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 By Roger Dey    News    January 21, 2021 

Windstorm rips through region; downs trees, causes power outages in Lincoln

Strong winds that tore through western Montana last week up trees, damaged buildings and led to power outages throughout the Upper Blackfoot. An...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    January 21, 2021 

Weed District board still lacks Lincoln representative

The Lincoln position on the Lewis and Clark County Weed District board has been open for well over a year, said County Commissioner Jim McCormick, who serves on the board. A Lincoln representative...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    January 14, 2021

Race to the Sky canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Race to the Sky board met on Jan. 10 to make final decisions about the race and whether or not to proceed. "We canceled for this year because of...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 14, 2021

Lincoln Firefighters respond to a pair of blazes

Lincoln Fire Rescue responded to two structure fires in the space of three days last week. At about 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the Fire Department re...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 14, 2021

LCPH updating COVID county vaccination strategy in wake Gov. Gianforte revisions (Updated)

Update: Phase 1b of the Lewis and Clark Public Health vaccine distribution plan, which includes residents 70 years of age and older, Montanans 16 to... Full story

 

First Week of 67th Legislative Session sees new Governor, COVID-19 plans and gun bills

Legislature, Gov. Gianforte offer COVID-19 plans as first legislator tests positive HELENA -- A bill to reduce COVID-19 liability for Montana...

 

Week one legislative update

Week one of the 67th session of the Montana Legislature kicked off on Monday, Jan. 4. House Republicans are energized and have an aggressive agenda. W...

 
 By News Release    News    January 14, 2021

Montana VA Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines to Rural Veterans

Havre, Mont.— Montana VA Health Care System has been selected to lead a national VHA pilot program to bring vaccines to rural Veterans. On the morning of January 21, a vaccination team will fly... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Snow Warriors kick off season

Despite the relatively thin snow around Lincoln, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors kicked off both the new year and the snowmobile season Jan. 2 with a...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Sculpture in the Wild earns Governor's Art Award

Eight years ago, the idea of an international sculpture park in Lincoln seemed like a pretty crazy idea, but as 2020 – a notably crazy year itself...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Lincoln School students return to the classroom

After a month and a half of online schooling and a Christ-mas break, Lincoln students returned to their classrooms Monday morning. The school had been...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    January 7, 2021

Rolfe sworn in; brings private sector experience to County Commission

Lewis and Clark County Com-missioner Tom Rolfe was sworn in Dec. 29, 2020 for his first term. Rolfe, who was elected to the position Susan Good Geise...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 31, 2020

School Board approves Jan. 4 return to school

After more than an hour of weighing the pros and cons of the local COVID-19 situation in, the Lincoln School board voted Monday night to return to...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    December 31, 2020

Hooper Park receives donation

Hooper Park in Lincoln recently received an anonymous $3,000 donation. “They wanted half of it to go to the skatepark, enhancing the skatepark, the other half to the park itself,” said Nyle...

 
 By News Release    News    December 31, 2020

Lewis and Clark Public Health in initial phase of vaccine distribution

Lewis and Clark Public Health is the coordinating entity for distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccine in Lewis and Clark County. We've...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 24, 2020

Accident takes out power pole in downtown Lincoln

A man driving from Missoula to Great Falls fell asleep at the wheel and struck a power pole in front of the Power House Gym in downtown Lincoln...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    December 24, 2020

Board of Health approves emergency COVID rules as hedge against changes to state directives

The Lewis and Clark City-County Board of Health passed "Emergency Rules and Regulations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic" on Thursday, Dec. 17. Ma... Full story

 
 By Roger dey    News    December 24, 2020

Tory Kendrick to serve as acting Lincoln District Ranger

Lincoln, Mont. – Beginning in mid-January, Tory Kendrick will take on the role as the Acting District Ranger for the Lincoln Ranger District for 20...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases increase in Lincoln but total numbers still can't be verified

Verifiable numbers of COVID 19 cases for the community of Lincoln remain hard to verify, but Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance President Aaron Birkholz... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    December 24, 2020

Scam Alert: Medicare Cards not being replaced

If you're on Medicare, be aware: You will not be receiving a new chip card or a plastic version to replace your paper ID card. If somebody calls you to tell you that, they're lying. It's another...

 
 By News Release    News    December 24, 2020

Survey Results: Montanans' views on grizzly bears

HELENA - A new survey of Montanans shows positive attitudes toward grizzly bears and support for the presence of grizzly bears within the state,...

 
 By News Release    News    December 24, 2020

FWP looks to developing management plan, builds on work by GBAC

HELENA – Managing Montana's population of grizzly bears is front and center for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as the agency looks to build on...

 
 By News Release    News    December 24, 2020

Fish consumption guidance updated for portions of Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in western Montana

MISSOULA – The State of Montana Fish Guidance Board, which includes Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the Departments of Environmental Qu...

 
 By News Release    News    December 24, 2020

Montana VA Health Care System begins COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution with Moderna Vaccine

Helena, Mont. - The Fort Harrison VA Medical Center just received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine at around 8:00 a.m., Dec. 23. The MTVAHCS...

 

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