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 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Dalton Mtn. Road Bridge TSEP contract approval recommended; county plans maintenance work

In a memo to the Board of County Commissioners, Lewis and Clark County staff recommended they approve a contract with the Treasure State Endowment...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Speed study east of Lincoln expanded

The Montana Department of Transportation has extended a speed study on Highway 200 east of Lincoln to include the intersection with Airport Road east...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 24, 2020 

Lack of resident MHP trooper impacts more than just speed

Concerns about speeding and other traffic violations are nothing new to Lincoln, but after about a year without a Montana Highway Patrol trooper assig...

 
 By News Release    News    September 24, 2020 

Lewis and Clark Branch Libraries Bring StoryWalk

HELENA-The Branch Libraries of the Lewis & Clark Library in East Helena, Augusta, Lincoln and the Bookmobile have teamed up to bring the...

 
 By News Release    News    September 24, 2020 

Suicide Prevention Month offers Montanans new opportunities to "Be There" for others who are struggling

Helena - September is National Suicide Prevention Month and marks an opportunity for all Montanans to have a role in preventing suicide in our communities. Each year, more than 45,000...

 
 By News Release    News    September 24, 2020 

GOVERNOR BULLOCK ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS FOR MEAT PROCESSING, NONPROFITS

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund will be directed to the Montana Meat Processing...

 
 By News Release    News    September 24, 2020 

Tester's Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Receives Boost in Senate Hearing

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s made-in-Montana legislation, the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, received a big boost when the U.S. Forest Service signaled it would work to...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Photos: Hazy days

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality wildfire smoke outlook for Sunday showed that Seeley Lake reported air quality levels as 'unhealthy...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Correction: Mail-in ballots

Last week’s story in our print edition regarding the county’s mail-in voting decision included an indirect quote from Lincoln Post Master Zach Muse regarding ballot postmarks that was inaccurate....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Two killed in small airplane crash near Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – An airplane crash Saturday night, Sept. 12 north of Seeley Lake left two people dead and one hospitalized. Wayne D. Cahoon, 59, of Seeley lake and Charles E. Wolff, 67 of Green Valley...

 

LC County Commission appoints new Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder

HELENA – Yesterday the Board of County Commissioners appointed Amy Reeves as the new Lewis and Clark County Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Lincoln Fire aids in tamping down small blaze east of divide

LINCOLN – Lincoln Fire Rescue joined several agencies in the fight against a fire near mile marker 105 on Highway 200, north of Bowman's Corner....

 

BULLOCK ANNOUNCES COVID-19 RESPONSE PROTOCOLS FOR SCHOOLS

Gov. Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols for Montana’s K-12 schools Thursday, sept. 10. The protocols include information on COVID-19 symptoms, when to call for emergency care,...

 
 By Rogeer Dey    News    September 10, 2020

County Commissioners discuss mail-in ballot decision at Lincoln Gov't Day

The Lewis and Clark County Commission’s decision to conduct voting by mail for the 2020 general election dominated the Sept. 4 Lincoln Government Day meeting, the first held here since June. At...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 10, 2020

DeHart retiring after 38 years

Although much of Friday’s Governement Day meeting revolved around the upcoming November election, Lewis & Clark County Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder Paulette DeHart won’t be on hand come election...

 

Reminder in the field this hunting season: Be a good steward of the land

Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. FWP would like to remind hunters and all outdoor...

 

Hunters encouraged to submit samples from animals taken in CWD surveillance areas and to follow proper carcass disposal protocols

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas known as Priority Surveillance...

 

GOVERNOR BULLOCK DECLARES STATE OF FIRE EMERGENCY

Governor Steve Bullock yesterday evening issued an executive order declaring a state of fire emergency due to extremely hazardous wildland fire condit...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

County requests speed study on Highway 200 east of Lincoln

Heading east out of Lincoln, the speed limit on Highway 200 jumps up to 70 mph, with a passing zone that stretches from the Blackfoot Valley Bible...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

LRFD approves FY 21 budget, plan to pay half of Station 4 mortgage

The Lincoln Rural Fire District board of trustees held their Aug. 27 meeting in their new digs at Station 4, which will be the site for their...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 3, 2020

Citizens Alliance Bank opens Lincoln building addition

Citizens Alliance Bank formally opened the expansion of their Lincoln branch with a visit from the Forstrom brothers and a ribbon cutting Tuesday,...

 
 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

Montana Department of Justice Warns of New Twist on Old Lottery Scam

Officials at the Montana Department of Justice announced today that Montanans, especially senior citizens, should be aware of a new tactic being used...

 
 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

FWP offering free online courses for hunter and bowhunter education students

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering online hunter and bowhunter education courses this year in response to social distancing requirements...

 
 By News Release    News    September 3, 2020

Apply now for FWP's Apprentice Hunter Program

It's never too early to plan ahead for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Apprentice Hunter Program. FWP encourages early mail-in certification for...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 27, 2020

Envision Lincoln to pursue funding for community Master Plan development

Following a pair of meetings over the last month, the Envision Lincoln core team agreed to apply for a Montana Main Street grant to help hire a...

 

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