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 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Installation of fiber optics for Lincoln Telephone Co. service area underway

The three-year project to install fiber optic lines to all the premises within the Lincoln Telephone Company's service area got underway this month, with work in the Lincoln Valley delayed for almost...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Rainstorm triggers flooding along Stonewall Creek

The rainstorm that came through the Lincoln area Friday the Stonewall Creek to come out of its banks north of town, flooding houses in the Parlin Park area and turning Stonewall Creek Road and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Fire District considering ways to make in-town well operational

The Lincoln Rural Fire District is looking at options to fix a well and pump in town that was designed to both fill fire department trucks and improve fire protection for the downtown business distric...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    May 30, 2018

Photos: American Legion Post 9 remembers the fallen on Memorial Day

Lincoln American legit Post 9 hosted their annual Memorial Day observance ate Lincoln community Hall Monday May 28....

 

Opinion: Montana Ag Needs Action on CSKT Water Compact

Water rights are the cornerstone of our agricultural economy. Without certainty, protection for existing water right holders, and a plan to define the federally reserved water rights of the tribes, Montana’s water users would be forced to foot the...

 

Opinion: Restore Cuts to Human Services

It is optimistic news for Montanans that with only two months remaining in the first year of the current two-year budget, revenue projections are back on track with the Legislature’s original estimate. But even as we optimistically watch the...

 

Letter: Rodeo time again

And again, with no improvements on the grounds. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Forest Service had firefighters camped on the Rodeo grounds and paid big money for this service. In 2017 alone, the Rodeo Club should have made well over $50,000.00. I was...

 

Lincoln High School Class of 2018

Lincoln's graduating seniors...

 
 By Mike Dey    Viewpoints    May 30, 2018

Letter: What lives in the swamp

Dear Editor: President Trump wants to drain the swamp. What lives in the swamp? Leeches, they only suck blood (money) and contribute nothing. In the real world they are called Democrats....

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 30, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

Investing money for retirement is a good and noble goal. After all, who does not want to have a bit of a nest egg to retire on? Social security is ok; it will help you some. But it was not intended to be the main source of one’s retirement fund....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 30, 2018

Bob Marshall Wildernesses Open a test of skill, endurance and self

Crossing the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex over the Memorial Day weekend may seem like a bad idea, but for a small group of ultralight backpackers the challenges it presents is the very reason to...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    May 30, 2018

A history of fun at Lincoln's Elementary Track Day

Grade school kids from several small schools around the region descended on Lincoln, May 24 for the annual Elementary Track Day. Track Day brings elementary students from Helmville, Wolf Creek and...

 

This is Montana

Authors' Note: This piece is excerpted from a report Clyde Fickes wrote in May 1944. It appeared in "Volume 1 – Early Days In The Forest Service." His words are excerpted with light editing. Fickes...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

2018 SuperTag chances are on sale now

Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2018 hunting season. Eight SuperTag...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

Private Land/Public Wildlife Council meets June 7 in Helena

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet on Thursday, June 7 in Helena from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street. This will be the second meeting...

 

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