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 News    April 1, 2020 

Looking ahead: Reality checks and changes

Today marks the eighth year of our ownership of the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, and we're hoping it won't be our last. No, that's not an April Fool's... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2020 

Community Roundup - April 1 update

April 1 Update Most businesses in the Upper Blackfoot that were open under the original order fall into the essential business category under Governor Steve Bullock's stay at home order, but there... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

Governor Bullock to bolster food security for Montana families during statewide COVID-19 emergency

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 1, 2020 

LincTel helps students get connected

Two weeks ago, when school closures were announced with little warning, Lincoln Telephone stepped in to work with Lincoln Schools to get internet...

 News    April 1, 2020 

That's an order

The sign on the D&D Variety store says "I'll be closed till further notice," relaying a message that has become common in Lincoln due to the efforts t... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

How City and County Will Enforce Governor's Stay-Home Order

Local law enforcement and public health officials have established a procedure for enforcing an order issued last week by the governor to help stop spread of COVID-19. The governor directed people to... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 


Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2020 

Bullock issues statewide stay-at-home order for Montana in response to COVID-19

Governor Steve Bullock issued a statewide stay-at-home order for the state of Montana during a press conference Thursday afternoon. March 26. The... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

Attorney General Fox Issues Guidelines for Conducting Public Meetings during State of Emergency

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued a letter of advice in response to a request for guidance on how government entities should conduct... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

DPHHS Announces Expansion of Mental Health Resources to Help Montanans During COVID-19

Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

Bullock announces measure to keep smaller hospitals open

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a Directive that allows Montana hospitals and related facilities to receive financing to remain open and acquire the supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. “F... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020 

Lewis and Clark County Primary Election to be Conducted by Mail Ballot

Helena -- The Lewis and Clark County Board of County Commissioners today voted unanimously to request the June 2, 2020 Primary Election be conducted... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

Amid coronavirus related restrictions Lincoln business owners hope for best

Nearly a week after orders went into effect to close bars and limit restaurants to take out and delivery, downtown Lincoln was a far more subdued... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Bullock announces extension of closures, mandates social distancing

Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

March 28 Community Roundup

Governor Steve Bullock's stay at home order related to slowing the spread of COVID-19, lasting from March 28 through April 10, expanded on his March 2... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    March 25, 2020

Lincoln EMS above average for CPR saves

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance performs well above the national average when giving life-saving CPR. This year alone, the LVA team has made two CPR...

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Forest Campgrounds, Rental Cabins, Day Use Sites Closing to Limit COVID-19 Spread

HELENA, Montana (March 26, 2020) - The health and safety of visitors, as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers, is paramount during the... Full story

 By Hope Quay    News    March 25, 2020

King House project receives MHF grant

The Montana History Foundation has awarded the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society a grant of $10,000 in support of the Matt King House...


A message from Lewis and Clark Solid Waste District regarding the Lincoln transfer site

Over the past 10 days, we have fielded many phone calls in our office regarding the Lincoln Solid Waste transfer site. Solid waste is an essential service and as such, the Lincoln transfer site will... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Bullock Streamlines Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules March 17 to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiv... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2020

March 25 Community Roundup

Governor Steve Bullock’s stay at home order related to the spread of COVID-19, lasting from March 28 through April 10, expanded on his March 20... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

FWP adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; state lands remain open for day use

Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish,... Full story

 By News Release    News    March 25, 2020

Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Montana Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 21 – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all... Full story

 By Tammy Jordan    News    March 25, 2020

Community pulling together to help with meals

With the closure of local food and business establishment,s as well as the school, community members and families may be finding it difficult to make... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    March 25, 2020

Geise joins Senate race as Libertarian candidate

Lewis and Clark County Commission Susan Good Geise joined the Montana 2020 Senate race as a Libertarian candidate on March 18. When Libertarian...


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