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 By News Release    News    June 17, 2020

Lincoln Branch Library to reopen with limitations

The Lincoln Branch Library will be open June 22for browsing Monday-Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from noon-3 p.m. One individual...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    June 17, 2020

Hooper Park campground sees late opening, but now has camp host

Hooper Park, had a delayed opening this year due to maintenance issues, but the park's camp host position has been filled for the first time in about...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2020

Court decision allows Willow Creek Vegetation Project to move forward

A ruling in federal district court in Missoula last week rejected legal challenges to the Willow Creek Vegetation Project and cleared the way for...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    June 10, 2020

Let 'er Buck! Lincoln Rodeo gets the go ahead for July 4th weekend

Amid concerns about COVID-19, rodeos across Montana have been canceled, but the 68th annual Lincoln Rodeo will go ahead as planned this year, on July...

 

Dutton addresses protests, riots and rumors stemming from George Floyd's death

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis last month has sparked both protests and riots across the country, fostered tension between minority communities and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2020

Rivera receives award, and recognition for promotion to Senior Deputy

Lincoln's resident Deputy Robert Rivera said he knew something was up when his whole family was at the Lincoln Government Day meeting June 5. Lewis...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    June 10, 2020

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild cancels 2020 summer. and fall programs

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild Artistic Director Kevin O'Dwyer, with the Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild board, announced last...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2020

Willow Creek project decision breakdown

The Alliance for Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council filed suit challenging the Willow Creek Vegetation project June 14, 2019. Less than two weeks earlier, on June 3, they had filed a nearly id...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    May 27, 2020

Lincoln Skatepark nears completion

Lincoln Skatepark construction wrapped up Memorial Day weekend, apart from some remaining dirt work, paint, landscaping and signage. The park won't...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 27, 2020

HLCNF releases draft Forest Plan, final EIS

After six years of work, the Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest released the draft record of decision and final Environmental Impact Statement for their 2020 Forest Plan Thursday, May 21. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 27, 2020

Mike Horse clean up enters home stretch

Heavy spring rains and runoff had the nascent Blackfoot River churning through its new channel near the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex Water...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 27, 2020

Mike Horse Creek Road will provide public access, but with hardened ford at Blackfoot

The old Mike Horse Creek Road is closed while the last of the remediation work in the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex is completed during the next two...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    May 20, 2020

2020 Lincoln Bike Rally canceled amid COVID-19 reopening uncertainty

The annual Lincoln Bike Rally, hosted by the Tenacious Dames Riding Club, has been canceled for ths year, but is scheduled to return next summer,... Full story

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    May 20, 2020

Community Garden faces challenging start to season

The Lincoln Community Garden has had a rough start to their gardening season. The week before they were scheduled to open the greenhouse and begin...

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Lewis and Clark County updates

With the smell of spring in the air, we hope this finds our Lincoln community well. In these strange and challenging times, we at Lewis and Clark Coun...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    May 20, 2020

Chamber moving forward with event planning; continuing to update website

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce met last week to discuss upcoming summer activities. Rummage Days is still in the works and scheduled for the t...

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Update on Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Campgrounds and Cabins

Helena Ranger District: All campgrounds will be open for Memorial Day weekend May 22. All cabins will be open by May 29 to renters except Miller Cabin which will remain closed. Jefferson Divide: All... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Be alert and check weather, road and trail conditions before you travel to the Forest

HELENA, Mont. (May 19, 2020) – The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds the public to be alert and check the weather, road and trail condi...

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

NorthWestern Energy donates another $100,000 to COVID-19 crisis relief

Butte, Mont. – May 21, 2020 – Today NorthWestern Energy announced another $100,000 in aid to assist the communities we serve working to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    May 20, 2020

Man injured in grizzly bear attack on Sun River

A man was attacked by a female grizzly bear on Sunday morning near the Sun River. The attack left the man with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was part of a group who were floating and camping...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2020

Lincoln area land proposal finds support in recent University of Montana survey

The 2020 Voter Survey on Public lands, a bi-annual University of Montana survey of opinions and attitudes toward the importance of public lands,...

 
 By News Release    News    May 13, 2020

Bullock announces Montana to enter Phase Two of re-opening June 1.

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel... Full story

 
 By Kate Radford    News    May 13, 2020

'Meals match' idea brings in thousands to support food bank, meals

The April meals match program developed by Becky Garland from Action Realty brought in an estimated $6,000 to support local food banks, senior meals and families. Over the course of four Thursdays, Ga...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    May 13, 2020

Lincoln Airport receives extra funding through CARES Act

The Lincoln Airport received $20,000 in funding through the CARES Act to support operations and maintenance. The Lincoln Airport had a series of...

 
 By News Release    News    May 13, 2020

Hunting license drawing results now available

Hunters can now check the results of the 2020 moose, bighorn sheep, bison and mountain goat license drawings to see if they were successful. To view drawing results online go to MyFWP and click on...

 

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