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 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. However, the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce was not...

 
 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. It was long thought that most microplastics found...

 
 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 cushion for the district's purchase ofthe property jus...

 
 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 www.smart911.com Public safety officials use Smart911...

 
 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 of the 2019 Legislative Session's House Bill 14,...

 
 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 jobs as the longest government shut down in U.S....

 
 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 his green and white 1972 Chevy Classic pickup in...

 

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 business each session – was adopting the House Rules....

 
 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 county deputy Sheriff Tony Galahan responded to a r...

 

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 caucus elected House District 80 representative...

 
 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 equipment. The Supporting and Improving Rural EMS...

 
 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 board. However, at Friday’s Lincoln Government Day...

 

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 Lincoln Government Day meeting Friday, Griffin said...

 
 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 building. The disassembled building has been stored b...

 

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 police department for protection –but Shelby is...

 
 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 perception of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild...

 
 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 protection to grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone...

 

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 a local version in an effort to reduce property...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 19, 2018

Chimney fire damages home on Dalton Mtn. Rd.

A fire believed to have started near the top of the chimney caused significant damage to a home on Dalton Mountain Road Monday afternoon, Dec. 10. The fire at the home of Shane and Teresa Brown was...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 19, 2018

Anderson to retire as school superintendent - principal at end of June

Lincoln Public Schools superintendent and principal Carla Anderson informed the Lincoln school board of her decision to retire from the dual positions when her contract expires June 30, 2019....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 19, 2018

UBMC Open House provides information on clean up, draws sparse community participation

An open house designed to provide a look back at the 2018 cleanup efforts at the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex drew only about half a dozen area residents to the Lincoln Community Hall Thursday...

 
 By News Release    News    December 19, 2018

Increased law enforcement on patrol during the holiday season

Helena – Increased law enforcement patrols in Lewis & Clark County will begin during the weeks leading up to Christmas and lasting over New Year’s Day to keep Montana’s roads free of impaired drivers. The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s...

 
 By News Release    News    December 19, 2018

FWP seeks comment on three wildlife proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public review and comment on the following proposals: 2019 elk shoulder seasons, 2019-2020 Biennial Wildlife Management Area Public Use Rules and 2019...

 
 By News Release    News    December 19, 2018

Region 3 seeks applicants for Citizens' Advisory Committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill three volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizen Advisory Committee. FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 5, 2018

Forest Service releases Stonewall Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest announced Friday that it has a new plan for the Stonewall Vegetation Project west of Lincoln. The new proposed alternative, outlined in a Draft Supplemental...

 

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