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 By Roger Dey    News    November 19, 2020 

Bullock implements new restrictions as COVID cases mount

During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced three new directives aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 within... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    November 19, 2020 

COVID close contact prompts two week school closure

Lincoln Schools suspended in-person instruction and shift to remote learning for two weeks Monday morning after a person intown who had cloe contact... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    November 19, 2020 

Reported COVID cases may not tell full story for Lincoln

COVID-19 cases are spiking throughout Lewis and Clark County, and Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance President Aaron Birkholz, has serious concerns that the... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    November 19, 2020 

Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning claims life of Lincoln woman*

A Lincoln woman and her two pets died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a home west of town, Nov. 13. According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton, dispatch received a call...

 By Roger Dey    News    November 12, 2020

Ovando residents donate to Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance

Fred and Leigh Ann Valiton, owners of the Blackfoot Commercial Company in Ovando, paid a visit to the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance Nov. 3, to present...

 By Roger Dey    News    November 12, 2020

UBVCC responds to MDT speed recommendation

Following their Oct. 20 meeting, the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council drafted a letter to the Montana Department of Transportation objecting...

 By News Release    News    November 12, 2020

MDT invites comments on Dalton Mountain Road Bridge

LINCOLN - The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to replace the bridge on...

 By Emilee Rivera    News    November 5, 2020

High winds batter region, cause power outages east of Lincoln

High winds caused a power outage east of town Friday, Oct. 30. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts in Lincoln exceeding 25 mph between 3...

 By Roger Dey    News    November 5, 2020

Kitchen fire damages home

The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small fire at a residence along Highway 200 about 15 miles east of Lincoln Sunday evening. The...

 By Roger Dey    News    November 5, 2020

Lincoln area sees number of minor earthquakes

The Lincoln area got a mostly imperceptible shake early Friday morning as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the South Fork of Poorman Creek,...

 By News Release    News    November 5, 2020

Quiet start to hunting season in west-central Montana

MISSOULA – Hunter numbers through the west-central Montana wildlife check stations were down through the first two weekends of the big game hunting...


How we voted - Federal

President We may not yet know who won the presidential election at the national level, but with 96% of precincts fully reported, we know how the...


How we voted - State Offices

Montana Governor Candidates Greg Gianforte- - Kristen Juras Mike Cooney - Casey Schreiner Lyman Bishop - John Nestor Montana Statewide...


How We Voted: Ballot Issues

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT C-46 Constitutional amendment to change constitutional amendment signature requirements. Montana Statewide Yes: 416,607 -...


How We voted : Local State Senate and House races

Montana Senate District 40 Candidates: Terry Gauthier Catherine Scott District-wide Results Terry Gauthier (R) : 8500 60% Catherine Scott (D): 5560 40% Lewis and Clark County Terry Gauthier (R) : 7,60...


How We Voted: Lewis and Clark County races

LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY - COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT #2 Candidates: Tom Rolfe Mike Fasbender County-wide Results Tom Rolfe: 19,977 - 52% Mike Fasbender: 17,946 - 47% Pct 31 - Lincoln area Tom Rolfe:...

 By Emilee Rivera    News    October 29, 2020

COVID comes to town

Montana has recently seen a drastic uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 622 new cases reported Monday, Oct. 26. Of those, 29 were in Lewis... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    October 29, 2020

Virtual open house introduces Lincoln Prosperity Proposal to wider audience

The Lincoln Prosperity Group - formerly the Upper Blackfoot Working Group – hosted a Virtual Open House Oct. 19 to gather feedback on the Lincoln Pr...

 By Roger Dey    News    October 29, 2020

Accident claims life of Lincoln man

An accident late on Beaver Creek Road Wednesday night, Oct. 21, claimed the life of Lincoln resident Chris Buster, 44, when his pickup went off the...


Secretary of State candidates offer voters stark contrasts

As voters across the state turn to the Montana Secretary of State's office for guidance on how to cast a ballot safely during a pandemic, they also...


Auditor race offers voters a choice based on experience

Four years ago, a majority of Montanans voted against spending the small amount of money it would take to rename the office of state auditor to...

 By News Release    News    October 29, 2020

'Weed free' certification now required for forage and mulch products

prohibitions: • Persons with a special use authorization or other Forest Service authorization that specifically exempts them from the...

 By Roger Dey    News    October 22, 2020

First major snowfall bring slick roads, rash of accidents

The storm last weekend that dropped about five inches of snow in Lincoln resulted in a handful of slide-offs and accidents along Highway 200 in the...

 By Roger Dey    News    October 22, 2020

Colbert selected as new Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff

Lewis and Clark County's new undersheriff is a familiar face to Lincoln residents. Sheriff Leo Dutton selected Helena native and former Lincoln...

 By News Release    News    October 22, 2020

2020 flu season: Two reasons to get vaccinated

If an apple a day can keep the doctor away, what will a flu vaccine get you? The answer may be better health today and improved odds of maintaining your brain power in the future. The risks posed by...


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