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 By Kate Radford    News    July 8, 2020 

Higher beef prices putting a pinch on local restaurants

Beef prices have risen steeply for consumers since COVID-19 hit. At the same time, beef prices for ranchers have dropped. Much of this is due to suppl...

 By Kate Radford    Community    July 1, 2020

American flag to be awarded as 'traveling prize' for winning business float in Lincoln parade

A flag flown during a combat mission from Kuwait to Iraq especially for the Blackfoot Valley will be awarded for the first time to the first-place...

 By Kate Radford    Community    July 1, 2020

Carburetor Tater latest Lincoln repair shop

David ‘Tater’ Davis opened a small engine repair shop in Lincoln April 13, 2020, and business is going well. Davis, who moved to Lincoln in 2012, used to work in construction. He began working on...

 By Kate Radford    News    June 24, 2020

Solid Waste Board halts plastic recycling for a year

The Lincoln Solid Waste Board has decided to pause plastics recycling for one year, starting July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. One of the reasons for the move is the COVID pandemic, said Misty...

 By Kate Radford    Features    June 24, 2020

Friends bid farewell to Rhonda McClure as she returns to Wisconsin after 30 years in Lincoln

Dozens came to a party for Rhonda McClure last Wednesday to wish her well on her move back to Wisconsin after 40 years in Montana, most of those...

 By Kate Radford    News    June 17, 2020

Hooper Park campground sees late opening, but now has camp host

Hooper Park, had a delayed opening this year due to maintenance issues, but the park's camp host position has been filled for the first time in about...


Fire Department online auction a success

When COVID-19 restrictions led to the 2020 Lincoln Fireman's Ball cancellation, the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department adapted by hosting an online...

 By Kate Radford    News    June 10, 2020

Let 'er Buck! Lincoln Rodeo gets the go ahead for July 4th weekend

Amid concerns about COVID-19, rodeos across Montana have been canceled, but the 68th annual Lincoln Rodeo will go ahead as planned this year, on July...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 27, 2020

Lincoln Skatepark nears completion

Lincoln Skatepark construction wrapped up Memorial Day weekend, apart from some remaining dirt work, paint, landscaping and signage. The park won't...

 By Kate Radford    Community    May 27, 2020

Envision Lincoln seeking grants, input on Main Street Montana planning

Envision Lincoln has applied for two new grants to support in-town trails efforts and is in the beginning stages of gathering input regarding how to...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 20, 2020

2020 Lincoln Bike Rally canceled amid COVID-19 reopening uncertainty

The annual Lincoln Bike Rally, hosted by the Tenacious Dames Riding Club, has been canceled for ths year, but is scheduled to return next summer,... Full story

 By Kate Radford    School    May 20, 2020

Lincoln School Board settles on graduation date, plan; some details still to be resolved

The Lincoln School Board decided in their May 11 meeting to hold graduation ceremonies June 6 outside on the football field, using social distancing m... Full story

 By Kate Radford    Features    May 20, 2020

A little exotic: Shimer wins national turkey calling competition

Lincoln resident Luke Shimer won the Backcountry Hunter's and Angler's national 2020 turkey calling competition, the Struttin' and Cluckin' Calling...

 By Kate Radford    School    May 20, 2020

School Board approves new hires

At the May 11 Lincoln School Board meeting, board members approved new hires for the 2020-21 school year, discussed job postings for open positions, how to disburse funds originally designated for...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 13, 2020

'Meals match' idea brings in thousands to support food bank, meals

The April meals match program developed by Becky Garland from Action Realty brought in an estimated $6,000 to support local food banks, senior meals and families. Over the course of four Thursdays, Ga...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 13, 2020

Lincoln Airport receives extra funding through CARES Act

The Lincoln Airport received $20,000 in funding through the CARES Act to support operations and maintenance. The Lincoln Airport had a series of...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 6, 2020

Local businesses reopening, but feeling impact of extended closures

Many Lincoln businesses have been closed for longer than a month, and those closures have wide-reaching impacts. Restaurants and bars have been some of the hardest hit, with the first closure order... Full story

 By Kate Radford    School    May 6, 2020

School Board approves continued online schooling; graduation plan still unsettled

The Lincoln School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Apr 27 to discuss schooling through the end of the year and graduation. "Due to the restr...

 By Kate Radford    School    April 29, 2020

Packer recommends ending Lincoln school year online, following board, staff discussions

Lincoln School may continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year, following a school board discussion at their April 20 meeting and... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 29, 2020

Lincoln bars, eateries prepare to reopen as restrictions ease

As Gov. Steve Bullock's COVID-19 related stay-home directives begin to be lifted, many, but not all, Lincoln area businesses are ready to reopen...

 By Kate Radford    News    April 29, 2020

Area churches react to loosening of restrictions on in-person services

Under the Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to reopen the state, churches began meeting again beginning Sunday, April 26 and many Upper Blackfoot Valley churches took the opportunity to return to in-person...

 By Kate Radford    School    April 22, 2020

Following OPI recommendation, remainder of Lincoln school year up for discussion

How Lincoln School will end its school year will depend on how the Governor's stay-at-home and school-closure directives are lifted and what the... Full story


Meal match challenge designed to help feed those in need

Local restaurants and Action Realty are teaming up to support groups in Lincoln throughout the month of April. Every Thursday, Action Realty is donating $1 for each meal order placed at Lincoln... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 15, 2020

Mail to Our Seniors during Nat'l Card & Letter Writing Month

With residents across the state staying at home in response to Governor Bullock’s directive, libraries are offering programs to encourage kids, individuals and families to write letters to seniors.... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 15, 2020

Montana Warmline mental health support expands during COVID-19 response

The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced expansion of the Montana Warmline service to help support Montanans during COVID-19....


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