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 By Roger Dey    News    June 24, 2021 

UBVCC meeting features updates on roads, bridges and discussion of OHV traffic in town

Resurfacing paved streets in Lincoln has been the hot topic for the past few months, but updates on the roads and bridges outside of town dominated...

 
 By News Release    News    June 24, 2021 

USDA Seeks Applications to Strengthen Rural Cooperatives and Improve Economic Conditions in Montana's Rural Areas

BOZEMAN – USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced June 11that the Department is accepting applications for grants...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 17, 2021

Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for 'above-normal' season

In a wildfire briefing at the state Capitol attended by more than a dozen land use and wildfire response agency leaders, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2021

A turn for the worse

A semi carrying a load of building materials on a flatbed trailer tipped over near Roger's Pass Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Groschelle said...

 
 By News Release    News    June 17, 2021

Report snapping turtles in west-central Montana

Missoula – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is asking for help from the public in reporting snapping turtle sightings in west-central...

 
 By News Release    News    June 17, 2021

Hunters can register online for game damage hunt roster

HELENA – Hunters interested in participating in game damage hunt opportunities need to register online for the Hunt Roster beginning Tuesday, June...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2021

RID chip seal costs a focus of Lincoln Government Day

The June 4 Government Day meeting served as the first in a series of projected meetings in Lincoln to discuss the funding for maintenance of Lincoln’s hard surface streets. Lincoln is generally on...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2021

Lighting sparks small fires in Lincoln Valley

Lighting that moved through the area on the evening of June 3 caused two small fires near Lincoln that required a response by firefighters. Bill Cyr...

 

History Foundation Launches History Hikes & Walks Program in Helena

The Montana History Foundation is launching a new program called History Hikes & Walks in Helena to connect residents and visitors with the...

 

Sara Mayben announced as acting Helena- Lewis and Clark National Forest supervisor

GREAT FALLS -Sara Mayben will serve as acting forest supervisor for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest while Bill Avey, the current forest...

 
 By News Release    News    June 3, 2021

Grizzly bear euthanized after cattle killed near Avon

AVON – Wildlife officials euthanized a male grizzly bear on May 24 in the Ophir Creek area northeast of Avon. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wil...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 20, 2021

Clean up day prepares Hooper Park for busy summer, additional improvements

Hooper Park officially opened for the season Saturday, as a crew of about 15 volunteers spent the day raking,hauling pine needles, cleaning, sprucing...

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2021

Enrollment now open for American Legion Boys State in Montana

Now in its 73rd year, The American Legion Boys State program is accepting applications for 2021. Boys State will be held June 6th- 11th, in Helena. Th...

 

Dutton concerned about irresponsible shooting, fires in North Hills

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is appealing to the public for help following recent activities in the North Hills near Helena that are giving gun-owners and shooters a black eye,...

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2021

Learn about native wildflowers in central Montana!

HELENA - From the early-season Pasqueflower and Yellow Bells to the mid-season Arrowleaf Balsamroot, wildflowers are in bloom across central Montana!...

 
 By Roger dey    News    May 13, 2021

LCSO recognizes Birkholz for role in defusing March 2 standoff

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office awarded Lincoln's Aaron Birkholz with their Achievement Award during Lincoln's May 7 Government Day meetin...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2021

HB 257 brings an end to Lewis & Clark County mask mandate

The Lewis and Clark County mask mandate came to an end Friday afternoon, May 7 with Gov. Greg Gianforte's signing of House Bill 257 into law. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2021

Numerous updates at Lincoln Government Day

The May 7 Lincoln Government Day meeting featured updates on several Public Works and infrastructure related projects Speed and passing zones The speed limit on Highway 200 east of Lincoln will be...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    May 6, 2021

Unknown to many, Lincoln Valley Community Foundation Endowment has provided funds for Lincoln since '96

The Lincoln Valley Community Foundation endowment was established in 1996 and provides grants to local nonprofits. Money for the fund was originally...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    May 6, 2021

Mont. Legislature adjourns; marijuana plans, $12.5 billion budget, federal relief, more go to Gov's desk

2021 Montana Legislature Adjourns after Near-Marijuana Meltdown and Bill-Resurrecting Blitz The 67th Montana Legislature adjourned on Thursday, April...

 
 By News Release    News    May 6, 2021

Montana regains second Congressional seat

HELENA, Mont. – Montana will regain its second congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the 2020 Census state...

 
 By News Release    News    May 6, 2021

NorthWestern Energy asks public to report osprey building nests on power lines

Butte - Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution....

 
 By News Release    News    April 29, 2021

Rob Gump to lead the Lincoln Ranger District

LINCOLN, Mont. April 21, 2021 - Rob Gump has been selected as the new district ranger for the Lincoln Ranger District, the western most district on...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 29, 2021

RTP grant awarded to fund section of Envision Lincoln In-Town Trails plan

Montana State Parks awarded a Recreational Trails Program Grant to the Lincoln Ranger District for construction of a trail segment identified by...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 29, 2021

Separation of Powers Crisis, Recreational Marijuana Bill on the Move, Anti-Trans Bills Split Votes

Republican Lawmakers Locked in Battle with State Supreme Court over "Judicial Transparency" As the Montana Legislature nears the close of its...

 

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