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ALERT helicopter won’t transport coronavirus patients

An ambulance transported Jim Tomlin from Libby to the Kalispell Regional Medical Center on March 25 after his co...

Updated 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
Court: W.R. Grace insurer is fair game for asbestos-related lawsuits

A March 25 ruling by the Montana Supreme Court allows more than 800 former employees of W.R. Grace’s Zonolite Division in Libby to continue asbestos-related personal injury claims against Maryland Casualty Company.

Updated 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
One injured during afternoon camper fire

The Libby Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished an afternoon fire Thursday in a small camper behind a residence on Billedeau Road in Lincoln County.

Updated 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
Carver to serve three years of a suspended sentence behind bars for drug possession

Lincoln County District Court Judge Matthew Cuffe handed down a partially suspended five-year sentence to a woman arrested in a stolen car behind an Avenue B home in December.

Updated 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
Emergency proclamation made in Troy

After the death of a Bull Lake man to COVID-19 underscored the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, Troy Mayor Dallas Carr has opted to declare a local emerge...

Updated 3 hours, 19 minutes 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 4 days, 3 hours ago
Past emergency declaration seen as way to secure resources

A regional public health emergency declared in 2009 by EPA could yield tangible support for Lincoln County residents and healthcare workers as they respond now to the potential for disease tied to the novel coron...

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
Six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county

Regional health officials received word April 1 of a sixth positive test for novel coronavirus for an individual in Lincoln County.

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
EPA delays handoff of Superfund site oversight to DEQ

A time beset by worry for local officials claimed a moment of respite on March 30.

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
Southern Pines Plantations to continue block management of former Plum Creek land after sale

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the pub...

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
Idaho earthquake felt by residents in Flathead, Lincoln counties

Fleeting impressions of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Idaho on March 31 captured the attention of residents in Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula and Gallatin counties, according to news reports.

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
Bid for snow removal vehicle comes in lower than expected

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners got a welcome surprise March 18 when they learned the bid for a new snow removal vehicle came in well under the expected asking price.

Updated 1 week ago
New rules see more businesses closing doors

Gov. Steve Bullock cranked up social distancing mandates another notch with a March 26 stay-at-home directive intended to “buy time for healthcare workers on...

Updated 1 week ago
Residency forces Berget to withdraw from county commissioner race

Lincoln County resident Tony Berget said March 20 that he recently determined his residency places him outside the Libby District in which he had planned to run in June against incumbent County Commissioner Mark ...

Updated 1 week ago
Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake likely from Noxon Reservoir

Scientific analysis determined that two walleyes discovered in Upper Thompson Lake in October were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system.