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 By Roger Dey    News    August 11, 2022 

Forkans Take Over Ownership of Wheel Inn

The Wheel Inn marks is 75th year with a change in ownership. Shea and Melissa Forkan took over ownership of the historic tavern two weeks ago after...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 11, 2022 

County commission approves funding for water filling station

At the end of June, the Lewis and Clark County Commission approved a $55,000 request from the Lincoln Rural Fire District to use funds allocated to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act to...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 11, 2022 

Chip sealing of RIDs to begin next week

Chip sealing of the streets in both the Lincoln and Lambkin's Rural Improvement Districts is scheduled for Aug. 16 – 17. Lewis and Clark Public...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 11, 2022 

Seeley Swan Pathfinder sells to Ponderosa Publications

After nearly 10 years publishing the Seeley Swan Path finder in Seeley Lake, Andi and Nathan Bourne sold the newspaper to brothers Jesse and Lloyd Mullen, owners of Ponderosa Publications. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 28, 2022

Bushwackers re-opens under new ownership

Joe And Tammy Haas and their family jumped into the restaurant business with both feet this month. The couple re-opened Bushwackers restaurant and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 28, 2022

Ox and Son Towing & Recovery expanding their services to Lincoln

For the last month or so, the open lot just east of Stonewall Storage has been the site of some conspicuous activity as work got underway for a new...

 
 By News Release    News    July 28, 2022

FWP seeks public input on Elk Management Plan revisions

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on revisions to the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. FWP beg...

 
 By News Release    News    July 28, 2022

Montana VA wants to inform Veterans about Veteran Crisis Line Update

HELENA, Mont.- Montana VA Health Care System (Montana VA) encourages all Montana Veterans and non-Veterans to share the news -- the Veterans Crisis...

 

Obituary: Earl LaRoque

Earl James LaRoque, 85, of Lincoln, Mont. passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He was born Jan. 7, 1937 in...

 
 By Rob Gump    News    July 14, 2022

Ranger Report July 2022

Just like the 4th of July celebration this past weekend, the start of summer is finally here with a bang, giving us hot weather days. The hot days...

 

Lincoln Bike Rally Returns

This year's Lincoln Bike Rally was "busier than ever," according to Tina Bundtrock, the national event coordinator for the Tenacious Dames Riding...

 
 By News Release    News    July 14, 2022

Reporting of harmful algal blooms helps alert others, keeps state agencies informed of pollution issues

HELENA-Don't let an encounter with a harmful algal bloom ruin an outing on a beautiful Montana summer day. Blooms can impact human health and the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 14, 2022

Flags stolen over Independence Day weekend

Lincoln American Legion Post 9 saw six of the flags that they put out during every holiday stolen over the Independence Day weekend. Dawn Charron...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 30, 2022

Focus Groups help refine priorities for Lincoln Community Master Plan

Development of the Lincoln Community Master Plan continues to move forward after six focus group discussions met June 9 and 10 for a more detailed...

 

Photo: Ped Xing

New crosswalk indicators, activated by a recently installed button on the crosswalk sign post, tells pedestrians that the lights on the post and on...

 
 By News Release    News    June 30, 2022

Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest!

HELENA, Mont., June 28, 2022 - With over 2.8 million acres to explore and more than 30 developed campgrounds to choose from, the Helena-Lewis and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 16, 2022

Sticker shock

When Lewis and Clark County officials opened the bids for the chip seal projects on the Rural Improvement Districts in Lincoln and Augusta, they weren...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 16, 2022

Dutton discusses school security, response issues

With the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas last month and the May 31 threat of shooting in Helena that led to the arrest of a 23-year-old Helena man,...

 
 By Rogere Dey    News    June 16, 2022

Safe driving, OHV traffic concerns

During the June 3 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lincoln's resident Highway patrol Trooper Jesse Short said he's made a lot of traffic stops in the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 16, 2022

Fire season outlook

Commissioner Jim McCormick asked Lincoln Fire Chief Zach Muse for an update on the fire department and fire season. Muse said everything is going...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 16, 2022

Solid waste fees set to increase

Lewis and Clark County Commissioners approved a resolution of intention to increase the solid waste disposal fee from 90 to $100 during a public hearing at the Lincoln Government Day meeting...

 
 By News Release    News    June 16, 2022

State, local officials report alarming number of fatal overdoses in recent weeks

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have...

 
 By News Release    News    June 16, 2022

Road and bridge improvements begins on MT 141 near Helmville

Helmville - The Montana Department of Transportation resumed construction on MT 141 in Powell County on June 13. The project begins near the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 2, 2022

Fire District approves proposed FY 23 budget

The Lincoln Rural Fire District board approved their proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 at their May 26 meeting, but ongoing increases in fuel...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 2, 2022

Making connections for Montana veterans

An event called Mil/Vet Connect gave Lincoln-area veterans the chance to connect with resources that are available to them through the Veterans...

 

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