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 By Hope Quay    News    February 13, 2019 

Luck, a donation and trip to Virginia bring a new ambulance to Lincoln

After a couple of lucky breaks, the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance was recently able to bring home a new ambulance to serve Lincoln. "We found it on one...

 

2019 Race to the Sky 100-Mile Finishers

2019 Race to the Sky 100-Mile Finishers Place Musher Name Hometown Sunday Finish Time 1st Rick Larson Belt, Mont. 8:19 a.m. 2nd Jenny Roddewig Bozeman, Mont. 8:25 a.m. 3rd Charmayne Morrison Bozeman,...

 

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... Full story

 
 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    February 6, 2019

Series of small quakes rattle Lincoln Sunday

Many people in the Lincoln and Helmville areas may thought the shake they felt just after 10 a.m. Sunday was just a particularly strong gust of wind,...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 6, 2019

County First Responders recognized by Atty. General

Lincoln Volunteer Fire District Chief Zach Muse accepts a shadow box honoring the county's first responders from Montana Attorney General Tim Fox...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 6, 2019

LRFD discusses property acquisition, open trustee seats at January meeting

The Lincoln Rural Fire District board of trustees held their January meeting a week late due to the unexpected death of board chairman Bill Frisbee, a...

 

Legislative Roundup

HELENA-In his final State of the State address Thursday, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock laid out his priorities for this legislative session,...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 6, 2019

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff warns of dangerous new form of fentanyl

A recent spate of deaths in Montana from fentanyl, one of the nation's most dangerous drugs, prompted Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton to...

 
 By News Release    News    February 6, 2019

Public invited to comment on proposed county rabies rules

The City-County Board of Health is taking public comments until March 1 on proposed rules to help control the spread of rabies in Lewis and Clark County. The board opened the public comment period at...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    February 6, 2019

BPSW receives grant funding, support for 2019

2019 will bring more progress and improvements to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild as the Park's budget remains on track, buttressed by...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    February 6, 2019

Suspect in January truck theft arrested in Missoula

Lewis and Clark County Deputy Sheriff Robert Rivera reported at Friday's Lincoln Government Day meeting that police in Missoula arrested a suspect in...

 
 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...

 

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