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 By Riger Dey    News    November 18, 2021 

Gianforte wraps 56 county tour with visit to Hi Country

Hi Country Snack Foods marked the final stop on Gov. Greg Gianforte's tour of all 56 counties in Montana. The visit give the governor the chance to...

 
 By News Release    News    November 18, 2021 

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide is encouraged to attend Montana's International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Nov. 20 for a...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 18, 2021 

Lost Moose Meadows campground subdivision approved by BOCC

Lewis and Clark County County Commissioners approved the Lost Moose Meadows Campground Subdivision at their meeting in Helena Tuesday, Nov. 9. The dec...

 
 By News Release    News    November 18, 2021 

Slower than average hunting season in west-central Montana as weather remains mild

MISSOULA – Deer and elk harvest reported at the hunter check stations near Darby, Anaconda, Bonner, and Fish Creek sit below the five-year average...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 4, 2021

School, Library close amid COVID surge

A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Lincoln led to the closure of both the Lincoln Schools and the Lincoln Library last week. On Oct. 26, Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 4, 2021

Overweight loads damage Dalton Mountain Bridge

A semi-annual inspection of the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge by the Montana Department of Transportation in September revealed considerable damage to...

 
 By Kte Radford    News    November 4, 2021

New owners at the Boot

The Bootlegger Inn opened under new ownership Oct. 21, after Amber Calvert recently purchased it from previous owner Alan Brandt. Calvert's daughter,...

 
 By News Release    News    November 4, 2021

HLCNF releases new Land Management Plan

HELENA, Oct. 29 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has released the revised Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest Land...

 
 By News Release    News    November 4, 2021

Hogum project decision advances USFS toward goal of reducing fuel loading near communities

LINCOLN, Oct. 19 - This week, a final decision was signed for the Hogum project that will authorize the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest to...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 21, 2021

Hooper park sees record year; plans improvements

A new shade structure will provide visitors to the Lincoln skatepark with respite from the sun or the rain. The shade, completed last weekend by DC...

 
 By news release    News    October 21, 2021

Two new human-caused starts bring the Rocky Mountain Front back into Stage 1 fire restrictions

AUGUSTA, Mont. October 17, 2021 - Following two new human-caused fire starts, the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, and the entirety of the Scapegoat...

 
 By Roger dey    News    October 21, 2021

As bears prepare to hibernate and deer feeding increases, concerns grow about predator activity in Lincoln area

Bear activity in Lincoln has been picking up recently as bears looking for as much food as they can find ahead of hibernation ahead of hibernation...

 

Helena NRCS Targeted Implementation Plans include Dalton Mountain area

The Helena NRCS field office is excited to announce two new programs for private landowners in portions of Lewis and Clark County. Using the...

 
 By News Release    News    October 21, 2021

Intersection enhancements proposed for Helena Valley

Helena - The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to install safety...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 7, 2021

Limited hauling planned on Herrin Lakes Rd.

Lewis and Clark County and the Lincoln Ranger District have been working with Pyramid Lumber to allow the company to haul 12- 15 loads of logs over Herrin Lakes Road. During Lincoln government Day,...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    October 7, 2021

Annual Community Benefit postponed

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone their annual Community Benefit, which is usually held the first weekend in November. Th...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 7, 2021

Dalton Bridge still on track for 2023, with steeper price

During the Oct. 1 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lewis and Clark County Road Manager Kevin Horne said County Engineer Dan Karlin and Bridge Manager...

 
 By News Release    News    October 7, 2021

406 Area Code Required for Local Calls Starting Oct. 24

HELENA- Beginning Oct. 24, all local calls in Montana must be dialed with the 406 area code to connect. Montana's 406 area code currently allows...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 30, 2021

Major change coming to Blackfoot Valley Dispatch

Next month the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch is making a change to our publication schedule due to a recent increase in our mailing costs an upcoming...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 30, 2021

Trash in recycling bins creating headaches for Solid Waste District

The future of recycling in Lincoln is in jeopardy as people continue to fill the paper and can bins near the Lincoln Senior Center with...

 

Info sought on grizzly bear shot south of Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking information on a female grizzly bear that was...

 

Districting commission takes an initial look at public-proposed U.S. House district maps

HELENA - The commission tasked with dividing Montana into two U.S. House districts for the first time since the 1980s asked the public for input last...

 

Grizzly relocated after routinely visiting grain shed near Ovando

OVANDO – Wildlife officials captured a grizzly bear in the Ovando area on Sept. 2 and relocated it to the north side of the Rattlesnake Wilderness...

 

Reminder this hunting season: be a good steward of the land

Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. FWP would like to remind hunters and all outdoor...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    September 9, 2021

Kolves donate groomer to Ponderosa Snow Warriors

The Ponderosa Snow Warriors received a new groomer this year, donated by Glen and Marge Kolve. The new groomer belongs to the snowmobile club and...

 

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