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Montana Cowboy Gathering receives $500 grant from Lewistown Historic Resources Commission

Duane Ferdinand, Historic Preservation Officer for the Lewistown Historic Resources Commission has announced the awarding of a $500 grant to the 30th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous.  

The $500 grant is designated to help underwrite publishing costs of “A Rhyme Runs Through It,” a collection of original cowboy poetry and song lyrics from over 80 contributors who have performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry over the last 30 years.  


Montana News - AP


Father kills himself after wounding daughter in head

(Information in the following story is from: Great Falls Tribune,

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Montana say a father shot his teenage daughter in the head and then shot and killed himself.

Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier says the girl is hospitalized.

Meier tells the Great Falls Tribune that the shooting occurred early Saturday near the town of Lustre.

Meier says a 16-year-old girl said her father, 62-year-old Raymond Rahn, shot her in the head and then shot himself in the head.

He says the father died en route to the hospital and the daughter is at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.

The two were the only occupants of the home at the time.

Meier says the man's wife is in Seattle being treated for a disease.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Meier did not release the name of the girl.


Construction academy home open for viewing

Ron Peevey, the instructor of the Central Montana Construction Academy, and his students, would like to invite the public to an open house on Thursday, May 28th , between 3:30 and 6:00  p.m.  The newly built home is located on the back lot of the Central MT Education Center on Airport Road.


Highway improvements west of Lewistown may begin late summer

There’s hope highway improvements will begin work west of Lewistown late this summer.  City Manager Kevin Myhre says the project planning is progressing, but more federal scrutiny is still needed.


City commission approves tax benefits, reviews new Montana legislation

A Main Street property owner’s application for tax benefits was approved at the most recent city commissioner’s meeting.   City Manager Kevin Myhre explains:


Lewistown area construction project report


From the Montana Department of Transportation this is the Lewistown area highway construction report from   May 20, 2015 to May 26, 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.  


Montana Shakespeare in the Parks to perform in central Montana during 2015 summer tour

BOZEMAN -- Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and the classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand during its upcoming 2015 summer tour throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington.

In its 43rd season, the company has added two days to the tour and performances in Spokane, Wash. and Sandpoint, Idaho, to make it the largest tour in its history. The company features 10 professional actors selected from national auditions who tour without technical assistance to bring live theatre to mostly rural communities. This summer, 47 percent of the communities reached by the troupe have populations of 2,000 or fewer.