TOP HEADLINES

  • CMMC Board Chair Dave Phillips (left) and CMMC CEO Mike Dowdy stand in front of Hospice House Thursday morning. The board announced Thursday it will close Hospice House at the end of December.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    11/18/2017 - 5:00am
  • The proposed roundabout at the intersection of highways 87, 200 and 19, just north of Grass Range, will not be funded, according to local legislators.

    Graphic courtesy of Montana Department of Transportation

    11/18/2017 - 5:00am
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  • Bloom Montana representative Karl Hartmann speaks to Fergus County Commissioners Thursday during a public hearing on a proposed ordinance declaring the sale and public use of medical marijuana to be a nuisance. Several in attendance spoke out against the ordinance.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Bloom Montana, a medical marijuana dispensary, is looking into setting up shop in a building off Highway 191. If commissioners pass an ordinance declaring medical marijuana a public nuisance, Bloom won’t be able to operate in the county.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    11/15/2017 - 5:00am
  • Recent snowstorms not withstanding, Fergus County remains in a drought. A change in drought status probably won’t occur until spring.

    Photo by  News-Argus staff

    11/15/2017 - 5:00am
  • A deer infected with chronic wasting disease.

    Photo courtesy of the Mike Hopper and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

    11/15/2017 - 5:00am
  • Fergus County Clerk and Recorder Rana Wichman swears in/instructs 10 election judges Tuesday afternoon in the Fergus County Courthouse.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    11/10/2017 - 9:23am
  • Vietnam veterans of Fergus County stand in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Symmes Park last week. From left, Tom Longshore, Don Bost, Dean Martin and Bob Barber.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Vietnam veteran Bob Barber holds a frame full of photos from his Vietnam deployment next to a window full of memorabilia from the war. Barber said he’s proud to have served but he wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    11/10/2017 - 5:00am
  • The Central Montana Youth Mentoring Program aims to match young students with older student mentors to create a network of support. Top, Grant Gaines stands with mentor Bayron Merker. On the bottom, Mason Brown and mentor LilyAnne laugh at the camera.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    11/10/2017 - 5:00am
  • Sunday’s icicles melt in Monday’s sun along Main Street in Lewistown.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    11/08/2017 - 5:00am
  • Don Maesner reads the letters he wrote to his children Monday morning at Central Montana Medical Center. Although Maesner was saying goodbye in the letters, he didn’t give up hope.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

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    Ken Shaver, left, and Donald Maesner celebrate Maesner’s return home. Shaver found him stranded in the Little Belts Saturday. He’d been in his truck for six days with no food.
    Photo by Charlie Denison

    11/08/2017 - 5:00am
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  • Fergus County Attorney Kent Sipe

    11/04/2017 - 5:00am
  • Kerry Simac, left, poses with his son Jacob Simac, right, after Jacob shoots his first cow elk at the N Bar Ranch this fall.

    Photo courtesy of Kerry Simac

    11/04/2017 - 5:00am
  • A general rendering of the Central Montana Veterans Roundabout depicts the placement of the project’s military branch plaques.

    Graphic courtesy of Montana Department of Transportation

    11/04/2017 - 5:00am

News

11/18/2017 - 5:00am
Based on Nov. 1 conditions, sugarbeet production in Montana is forecast at 1.39 million tons, down 12 percent from the 1.59 million tons produced in 2016, according to the Nov. 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field...

Sports

11/18/2017 - 5:00am
Closed Thanksgiving Day (may be subject to change) Nov. 20-26 OPEN GYMS:      Mon. 9-10, 11-12, 1:15-3:15, 6-8:50 Tues. 1:15-3:15, 5:45-8:50 Wed. 10-12, 1:15-8:50 Fri. 9-12, 1:15-6:50 Sat. 8:45-1:45 Sun. 12:45-4:15 Noon Rec: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri...

Community

Club kids get ready for group activity on a no school day.

Photo courtesy of Crystal Tyler

11/18/2017 - 5:00am
      From Crystal Tyler, office manager: If you want tickets for the Festival of Trees on Dec. 2, or our Countdown to Christmas raffle, please call us at the Club (535-2257). Don’t forget the Nite with the Clauses family event on Friday, Dec. 1....

Opinion

11/18/2017 - 5:00am
I’m a hunter, and I want gun control   It’s general deer and elk season in Montana, or open rifle, as it’s sometimes called. I spent the weekend miles from cell and internet reception, walking through the mountains in search of deer and elk, a rifle...

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Poll

MDT is planning to build a roundabout intersection near Grass Range. Opponents are gathering signatures for a petition against the roundabout. Do you support or oppose the roundabout?