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 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Dalton Mtn. Road Bridge TSEP contract approval recommended; county plans maintenance work

In a memo to the Board of County Commissioners, Lewis and Clark County staff recommended they approve a contract with the Treasure State Endowment...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Speed study east of Lincoln expanded

The Montana Department of Transportation has extended a speed study on Highway 200 east of Lincoln to include the intersection with Airport Road east...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Lack of resident MHP trooper impacts more than just speed

Concerns about speeding and other traffic violations are nothing new to Lincoln, but after about a year without a Montana Highway Patrol trooper assig...

 By Roger Dey    Features    September 24, 2020 

Gold Prospectors share skills at monthly meetings

Lincoln's gold mining tradition, dating to the gold mining boom of the 1860's that led to the establishment of the town, continues today as the...

 By Roger Dey    School    September 24, 2020 

Lady Lynx fall to Pirates in Homecoming match

The Lincoln High Volleyball team put up a spirited fight against Victor in Saturday night's Homecoming game, but the Pirates had the wind in their...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Photos: Hazy days

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality wildfire smoke outlook for Sunday showed that Seeley Lake reported air quality levels as 'unhealthy...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Correction: Mail-in ballots

Last week’s story in our print edition regarding the county’s mail-in voting decision included an indirect quote from Lincoln Post Master Zach Muse regarding ballot postmarks that was inaccurate.... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Two killed in small airplane crash near Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – An airplane crash Saturday night, Sept. 12 north of Seeley Lake left two people dead and one hospitalized. Wayne D. Cahoon, 59, of Seeley lake and Charles E. Wolff, 67 of Green Valley...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Lincoln Fire aids in tamping down small blaze east of divide

LINCOLN – Lincoln Fire Rescue joined several agencies in the fight against a fire near mile marker 105 on Highway 200, north of Bowman's Corner....


Bear sign a sign to be bear aware

A very large pile of bear poop, laden with chokecherry pits, appeared on Stemple Pass Road near the Community River Park late last week. Although...

 By Roger Dey    School    September 17, 2020

Some fans allowed at school events following Sept. 3 County Health Board decision

Lincoln Public Schools released new guidelines for attendance at sporting events Sept. 10, a week after the Lewis and Clark Board of Health approved a... Full story


Helmville caps off an unusual summer in traditional rodeo style

The 56th Annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo wrapped up the Northern Rodeo Association season Sept. 6 and 7, with a shift in weather that presaged the...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 10, 2020

DeHart retiring after 38 years

Although much of Friday’s Governement Day meeting revolved around the upcoming November election, Lewis & Clark County Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder Paulette DeHart won’t be on hand come election...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

County requests speed study on Highway 200 east of Lincoln

Heading east out of Lincoln, the speed limit on Highway 200 jumps up to 70 mph, with a passing zone that stretches from the Blackfoot Valley Bible...

 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

LRFD approves FY 21 budget, plan to pay half of Station 4 mortgage

The Lincoln Rural Fire District board of trustees held their Aug. 27 meeting in their new digs at Station 4, which will be the site for their...

 By Roger Dey    School    September 3, 2020

Lincoln School gym: New look; Few spectators

The Lincoln School gym received something of a makeover over the summer. Derek Perez, Lincoln School Custodian, said the gym floor was sanded down to... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

Citizens Alliance Bank opens Lincoln building addition

Citizens Alliance Bank formally opened the expansion of their Lincoln branch with a visit from the Forstrom brothers and a ribbon cutting Tuesday,...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 27, 2020

Envision Lincoln to pursue funding for community Master Plan development

Following a pair of meetings over the last month, the Envision Lincoln core team agreed to apply for a Montana Main Street grant to help hire a...

 By Roger Dey    School    August 27, 2020

School year, sports seasons get underway

The 2020-21 school year began Monday with students returning to the classroom for the first time since March. The start of a new school year is... Full story

 By Roger Dey    Community    August 27, 2020

Hunters: Know your time limits for tree stands on state lands

Hunters, if you plan to hunt using a tree stand, keep in mind that tree stands on leased state lands are only allowed for three days. Lincoln Game...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 20, 2020

Fields Gulch Fire nearing full containment, in patrol status

The Fields Gulch Fire six miles south of Lincoln went into "patrol status" at the end of last week, with firefighters from the Lincoln Ranger...

 By Roger Dey    School    August 20, 2020

Bullock school mask mandate prompts emergency Lincoln School Board meeting

At their regular Aug. 10 meeting, the Lincoln School Board opted to resume in-person teaching at Lincoln Public Schools when classes start Aug. 24....

 By Roger Dey    Community    August 20, 2020

37th Annual Bob Purdy Tourney plays on

Sixteen teams took part in the 37th Annual Bob Purdy Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Hooper Park over the weekend. The slow-pitch tournament was one of...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 13, 2020

Fire season begins in Fields Gulch

A small fire that sprang to life in Fields Gulch on Aug. 6 marked the start of the fire season in the Lincoln area, following several days of warm,...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 13, 2020

Mike Horse reopens to public as restoration work draws to a close

The Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex re-opened to the public this week as the last of the major restoration and reconstruction of the headwaters of the...


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