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Man found in woods near Lincoln identified, many questions remain

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton identified the man found in the woods north of the old Lincoln Cemetery as Lee Klette, 42, of Great Falls. A man prospecting with a metal detector in the...

Photos: New LRFD well, pump installed

Image 1: Western Water Wells of Helena works with Lincoln's MT Poverty Well Drilling to install a new well next to the Lincoln Rural Fire District's well house in the center of Lincoln Wednesday,...

UM Study: Hardrock mining contributes $2.7 billion to Montana's economy

MISSOULA – Montana’s hardrock mining industry supports more than 12,000 permanent, year-round jobs with average annual earnings of $86,030, according to a new study released by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic...

Sculpture season returns to Lincoln as Artists-in-Residence set to work on year five of BPSW installations

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild entered its busiest time of the year last week as this year's two artist-in-residence went to work on the newest installations for the park. Unlike some past...

Talk of the pines

Sculpture in the Wild's 2018 University of Montana Emerging Artist Anne Yoncha began work on "Tree Talk," a piece intended make the internal physiology of trees, and the networks between them...

Hot Wheels on Main

The early snowfall that hit the area last September may have dampened the wildfires burning in the area, but also put a damper on the pair of annual car shows hosted in Lincoln by forcing the...

Lunchtime Concert Series brings grand music to Lincoln Community Hall

Adele O'Dwyer admitted she was delighted and a bit surprised at the crowd that filled the Lincoln Community Hall for the first in a series of three Lunchtime Concerts celebrating both the 5th...

Teacher Feature: Nancy Schwalm

If you walk into the third-grade class at Lincoln School you will probably see a face familiar to a lot of Lincoln residents. Nancy Schwalm moved to Montana 16 years ago, to be a Law Enforcement...

Hard hit in game against WSS Hornets ends football season for Lincoln player

The Lincoln Lynx football team suffered not only a 73-6 defeat at the hands of the White Sulphur Springs Hornets, but the loss of a promising player for the remainder of the season. Sophomore Joey...

Junior High Lynx ladies have full week of contests

Drummond's junior high lady Trojans rolled into Lincoln Thursday, Sept. 13 for a contest with the A and B teams of the local junior high Lynx volleyball teams. The team suited up again Saturday to... Full story

Junior Varsity Lady Lynx have success against Valley Christian Eagles, varsity struggles in five sets

The Lincoln gym was full of volleyball fans on Saturday, Sept. 15, to cheer on their Lady Lynx against the visiting Eagles of Valley Christian from Missoula. JV Lady Lynx The 4 p.m. game showcased...

Op/Ed: I-186 ensures mining companies keep Montana's water clean.

Just west of our little ranch on North Willow Creek lies a town that once burst at the seams with mines and miners. Pony, Montana, boasted 5,000 people, banks, bars, schools, churches and a rail line. Mines with romantic names like Boss Tweed and...

Letter: A Spotted Owl landed on clean water

Three decades ago the spotted owl was used to obstruct tree removal and to force unreasonable “hands off” forest management that has helped result in today’s mega fires. So, forgive me for not believing the water pollution calamity story now... Full story

Op/ed: Montana Schools Must Act to Stop Bullying

Montana’s children are off to a new school year and the excitement of learning. Children need and deserve to learn in a safe environment. When children are bullied in schools, it makes them feel unsafe and makes learning (and life) harder.  The...

Dear Dietician: Nutrition studies

Dear Dietitian, Why are nutrition studies so confusing? One day we hear a certain food is good for us; then the next thing we know, the same thing may cause cancer. It's very frustrating! George D.... Full story

My Smart Mouth: Sustainable Fashion

One buzzword that seems to be getting a lot of airtime these days is “sustainability.” Most often, the word is used to mean the responsible maintenance of the world in which we live, so that the planet’s resources will be able to support many...

Grouchy ducks, grumpy geese and other undesirable animals

Our mother was out at the clothesline while the rest of us were in the house. Suddenly, she burst through the back door, so frightened and angry she couldn't speak clearly. She kept asking for a...

Mountaintop musings: Road Tripping

By the time this is in print I will be in Springfield, Ill. Then on the 23rd Lisa and I will be sharing our ministry with Zion Hill Baptist Church in Chatsworth, Ga. The following week it is on to Cleveland, Ohio to officiate our oldest son’s...

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