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 By Roger Dey    News    March 13, 2019 

Lincoln School board approves contract for new superintendent

The Lincoln School Board brought their search for a new superintendent to a close at their meeting Monday night with the approval of a contract for...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 13, 2019 

Lincoln Ambulance personnel train with hi-tech simulators

If you ever took a CPR class and found the old Resuci-Annie CPR dummies a little...creepy, the idea of a medical mannequin that can scream at you,...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 13, 2019 

Off the record...

The blast of cold weather that decended on the state March 4 likely set a new state record low temperature for March at Elk Park, but Lincoln didn't...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 13, 2019 

PSW Scholarship Fun Run a success, marks final club event for season

After a snowmobile season that got off to a slow start in January, followed by a bitterly cold February and that saw the Ponderosa Snow Warriors'...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

A cold March into the record book

Gusting winds have been a regular occurrence in Lincoln, accompanying the recurring cold weather that shattered the local low temperature record for...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

Improved snowpack brings with it increased spring flooding concerns

As 2018 rolled into 2019, the dearth of snow in the Upper Blackfoot Valley was raising concerns we might be in for the return of a warm, dry winter....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 6, 2019

Weather sinks Ovando's annual mid-winter Luau

Old Man Winter’s strangle hold on Montana this year caused Ovando residents to tap out on their annual effort to shake off the winter’s dreariness with a little Hawaiian whimsy. After last...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

A look at Lincoln area snowpack

Heavy snowfall since mid-January has bolstered Lincoln area snow packs and has led to renewed concerns about possible spring flooding, but the cold...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 27, 2019

Photo: Smooth Operator

Groomer operator Gordy Becker heads back to the Ponderosa Snow Warriors groomer shed after spending the night preparing the snowmobile trails around...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 27, 2019

White Hope lawsuit ends with decision in favor of Forest Service

The lawsuit and subsequent counterclaim that pitted the U.S. Government against Lincoln-area miners in a dispute over mining regulations and property rights ended last week with a decision in favor...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    February 27, 2019

Lincoln Schools set to interview five superintendent candidates

The Lincoln School Board is currently considering five applicants for the position of Lincoln Schools Superintendent. In January, the board...

 

Mushers working with Lincoln Ranger District to honor Race to Sky founder

After Jack Beckstrom died unexpectedly of a heart attack last March, Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire began looking for a spot along the Race to the Sky...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 20, 2019

Lincoln School attendance hit hard by flu, strep throat

Back to back bouts of influenza and strep throat hit Lincoln School hard this month, leading to a high rate of absences in the last two weeks....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 20, 2019

Bruggeman wins Race to the Sky

Brett Bruggeman from Great Falls battled subzero temperatures, winds and drifting snow to win the 2019 Race to the Sky, crossing the finish line at...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 20, 2019

Kurtz fills in as Interim Ranger

Lincoln Ranger District Fire Management Officer Jarel Kurtz is slated to take over as interim district ranger Feb. 25 while Michael Stansberry is on a...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    February 20, 2019

Lincoln teams end season at Western C tourney

The Lincoln Lynx basketball teams ended their seasons at the Western C District Tournament in Frenchtown last week. The Lincoln girls started off...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 13, 2019

Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce wraps up past year, welcomes new directors at February meeting

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual dinner meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Library. The evening began with a regular...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 30, 2019

Finally open: Govt. shutdown over...for now; Lincoln Ranger District staff back at work

An agreement to re-open the federal government saw the staff of the Lincoln Ranger District return to work Monday even as the possibility of a second shutdown in three weeks’ looms. The Lincoln Rang...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    January 30, 2019

Brown surpassess 1300 career points

Lincoln High School Junior Nathan Brown surpassed the 1300-point mark for his high school career during the Lynx win against the Clark Fork Mountain...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    January 30, 2019

Outdoor Club heats up in cold weather

The Lincoln Outdoor Club finally got a start on its winter activities following the recent snow storms that brought a more than a foot of snow to the...

 

Lincoln loses a community leader and a friend

It's about 10 a.m. Monday morning as I write this, and things seem off kilter. The snowstorm that has finally blanketed Lincoln with much-needed snow...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

LRFD purchasing property, building next door to Lincoln Fire Hall

The Lincoln Rural Fire District received an anonymous $20,000 grant last week to be used for the purchase of land, which will provide a financial cush...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

For Dalton Bridge project, tell legislators to support TSEP rather than specific House Bill

Residents urged to voice support for TSEP funding The grant funding needed for the Dalton Mountain Road bridge replacement project is currently part...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

Still closed

A sign on the door of the Lincoln Ranger Station serves as a reminder that the dozen or so full time employees there are still furloughed from their...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

Stolen pickup recovered

The owner of a pickup truck stolen in Lincoln Jan. 6, called its location in to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office after spotting it about eight miles west of town. Earl LaRoque discovered...

 

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