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 By Roger Dey    School    September 9, 2021 

Lincoln Volleyball plays Granite in first home game, after opening season in St. Regis

The Lincoln Lynx Volleyball team played their first home game of the season Friday, Sept. 3 against the Granite High Prospectors from Philipsburg....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 2, 2021

Vandalism spree hits Lincoln

The Lincoln area has experienced a spate of vandalism in the last two weeks as unknown culprits have spray painted traffic signs and damaged both...

 

Respect for history, community key to Canyon Creek Store's future

The first thing Myrna Crawford wants to make clear is that the Canyon Creek Country Store is not closing. With the historic store quietly for sale, My...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    August 26, 2021

Lincoln School starting year with return of cross country and renewed interest in football

Concerns about the ability to field a six-man football team this fall loomed at the end of last school year, prompting Lincoln High School to offer...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    August 26, 2021

Weather, COVID concerns prompt more changes to BPSW fall schedule

Rainy weather Aug. 21 prompted Sculpture in the Wild to re-schedule the Teepee Burner performance by The Wilbur Rehman Quartet until Sunday Sept. 5....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 26, 2021

Information sought on missing man

A man who ran out of gas between Browns Lake and the Highway 141 intersection has been missing since Aug. 16. The family of Matthew Kalange, 26, is...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 26, 2021

RID petitions still in need of signatures

Petitions that will let the county to move ahead with funding a chip seal project for the paved streets in Lincoln and Lambkins Rural improvement districts are still in need of signatures. Jessica...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    August 26, 2021

Purdy Tournament grows as teams vie to play

In past years, as the third weekend in August approached, Doug and Laurie Richards at the Wheel Inn would call businesses around town and the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 19, 2021

Dutton takes role in addressing national challenges as president of Western States Sheriffs Assoc.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton hosted the U.S. Forest Service Director of Law Enforcement and Investigation and a dozen sheriff's from arou...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    August 19, 2021

Blackfoot Challenge brings back annual Block Party

The Blackfoot Challenge Summer Block Party returned in full swing last week as more than 200 people filled Ovando's small downtown Wednesday, Aug....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 19, 2021

Art & Music Festival received boost from Lincoln Prosperity Proposal awareness effort

Using colored pencils, Garrett Schwalm used a bench in the Hooper park pavilion as a desk as he enthusiastically colored in the landscape around an...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 12, 2021

MDT expects Dalton Mountain Bridge replacement in 2023

Although it was the last major point of discussion at Lincoln Government Day, an update on the progress of the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 12, 2021

Poorman span complete

Work on the new $315,000 bridge on Poorman Creek was completed last week and Lewis and Clark County Engineer Dan Karlin and Karl Yakawich with Great...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 5, 2021

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in effect

Two small lightning-caused fires near Rogers Pass, July 30, each about an acre in size, were knocked down quickly with water and retardant drops by...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 5, 2021

Unforeseen circumstances lead to slight changes for BPSW program

After forcing the cancellation of last year's Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild programs, COVID-19 is still affecting events planned for this...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

New bridge on Poorman Creek to help fish, road maintenance

Work on a new bridge over Poorman creek, just below McClellan Gulch is well underway, with the project projected to be complete by about the second...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect in Lincoln area; Stage 2 restrictions in effect for Powell County * Updated

With wildfire smoke lingering in the air across western Montana, and warm, dry conditions across the region pushing fire dangers ever higher, fire...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

Ovando man killed in motorcycle accident near Lewis and Clark County line

A motorcyclist from Ovando died in a single vehicle accident on highway 200 about seven miles west of Lincoln on Saturday evening, July 24. According...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 29, 2021

LincTel celebrates centenary

The Lincoln Telephone Company – now known as LincTel - welcomed community members to a public barbecue at Hooper Park Thursday Afternoon, July 22...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 22, 2021

Ovando sees empathy, kindness and curiosity following fatal bear attack

In the wake of a tragic grizzly attack that claimed the life of visiting cyclist Leah Lokan on July 6, Ovando has seen an outpouring of support as it...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2021

Vehicle catches fire, burns along Highway 200 west of Lincoln

Lincoln Fire Rescue responded to a car fire on Highway 200, a couple hundred yards east of Lone Point Road, Saturday afternoon July 10. No one was...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 15, 2021

Photos: Rally in the Valley

Lincoln saw a busy, loud weekend as the 2021 Lincoln Bike Rally Came to town. Hundreds of bikers spent the weekend here enjoying concerts, poker runs...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2021

Grizzly seen in Lincoln as bear activity, awareness increase

A young grizzly bear spotted in Lincoln Sunday afternoon caused some alarm on social media, but it apparently headed back to the Blackfoot River...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 8, 2021

Independence Day in the Upper Blackfoot

This year, with COVID-19 restrictions lifted across Montana, the Fourth of July events returned to communities across the state this weekend, but the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 8, 2021

Updated: Grizzly bear attacks, kills cyclist camping in downtown Ovando

OVANDO –The long Fourth of July weekend came to a tragic end early Tuesday morning after a grizzly bear attacked and killed an adult female cyclist...

 

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