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Legislative Roundup: Affordable housing, Sales tax, Unions laws, Minimum wage

HELENA-The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and moderate...

 
 By News Release    News    February 13, 2019

Health officials urge residents to be prepared for measles

Local health officials are preparing for the likely chance that measles will make its way to Lewis and Clark County in the near future. They're also...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 13, 2019

Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce wraps up past year, welcomes new directors at February meeting

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual dinner meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Library. The evening began with a regular...

 
 By News Release    News    February 13, 2019

Elk shoulder seasons to end Feb. 15

First approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for the 2016 season, shoulder seasons are an opportunity for hunters in hunting districts...

 
 By News Release    News    February 13, 2019

DPHHS to host suicide prevention panel Thursday, February 14

Mental health experts to provide information on current suicide prevention efforts in Montana HELENA – The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting a panel of suicide preven...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 30, 2019

Finally open: Govt. shutdown over...for now; Lincoln Ranger District staff back at work

An agreement to re-open the federal government saw the staff of the Lincoln Ranger District return to work Monday even as the possibility of a second shutdown in three weeks’ looms. The Lincoln Rang...

 

Legislative Roundup

HELENA — Lawmakers in Helena are beginning discussions on how to build and maintain the state’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, wastewater systems and state buildings. Again, the debate...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    January 23, 2019

Snow problem? No problem! Lincoln volunteers make Skijor Lincoln happen

A s last weekend's third annual Skijor Lincoln approached, an unexpected lack of snow fueled rumors that the event would have to be cancelled....

 
 By Ian Withrow    News    January 23, 2019

UM Researchers Find Rivers Retain More Plastic Debris Than Previously Thought

FLATHEAD LAKE – Each year, scientists estimate up to 4 million tons of plastic debris are transported from rivers to oceans all across the globe....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

LRFD purchasing property, building next door to Lincoln Fire Hall

The Lincoln Rural Fire District received an anonymous $20,000 grant last week to be used for the purchase of land, which will provide a financial cush...

 
 By News Release    News    January 16, 2019

County urges Smart911 signups

Helena – With the start of a new year, Lewis and Clark County is urging residents to sign up to receive location specific emergency alerts at...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

For Dalton Bridge project, tell legislators to support TSEP rather than specific House Bill

Residents urged to voice support for TSEP funding The grant funding needed for the Dalton Mountain Road bridge replacement project is currently part...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

Still closed

A sign on the door of the Lincoln Ranger Station serves as a reminder that the dozen or so full time employees there are still furloughed from their...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 16, 2019

Stolen pickup recovered

The owner of a pickup truck stolen in Lincoln Jan. 6, called its location in to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office after spotting it about eight miles west of town. Earl LaRoque discovered...

 

In Session: Legislature kicks off 2019 session

Week one of the 66th session of the Montana Legislature kicked off on Monday, Jan 7. The immediate and looming issue – as the first order of...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 9, 2019

Car ransacked, pickup stolen in related incidents ** update

UPDATE: The stolen pickup truck has been recovered. It was discovered west of Lincoln, in the trees near Highway 200 mile marker 64. Lewis and Clark c...

 

Beard chosen for leadership role in Legislature

The wheels of the 66th Montana Legislature began churning out government business Monday, Jan. 7 in Helena. This session, the 58-member Republican...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 9, 2019

LVA hopes SIREN Act grant program will prove helpful

An act included in the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Donald Trump Dec. 20 could help the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance replace some of its aging...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 9, 2019

Skate park idea garners joint City- County Park Board support but still faces logistical and planning hurdles

Since the concept for a skate park in Lincoln was first introduced last fall, it has won the support of the Lincoln Community Council, Lincoln Park Board and, most recently, the City-County Parks...

 

Lincoln Gulch Road repair underway with correct culvert

Lewis and Clark County Public Works Director Eric Griffin reported that work on the North Lincoln Gulch Road culvert repair is moving along. At the Li...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 2, 2019

King House one step closer to a home

For a little more than three years, the Matt King House has been home to several cats who have taken up residence among the stacked timbers of the bui...

 

Legislative Preview 2018: Early gun bills include proposals for schools, background checks

Montana is home to more than 60 one-room schools, the most of any state. One, the single-room Hi-Line elementary school in Galata, relies on Shelby's...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 26, 2018

Survey provides insight on Sculpture in the Wild

A survey funded by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development gathered insights last fall into the demographics, local spending and...

 
 By News Release    News    December 26, 2018

Montana to appeal Yellowstone grizzly decision

Montana filed a notice of appeal Friday of the September decision by the federal district court in Missoula to re-instate endangered species...

 

Legislative Preview 2018 :

A sales tax in Montana has been a political lightning rod for years, but more voices are pushing the idea of allowing cities and communities to adopt...

 

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