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 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018 

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...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018 

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...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018 

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...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    November 7, 2018 

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,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    November 7, 2018 

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...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

A visit with Rep. Greg Gianforte

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte has served as Montana's sole representative in Washington DC for a year and half, after defeating singer Rob Quist in a May 2017 special election for the seat...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 31, 2018

Old rumors finally realized with new Copper Queen owners

"When I was 18, 19, 20 years old, I'd hay during the day and bartend at night," said Helmville native Katie Applegate. "Even then there was discussion of the bar being for sale, and the locals being...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

Blackfoot Challenge, Curtin part company

The Blackfoot Challenge announced the selection of Charles Curtin as their new Executive Director in February of this year, but just seven months later, the organization and Curtin have parted ways....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

UBMC tour showcases history, cleanup progress

Last Wednesday, about twenty people boarded vans at Hooper Park for a three-hour tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex for a look at progress that has been made since remediation and restoration...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 24, 2018

Mercy Flight conducts annual Safety Stand-down at Lincoln

Last Wednesday about 45 members of the Mercy Flight air medical service from Benefis Hospital in Great Falls descended on the Lincoln Airport for their annual Safety Stand-down. Every year, Mercy...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

Firewood cutting permitted on log deck at Flesher Pass

Logs decked near the Forest Service campground at Flesher Pass were opened to firewood cutters last week after Forest Service personnel determined the there was no market value in the wood. Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

2018 progress at the UBMC

Work at the UBMC has been proceeding rapidly this year, despite getting off to a late start. The plan for this year included a flexible three-section approach that started with a base bid that...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 17, 2018

Lack of cell phone coverage prompts Helmville VFD to install 911 call box in town

The new 911 call box in downtown Helmville may seem a bit anachronistic in the age of cell phones, but with only isolated bubbles of coverage in the area, access to the public landline may be the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 17, 2018

Tour of the Arts brings visibility to local artists

The Alpine Artisan's Tour of the Arts returned to Lincoln last weekend as the Lincoln Art Haus Co-op once again hosted an exhibition and sale of their artwork at the Community Hall. Annie Allen, found...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 17, 2018

Helmville students learn about fire fighting during Fire Prevention Week

Helmville school students had the chance to get up close and personal with the Helmville Volunteer fire department's equipment Friday Oct. 12 as part of Fire Prevention month. Rather than simply...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    October 17, 2018

Game of flags

"You can't tackle your mom!" Isn't a phrase you hear at a typical football game, but last Saturday's flag football game between alumni, staff and parents and the high school and junior high football...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

Envision Lincoln examines progress, goals, funding possibilities ahead of meeting on Rural Partners initiative

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and staff members from the Governor's Office of Economic Development are slated to visit with members of the Envision Lincoln team Oct. 22, as part of the fledgling...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

4x4 RID listening session, discussion dominates Lincoln Government Day

A listening session to discuss and take comments on a potential Rural Improvement District that would cover the cost of applying dust control to the 4x4 Road filled the meeting room at the Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

Hazard Trees taken down on Flesher

Working in coordination with Montana Department of Transportation crews, eight sawyers with the Lincoln Ranger District took down dozens of hazard trees along Highway 279 near the top of Flesher...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    October 3, 2018

Lincoln High School forfeits remainder of football season

The Lincoln High School Football season ended abruptly last week, after the suspension of two players for underage drinking left the school to shorthanded to field a six-man team. The suspensions...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 3, 2018

Truck rolls over in pasture after hitting injured moose

A large box truck carrying cargo from Missoula to Great Falls wound up in a pasture just west of Lincoln after colliding with an injured moose Thursday morning, Sept. 27. Montana Highway Patrol...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    October 3, 2018

Lincoln School district revisits new cell phone, digital device policy

In a special meeting last week, the Lincoln School Board revisited a change to the school's cell phone and digital device policy that went into effect this year and aligned the school's Technology Agr...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 3, 2018

Lincoln Youth Concert an evening to remember

The Lincoln Community Hall was filled wall-to-wall last Thursday night for the Lincoln Youth Concert, a collaboration between the Lincoln School choir and band programs and the Blackfoot Pathways:...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 26, 2018

Lincoln Schools switches up K-8 math curriculum

As part of the effort to turn around the failing junior High school math scores that played a role in the Lincoln Junior High's accreditation downgrade to "Advice," the Lincoln School District made a...

 

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