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 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    News    February 6, 2019

BPSW receives grant funding, support for 2019

2019 will bring more progress and improvements to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild as the Park's budget remains on track, buttressed by...

 
 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...

 

School's new custodian brings his quirky sense of humor back to Lincoln

New Lincoln Schools part-time assistant custodian Jim Oly is no stranger to school hallways. A Drummond native, Oly was a janitor at Drummond school...

 

A horse called St. Nick

Ovando's annual Old West Christmas Fest wouldn't be complete without "Cowboy Claus" and his trusty horse, St. Nick. St. Nick has become a favorite of...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    November 21, 2018

My Smart Mouth: An ever lasting and ever changing Holiday

Every American school kid knows the story of the first Thanksgiving holiday, or at least the version of it referenced on cutesy holiday décor and in our first-grade lesson plans. The reality of the...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    November 14, 2018

My Smart Mouth: Vintage fashion, not vintage attitudes

By now, just about everyone in town is aware I am a vintage enthusiast. Most specifically, I have a passion for vintage clothing, but my love for the remnants of days gone by is not limited to...

 

Lincoln kids find support for skate park

When Lincoln Schools English teacher Philip Reed heard two of his students discussing Pearl Jam drummer Jeff Ament's skatepark project last year, he...

 
 By Hope Quay    News    October 31, 2018

Envision Lincoln catches attention of Lt. Gov., Main Street Montana Rural Partners

Trails, traffic, tourism and teamwork were all topics of discussion as Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney sat down with Lincoln stakeholders and Main Street...

 

Lewis and Clark Library brings interactive movie to Lincoln branch

The Lincoln branch of the Lewis & Clark Library hosted a free "interactive" screening of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Friday, Oct....

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    October 17, 2018

My Smart Mouth: Mercy Killing in the morning

Today I euthanized a chicken. Nothing starts the day like a little mercy killing before breakfast, right? In case you weren’t aware, chickens are by and large conscienceless, carnivorous little...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    October 10, 2018

Lincoln's new Grand Piano an important tool for music students

A Kawai grand piano purchased by Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild and intended for the use of the community and the park has taken up...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    October 10, 2018

My Smart Mouth: The return of decorative gourd season

We’ve reached the second week in October, and summer is over. Summer, that tantalizingly brief season of Vitamin D and seemingly endless evenings, officially ended at midnight on September 21 in Nor...

 

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