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 By Kate Radford    News    September 9, 2021 

Kolves donate groomer to Ponderosa Snow Warriors

The Ponderosa Snow Warriors received a new groomer this year, donated by Glen and Marge Kolve. The new groomer belongs to the snowmobile club and...

 
 By News Release    News    September 9, 2021 

Hunters must expect to see bears

Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana (west of Billings), and their distribution is denser and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 2, 2021

Vandalism spree hits Lincoln

The Lincoln area has experienced a spate of vandalism in the last two weeks as unknown culprits have spray painted traffic signs and damaged both...

 
 By News Release    News    September 2, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Return to Stage One Fire Restrictions

Helena – In recognition of the recent shift to cooler and wetter weather patterns, as well as changes to longer range forecasts, the Lewis and...

 

Photos: Station 4 gets a new paint jobA fresh new look

Lincoln Fire Rescue Statin four received a spruce up last week it a new red pain job on the front of the building. The remainder of the building got...

 
 By News release    News    September 2, 2021

Rocky's Americorp Seniorshosts 1st annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorial

Rocky Mountain Development Council and AmeriCorps Seniors is inviting the community to gather during the 1st annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America...

 
 By News Release    News    September 2, 2021

FWP to take a new, more inclusive approach to hunting regulations for 2022, 2023 seasons

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking...

 
 By BVD Editor    News    August 26, 2021

Collision at Helmville Bridge sends one to hospital

The driver of a westbound Kia SUV found himself on a life flight to St. Pat's Hospital in Missoula Friday, Aug. 20, after rear-ending a pickup truck...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 26, 2021

Information sought on missing man

A man who ran out of gas between Browns Lake and the Highway 141 intersection has been missing since Aug. 16. The family of Matthew Kalange, 26, is...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 26, 2021

RID petitions still in need of signatures

Petitions that will let the county to move ahead with funding a chip seal project for the paved streets in Lincoln and Lambkins Rural improvement districts are still in need of signatures. Jessica...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 19, 2021

Dutton takes role in addressing national challenges as president of Western States Sheriffs Assoc.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton hosted the U.S. Forest Service Director of Law Enforcement and Investigation and a dozen sheriff's from arou...

 
 By News Release    News    August 19, 2021

Forest Service Withdraws Decision for North Fork Blackfoot River Indigenous Fish Restoration Project

Seeley Lake - The Lolo and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests announced Aug. 12 the withdrawal of the North Fork Blackfoot River Indigenous Fish...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 12, 2021

MDT expects Dalton Mountain Bridge replacement in 2023

Although it was the last major point of discussion at Lincoln Government Day, an update on the progress of the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge...

 
 By News Release    News    August 12, 2021

Road and bridge improvements to begin on Montana 141 in mid-August

Helmville, Montana (August 5, 2021) - The Montana Department of Transportation and LHC, Inc. will begin construction on MT-141 in Powell County in...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 12, 2021

Poorman span complete

Work on the new $315,000 bridge on Poorman Creek was completed last week and Lewis and Clark County Engineer Dan Karlin and Karl Yakawich with Great...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 5, 2021

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in effect

Two small lightning-caused fires near Rogers Pass, July 30, each about an acre in size, were knocked down quickly with water and retardant drops by...

 
 By News Release    News    August 5, 2021

Lewis and Clark Public Health recommends face coverings, other measures

Helena – Lewis and Clark County is now considered an area of substantial community transmission for COVID-19, according to data from the Centers...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    August 5, 2021

Petition signatures needed to move RID chip seal projects forward

Two petitions to fund chip sealing on Lincoln’s hard surface streets continue to be available to residents living in the Lincoln and Lambkins Rural Improvement Districts. If 20 percent or more of...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

New bridge on Poorman Creek to help fish, road maintenance

Work on a new bridge over Poorman creek, just below McClellan Gulch is well underway, with the project projected to be complete by about the second...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect in Lincoln area; Stage 2 restrictions in effect for Powell County * Updated

With wildfire smoke lingering in the air across western Montana, and warm, dry conditions across the region pushing fire dangers ever higher, fire...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021

Ovando man killed in motorcycle accident near Lewis and Clark County line

A motorcyclist from Ovando died in a single vehicle accident on highway 200 about seven miles west of Lincoln on Saturday evening, July 24. According...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 22, 2021

Ovando sees empathy, kindness and curiosity following fatal bear attack

In the wake of a tragic grizzly attack that claimed the life of visiting cyclist Leah Lokan on July 6, Ovando has seen an outpouring of support as it...

 
 By Kate nRadford    News    July 22, 2021

Recovery success fuels optimism for Blackfoot's Trumpeter Swans

Each spring, more than 150 students from schools within the Blackfoot Watershed meet up for a public swan release. This spring may have seen the last...

 
 By News Release    News    July 22, 2021

Handle fish carefully during summer heat wave

GREAT FALLS - As air and water temperatures continue to climb, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff urge anglers to use extra care when handling...

 
 By News Release    News    July 22, 2021

Montana's Historical Society Offers Education for All Ages

Wooly mammoth tusks, a bison jump diorama and a fascinating collection of Charlie Russell artwork are a few of the treasures to behold at the Montana...

 

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