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 By Roger Dey    News    November 14, 2018 

American Legion observes Veterans Day, 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice

Lincoln's America Legion Post 9 hosted thenir annual Veterans Day observance at the Lincoln Community Hall Sunday, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the first world war at the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 14, 2018 

Information sought on bull elk found shot, abandoned near Beaver Creek Rd.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Ezra Schwalm is hoping someone may have information on a bull elk that was shot and left to waste along Beaver Creek Road last week. Aaron Birkholz...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 14, 2018 

Construction season at UBMC comes to a close

The construction season at the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex is expected to draw to a close this week with the completion of winterization work at the site. According to Karen Ogden, Community...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 14, 2018 

Discussion of new locatin for Skijoring dominates LVCC meeting

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce began making plans to relocate their annual skijoring event to a new location. At the Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, Nov. 8, Bill Cyr offered to let the...

 
 By News Release    News    November 14, 2018 

Hunter Harvest Steady Across West-Central Montana

Big game harvest in west-central Montana maintained a steady pace through the fourth weekend of the general hunting season, bringing totals in line with average. At the hunter check station near...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018

Downed pole causes power outage

A downed power pole, located across Highway 200 from Hi Country Snack Foods, knocked out electricity to about 700 Lincoln-area residents. According to Butch Larcombe with Northwestern Energy, the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018

Lewis and Clark County proclaims Nov. 2, 2018 'Bob Bushnell Day'

In honor of his years of effort fighting the War on Weeds, County Commissioners declared Nov. 2, 2018 "Bob Bushnell Day" in Lewis and Clark County. Commission Chairman Andy Hunthausen began Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 7, 2018

Group interment of unclaimed human 'cremains' scheduled at Lewis and Clark County Cemetery

Lewis and Clark County is hosting an interment ceremony Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for the cremated remains of 153 individuals who died in the county over the years, but whose remains have never been picked up. County Commissioner Susan Good Geise told...

 
 By News Release    News    November 7, 2018

Hunting Season Picks up Pace Across West-Central Montana

Hunter activity and harvest picked up in the third weekend of the general big game season in west-central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reports that after a slow start to the season, the...

 
 By News Release    News    November 7, 2018

Be Bear Aware, Take Care! Food Storage Requirements in-place on National Forest

HELENA –As hunting season unfolds, forest and wildlife officials want to share some tips and rules with recreationalists to help minimize their chances of encountering bears this fall. All who want...

 
 By News Release    News    November 7, 2018

'Bells of Peace' to ring November 11, 2018

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The...

 
 By News Release    News    November 7, 2018

Forest Service Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

HELENA, MONT., November 6, 2018-The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day; offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 13th....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

A visit with Rep. Greg Gianforte

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte has served as Montana's sole representative in Washington DC for a year and half, after defeating singer Rob Quist in a May 2017 special election for the seat...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

Blackfoot Challenge, Curtin part company

The Blackfoot Challenge announced the selection of Charles Curtin as their new Executive Director in February of this year, but just seven months later, the organization and Curtin have parted ways....

 
 By News Release    News    October 31, 2018

Mild weather keeps hunter activity and harvest down across western Montana

Continued mild weather contributed to lower than usual hunter activity and harvest through the second weekend of hunting season in western Montana. "Weather is always the driving factor in big game...

 
 By News Release    News    October 31, 2018

MHP receives $1 million federal grant to combat meth

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol will receive a significant federal grant to combat meth trafficking. On Oct. 25, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that its Office of Community Oriented...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    October 31, 2018

Envision Lincoln catches attention of Lt. Gov., Main Street Montana Rural Partners

Trails, traffic, tourism and teamwork were all topics of discussion as Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney sat down with Lincoln stakeholders and Main Street Montana Rural Partners Monday, Oct. 22. Administered by...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

UBMC tour showcases history, cleanup progress

Last Wednesday, about twenty people boarded vans at Hooper Park for a three-hour tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex for a look at progress that has been made since remediation and restoration...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

Firewood cutting permitted on log deck at Flesher Pass

Logs decked near the Forest Service campground at Flesher Pass were opened to firewood cutters last week after Forest Service personnel determined the there was no market value in the wood. Lincoln...

 
 By Caitlyn Patel    News    October 24, 2018

Voters to decide if ballot collection should remain legal

Supporters of LR-129 claim their proposal will ensure that mail-in ballots are secure and that the state’s elections are free of potential fraud, but opponents argue the entire effort may cause unnecessary gridlock at the polls and distract from...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

2018 progress at the UBMC

Work at the UBMC has been proceeding rapidly this year, despite getting off to a late start. The plan for this year included a flexible three-section approach that started with a base bid that...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 17, 2018

Lack of cell phone coverage prompts Helmville VFD to install 911 call box in town

The new 911 call box in downtown Helmville may seem a bit anachronistic in the age of cell phones, but with only isolated bubbles of coverage in the area, access to the public landline may be the...

 
 By News Release    News    October 17, 2018

Lewis and Clark County awards contract for detention center renovation

Helena – Lewis and Clark County has awarded a construction contract, through a competitive request for proposals process, to Sletten Construction Services of Great Falls for the renovation of the Lewis and Clark County Law Enforcement Center....

 

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