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 By Hope Quay    School    May 15, 2019 

Weaving it forward

When weaver Teri Fitzgerald was gifted a wealth of basketry materials, she immediately wanted to share the windfall. "I knew right away that I wanted...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    May 8, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Generations

Recently, someone introduced themselves to me as “[insert name here], fourth generation Montanan, ranching family.” “Wow,” thought I. “This individual is awfully proud of their heritage ...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    May 1, 2019

BPSW tourism award reflects community impacts seen by local businesses

In a nod to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild's cultural and economic impact, the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development recently...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    April 24, 2019

Lincoln grad shares love of ceramics with LHS art students

2011 Lincoln Schools graduate Gabe Harris returned to his Alma Mater last Thursday to bring his love of ceramics to junior high and high school...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    April 10, 2019

Historical Society, Heritage Alliance merge

As part of an effort to revitalize the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society by capturing twentieth century history, the UBVHS welcomed locals...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    April 10, 2019

Into the Drink

April 15th marks the one-hundred-and-seventh anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a catastrophic accident that resulted in tragic loss of life...

 
 By Hope Quay    Community    April 3, 2019

Council for the Arts bringing popular ventriloquist to Lincoln

The Lincoln Council for the Arts has sponsored two performances by nationally recognized ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, who is slated to bring her...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    March 27, 2019

Lincoln Ambulance establishes scholarship honoring Frisbee

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance has voted to establish a new memorial scholarship in honor of first responder Bill Frisbee. Longtime LVA volunteer...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    March 20, 2019

Sculpture in the Wild a finalist for tourism award

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild has been chosen as one of three finalists up to receive a Montana Tourism Award in the category of Heritage and Cultural Tourism. Nominated alongside...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    March 20, 2019

Lincoln School to increase minimum age to attend preschool next year

The Lincoln School Board has voted to raise the minimum age to attend Lincoln's free pre-school from three to four years old. Montana is one of nine...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    February 27, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Columbus Don't

Having been raised in a rather traditional lifestyle and culture, I by no means consider myself a person who places no value in the past. Having said that, I like to think that I also recognize the...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    February 20, 2019

Lincoln Skatepark submits formal design proposal to County Commission

Plans to bring a skatepark to Lincoln are gaining momentum as Lewis and Clark County officials’ enthusiasm for the project grows. Community Coordinator Karyn Good, who agreed to help the Lincoln...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    February 13, 2019

Luck, a donation and trip to Virginia bring a new ambulance to Lincoln

After a couple of lucky breaks, the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance was recently able to bring home a new ambulance to serve Lincoln. "We found it on one...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    January 30, 2019

Air Feeback

After eight years with the Montana Department of Transportation, Lincoln native Hayes Feeback is moving on to pursue a lifelong dream. "This summer...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    January 30, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Honest Mistakes

I think I may have unwittingly traumatized my kid this weekend. She’s stoic, so it’s hard to tell, but I have the sneaking suspicion that I’ll be hearing about this incident over Thanksgiving...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    January 23, 2019

Snow problem? No problem! Lincoln volunteers make Skijor Lincoln happen

A s last weekend's third annual Skijor Lincoln approached, an unexpected lack of snow fueled rumors that the event would have to be cancelled....

 

Lincoln fish pond plan to be revived, revisited

In March of 2015, Lincoln area Game Warden Ezra Schwalm was all set to move forward with an application to a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks public fishing pond grant program. Schwalm, who...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    January 16, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Woman's Best Friend

Despite having grown up surrounded by animals – or perhaps because of it – I am not a card-carrying member of the dog lover’s club. Before you rally a lynch mob, let me explain my position by...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    January 9, 2019

Lincoln science teacher retiring at end of school year

Times change, and kids grow up, but for twenty-six years George Pierce, recognizable in his trademark daily ties, has remained a fixture at Lincoln...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    January 9, 2019

Changes ahead for structure of Lincoln School administration

The retirement of Lincoln Schools Superintendent/Principal Carla Anderson at the end of this school year could mean a change in the structure of the...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    January 2, 2019

A love note to Betty Lou

Any rancher will tell you that cows have no great respect for excuse or circumstance. In times of joy or grief, hardship or plenty, celebration or...

 

Man Therapy comes to Lewis and Clark County

A new public health program that launched in September is aimed at lowering the stigma associated with mental health issues like depression and...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    December 26, 2018

My Smart Mouth: Recipes, Memories and a Dash of Split Pea Soup

I don’t know about you, but my favorite thing about the holidays is the food. It’s something of an understatement to say that I like to eat. In fact, I would say a good portion of my life...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    December 5, 2018

My Smart Mouth: A disorder for the holiday season

Do you have small children who are destroying your life and your perfect tree this holiday season with their clumsily placed homemade ornaments? Do you, too, spend hours after they go to bed...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    December 5, 2018

Lighting up Lincoln for the holidays

Lincoln is lighting up as businesses and homes get into the holiday spirit. For many, beautifying the town this holiday season is its own reward, but...

 

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