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 By Roger Dey    News    April 18, 2018

Explosion knocks unoccupied building off foundation, ignites small blaze

An explosion caused by a propane leak damaged an unoccupied home along Highway 200 Sunday morning. Firefighters with Lincoln Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at a vacant home along Highway 20...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 18, 2018

Lincoln hosts Bob Marshall Complex LAC Meeting

The job of making sure wilderness areas still offer visitors a degree of solitude ironically takes a lot of people talking to one another. For 30 years, Forest Service personnel from five Ranger...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 18, 2018

Ovando named Montana Tourism Community of the Year

The small, rural community of Ovando went head to head with the cities of Helena and Butte and came out on top as it was named Montana's 2018 Community of the Year. Ovando earned recognition for its...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018 

MBAC seeking Community Development Block Grant to help prospective buyer purchase, grow Hi Country Snack Foods

The Montana Business Assistance Connection is seeking public comments on an application for a Community Development Block Grant for Economic Development aimed at helping a prospective buyer purchase...

 By Kristen Inbody    News    April 11, 2018 

Dramatic big rig wreck closes Rogers Pass

The driver of a semi-truck that slide off Montana 200 on the east side of Rogers Pass narrowly avoided disaster Thursday. On icy roads, the truck was going around a corner and heading downhill when...  Website

 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018 

L&C County debuts Dalton Bridge website

Lewis and Clark County Public Works unveiled a new website last week aimed at keeping the public informed about efforts to upgrade the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge. The website, lewisandclarkcountyinfr...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018 

County residents encouraged to register for RAVE

Lewis and Clark County public safety officials are urging residents to register with or update their information on their mass notification system. During an emergency, RAVE Alert, the official mass...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018 

County asks for patience on potholes

Bad potholes after long winters aren't new, but as the snow finally begins to recede and the roads thaw, they are becoming an increasingly jarring problem on the roads around Lincoln. Eric Griffin,...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018 

New Hooper Park restroom bids higher than hoped for

Lewis and Clark County is evaluating the new bids they received for the fabrication of the Hooper Park Restroom, but they’re higher than hoped for and the county will have to decide how they want to proceed. “The good news is that a couple are...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 4, 2018

Final Envision Lincoln meeting launches trio of Action Teams

Envision Lincoln may have held the last of its four-hour long meetings March 28, but it's just the beginning of the effort to revitalize Lincoln. "Really, this is when people want to join the conversa...

 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2018

Lincoln Ranger District prepares for spring burning

LINCOLN—The Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is preparing to conduct prescribed burning projects in the Ogden Mountain and Poorman Creek areas this spring, when weather conditions become favorable. Burning will...

 By Amy Gannon    News    April 4, 2018

Occurrence of bark beetles following wildfires

The wildfires of 2017 took a direct toll on millions of trees across the Montana landscape. In some cases, trees on the periphery of these fires and in areas of lesser severity were merely scorched....

 By Roger Dey    News    April 4, 2018

The Envision Lincoln teams and their strategies

Health and Well-being The health and well-being action team, led by Lisa Gibson and Laurie Richards, chose to begin their efforts with an education campaign aimed at increasing safety and reducing crime, and by developing family friendly events for...


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