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 By Roger Dey    News    September 5, 2018

LCSO investigating mystery surrounding injured man found in Lincoln Gulch

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s office is leading an investigation into how a critically injured Great Falls man wound up in the woods in Lincoln Gulch north of the old Lincoln Cemetery, two miles from where his rental car was discovered four...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 5, 2018

Wilderness Bar latest establishment to see change in ownership

After about a year and a half on the market, the Wilderness Bar and Scapegoat Eatery are under new ownership. Kelly and Jody Riesbeck of Helena closed the deal on the landmark Lincoln bar last week,...

 
 By News Release    News    September 5, 2018

2018 big game hunting forecast

Hunting Fri Aug 24 14:57:26 MDT 2018 Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP's provides online information...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

L&C County Commission denies 4x4 Road RID request

Lewis and Clark County Commissioners took the advice of county staff at their meeting in Helena Aug. 16, and voted unanimously to deny the request to create a rural improvement district for the 4x4...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

Public scoping open on USFS plan to re-route section of Copper Creek Rd.

The Lincoln Ranger District is working through the planning process for rerouting a one mile stretch of Copper Creek Road, located about a mile and a half north of Snowbank Lake, from it's current...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 29, 2018

County planning to move ahead with repair of North Lincoln Gulch Rd. washout

Lewis and Clark County Public Works is making plans to repair the large washout on North Lincoln Gulch Road, without the assistance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Public Works Director...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

Temporary Leadership Changes for Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

HELENA - Beginning in September, Forest Supervisor Bill Avey will begin a temporary assignment as Northern Region Deputy Regional Forester in Missoula. While Avey is on this detail, Lisa Stoeffler...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

Hunting access: Ask early, don't wait

Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities-the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt. It is Montana law that hunters obtain landowner per...

 
 By News Release    News    August 29, 2018

2018/2019 shoulder seasons have started

Elk shoulder seasons began Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Elk shoulder seasons are firearms seasons that can occur as early as Aug. 15 and run as late as Feb 15 depending on the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Cooler weather dampens Trail 467 Fire; most closures lifted

Cooler weather and rain that moved into the Lincoln area over the weekend helped firefighters improve containment of the Trail 467 Fire, which was 90 percent contained at 23 acres Tuesday morning....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Socked in by Smoke

With only a few small fires burning anywhere near Lincoln, the thick pall of smoke that descended on the area seemed to arrive out of nowhere, but was actually the result of wildfires burning in...

 

Citizen reporting key to lowering crime in Lincoln Valley

During the last few months Lincoln has reported fewer crime to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the citizens of Lincoln have had a hand in this. Thefts were the main crime affecting Li...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Stalled Stalls

It was a busy weekend at Hooper Park during the 35th Annual Bob Purdy Softball Tournament, and for the second year in a row players had to make do with porta-potties and a lack of running water. Altho...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission Advances Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives for Public Comment

The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             

MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM...

 
 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...

 

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