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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 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Libby Public Schools receive threatening phone calls

Libby Superintendent of Schools Ron Goodman echoed Police Chief Scott Kessel’s comments that the threats were no...

Updated 2 years, 2 months ago
Libby Elementary School to move to a remote schedule

Libby Elementary School will move to a fully remote learning schedule on Nov. 17 for most of the rest of the month.

Updated 2 years, 2 months ago
Libby Middle High School switches to remote learning

The Libby Middle High School will be moving to a fully remote schedule on Nov. 12 for much of the rest of the month, according to a press release from Superintendent Ron Goodman.

Updated 2 years, 3 months ago
Gunderson, Duram secure reelection

While the presidential election still hangs in the balance, Lincoln County officials completed tallying a record amount of local ballots in the early morning hours following Election Day.

Updated 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 4 months 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. 13, blanketing Lincoln County in a hazy layer ...

Updated 2 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months ago
Lincoln County sees second coronavirus-related death

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

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago
County confirms new coronavirus case

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