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HELENA – At a ceremony this morning, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) graduated 59 new officers who will serve 33 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ), providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.

“Ever since 9/11, our lives have changed.  What was once a tranquil, peaceful landscape in our country, is no more,” said keynote speaker Bryan Lockerby, administrator of DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation.  “Terms like ‘active shooter,’ ‘lone wolf,’ and ‘mass shooting’ have become commonplace terms on the news and in our daily conversation.  We are in a heightened state of vigilance, and have to rely on the public safety community even more as these critical events unfold.  I am glad all of you are here with us today, supporting this graduating group of young men and women who have made a decision to join the ranks of public safety professionals, and who may someday be asked to face the same situations that law enforcement in Florida had to face.”

Long days of abundant sunshine and limited rainfall mean that grasses, shrubs and even trees are beginning to dry out in the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. 

Whether outside for work or play, individuals need to be careful so their actions don’t accidentally spark a wildfire.
Something as simple as simple as driving over or parking a vehicle with a hot muffler in high, dry grass can start a fire. So can the use of gasoline powered equipment without a proper spark arrester. Use established fire rings or grills and make sure your campfire or charcoal briquettes are put dead out. Smoking should be restricted to open areas such as pavement or dirt.  

Lewistown’s Broadway Apartments building is showing its age.  An effort to salvage the structure is underway and located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Broadway.  

City Manager Kevin Myhre explains the latest effort to put the apartment building back in use.

The Fergus County Disaster and Emergency Services is making an effort to improve the flood plane on the south edge of Lewistown.  City Manager Kevin Myhre briefed the city on this progress, involving the removal of a house that usually is hit with flooding. Also mentioned was an annual visit by young workers who help remove weeds.

Lewistown police are still looking for the driver of a pick-up truck that struck a 17-year-old male on his bicycle Tuesday afternoon.  Originally, the pick-up was thought to be a red Dodge with a red topper. Latest information says the vehicle was a bright red Chevy Tahoe.

Four Lewistown authors visited  KXLO-Live host Fred Lark about books they’ve written and published.  Their book signing is this Saturday at Keystone Book store, 10 - 4.

ACTIVE PROJECTS:

C-66 (MT 66) Blaine County Line North  A chip seal is in progress beginning 10 miles north of the junction of US 191 & MT 66 and continuing for 5 miles north – mile marker 10.51 to 15.70.  Travelers should expect a width restriction of 13 feet, delays, fresh oil, loose gravel, reduced speeds, pilot cars, single lanes and flaggers.  Motorcycles may want to consider another route.  *PM Ken Hamblen 538-1302

C-238 (Sec 238) Lewistown Southeast On Upper Spring Creek Road southeast of Lewistown (mile post 0.4 to 7.2) Travelers should expect a width restriction of 13 feet, due to slides this roadway from Ash Street to Stendal Road is single lanes 24 hours per day.  Travelers should expect a load limit of  8 tons per single axle, 16 tons per tandem axle, 400 pounds per inch tire width, fresh oil, delays, loose gravel, reduced speeds, gravel surface, rough roadway surface, single lanes, grooved surfaces, intersection work, traffic controlled by signal lights, flaggers and pilot cars.  Motorcycles consider an alternate route.  *PM Kyle Dubbs 538-1322

Montana residents and nonresidents can show support for members of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice by donating their hunting license to a military veteran with a disability or active duty service member with a disability.

The veteran or active armed forces member who receives the donated hunting license must be working with an organization that uses hunting as part of the rehabilitation process.

(FORT BENTON, Mont.) – Whether you have already explored the Upper Missouri Breaks’ majestic formations or you have yet to float the river, you won’t want to miss the chance to take home a piece of it.

You are invited to join the BLM on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center in scenic Fort Benton, Mont., for the second showing by renowned Artist in Residence Paul Tunkis.  His artwork will be on display, including his piece depicting LaBarge Rock, which was selected as the National Artist in Residence poster image for the BLM in 2016.

Lewistown’s City Manager Kevin Myhre was honored Monday night for his many years of service.  Commissioner Frank Gremaux read a two-page list of accomplishments that ended with a standing ovation from the Commission and those in attendence.  According to Gremaux:

The City of Lewistown in court action won its request for a district court summary judgement.  

The action was prompted by a group of home owners on the east edge of town that was critical of the city’s legal framework for annexation.

Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady over the month of May at 4.2%.  U.S. unemployment declined 0.3% to 4.7%.

Kevin Conner with the Lewistown Job Service office has the local numbers.

A traditional July activity in Lewistown is set for Friday night, July 8 at the Fergus county fairgrounds. Chris Cooler says the crusade to fight cancer is an opportunity for the public to help and support  survivors, and is known as Relay for Life.

HELENA, Mont. –The Western Governors Association formally seated Governor Steve Bullock as their new Chairman at the association’s annual meeting today.  Governor Bullock takes over the Chairmanship from Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming and will hold the position for one year. 

"We’ve made great strides in Montana with our ‘Forests in Focus’ initiative," said Bullock. "Other western states are trying different approaches, and I look forward to hearing about them from my colleagues and other stakeholders, and charting a course for improving the health of our forests and public lands."

BOZEMAN - A veteran Montana State University engineering professor will be recognized this summer for his years of researching and teaching renewable and alternative energy power generation — a field he didn’t even approach until the second half of his 45-year career.

Hashem Nehrir, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in MSU’s College of Engineering, will receive the Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society next month in Boston. (IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The annual award recognizes a researcher’s contributions to incorporating renewable energy sources into the national power grid and is meant to spur utilization of renewable technologies for power generation, and further research and teaching in the field.

“This was not at all my formal academic training,” Nehrir said. “So this is really a great reward for me, because I found the opportunity to work in areas the whole world is interested in.”

Macular degeneration patients in central Montana have a new support group to help deal with this serious eye disease.  

Blanch Chapman and Kathy Fleharty say the next group is set for Thursday afternoons.

Sally Horacek, Office Manager for Fergus Electric, reports during their annual meeting several scholarships were awarded, despite damaging storms that caused serious damage to power lines in central Montana.   

Central Montana Foundation (CMF) held its annual meeting May 23 and before the board of directors left the Elks Clubhouse, they had awarded $146,640 in grants to 12 local organizations!

A portion of earnings from the Mildred Bryte endowment is used to fund major grant requests of $5,000 or more at the annual meeting. This year’s successful major grant recipients include:

With school out for the summer, the congregation at the Central Baptist Church has these fun activities coming this month.