible changes to the town’s fireworks ordinance didn’t materialize at the last City Commission meeting.

City Manager Kevin Myhre has more on that agenda item.