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 By Roger Dey    News    September 18, 2019 

New Hi Country owner pursuing opportunities for growth

Hi Country is officially under new ownership for the first time since it was founded in 1976 and Travis Byerly has big plans for the future of the...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 18, 2019 

New taxiway under construction at Lincoln Airport

The Lincoln Airport has become a lot more visible in the last couple weeks, following the removal of the trees and old building east of the aviation facility’s main gate. “Everybody hated to see...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 11, 2019

Final load of mine waste removed from UBMC

Representatives from the partner agencies involved in the cleanup of Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex gathered at the repository along Highway 279...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 11, 2019

PureView holds board meeting in Lincoln, addresses questions about Parker Medical

The Lewis and Clark County Commission approved an agreement Thursday, Sept. 5 that would end the county's relationship with PureView Health Center. Th...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 4, 2019

Work underway on Lincoln sewer system; State Revolving Fund loans approved for project

Lincoln’s aging sewer system is getting a much-needed upgrade with the help of two loans for the State Revolving Fund approved last month. Governor Steve Bullock officially announced the approval...


The Geriatric Great Divide Extravaganza

A small horse pulling a tiny covered wagon is an interesting sight. A small horse pulling a tiny covered wagon from the Mexican border to the...


Photos: The 55th Annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo

This year's rodeo was dedicated to the memory of Kathy Daniels, a lifelong Helmville resident who dedicated more than 45 years of service to the...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 28, 2019


Lincoln Firefighters spent several hours Thursday evening, Aug. 22, battling a fire burning deep inside a large cottonwood on the southeast corner of...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 28, 2019

Heritage Tourism Council visits with Cemetery District trustees at Lincoln meeting

The Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism Council held their August meeting in Lincoln, with members taking the opportunity to visit the historic Li...

 By Roger Dey    Features    August 28, 2019

Fiddler's Contest takes the stage at Wilderness

The Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Lincoln last weekend seemed to be a hit. "It went really well," said Montana State Old Time Fiddlers...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 21, 2019

Reshaping the Crown

From downtown Lincoln you can now head for miles in any direction and still say you're within the Crown of the Continent, thanks to the work done by...

 By Roger Dey    Features    August 21, 2019

There's a new Librarian in town

For the first time in nearly four decades, the Lincoln Library has a new librarian handling the literary needs of the community. Kate Radford took...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 21, 2019

Block Party celebrates 26 years of Blackfoot Challenge

The Blackfoot Challenge celebrated their second annual Block Party in Downtown Ovando Wednesday, Aug. 14, marking the collaborative organizations 26th...

 By Roger Dey    Community    August 21, 2019

Community Hall boasts new back porch, additional improvements

Last week a group of volunteers completed the final step in the Lincoln Community Hall kitchen remodel that started last year, as they tore off the...

 By Roger Dey    Features    August 21, 2019

A car to take you back in time

Ryan Alter of Missoula says you don't drive a DeLorean if you aren't prepared to be noticed. Alter, who owns the custom IT firm Alter Enterprises,...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 14, 2019

Cool, wet weather helps dampen area fires; Flesher Acres evacuation lifted

Mike Almas' Type 2 Incident Management Team bid farewell to Lincoln as they handed over management of the Horsefly and Nevada Creek fires to Shane...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 14, 2019

State Fiddler's contest coming to Lincoln

Lincoln will be filled with the music of fiddles on the weekend of Aug. 23-25 as the Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association brings their state...

 By Roger Dey    Features    August 14, 2019

The Bard in the Burner

A group of seven performers who took the stage at the Delaney Mill TeePee Burner Wednesday, Aug. 7 to read some of their favorite passages from the...

 By Roger Dey    Features    August 14, 2019

Arts and Music Festival, Trails Day weather weekend storms

Things looked pretty grim for the success of the 3rd Annual Lincoln Arts and Music Festival and the first Lincoln Trails Day event last weekend, as a...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 7, 2019

Fire season rears its head

The smoke plume that rose over the mountains east of Lincoln Monday seemed like a rerun as the Horsefly Fire erupted to life only about a mile west...

 By Roger Dey    School    August 7, 2019

New superintendent, staff members ready for upcoming school year

The first day of school is just two weeks away and students returning to Lincoln Public Schools can expect to see some different faces on the staff...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 31, 2019

Lincoln firefighters lend a hand with North Hills Fire

The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department provided support to agencies battling the North Hills Fire near Helena, but with fire season ramping up and...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 31, 2019

MCC intern working to highlight Lincoln-area trails

Whether it's hiking, horseback riding or off-highway vehicles, information on the various public trails around Lincoln can be hard to come by, for...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 31, 2019

Another new fire emerges in the Flesher area

LINCOLN Aug, 5, 2019 - A new column of smoke visible from downtown Lincoln is the result of a new fire about a mile west of the Black Diamond Fire... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    July 31, 2019

New fire burning near Flesher Pass, public meeting planned

LINCOLN Aug, 2, 2019 - A fire that came to life Friday afternoon burned 40 to 50 acres a little less than two miles miles west of the top of Flesher... Full story


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