Lewis and Clark County

Two ice fishermen were rescued after falling into the water at Holter Lake over the weekend.

Starting in 2020, Lewis and Clark County will no longer have partisan elections for leadership offices, an idea that voters from a different southwest Montana county are opposed to.

56 Counties: Bruce Whittenberg, Krys Holmes

Oct 7, 2019
courtesy Bruce Whittenberg and Krys Holmes

This month, 56 Counties turns to Lewis and Clark County for discussions with Bruce Whittenberg and Krys Holmes.  


Updated 4:50 p.m.

A little after 4 p.m. the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s office Facebook page announced a new evacuation due to a new wildfire for the Beaver Creek area near Nelson. It says a roadblock is in place at the York Bar preventing traffic from traveling north. Travel is still permitted east toward Vigilante Campground.

There’s a public meeting about the North Hills Fire being held at this hour at the Helena Valley Community Center. That fire, first reported Friday afternoon, quickly blew up to more than 4,000 acres, causing evacuation orders to be issued for an estimated 400 homes.

Among the evacuees is Erin Vang, who left her home Saturday quickly.

U.S. Department of State (IIP Bureau) / Flickr

Montana saw an almost 70% voter turnout this week according to the secretary of state’s office. County clerks said that’s larger-than-usual participation for a midterm election, but it also made for a lengthy night and delayed results.