Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Air quality hazardous as Callahan Fire grows

Air quality in Libby and Troy fell to hazardous levels as the Callahan Fire grew to about 1,000 acres on Sept. 1...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Libby Elementary School closed after evidence of virus spread in the building

Education officials have announced that Libby Elementary School is closed tomorrow, Oct. 14, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Callahan fire grows to 400 acres

U.S. Forest Service officials say the Callahan Fire has grown to 400 acres as of Sept. 12.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
In a reversal, county officials now plan on a mail-in ballot election

Newly appointed Election Administrator Chris Nelson announced the change on Sept. 4. Nelson said he submitted his plan for a mail-in ballot election to the Office of the Montana Secretary of State that day. State...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Sheriff’s Office Blotter

The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Libby Public School District employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Libby Public School District staff member has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Updated 3 months ago
Lincoln County sees second coronavirus-related death

A second Lincoln County resident has succumbed to complications related to COVID-19.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Masks required in Lincoln County public spaces

Masks are now required in Lincoln County in all businesses, government offices and other indoor public spaces according to a July 15 directive issued by Gov. Steve Bullock. Face coverings also will be required at...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
19 new novel coronavirus cases confirmed in Lincoln County

Health department officials announced 19 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Lincoln County on Sunday evening.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Lincoln County Health Department announces new coronavirus case

A 50-year-old male has tested positive for coronavirus, Lincoln County Health Department officials announced in a July 9 Facebook post. The department is con...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Health officials investigate possible cluster of COVID-19 cases

Officials announced the probe during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Lincoln County Health Board on July 8. The investigation was launched after testing revealed two new cases of COVID-19 in the county, sa...

Updated 4 months ago
County confirms new coronavirus case

It’s the first new confirmed coronavirus case in the county since April 5, officials said.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
School resource office proposal fails again at ballot box

For the second year in a row, Libby voters rejected raising taxes to pay for a school resource officer.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Lincoln County man is first COVID-19 fatality in Montana

Jim Tomlin, 77, who lived in the Bull Lake area of Lincoln County succumbed to COVID-19 while receiving medical treatment in Kalispell, said his son, G. Scott Tomlin.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Second COVID-19 case detected in Lincoln County

Officials have confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County.