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Group interment of unclaimed human 'cremains' scheduled at Lewis and Clark County Cemetery

Lewis and Clark County is hosting an interment ceremony Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for the cremated remains of 153 individuals who died in the county over the years, but whose remains have never been picked up. County Commissioner Susan Good Geise told...

Downed pole causes power outage

A downed power pole, located across Highway 200 from Hi Country Snack Foods, knocked out electricity to about 700 Lincoln-area residents. According to Butch Larcombe with Northwestern Energy, the...

Lewis and Clark County proclaims Nov. 2, 2018 'Bob Bushnell Day'

In honor of his years of effort fighting the War on Weeds, County Commissioners declared Nov. 2, 2018 "Bob Bushnell Day" in Lewis and Clark County. Commission Chairman Andy Hunthausen began Lincoln... Full story

Hunting Season Picks up Pace Across West-Central Montana

Hunter activity and harvest picked up in the third weekend of the general big game season in west-central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reports that after a slow start to the season,...

Forest Service Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

HELENA, MONT., November 6, 2018-The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day; offices will reopen on Tuesday, November...

Be Bear Aware, Take Care! Food Storage Requirements in-place on National Forest

HELENA –As hunting season unfolds, forest and wildlife officials want to share some tips and rules with recreationalists to help minimize their chances of encountering bears this fall. All who want...

'Bells of Peace' to ring November 11, 2018

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The...

Rewinding and Unwinding at the Lincoln Community Benefit

This year's Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit saw the Lincoln Community Players turn to the way-back (or the only-a-little-way-back) machine to recreate some of their funniest...

JH Prospectors hit gold against Lincoln

Twenty four hours after a tough defeat against Drummond, the spunky junior high Lynx ran out on the home court for another lop-sided match-up against the Prospectors from Philipsburg. Trever Tolan,...

Junior High Lynx meet Drummond in basketball duel

Junior high games, especially at the beginning of the season, can be a combination of mass pandemonium and falling-down frustration as every player on the court grabs for the elusive ball. On the...

Lincoln School honors volunteers for efforts over past two years

An assembly at Lincoln School provided the administration with a perfect time to honor Gwyn and Scott Jensen for their volunteer work at the school for the last two years. The Jensens, from Helena,...

Good neighbors, good fences

Robert Frost wrote that one time he came upon the owner of the land next to his. The man was building a fence in the woods, where there was no actual need for one. When Frost asked him why, the... Full story

Lincoln kids find support for skate park

When Lincoln Schools English teacher Philip Reed heard two of his students discussing Pearl Jam drummer Jeff Ament's skatepark project last year, he encouraged them to write in to the foundation,...

Kids and Costumes on Halloween

More than a hundred costumed kids hit downtown Lincoln for the annual Halloween Walk, Oct. 31 The walk has given Lincoln kids a chance to trick or treat safely, going door to door at local businesses...

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