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 By Roger Dey    News    August 15, 2018

*Updated 8-17* Lightning ignites fires near Granite Butte, Mike Horse

**Update 8-17** After a day of minimal fire behavior Thursday, firefighters made progress in fighting the Trail 467 Fire, which was listed 23 acres and 50 percent contained Friday morning. Plans call...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 15, 2018

New Citizens Alliance branch manager finds challenge, opportunity in small town banking

The new branch manager and loan officer at Lincoln’s Citizens Alliance Bank spent part of his Sunday morning with his wife flipping pancakes and cooking sausage and eggs for the Lincoln Heritage Alliance/Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 15, 2018

Lincoln seen as crucial stop for hikers, bikers as LVCC marks 2nd Annual CDT Gateway Community Celebration

Last year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition based in Golden, Colo. recognized Lincoln as their first Gateway Community in Montana, and as Marty Bannon sees it, Lincoln's location on the CDT,...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 8, 2018

Recommended Wilderness Areas among top Forest Plan Revision concerns

Last week's meeting on the draft revised Forest Plan and draft environmental impact statement for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest highlighted concerns many in the area have about the...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 8, 2018

Blazer ablaze

An apparent electrical short in a Chevy Blazer Jed Hinkle was preparing to take in for scrap ignited fire that destroyed most of the vehicle monday morning, Aug. 6. Hinkle, owner of Pete's Towing, had...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 8, 2018

4x4 Road RID sees mixed response but general support

A proposed Rural Improvement District on the 4x4 Road east of Lincoln drew about 30 people to the Lincoln Government Day meeting Aug. 3, but with only one County Commissioner on hand it didn't qualify as a public meeting on the topic. An RID for the...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 8, 2018

Lincoln woman recovering after dirt bike accident

Bailey Grantier returned home to Lincoln Friday night, Aug. 3 after several days at the University of Utah Hospital, where she had surgery to repair three fractures to her jaw following a July 29 dirt bike accident at Pipestone Pass. Kevin Grantier,...

 By News Release    News    August 8, 2018

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest HELENA, MONT., August 7, 2018 – Late last month Forest Supervisor Bill Avey signed two new...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 1, 2018

Local pilot receives FAA's highest honor

The Federal Aviation Administration honored Charlie Sherman at the Lincoln Airport Open House last weekend with an award honoring him for several decades of safe flying. Jeff Vercoe, a Lincoln...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 1, 2018

Bushwackers under new ownership

Leona Cannon thought Dan Lerum was training her to be the new manager of Bushwackers over the winter, but by March he still hadn't given her an answer. So she asked for one. "I went to him... and aske...

 By Roger Dey    News    August 1, 2018

Fire destroys cabin near Landers Fork Bridge Monday

An early morning fire destroyed a cabin on Copper Creek Road near the Landers Fork Bridge Monday morning. A neighbor a few miles away reported the blaze at 6:45 a.m., thinking it was a wildfire. A...

 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Aug. 9

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The agenda includes final decisions on the 2018/2019 furbearer and trapping seasons and 2018...

 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Dates announced for over-the-counter and surplus license sales

A few important dates remain for hunters looking for license for this upcoming hunting season: On Aug. 6, hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) for deer and elk. On...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 25, 2018

UBMC cleanup work once again underway

Work at the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex last week, nearly a year after the Montana Department of Environmental Quality suspended clean up efforts to determine, with the U.S. Forest Service and the...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 25, 2018

'Finally, finally, finally'

'Finally, finally, finally,' commented Lincoln Park board member Jesse Sallin, on the long-awaited installation of the new pre-cast restrooms, jokingly referred to as the Hooper Pooper. Sallin was on... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    July 25, 2018

King faces additional felony charges for mail theft, forgery

A Lincoln woman arrested July 12 for felony drug possession is facing new felony changes for mail theft and forgery stemming from a June 1 stop by a Lewis and Clark County Deputy in Helena. Deputies...


Helena-Lewis and Clark National forest hosting Forest Plan Revision meetings to discuss draft plan, draft EIS

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest began hosting a series of public meetings across the forest this week to discuss both the draft forest plan and the draft environmental impact statement...

 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

Montana DOJ releases 2017 Annual Crime Lab Report

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice released its Forensic Science Division's 2017 Annual Report Wednesday, July 18.  The Division, commonly known as the State Crime Lab, analyzes crime...

 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

West Nile Virus Found in Local Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Lewis and Clark County, prompting local health officials to advise steps to prevent mosquito bites. So far, health officials have confirmed no cases of illness in people or horses in Montana, but...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 18, 2018

Lincoln man injured in crash near Bonner

After a quick trip to Missoula last Wednesday, Quinton Grantier headed back to Lincoln on Highway 200 . He was only a couple miles outside of Bonner when his dog, Junebug, jumped into his lap. As he...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 18, 2018

Three Bears Motel a dream opportunity for new owners

When Patty and Bob Weatherston saw the Three Bears Motel listed for sale in a Craigslist ad, they saw both a business opportunity and a chance to move to a town they love. "For 30 years we've been...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 18, 2018

Impact of spring flooding spreads to county road maintenance

For two months this spring Lewis and Clark County road crews dealt with two rounds of flooding that took a toll on county roads. Although the water has subsided, County Public Works Director Eric...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 18, 2018

Lincoln woman charged with felony drug possession

A Lewis and Clark County Deputy who stopped to check on two vehicles pulled onto the side of the road arrested a Lincoln woman late Thursday night, after discovering drugs and paraphernalia in her...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 18, 2018

Local group evaluates community trail options in last of three planning meeting

Last week, the Trust for Public Lands held the last of three meetings aimed at designing a local trail system that makes walking and biking around Lincoln safer and more appealing. The trail planning...

 By Roger Dey    News    July 11, 2018

New fireworks firing system glitch delays July 4 show, but improves safety, flexibility

Lincoln's annual Fourth of July fireworks show got off the ground a little later than usual this year, after a new wireless digital firing system had difficulty syncing with the modules that set off t...


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