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 By Roger Dey    News    April 8, 2021 

Discussion of Hwy 200 role in drug trafficking dominates April Government Day meeting

During the April 2 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton provided a stark reminder about Highway 200's role as an...

 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 8, 2021 

Money Moves and Health Care Transparency Blues in Week 13 of the Montana Legislature

Montana House Approves Draft of Bill to Spend $3 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Relief; Senate Panel Advances Budget Ahead of a key deadline on April 8,... Full story

 News    April 8, 2021 

Alice Creek Road temporarily closed

The Lewis and Clark County Lincoln Roads Department has temporarily closed Alice Creek Road due to issues with passibility. According to Lincoln-area road technician Pete Dempster, the closure will...

 By News Release    News    April 8, 2021 

Forkrud named president of Citizens Alliance Bank

Philip R. Forstrom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citizens Alliance Bank, has announced that Chad Forkrud has been installed as the Bank's...

 By News Release    News    April 8, 2021 

FWP Reminds you to leave baby animals alone, and be mindful of diseases

Each spring, FWP receives calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. It's important to remember that Montana Fish, Wildlife...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2021

Lincoln Fire Rescue hosts Basic Wildland Firefighting class

Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue hosted firefighters from five other districts last weekend for a Basic Wildland Firefighter course sponsored by the...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2021

Phase 2 of vaccination plan begins

Starting April 1, Lewis and Clark Public Health will begin Phase 2 of the vaccination plan, providing vaccinations for all eligible residents. ."A... Full story

 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 1, 2021

Week 12: State Budget Clears House, Lawmakers Consider Criminal Justice and Ag Bills

Montana House of Representatives Advances State Budget in Partisan Vote The state budget cleared another major hurdle in the Montana Legislature after...

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2021


HELENA – Bears are emerging from dens with the onset of spring, and people are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Bears can be found throughout...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2021

Envision Lincoln awarded master planning grants, considers formalizing as a nonprofit

The future of downtown planning and revitalization took a major step forward this week with the notification that Lincoln has been awarded a Montana...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 25, 2021

Donut and Tater make the move into town

Justin McDonough and David 'Tater' Davis expect to have their businesses up and running in town this week, taking over the long-empty repair shop...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 18, 2021

COVID Relief

Lewis and Clark Public Health lifted all COVID-19 restrictions - except the countywide masking mandate - Friday morning March 12 after the county fell... Full story


Temporary Weight limits in effect on Lincoln Streets

Helena – Temporary weight restrictions will go into effect on certain County roads March 8. As frozen ground thaws, base gravel in the roadbed becomes saturated, causing surface break up and...

 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 18, 2021

Legislature kicks off second half with bills combating drug trafficking, limiting Gov.'s emergency powers and changes to public education

Lawmakers Hear Bill to Combat Drug, Sex Trafficking in Montana A bill drafted with the help of former Republican state Senator Dr. Al Olszewski would...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 11, 2021

Standoff near Lincoln ends peacefully, results in two assault with weapon charges

A Lincoln man arrested Tuesday, March 2 following a standoff with Lewis and Clark County deputies was released on his own recognizance March 3 after...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 11, 2021

Transformer failure blacks out Lincoln

A failed transformer at the Landers Fork substation knocked out power to most of the Lincoln valley Saturday night. The failure cut power to 1,321...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 4, 2021

Second COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lincoln goes smoothly

Lincoln's second drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic saw about 100 people show up to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Lewis and Clark...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 4, 2021

Lincoln man faces felony charges for threatening deputy, stalking family

Lincoln's second drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic saw about 100 people show up to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Lewis and Clark...

 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 4, 2021

Montana Legislature Brings Vaccine Exemption and Broadband Expansion Bills as Lawmakers Rush to Meet Key Deadline

Lawmakers Race to Introduce Bills Before Key Deadline; House Committee Holds Marathon Hearings As the Legislature approaches the halfway point of the...

 By News Release    News    March 4, 2021

Student Arts Scholarships Available

Life may now seem turned upside down by the coronavirus and recent school closure and event cancellations, but Alpine Artisans would like to...

 By News Release    News    March 4, 2021

Recruiting for the Youth Forest Monitoring Program

Helena - The Montana Discovery Foundation and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are looking for 1 (one) field instructor and 7 (seven)...

 By Roger Dey    News    March 4, 2021

Standoff near Lincoln ends peacefully

LINCOLN - Lewis and Clark County deputies arrested a Lincoln man Tuesday morning, March 2, and charged him with two counts of assault with a weapon... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    February 25, 2021

UBVCC hears update on Lincoln Prosperity Proposal, speed zones

Lincoln Prosperity During last week's Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council meeting, the council heard from Jordan Reeves of the Wilderness...


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