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*Updated 8-17* Lightning ignites fires near Granite Butte, Mike Horse

**Update 8-17** After a day of minimal fire behavior Thursday, firefighters made progress in fighting the Trail 467 Fire, which was listed 23 acres and 50 percent contained Friday morning. Plans call...

New Citizens Alliance branch manager finds challenge, opportunity in small town banking

The new branch manager and loan officer at Lincoln’s Citizens Alliance Bank spent part of his Sunday morning with his wife flipping pancakes and cooking sausage and eggs for the Lincoln Heritage Alliance/Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society...

Lincoln seen as crucial stop for hikers, bikers as LVCC marks 2nd Annual CDT Gateway Community Celebration

Last year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition based in Golden, Colo. recognized Lincoln as their first Gateway Community in Montana, and as Marty Bannon sees it, Lincoln's location on the CDT,...

Arts Festival grows as organizers continue working on improvements

Despite temperatures in the 90's and a brief rainstorm on Saturday, Lincoln's second annual Arts Festival seemed to go off without a hitch last weekend. The Arts Festival was born last year when...

Photos:Laney Lou and the Birddogs perform at Lincoln Arts Festival

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs provided more than two hours of live and energetic bluegrass to round the day during the Lincoln Arts Festival...

Comments on Congress: A More Perfect Union

You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,...

Stuff the bus for Back to School

It’s August and that means it’s almost ‘Back to School’ time again. Fortunately, Lincoln kids can start off right with a school supply giveaway planned for Monday, Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lincoln School Library. Although a program in...

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, I had a heart attack three months ago and since then have been more conscientious about my diet. I've been eating more fish and a friend was telling me about fish oil supplements. Are...

Of baptisms, calving and making the most of an embarrassing situation

Matt stood in front of the mirror knotting the $80 silk tie his wife had given him for his birthday. He called to her, asking, "What time to we have to be at the church?" Liz, his wife, answered,...

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