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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    March 18, 2020

State, county COVID-19 responses hit home

Lincoln started to feel the pinch of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 this week, on the heels of a series of emergency declarations,... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 18, 2020

March 21 Community Update

Following Lewis and Clark Public Heath's March 19 expanded order to close certain establishments, including churches, and Gov. Steve Bullock's March... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

Local Health Officials Confirm First Case of COVID-19 in County

Lewis and Clark Public Health confirmed on Friday the first case of COVID-19 in a county resident. The man, in his 30s, has been instructed to remain... Full story


Bullock announces closure of dine-in food served, alcoholic beverage businesses.

Helena, March 20 - To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food se... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

Health Officer Extends, Modifies Business Closure Order

Lewis and Clark Public Health Officer Drenda Niemann today extended until March 31 an order closing some food, drink, and fitness establishments in Le... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 18, 2020

Community Updates and Information

Parker Medical Center PureView Health Centers is coordinating with the Lewis and Clark County Public Health Department and Centers for Disease... Full story

 By Roger Dey    School    March 18, 2020

Lincoln School grapples with state's two-week closure order

School grapples with two week closure The Lincoln School board held an emergency meeting Sunday evening, March 15 to develop a response plan after...


CDC Coronavirus protection guidelines

Know How it Spreads *There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). *The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. *The virus is thought to... Full story


Lincoln basketball's 2020 All-State All-Star

The 2020 Class C basketball "All State" recognition is not a new award for Lincoln High School senior, Nathan Brown. When only a sophomore, Brown...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    March 18, 2020

Mountain top Musings

Well, in my last "musing" I wrote about praying for those in the world whose life had been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Specifically, those who...


Obituary: Robert McClure Jr.

"Bob" Robert Kale McClure Jr., Feb. 8, 1946-March 10, 2020. He was 74 years of age. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Bob was born in... Full story

 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 18, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Roger Brandenburger, Mike Nordahl, and Jeanette Nordahl, who are all members of the Lincoln Sewer...

 By Roger Dey    Community    March 18, 2020

Watch what you're flushing

With so much panic buying of toilet paper, there have been reports elsewhere that people have turned to “flushable” wipes, paper towels or other products as a replacement, after finding...


Lincoln Library working to help patrons during four-week closure

With organizations and agencies shutting down in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, communities are having to navigate lost access to...

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

Attorney General Fox warns of potential coronavirus scams, price gouging

HELENA – Attorney General Tim Fox cautioned Montanans today about coronavirus-related scams that have been emerging in other parts of the country, and urged them to be aware of potential impacts to...

 By Tammy Jordan    News    March 18, 2020

Summer events focus of March LVCC meeting

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce met Thursday, March 12 to discuss several upcoming events. It was the first meeting with the new full board present. Major topics discussed at the meeting...

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

OHV operators must buy trail pass

Montana residents who are off-highway vehicle operators are required to purchase a Resident OHV Trail Pass. The pass, which costs $20, can be purchased from many local vendors or online...


Sitch Tourney canceled

The 33rd annual Pete Sitch Memorial Basketball Tournament, which raises money for the scholarship they award to a Lincoln student each year is among...


Deputy's Log March 8-14

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received fourteen calls for service during the week of March 8- March 14. Deputies performed one traffic stop in...


Dear Dietitian: Sugar

Dear Dietitian, I’ve been working hard on eating healthy this year, and I read your column regularly. I have been surprised at how much sugar is in...

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online; protocols in place at FWP offices

In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Montana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020


MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. T... Full story



As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that power Montana’s economy. As concerns... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 18, 2020


Governor Steve Bullock today announced a set of directives and guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable Montanans, including closing of public K-12 schools, social distancing... Full story


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