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 By Hope Quay    Columns    September 19, 2018 

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...

 By Hope Quay    Columns    September 5, 2018

My Smart Mouth: The Unabomber and respect

The 2016 20-year anniversary of the capture of the Unabomber, and the recent presence of film crews in Lincoln have prompted a renewed interest and a lot of memories for many of us about that surreal...

 By Hope Quay    Features    August 29, 2018

The enduring allure of vintage fashion

As I scrambled to organize and finalize the details on 70 outfits the night before the second annual Heritage Day Vintage Fashion Show, I couldn't help but wonder why I would ever agree to spearhead...

 By Hope Quay    Features    August 15, 2018

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...

 By Hope Quay    Columns    August 1, 2018

My Smart Mouth: The Allure of Other People's Junk

What is it about other people's junk that so enthralls us? I was asking myself that question last Friday as my family and I began our second circuit around Lincoln's annual flea market, eagerly...

 By Hope Quay    Features    July 18, 2018

Powerhouse sees enthusiastic response since opening in June

Just a few months ago, work on Rick Freeland's dream of a non-profit fitness and recreation center for Lincoln had just begun. Now, Freeland and his wife Patti have converted the dated mid-century...

 By Hope Quay    News    July 11, 2018

Lincoln Community Hall marks a century with events through town

The Lincoln Community Hall celebrated the historic building's hundredth year as the heart of Lincoln last weekend with entertainment, exhibits and activities that spanned two days and stretched from...

 By Hope Quay    Features    June 13, 2018

Travel plan and fire repairs mean "mega" Trail Crew for Lincoln Ranger District

For most Lincoln residents, the United States Forest Service Trail Crew- a work force responsible for keeping trails clear and usable - has been a fixture in and around the nearby back country for as...

 By Hope Quay    Columns    June 13, 2018

My Smart Mouth

Today is my sweetheart’s birthday. He was born exactly three weeks before me, which puts us both under the astrological sign of Gemini – a personality pairing that astrology assures me is either brilliant, or disastrous. Whether or not you set...

 By Hope Quay    Features    May 16, 2018

Family of Dick Geary raising funds to bring ailing writer home

(Editor's Note: Readers of the BVD who have followed Dick Geary's exploits in Brazil during the past year may have noticed there hasn't been a column from him in the last month. Although we initially...

 By Hope Quay    News    May 2, 2018

Long-time owner works final shift at Helmville's Copper Queen Saloon

The Copper Queen Saloon, Helmville's only local watering hole, recently changed hands after more than two decades. Former owner and chief bartender Tami Foell, who ran the Copper Queen ...

 By Hope Quay    News    April 25, 2018

Open house for Lincoln's new lineman

Northwestern Energy hosted an open-house style meet-and-greet at the Lincoln Community Hall Thursday, Apr. 19, encouraging locals to stop in and get to know Lincoln's new Northwestern Energy Town...

 By Hope Quay    Features    April 18, 2018

On Her Own Terms

A presentation on the life of one of Lincoln's most colorful characters visited the Community Hall last week. Sponsored by the Montana Historical Society and the Lewis and Clark Library the...

 By Hope Quay    Columns    April 11, 2018

My Smart Mouth: April Shut-ins

Normally, I’m not one for complaining about the weather. Several times this winter I was heard to remind my better half that he chooses to live in the mountains and thus snow and cold weather are to be expected and besides, isn’t it beautiful? I...

 By Hope Quay    School    April 4, 2018

Gardner takes on literacy coach role

Longtime Lincoln educator Annette Gardner has been chosen to lead Lincoln Schools' new Literacy Project as the Montana Comprehensive Literacy Plan Instructional Coach. The position - a long mouthful...


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