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 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Comments sought on idea to allow Sheriff's Office to sublease part of Lincoln Ambulance building

A nascent idea to sublease a part of the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance building to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office for use by deputies has p...

 
 By News Release    News    May 6, 2020

Forest preparing to reopen campgrounds, day use sites and rental cabins and lookouts

HELENA, Mont. – Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest staff is working hard to reopen developed campgrounds by Memorial Day weekend, or shortly... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    May 6, 2020

Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 29, 2020

State, county issue guidelines for easing COVID-19 related restrictions

Lewis and Clark County adopted a modified version of Gov. Steve Bullock’s guidelines for easing restrictions related to COVID-19, following Bullocks’ April 22 announcement of a three-phased approa... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 29, 2020

Lincoln Government Day meeting set for Friday, May 1

Lewis and Clark County Commission Chair Susan Good Geise will be in Lincoln Friday, May 1, for the first Lincoln Government Day meeting since...

 
 By News Release    News    April 29, 2020

Local Health Officials Allow Developed Campgrounds to Reopen

Lewis and Clark Public Health announced Thursday that public and private developed campgrounds in the county may reopen beginning Friday, May 1. Health Officer Drenda Niemann rescinded the order she... Full story

 
 By Kate Radford    News    April 29, 2020

Lincoln bars, eateries prepare to reopen as restrictions ease

As Gov. Steve Bullock's COVID-19 related stay-home directives begin to be lifted, many, but not all, Lincoln area businesses are ready to reopen...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    April 29, 2020

Area churches react to loosening of restrictions on in-person services

Under the Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to reopen the state, churches began meeting again beginning Sunday, April 26 and many Upper Blackfoot Valley churches took the opportunity to return to in-person...

 
 By News Release    News    April 29, 2020

FWP announces updates to COVID-19-related closures and suspensions

People looking to get outside and enjoy spring will continue to have ample opportunities with Gov. Steve Bullock's phased approach to re-opening the s... Full story

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 22, 2020

Bullock says post-COVID re-opening plan coming

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock said at a Friday, April 17, press briefing that his administration is in the process of developing a plan for scaling back... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Bullock secures additional PPE from private market for Montana health care workers

Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of face masks, shields and gloves from private market distributors to... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 22, 2020

Supplemental CARES Act funding helps PureView maintain staffing

PureView Health Center received $503,000 in funding for COVID-19 response as part of the CARES Act signed March 27. The money is in addition to their... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

After a long winter, bears are out and about. And, as COVID-19 quarantines continue, humans are seeking solace and activity in the outdoors. Where...

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Grizzly euthanized after killing calves on ranch near Ovando

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a young male grizzly bear on Monday, April 13, after it killed three calves over a period of several days...

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Male grizzly bear euthanized on Rocky Mountain Front for calf depredations

A young, male grizzly bear was euthanized Thursday, April 16, after it was captured by USDA Wildlife Services for calf depredations on the Rocky Mount...

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Attorney General Fox Warns of Cyber Crimes During Pandemic

HELENA – Today, Attorney General Tim Fox cautioned Montanans that cyber actors are ready to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by exploiting... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    April 22, 2020

Lewis & Clark County making cloth masks available

Helena - The Lewis and Clark County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is accepting requests for cloth masks from individuals and essential businesses in need. The Centers for Disease Control and... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 15, 2020

Local sewing groups step up for responders, community members

As the COVID-19 pandemic has worn on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has done an about face and is now recommending face coverings... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    April 15, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 15, 2020

April 8 Community Roundup

April 8 Update.- As of April 15, we haven't heard of any additional updates. please let us know if anything has changed. Thankss always, if we missed... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    April 15, 2020

Bullock releases report analyzing COVID-19 cases in Montana

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released a report produced by state epidemiologists examining 377 cases of COVID-19 in Montana that helps the... Full story

 
 By Kate Radford    News    April 15, 2020

Mail to Our Seniors during Nat'l Card & Letter Writing Month

With residents across the state staying at home in response to Governor Bullock’s directive, libraries are offering programs to encourage kids, individuals and families to write letters to seniors.... Full story

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    April 15, 2020

LVCC unveils improved website

It's been a year in the making, but this week, the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce launched its new website. The site, which can be found at...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    April 15, 2020

Montana Warmline mental health support expands during COVID-19 response

The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced expansion of the Montana Warmline service to help support Montanans during COVID-19....

 
 By News Release    News    April 15, 2020

Unified COVID Command Urges Residents to 'Stay the Course'

A graph of COVID-19 cases over time in Lewis and Clark County shows a curve that's been "encouragingly flat," according to public health officials.... Full story

 

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