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Articles from the May 6, 2020 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Work begins on Lincoln Skatepark after unexpected funding windfall

Construction of the Lincoln Skatepark began at Hooper Park last week after the project unexpectedly received $150,00 in funding. The funding – a...

 By Kate Radford    News    May 6, 2020

Local businesses reopening, but feeling impact of extended closures

Many Lincoln businesses have been closed for longer than a month, and those closures have wide-reaching impacts. Restaurants and bars have been some of the hardest hit, with the first closure order... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Primary ballots out this week for mail-in voting

Lincoln election judge Bonnie Shown reminded area residents they will have to mail in their ballots for the upcoming June 2 primary election. Shown,...

 By News Release    News    May 6, 2020

Public Health Lists Criteria for 'Reopening' the County

Lewis and Clark Public Health has developed a list of criteria to help it decide whether the county is ready to move to phase two of the governor's "R... Full story


Obituary: Marci Jean Smith

Born April 2, 1969, Marci passed away at her home in Lincoln, Montana on April 26, 2020. Born in Santa Maria, Calif. To Gene and Shirley Smith, marci... Full story


Obituaries: Robert (Bob) C. Pryor

At age 88, Bob passed away in his home of 47 years in Lincoln, Montana on April 17, 2020. He was born in Eddie, Texas to Claude and Emma Belle Pryor...

 By Kate Radford    School    May 6, 2020

School Board approves continued online schooling; graduation plan still unsettled

The Lincoln School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Apr 27 to discuss schooling through the end of the year and graduation. "Due to the restr...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Clarification: Lewis and Clark Public Health

In recent stories regarding the COVID-19 response, we may have implied that the orders originating from Lewis and Clark Public Health were effectively orders from the Lewis and Clark County... Full story

 By Tammy Jordan    Community    May 6, 2020

Flood and wildfire threats recurring concerns in the Lincoln Valley

As Lincoln heads into May and June, flooding and fires are crucial topics, and preparation is key for either scenario. At this point, it doesn't look...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Comments sought on idea to allow Sheriff's Office to sublease part of Lincoln Ambulance building

A nascent idea to sublease a part of the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance building to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office for use by deputies has p...

 By Tammy Jordan    Community    May 6, 2020

Blood drive procedures change amid coronavirus pandemic, but Lincoln event draws full slate of donors

The Lincoln Blood Drive had a full schedule of locals signed up to donate blood Tuesday, April 28 at the Community Hall. Procedures were a little...

 By Roger Dey    Community    May 6, 2020

Fireman's Ball canceled; online auction in works

The phased re-opening of the state following the COVID-19 related stay-home order has forced Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue to cancel the 2020 Lincoln...

 By Tammy Jordan    Community    May 6, 2020

Celebrating Mothers in Lincoln

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and the Montana Heritage House and the Power House Gym have joined forces to do something special to celebrate all mothers in Lincoln this coming weekend. Tiana V...


From My Perspective: Returning to normal

It’s a time for new beginnings, which is fitting as Montana starts Phase 1 of re-opening the state, and a beginning to our “new normal.” I feel like this new normal will be a little different... Full story

 By Roger Dey    Features    May 6, 2020

Photos: Taking wing

A bald eagle launches out of the top of a cottonwood near the Lincoln River Park, just south of town Monday morning, May 1....

 By News Release    Features    May 6, 2020

Blackfoot Challenge unveils updated logo

As part of a larger effort to revitalize the look and feel of Blackfoot Challenge materials, we are excited to unveil our new logo. Early in 2019,...

 By News Release    News    May 6, 2020

Forest preparing to reopen campgrounds, day use sites and rental cabins and lookouts

HELENA, Mont. – Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest staff is working hard to reopen developed campgrounds by Memorial Day weekend, or shortly... Full story

 By News Release    News    May 6, 2020

Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana... Full story

 By News Release    Features    May 6, 2020

Victory in Europe (V-E Day): "Our Victory is only Half Over".

Fort Harrison, Mont. – Victory in Europe, or V-E Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allied Nations of Nazi Germany's unconditio...


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