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 By Roger Dey    News    June 6, 2018

Blackfoot Challenge board takes the show on the road

Now in its 25th year, the Blackfoot Challenge is once again taking its monthly Board of Directors meeting on the road after several years of hosting the meetings at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest fa...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 6, 2018

An unfortunate find

Lincoln grade school students on a field trip made a surprising discovery at Snowbank Lake last Thursday when they spotted a dead swan floating along the shore. Elaine Caton, the Swan Restoration...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

FWP Seeks Comment on Pilot Study for N. Fk Blackfoot River Fish Restoration Project

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on its proposal to collect baseline information to help in planning for a potential native fish restoration project on the North Fork Blackfoot...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

Free fishing for Father's Day weekend, June 16-17

Whether you're tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father's Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. "Montana is home to some of the finest fishing...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

FWP Seeking Members for Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants to fill several volunteer positions on the west-central Montana Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a general advisory...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Installation of fiber optics for Lincoln Telephone Co. service area underway

The three-year project to install fiber optic lines to all the premises within the Lincoln Telephone Company's service area got underway this month, with work in the Lincoln Valley delayed for almost...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Rainstorm triggers flooding along Stonewall Creek

The rainstorm that came through the Lincoln area Friday the Stonewall Creek to come out of its banks north of town, flooding houses in the Parlin Park area and turning Stonewall Creek Road and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 30, 2018

Fire District considering ways to make in-town well operational

The Lincoln Rural Fire District is looking at options to fix a well and pump in town that was designed to both fill fire department trucks and improve fire protection for the downtown business distric...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

2018 SuperTag chances are on sale now

Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2018 hunting season. Eight SuperTag...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

Private Land/Public Wildlife Council meets June 7 in Helena

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet on Thursday, June 7 in Helena from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street. This will be the second meeting...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 23, 2018

Montanan Steakhouse set to reopen under new ownership

Almost four years after it closed, the Montanan Steakhouse is on the cusp of re-opening with new owners, who plan to focus first and foremost on the quality of the food they serve. "We're just gonna...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 23, 2018

RTP grant awarded to LRD for Beaver Creek Trails Porject

Work on the Lincoln Ranger District's first dedicated mountain bike trails and on a series of off-highway vehicles connector trails should get underway late this summer thanks to a $82,393 grant...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 23, 2018

Watered Down

Rain and hail hammers into puddles along main street during a storm Wednesday, May 16. According to Zach Muse, who recently installed a rain gauge provide by the National Weather Service, the area...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 23, 2018

New Hooper Park restroom installation expected in July

Lincoln's Hooper Park will once again be kicking off the summer with porta potties instead of restrooms, but plans call for that to change by July 22. The Lewis and Clark County Commission awarded Tho...

 
 By Montana FWP    News    May 23, 2018

Wolf numbers remained strong in 2017

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far... Full story

 

Click It or Ticket crackdown kickoff with border-to-border seat belt campaign

Helena- To kick off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat belt initiative with the highest level of support, the Montana Highway Patrol is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety...

 
 By Montana DPHHS    News    May 23, 2018

Public health officials offer advice to prevent tick bites

HELENA - As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their...

 
 By Montana FWP    News    May 23, 2018

Deadline to apply for Deer B, Elk B, Antelope and Antelope B is June 1

Don't forget – the deadline to apply for Resident and Nonresident Deer B, Elk B, Antelope and Antelope B licenses is Friday, June 1. Residents and nonresidents can participate in the bonus point...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

NWS personnel visit LVFD to talk snowpack, flooding

A presentation on last winter's lingering snowpack and the impact it's expected to have on flooding didn't reveal many surprises for members of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, but confirmed...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

With more flooding expected, community pitches in to fill sandbags

As water from melting snow rose throughout the Lincoln Valley, and with an estimated month of high water still in the forecast, volunteers turned out in force last week to help fill an estimated...

 

New culverts installed on Stemple Road

New culverts Installed on Stemple Pass Road allow water from the east side of the road to drain, putting an end to the water that had been pouring across the road and creating a washout. Since the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

Photo story: High water in the Blackfoot

Recent high water in the Lincoln area impacted several parts of the valley as low and mid elevation snows melted, swelling the Blackfoot River and the many creeks in the area that feed into it. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

Lincoln trails planning gets underway; more local youth input sought

With the job of coordinating the initial Envision Lincoln meetings behind them, Trust For Public Lands representative Amy MacNamara began working with locals last week on the plans for a trail system...

 

Misdemeanors land Lincoln man arrested for assault in April back in jail

A Lincoln man arrested for felony aggravated assault last month is back in jail after being arrested for violating a no-contact order with the victim. The arrest marked the second time in less than a...

 
 By Montan FWP    News    May 16, 2018

Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA opening delayed Until June 1

The Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area will open at noon Friday, June 1 this year, instead of the regularly scheduled opening of May 15. Persistent snow, a slow spring thaw and extremely wet roads have prompted the extended closure, as...

 

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