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 By News Release    News    September 17, 2020 

LC County Commission appoints new Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder

HELENA – Yesterday the Board of County Commissioners appointed Amy Reeves as the new Lewis and Clark County Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder. The...

 By News Release    News    September 17, 2020 


Gov. Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols for Montana’s K-12 schools Thursday, sept. 10. The protocols include information on COVID-19 symptoms, when to call for emergency care,...


Reminder in the field this hunting season: Be a good steward of the land

Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. FWP would like to remind hunters and all outdoor...


Hunters encouraged to submit samples from animals taken in CWD surveillance areas and to follow proper carcass disposal protocols

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas known as Priority Surveillance... Full story



Governor Steve Bullock yesterday evening issued an executive order declaring a state of fire emergency due to extremely hazardous wildland fire condit...

 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

Montana Department of Justice Warns of New Twist on Old Lottery Scam

Officials at the Montana Department of Justice announced today that Montanans, especially senior citizens, should be aware of a new tactic being used... Full story

 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

FWP offering free online courses for hunter and bowhunter education students

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering online hunter and bowhunter education courses this year in response to social distancing requirements... Full story

 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

Apply now for FWP's Apprentice Hunter Program

It's never too early to plan ahead for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Apprentice Hunter Program. FWP encourages early mail-in certification for... Full story

 By News Release    News    August 27, 2020

UM Travel Institute: 2020 Tests Montana Tourism

MISSOULA – In 2019, nonresident travelers spent $3.77 billion throughout Montana, a 5.4 percent increase from the previous year. More than 12.6... Full story

 By News release    News    August 27, 2020

FWP offering free online courses for hunter and bowhunter education students

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering online hunter and bowhunter education courses this year in response to social distancing requirements... Full story


Lincoln Sportsmen's Club Beginning Handgun Seminar well attended

In keeping with its goal of providing education and enjoyment of the shooting sports, the Lincoln Sportsmen’s Club hosted a Beginning Handgun Shooters’ Seminar Aug. 8. Held at the club’s Weaver...

 By News Release    News    August 20, 2020

Hunters should check for closures due to wildfires before going afield

Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas. Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some...

 By News Release    News    August 13, 2020

Pavement Preservation Project proposed for Highway 200 along Rogers Pass

The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve about 10.5 miles of Highway 200, northeast of Lincoln The project begins at...

 By News Release    News    July 23, 2020

FWP makes changes to 2020 surplus license process

Resident and nonresident hunters will be able to sign up for the new Surplus License List, with some sign-ups starting next week. Surplus licenses...

 By News Release    News    July 15, 2020

FWP seeks input on North Fork Blackfoot River westslope cutthroat project; online public meeting planned for July 22

Missoula - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking input on a proposed fisheries conservation project on the North Fork Blackfoot River that wou... Full story

 By News Release    News    July 8, 2020

Montana VA Health Care Systems Announces Additional COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic Veterans Across the State

Helena, Mont— Montana Veterans enrolled in the Montana VA Health Care System (MTVAHCS) are eligible for free COVID-19 testing in a second round of swabbing events across Montana. The first round of... Full story

 By News Release    News    July 8, 2020

New Public Health Order limits large gatherings and events to 250

Helena – Effective Wednesday, July 8, at 12 am, Lewis and Clark Public Health is issuing a Public Health Order limiting events and gatherings to no... Full story

 By News Release    News    June 24, 2020

Montanans should be prepared for encounters with bears

Grizzly bear populations continue to become denser and more widespread in Montana, increasing the likelihood that residents and recreationists will...

 By News Release    News    June 17, 2020

Lincoln Branch Library to reopen with limitations

The Lincoln Branch Library will be open June 22for browsing Monday-Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from noon-3 p.m. One individual...

 By News Release    Community    May 27, 2020

They sure did look good

Lincoln American Legion Post 9 started our twentieth year of the Flag Program on Friday, May 22. We placed 83 American Flags between the Hi Sign Road...

 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Lewis and Clark County updates

With the smell of spring in the air, we hope this finds our Lincoln community well. In these strange and challenging times, we at Lewis and Clark Coun...

 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Update on Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Campgrounds and Cabins

Helena Ranger District: All campgrounds will be open for Memorial Day weekend May 22. All cabins will be open by May 29 to renters except Miller Cabin which will remain closed. Jefferson Divide: All... Full story

 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Be alert and check weather, road and trail conditions before you travel to the Forest

HELENA, Mont. (May 19, 2020) – The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds the public to be alert and check the weather, road and trail condi...

 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

NorthWestern Energy donates another $100,000 to COVID-19 crisis relief

Butte, Mont. – May 21, 2020 – Today NorthWestern Energy announced another $100,000 in aid to assist the communities we serve working to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,... Full story

 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Man injured in grizzly bear attack on Sun River

A man was attacked by a female grizzly bear on Sunday morning near the Sun River. The attack left the man with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was part of a group who were floating and camping...


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