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 By Roger Dey    News    September 19, 2018 

Man found in woods near Lincoln identified, many questions remain

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton identified the man found in the woods north of the old Lincoln Cemetery as Lee Klette, 42, of Great Falls. A man prospecting with a metal detector in the...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 19, 2018 

Hard hit in game against WSS Hornets ends football season for Lincoln player

The Lincoln Lynx football team suffered not only a 73-6 defeat at the hands of the White Sulphur Springs Hornets, but the loss of a promising player for the remainder of the season. Sophomore Joey...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    September 19, 2018 

Sculpture season returns to Lincoln as Artists-in-Residence set to work on year five of BPSW installations

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild entered its busiest time of the year last week as this year's two artist-in-residence went to work on the newest installations for the park. Unlike some past...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    September 19, 2018 

Lunchtime Concert Series brings grand music to Lincoln Community Hall

Adele O'Dwyer admitted she was delighted and a bit surprised at the crowd that filled the Lincoln Community Hall for the first in a series of three Lunchtime Concerts celebrating both the 5th...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    September 19, 2018 

Hot Wheels on Main

The early snowfall that hit the area last September may have dampened the wildfires burning in the area, but also put a damper on the pair of annual car shows hosted in Lincoln by forcing the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 19, 2018 

Photos: New LRFD well, pump installed

Image 1: Western Water Wells of Helena works with Lincoln's MT Poverty Well Drilling to install a new well next to the Lincoln Rural Fire District's well house in the center of Lincoln Wednesday,...

 

Bikers Against Bullies roar into Lincoln

Two hundred motorcycles rolled into Lincoln Friday, Sept. 7, as the annual Bikers Against Bullies ride stopped in town for lunch at Bushwackers. The ride, said to be the largest in the state, raises...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 12, 2018

Updates abound at Lincoln Government Day Meeting

Personnel change for Lincoln; info on man found in woods remains elusive Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton kicked off Government Day Friday, Sept. 7 with the announcement that Deputy Chris...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 12, 2018

Man found in woods near Lincoln identified, but mystery remains.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton has identified the man found in the woods north of the old Lincoln Cemetery as Lee Klette, 42, of Great Falls. Dutton told the BVD Klette claims he put the wi...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 12, 2018

Lincoln School hosts open house

Parents had the chance to meet their kids' teachers, get an idea of what the student's will be learning in the upcoming school year and enjoy a meal at this year's Lincoln Public School Open house....

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 12, 2018

Gardner brings Imagination Library to Lincoln for kids

Annette Gardner, who took on a new position as Lincoln Public School's reading coach this year, also sported a new look at the school open house Thursday afternoon. Decked out - and nearly...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 5, 2018

Public Comment period on HLCNF Draft Forest Plan Revision, Draft EIS extended

Residents of Lincoln who are concerned about missing the deadline to comment on the draft environmental impact statement and draft revised forest management plan will have more time to get make their...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 5, 2018

LCSO investigating mystery surrounding injured man found in Lincoln Gulch

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s office is leading an investigation into how a critically injured Great Falls man wound up in the woods in Lincoln Gulch north of the old Lincoln Cemetery, two miles from where his rental car was discovered four...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 5, 2018

Wilderness Bar latest establishment to see change in ownership

After about a year and a half on the market, the Wilderness Bar and Scapegoat Eatery are under new ownership. Kelly and Jody Riesbeck of Helena closed the deal on the landmark Lincoln bar last week,...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 5, 2018

Football season a learning experience for players and coach

Lincoln Lynx new head football coach Travis William said the team is looking good at the start of the season, with more players taking the field than he's seen in a long time. "We've got a good...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

L&C County Commission denies 4x4 Road RID request

Lewis and Clark County Commissioners took the advice of county staff at their meeting in Helena Aug. 16, and voted unanimously to deny the request to create a rural improvement district for the 4x4...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 29, 2018

Film crew returns to Lincoln to complete 'Ted K' location filming

Although Ted Kaczynski's cabin has looms large in the narrative of his story over the past 20 years, the full-scale reproduction of it, sitting in the original location with its door facing away from...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

Public scoping open on USFS plan to re-route section of Copper Creek Rd.

The Lincoln Ranger District is working through the planning process for rerouting a one mile stretch of Copper Creek Road, located about a mile and a half north of Snowbank Lake, from it's current...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

County planning to move ahead with repair of North Lincoln Gulch Rd. washout

Lewis and Clark County Public Works is making plans to repair the large washout on North Lincoln Gulch Road, without the assistance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Public Works Director...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    August 22, 2018

Lincoln School District unveils revamped policies, handbooks ahead of school year

As Lincoln School students head back to their classrooms next week, they can expect to see a few changes to the rules, as new policies enacted by the Lincoln School Board go into effect. Among the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Cooler weather dampens Trail 467 Fire; most closures lifted

Cooler weather and rain that moved into the Lincoln area over the weekend helped firefighters improve containment of the Trail 467 Fire, which was 90 percent contained at 23 acres Tuesday morning....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Socked in by Smoke

With only a few small fires burning anywhere near Lincoln, the thick pall of smoke that descended on the area seemed to arrive out of nowhere, but was actually the result of wildfires burning in...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    August 22, 2018

Lincoln Preschool prepares to welcome youngsters

With Lincoln School's first class of 15 preschoolers set to arrive in less than a week, Sondra Grigsby said it's been a big challenge starting a preschool from scratch. "Luckily, I've worked in presch...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Stalled Stalls

It was a busy weekend at Hooper Park during the 35th Annual Bob Purdy Softball Tournament, and for the second year in a row players had to make do with porta-potties and a lack of running water. Altho...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 22, 2018

25 Years of Challenge

Downtown Ovando came alive last week as the Blackfoot Challenge hosted a Summer Party in the town square to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary. The celebration kept things small and local,...

 

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