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 By Roger Dey    News    July 11, 2018

New fireworks firing system glitch delays July 4 show, but improves safety, flexibility

Lincoln's annual Fourth of July fireworks show got off the ground a little later than usual this year, after a new wireless digital firing system had difficulty syncing with the modules that set off t... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    July 11, 2018

LRFD funds new well for pump house

In setting the annual budget for the Lincoln Rural Fire District last month, district trustees opted to commit $25,000 to the effort to make the districts in-town water pumping station operational....

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 11, 2018

A nest for relaxation, contemplation

Annie Allen has spent the past couple years developing the property around her home on Blackfoot River Ranch Road into an art exploration site, hosting classes and get together for artists, students...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 11, 2018

Music in their veins

Billings-based band Arterial Drive performed a free concert at Hooper Park, July 6. Band frontman Drew McDowell, had a family reunion in Lincoln and took the opportunity to entertain the community The...

 By Roger Dey    School    July 4, 2018

Public preschool set to begin this fall

Lincoln Public School Superintendent Carla Anderson officially announced that they will be offering public preschool for kids as young as three-and-a-half years old at the start of the new school...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 4, 2018

Volunteer trail crew helps repair CDT at Lewis and Clark Pass

During last summer's fire season, flames from the Alice Creek fire swept across Lewis and Clark Pass, scorching the area's whitebark pine, damaging the trails in the area and destroying a Forest...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 4, 2018

Getting 'the Hall' off the ground no small job a century ago

The Lincoln Community Hall stands as the oldest building on Lincoln's Main Street, the sole survivor of the era when the area's original miners were the "old timers," ranching held sway over the...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 4, 2018

Kids get Wild About Art at BPSW

Kids taking part in this year's Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild Summer Education Program had the chance to get "Wild About Art" with artists John and Souheir Rawlings last week. Every year,...

 By Roger Dey    Community    July 4, 2018

Local Pride on Parade - photos

This year business and organizations heeded the call for additional floats for the parade after a period of years when they were few and far between and people were beginning to no...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 27, 2018

Cleanup work to to resume at UBMC, but funding, timeline for completion uncertain

Personnel from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana Natural Resource Damage Program and U.S. Forest Service provided an update on the status of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 27, 2018

LVFD aids in Rogers Pass culvert repair

The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department came to the aid of the Montana Department of Transportation last Wednesday when a plugged culvert just east of Roger's Pass threatened the stability of the highwa...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 27, 2018

A neighbor in need: LVFD delivers sandbags, water to flooded Augusta

The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department got a shout out from the Augusta-area Chamber of Commerce last week for delivering more than 60 cases of water and Gatorade for residents whose wells may have...

 By Roger Dey    Community    June 27, 2018

Fearless music at the Lincoln Library

Princess Fearless, also known as Mindy Dillard, performs with "Prince Craig" England and he son "the Magical Elf" Cyrus for young and old alike at the Lincoln Branch of the Lewis and Clark County...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 20, 2018

Judge vacates Stonewall Project ROD

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen granted a motion to remand the Stonewall Vegetation Project to the Forest Service for completion of a supplemental environmental analysis but also vacated...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 20, 2018

Major mushroom

Lincoln's Erin Dey is nearly hidden by a giant puffball mushroom she found on private land south of Lincoln. The mushroom, which measured 25 and a half inches across and more than six feet around,... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    June 20, 2018

Lincoln Ranger District welcomes new Minerals Administrator

The new minerals administrator for the Lincoln and Helena Ranger Districts began work at the Lincoln Ranger Station last Monday to help the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest to better manage thei...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 20, 2018

Lincoln quilting group donates time, effort to benefit project for veterans

A group of local quilters are creating bed coverings for a project near Superior that's designed to give service members returning from deployments a place to rest and heal. Tom and Debi Logan are...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 20, 2018

Restoring life to the UBMC

Life is returning to the upper Beartrap and the Mike Horse. At a glance, the two narrow valleys that were once home to most of the mine waste in the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex still seem like a...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 20, 2018

A cold ride after a warm welcome

A drenched Ben Weaver and Keenan Deplanks made their way down Beaver Creek Road during Saturday afternoon's downpour as they continue toward Helena on the Tour Divide. Weaver and Deplanks made the...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 13, 2018

Lincoln man, former girlfriend dead in Great Falls murder/suicide

The Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner's office identified a Lincoln man and his former girlfriend as the victims of a murder-suicide in Great Falls Saturday morning. Great Falls Police, responded to repo... Full story

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 13, 2018

Shifting perceptions

Historically, Lincoln hasn't had a great reputation among bicyclists. In a 2013 University of Montana analysis of bicycle tourism in Montana, Lincoln was one of just a few towns in the state singled...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 13, 2018

Three cubs rescued after female grizzly killed on Highway 200

Wildlife officials captured three grizzly bear cubs east of Lincoln after a female grizzly was struck and killed on Highway 200 early Tuesday morning, June 5. Jamie Jonkel, the Region 2 Wildlife Manag...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 13, 2018

Musician and TDR rider Ben Weaver performing "music For Free" in Ovando

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Trail, and in recognition of Ovando as the 2018 Montana Community of the Year for Tourism and Recreation, cyclist and...

 By Roger Dey    Community    June 13, 2018

LVFD's tactical water tender, 'Big John,' ready for action

After nearly two years, work on the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department's new tactical water tender is finished and the department's latest piece of firefighting equipment is ready for action. Fire...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 13, 2018

Work on UBMC cleanup set to resume this summer, public meeting planned

With work set to resume at the Upper Blackfoot Mining complex later this summer, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is planning to give a presentation on the 2018 construction during the...


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