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Gov. Bullock and Superintendent Juneau announce scholarship availability for educators seeking preschool teaching endorsement

Gov. Bullock and Superintendent Juneau Announce Scholarship Availability For Educators Seeking Preschool Teaching Endorsement 

Montana educators working in high-needs communities who are seeking an early childhood education master’s degree or endorsement for teaching preschool through 3rd grade are eligible to apply for a full tuition scholarship to attend a Montana college or university, Governor Steve Bullock and Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced.

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American Legion to hold meeting concerning Symmes Park's Minuteman Missile

Fergus Sons of the American Legion are holding a meeting to discuss the repair process for the Minuteman Missile located in Lewistown’s Symmes Park.  Guy Johnson, staking engineer for Fergus Electric cooperative, is heading the project to discuss the repair process and ideas for future display in the park.  He says work will begin after the meeting.

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Central Montana Neighbor in Need program changes name

Judith Basin and Fergus county’s program, Central Montana Neighbor in Need has a new name.  Now, Your Neighbor Cares of Central Montana will continue to provide the same services.

The program’s telephone number, 366-4596 and mailing address, P.O. Box 3672 have not changed.  

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Internationally acclaimed yodeler in Lewistown for Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Yodeling to some is entertainment, for others it’s a form of communication.  One of the many performers coming to Lewistown during the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering is Miriam Dreher.  She comes from Canada with a long list of honors, both national and international.

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Wanted: More Central Montana Firefighters

Wanted: More central Montana firefighters, and Fergus County Disaster and Emergency Services is helping the search for volunteers.  According to Director Cheri Kilby:

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BLM temporararily closes Maiden Canyon road for repairs

The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office has temporarily closed a portion of Maiden Canyon Road to repair a damaged cattle guard. The BLM expects to complete repairs and reopen the road by August 4, 2015. 

Maiden Canyon Road is located in Fergus County Northeast of Lewistown, Montana and provides motorized access to BLM administered lands in the Judith Mountains. The road runs just east of Sheep Mountain and connects the community of Maiden, Montana and Giltedge ghost town. Travelers and visitors to the area should plan accordingly.

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Montana Island Challenge held Aug. 7 & 8

Those who like to bike, run and hike have two days planned at Half Moon Ranch east of Lewistown in the Big Snowy Mountains.  All this activity is into it’s 4th year under the Montana Island Challenge Banner.  Spokeswomen Barb Thomas and Lavonne Limpus say it’s a great way to spend a weekend including interesting prizes and good food.  

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Lewistown Construction Report

LEWISTOWN AREA CONSTRUCTION PROJECT REPORT

From the Montana Department of Transportation this is the Lewistown area highway construction report from   July 29, 2015 to August 4, 2015.  

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.  

For additional information dial 511 or access our web page www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/

*NO changes *New projects / or old projects with changes    *weight, height, width restrictions

ACTIVE PROJECTS:

C-238 (Sec 238 Lewistown Southeast) On Upper Spring Creek Road southeast of Lewistown (mile post 0.4 to 7.2) reconstruction work continues.  Travelers should expect a width restriction of 13 feet, delays, detour, loose gravel, reduced speeds, pilot cars, gravel surface, rough roadway, single lanes, intersection work, and flaggers.  Motorcycles should consider an alternate route.    *PM Kyle Dubbs 538-1322

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One vehicle accident U.S highway 191, Billings man killed

On July 24th, 2015 at approximately 1510 hours Central Montana Dispatch received a call reporting a one vehicle accident between mile marker 75 and 76  on U.S. Highway 191 North of Roy.  Roy Ambulance and Fire were dispatched and requested Lewistown Fire & Rescue to assist.  Fergus County Sheriff and Montana Highway Patrol responded.  Brian M. Boeckel 42 of Billings was pronounced dead at the scene.  In addition to Roy Ambulance and Fire, Fergus County Sheriff’s Department, Montana Highway Patrol Lewistown Fire & Rescue, Central Montana Medical Center Ambulance and the Fergus County Coroner responded to the scene.

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Cowboy Poetry Gathering prepares for August

Summertime in Lewistown is one big production after another.  Karen Kuhlmann and Sarah Baster visited KXLO-Live to review the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering that’s set for mid-August.

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"A Rhyme Runs Through It" is off the press

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Montana Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Rendezvous, a commemorative book, “A Rhyme Runs Through It,” has been published comprised of original cowboy poetry and song lyrics from over 80 cowboy poets and western musicians who have performed at The Montana Gathering since its founding in 1986.

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Lewistown pool looking at additional water slide

Will Lewistown have an additional water slide at the city pool?  There’s an effort to make this happen and secure at least part funding.  According to City Manager Kevin Myhre.  

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City approves grant process for home improvements

Initial plans to upgrade some Lewistown homes received unanimous approval by the City Commission Monday night.

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Central Montana Family Planning to host Home and Garden Tour

The Home and Garden Tour, a fundraiser for Central Montana Family Planning, is a big summer event.  Director Sue Irvin told her KXLO-Live audience that the tour is a way to help both women and men in a six counties area who are in need of special services.

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Charlie Russell Chew-Choo attracts national attention

Central Montana has a tourist attraction that took top honors recently in a recent cable TV food program.  City Manager Kevin Myhre included the honors in his report to the City Commission.

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