Listen to KXLO online
Listen to KXLO online

Find more about Weather in Lewistown, MT











Weather Spotter course set for central Montana

The aim of the National Weather Service is to protect life and property. Megan Vanden Heuel, Warning Coordination Meterologist with the Great Falls Weather Service, encourages the public to look to the sky when evidence of a serious storm may be approaching, and then to share that information.  Free weather-spotter courses are available.  One of these courses will be offered in central Montana.  

Read more...

CMMC hires new CEO

The Central Montana Medical Center has a new Chief Executive Officer. Mike Dowdy joins the CMMC staff following a tenure as SCL Health’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for both St.Vincent Health Care in Billings and Holy Rosary Health Care in Miles City.   His CMMC duties begin June .

Read more...

Leadership Central Montana students to graduate this spring

There are several graduations to take note of this spring. One in particular concerns residents who feel strongly about the growth and well being of their community, and is  known as Leadership Central Montana.  Kelly Anne Terry and Karen Sweeney, two previous graduate, extend this invitation:

Read more...

Commission says no to city chickens

The Lewistown City Commission voted down a motion Monday night allowing chickens to be raised in the city limits.   The city had many resources to consider, and said they had a lot of pre-meeting input from constituents who felt it was not in the public interest to change the long standing ordinance against chickens.

Read more...

Central Montana dog rescue program to hold fundraiser May 15

Pets are an important part of a family.  Tails as Old as Time, a senior dog rescue program, matches Senior dogs with forever homes. Spokeswomen Nancy Fry-Moline and Tracy Hanson say their program is gaining much attention with a fundraiser set for May 15.

Read more...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Alissa Berry is a victim’s advocate for a seven-county area in central Montana.  Her advice is for the victim to report the incident, and for parents and supporters to listen and help with understanding.  Berry had this advice for her KXLO-Live audience:

Read more...

Montana unemployments rate drops again to 4.1 percent

HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points in March, down to 4.1 percent.  Montana’s unemployment rate has not been this low since October 2007.  The U.S. unemployment rate was flat over the month at 5.5 percent in March. 

“Montana’s economy is off to a strong start in 2015, with nearly 9,000 jobs added in the first quarter,” Governor Steve Bullock said.  “Montana businesses and workers are on the right track to building a stronger economy, and I’m committed to building on this success for our state.”

Read more...

Governor Bullock to sign Bully Free Montana Act into law

On Tuesday, April 21, Governor Steve Bullock will be joined by Superintendent Denise Juneau and bill sponsor Rep. Kim Dudik, as he signs HB 284—the Bully Free Montana Act—into law.

Read more...

DPHHS concerned about recent outbreaks of STDs

State and local public health officials are concerned about a recent increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. In 2014, Montana’s gonorrhea cases nearly doubled, to over 400, and the number of chlamydia cases increased to over 4,100.  

Many STDs are easy to cure, however, if undiagnosed and untreated complications can occur.  “I can’t emphasize enough that these particular STDs are all preventable,” said Judy Nielsen of the DPHHS STD-HIV Prevention Section. "In addition, STD screening and early diagnoses are essential in preventing transmission and the long term health consequences of STDs.”

Read more...