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Suicide Prevention Coalition launches mental health campaign for men

The Lewis and Clark Suicide Prevention Coalition, spearheaded by Lewis and Clark Public Health, last week announced the launch of a new campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health for working-aged men. The coalition will use Man...

 
 By News Release    News    September 19, 2018 

UM Study: Hardrock mining contributes $2.7 billion to Montana's economy

MISSOULA – Montana’s hardrock mining industry supports more than 12,000 permanent, year-round jobs with average annual earnings of $86,030, according to a new study released by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research....

 

Bat observations more frequent in fall

Fall is a time of year when bat observations are common in Montana. This time of year, young bats are attempting to take care of themselves, some bats are beginning long migrations to warmer climates...

 

Lincoln Ranger District prepares for fall prescribed burning

LINCOLN-The Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is preparing to conduct prescribed burning in the Ogden Mountain area and Poorman Creek area this fall, when weather conditions become favorable. Burning will begin as...

 

Bullock taps DEQ head Tom Livers to serve as budget director

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the appointment of Tom Livers as the Director of the Office of Budget and Program Planning (OBPP). "Tom has over four decades of experience in public service...

 

UM Announces Fall Public Planetarium Shows

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites the public to its fall semester planetarium shows in the Payne Family Native American Center Star Gazing Room this month through December. The 50-minute shows...

 
 By News Release    News    September 5, 2018

2018 big game hunting forecast

Hunting Fri Aug 24 14:57:26 MDT 2018 Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP's provides online information...

 

Solid Waste District hosting free Garbage Day for permit holders

Lewis and Clark County and the Lincoln Solid Waste District will be hosting a free Community Garbage Day event at the Lincoln Transfer Station. The event will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A Lincoln Solid Waste permit will...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

Temporary Leadership Changes for Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

HELENA - Beginning in September, Forest Supervisor Bill Avey will begin a temporary assignment as Northern Region Deputy Regional Forester in Missoula. While Avey is on this detail, Lisa Stoeffler...

 

Fiber Guild returns to Lincoln with new name

Beginning in September, the Lincoln Fiber Guild will begin meeting again, but this time under a new name, The Lincoln Fiber Circle. Resident, Tammy Jordan returned to Lincoln in March of this year...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

Hunting access: Ask early, don't wait

Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities-the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt. It is Montana law that hunters obtain landowner per...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

2018/2019 shoulder seasons have started

Elk shoulder seasons began Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Elk shoulder seasons are firearms seasons that can occur as early as Aug. 15 and run as late as Feb 15 depending on the...

 

Citizens Alliance Bank welcomes Lindsay to Lincoln

Shayne Lindsay recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Lincoln, Mont. location as Branch Manager and Loan Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for oversight of the Lincoln branch,...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission Advances Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives for Public Comment

The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             

MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM...

 
 By News Release    News    August 8, 2018

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest HELENA, MONT., August 7, 2018 – Late last month Forest Supervisor Bill Avey signed two new...

 
 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Aug. 9

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The agenda includes final decisions on the 2018/2019 furbearer and trapping seasons and 2018...

 
 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Dates announced for over-the-counter and surplus license sales

A few important dates remain for hunters looking for license for this upcoming hunting season: On Aug. 6, hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) for deer and elk. On...

 
 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

Montana DOJ releases 2017 Annual Crime Lab Report

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice released its Forensic Science Division's 2017 Annual Report Wednesday, July 18.  The Division, commonly known as the State Crime Lab, analyzes crime...

 
 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

West Nile Virus Found in Local Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Lewis and Clark County, prompting local health officials to advise steps to prevent mosquito bites. So far, health officials have confirmed no cases of illness in people or horses in Montana, but...

 
 By News Release    Features    July 18, 2018

Lewis & Clark FSA announces Emergency Conservation Program sign up for flood recovery assistance

Flooding has caused severe damage in Lewis & Clark County recently. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)...

 

Lincoln Airport Community Open House and BBQ Potluck planned

On Saturday July 28, Jerry Cain will host the annual Lincoln Airport Community Open House and Fly-in BBQ Potluck at his hangar for everyone to enjoy. Lincoln Airport is a state-owned airport managed...

 
 By News Release    News    July 4, 2018

Extra: UM Study: Forests May Lose Ability to Protect Against Extremes of Climate Change

MISSOULA– Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering...

 
 By News Release    News    July 4, 2018

Trapping Advisory Committee to meet July 10 and 11

The Montana Trapping Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting July 10 and 11 in Helena at the Montana Wild facility, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Trapping has been and remains controversial. Therefore,...

 
 By News release    News    June 27, 2018

Fireworks prohibited on Helena-Lewis and Clark Nat'l Forest

HELENA-As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal lands, including Forest Service;...

 

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