Lewistown Montana

Montana Begins Slow Warm-Up After Record-Breaking Cold

Mar 4, 2019
Thermometer. Stock photo.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is slowly warming up from a deep freeze that broke records over the weekend with temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees (minus 34 Celsius) and colder in spots.

Parts of western Montana were under an extreme cold warning Monday morning, while the start of school in Billings was delayed because of dangerously cold wind chills.

Beef cattle born in other countries can still be labeled a product of the USA. Some Montana ranchers take issue with that.

A seminar tonight in Lewistown will address current and past labeling regulations.

National Forest Wilderness Sign
Jason Crotty (CC-BY-2)

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte and his Democratic opponent Kathleen Williams are both hosting what they’re calling “roundtable discussions” about wilderness study areas Wednesday.

"We’re doing it because there really hasn’t been a public dialog," Williams says. "Because my opponent hasn’t done it, we’re going to do it."

John Degel speaks at 'Citizens for Constitutional Freedom' rally in Lewistown.
Corin Cates-Carney

All across the nation last Saturday anti federal land activists protested what they consider to be wide -ranging federal government overreach. In Montana, the self-titled Citizens for Constitutional Freedom gathered in Lewistown.

Screen capture from a video call-to-action from Citizens for Constitutional Freedom Executive Director Jake Morphonios

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, the group that occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, is holding nationwide rallies this weekend, including one in Lewistown Montana. 

A video and Facebook post released today by the group's Executive Director Jake Morphonios calls for citizens to fight back and restore the U.S. constitution as the supreme law of the land.