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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

Amid coronavirus related restrictions Lincoln business owners hope for best

Nearly a week after orders went into effect to close bars and limit restaurants to take out and delivery, downtown Lincoln was a far more subdued... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

March 28 Community Roundup

Governor Steve Bullock's stay at home order related to slowing the spread of COVID-19, lasting from March 28 through April 10, expanded on his March 2... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Forest Campgrounds, Rental Cabins, Day Use Sites Closing to Limit COVID-19 Spread

HELENA, Montana (March 26, 2020) - The health and safety of visitors, as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers, is paramount during the... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

March 25 Community Roundup

Governor Steve Bullock’s stay at home order related to the spread of COVID-19, lasting from March 28 through April 10, expanded on his March 20... Full story


A message from Lewis and Clark Solid Waste District regarding the Lincoln transfer site

Over the past 10 days, we have fielded many phone calls in our office regarding the Lincoln Solid Waste transfer site. Solid waste is an essential service and as such, the Lincoln transfer site will... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

FWP adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; state lands remain open for day use

Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish,... Full story


Photos: Birds Galore

Spring has brought a wide variety of migrating water fowl to the Lincoln area.Trumpeter swans and a bevy of tundras swans have been spotted amid the...

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Bullock announces extension of closures, mandates social distancing

Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses... Full story

 By Hope Quay    News    March 25, 2020

King House project receives MHF grant

The Montana History Foundation has awarded the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society a grant of $10,000 in support of the Matt King House...

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Bullock Streamlines Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules March 17 to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiv... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Montana Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 21 – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    March 25, 2020

Lincoln EMS above average for CPR saves

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance performs well above the national average when giving life-saving CPR. This year alone, the LVA team has made two CPR...


Obituary: Charlotte Ceartin

Charlotte Lorraine Ceartin passed away in the early morning, March 10, 2020 at St. Peters Hospital, after a brief illness. Charlotte was born in... Full story


Letter: Kudos to the Lincoln Community

The COVID-19 virus isn’t stopping education in Lincoln! While checking in with Superintendent Jennifer Packer on Monday, she relayed that Lincoln’s school students are engaging in remote education...

 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 25, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the fine folks who run the Lincoln branch of the Lewis and Clark Library. Recently retired Sherri Wood...

 By Kate Radford    News    March 25, 2020

Geise joins Senate race as Libertarian candidate

Lewis and Clark County Commission Susan Good Geise joined the Montana 2020 Senate race as a Libertarian candidate on March 18. When Libertarian...


Advice from a Homeschool family

With the recent closure of schools in the state of Montana, and Lincoln teachers conducting classes remotely, many parents may find themselves taking on a more active teaching role at home. Tiana... Full story

 By Tammy Jordan    News    March 25, 2020

Community pulling together to help with meals

With the closure of local food and business establishment,s as well as the school, community members and families may be finding it difficult to make... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

Uncharted waters: School board moves to secure funding, prepare for possible closure extension

The Lincoln School Board met Wednesday, March 18 to ensure the school was on the right course in what trustee Jay Terman called uncharted waters. The...


A message from the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce is working hard to support our local businesses during this time. We have an ongoing social media campaign to...


Deputy's Log March 15-21

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received fifteen calls for service during the week of March 15 through March 21, 2020. Deputies performed one...


Dear Dietitian: Heart Disease

Dear Readers: This past week I attended the funeral of my best friend's brother who died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was only 49. You don't...

 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 25, 2020

From My Perspective

My original column didn’t seem fitting for a time like now. Fortunately, other thoughts came to my mind instead that felt better suited for now....

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Free Personal Use Firewood Cutting Beginning April 1

HELENA, Mont. (March 26, 2020) - Personal firewood cutting will be free to the general public from April 1 through June 1, 2020, on the Helena-Lewis...

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

NorthWestern Energy announces health and safety response, suspends service disconnections

March 14, 2020 – NorthWestern Energy activated a company-wide plan to address the implications of the COVID 19 outbreak while providing reliable energy service for our customers in Nebraska, South... Full story


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