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 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

A visit with Rep. Greg Gianforte

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte has served as Montana's sole representative in Washington DC for a year and half, after defeating singer Rob Quist in a May 2017 special election for the seat...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 31, 2018

Blackfoot Challenge, Curtin part company

The Blackfoot Challenge announced the selection of Charles Curtin as their new Executive Director in February of this year, but just seven months later, the organization and Curtin have parted ways....

 
 By News Release    News    October 31, 2018

Mild weather keeps hunter activity and harvest down across western Montana

Continued mild weather contributed to lower than usual hunter activity and harvest through the second weekend of hunting season in western Montana. "Weather is always the driving factor in big game...

 
 By News Release    News    October 31, 2018

MHP receives $1 million federal grant to combat meth

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol will receive a significant federal grant to combat meth trafficking. On Oct. 25, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that its Office of Community Oriented...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    October 31, 2018

Envision Lincoln catches attention of Lt. Gov., Main Street Montana Rural Partners

Trails, traffic, tourism and teamwork were all topics of discussion as Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney sat down with Lincoln stakeholders and Main Street Montana Rural Partners Monday, Oct. 22. Administered by...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

UBMC tour showcases history, cleanup progress

Last Wednesday, about twenty people boarded vans at Hooper Park for a three-hour tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex for a look at progress that has been made since remediation and restoration...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

Firewood cutting permitted on log deck at Flesher Pass

Logs decked near the Forest Service campground at Flesher Pass were opened to firewood cutters last week after Forest Service personnel determined the there was no market value in the wood. Lincoln...

 
 By Caitlyn Patel    News    October 24, 2018

Voters to decide if ballot collection should remain legal

Supporters of LR-129 claim their proposal will ensure that mail-in ballots are secure and that the state’s elections are free of potential fraud, but opponents argue the entire effort may cause unnecessary gridlock at the polls and distract from...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 24, 2018

2018 progress at the UBMC

Work at the UBMC has been proceeding rapidly this year, despite getting off to a late start. The plan for this year included a flexible three-section approach that started with a base bid that...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 17, 2018

Lack of cell phone coverage prompts Helmville VFD to install 911 call box in town

The new 911 call box in downtown Helmville may seem a bit anachronistic in the age of cell phones, but with only isolated bubbles of coverage in the area, access to the public landline may be the...

 
 By News Release    News    October 17, 2018

Lewis and Clark County awards contract for detention center renovation

Helena – Lewis and Clark County has awarded a construction contract, through a competitive request for proposals process, to Sletten Construction Services of Great Falls for the renovation of the Lewis and Clark County Law Enforcement Center....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 17, 2018

Helmville students learn about fire fighting during Fire Prevention Week

Helmville school students had the chance to get up close and personal with the Helmville Volunteer fire department's equipment Friday Oct. 12 as part of Fire Prevention month. Rather than simply...

 

A Third Way: Top Libertarian candidates offer an alternative

The Libertarian Party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate, Rick Breckenridge, wastes no time differentiating between Montana Libertarians and the Republican Party. “Libertarianism is the soul of the Republican Party, and they kicked the Libertarian...

 
 By News Release    News    October 17, 2018

Hunters are reminded to be cautious of mountain lions

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that mountain lions are also in pursuit of prey this time of year and are most active at dawn and dusk. Lions feeding on a kill are potentially...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

Envision Lincoln examines progress, goals, funding possibilities ahead of meeting on Rural Partners initiative

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and staff members from the Governor's Office of Economic Development are slated to visit with members of the Envision Lincoln team Oct. 22, as part of the fledgling...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

4x4 RID listening session, discussion dominates Lincoln Government Day

A listening session to discuss and take comments on a potential Rural Improvement District that would cover the cost of applying dust control to the 4x4 Road filled the meeting room at the Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 10, 2018

Hazard Trees taken down on Flesher

Working in coordination with Montana Department of Transportation crews, eight sawyers with the Lincoln Ranger District took down dozens of hazard trees along Highway 279 near the top of Flesher...

 

I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage

Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot initiative Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won’t happen. It’s a big reason your mailbox is stuffed this election...

 
 By MARTI LIECHTY    News    October 10, 2018

Visions for Montana's economy clash in fight over Initiative 186

The controversy over ballot Initiative 186 seems to be about two competing visions for Montana’s future economy, and water quality underlies them both. The ballot measure, if passed, would amend the state’s 1971 Metal Mine Reclamation Act to...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 3, 2018

Truck rolls over in pasture after hitting injured moose

A large box truck carrying cargo from Missoula to Great Falls wound up in a pasture just west of Lincoln after colliding with an injured moose Thursday morning, Sept. 27. Montana Highway Patrol...

 
 By News Release    News    October 3, 2018

Montana sells first timber sale on National Forest Lands

Missoula - The State of Montana, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, opened bids on the Boulder Lowlands II Good Neighbor Authority Timber Sale today as part of a growing state-federal partnership to increase management activities and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 3, 2018

Lincoln Youth Concert an evening to remember

The Lincoln Community Hall was filled wall-to-wall last Thursday night for the Lincoln Youth Concert, a collaboration between the Lincoln School choir and band programs and the Blackfoot Pathways:...

 
 By News Release    News    October 3, 2018

Howl-O-Ween FunFest comes to MontanaWILD

Come join us at Montana WILD for one of Helena's largest Halloween parties! Montana WILD is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 2018 Howl-O-Ween FunFest on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 4:00 pm....

 

Solvie breaks out her saxophone for a special performance

Barb Solvie said she hasn't played her saxophone in a formal setting in many years, although she often brings her saxophone out during the annual Independence Day parade. She said the instrument is...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 26, 2018

LVCC dials back on Brewery Follies, revisits Bike Rally

Brewery Follies When the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce brought the Brewery Follies from Virginia City to Lincoln last fall, locals looking for a few politically incorrect laughs turned out in...

 

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