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 By Kate Radford    News    January 21, 2021 

Weed District board still lacks Lincoln representative

The Lincoln position on the Lewis and Clark County Weed District board has been open for well over a year, said County Commissioner Jim McCormick, who serves on the board. A Lincoln representative...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    January 14, 2021

Race to the Sky canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Race to the Sky board met on Jan. 10 to make final decisions about the race and whether or not to proceed. "We canceled for this year because of...

 

Optomist club fundraiser a success

The Blackfoot Valley Optimist Club held a successful fundraiser over the Christmas holidays and is looking forward to new events and opportunities...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    January 7, 2021

Rolfe sworn in; brings private sector experience to County Commission

Lewis and Clark County Com-missioner Tom Rolfe was sworn in Dec. 29, 2020 for his first term. Rolfe, who was elected to the position Susan Good Geise...

 

BPSW looking ahead to busy, productive 2021

Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild looks forward to a full event season in 2021, after the cancellation and postponement of last year’s events and artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BSPW wi...

 

The path to Lincoln Gulch Engraving and Leatherworks

Heidi and Jim Agner have lived in Lincoln since 2013 and are the husband and wife duo behind Lincoln Gulch Engraving and Leatherworks. They live with...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    December 31, 2020

Hooper Park receives donation

Hooper Park in Lincoln recently received an anonymous $3,000 donation. “They wanted half of it to go to the skatepark, enhancing the skatepark, the other half to the park itself,” said Nyle...

 

Veteran Highlight: Bob Armstrong

Bob Armstrong joined the National Guard as a junior in high school and served two years, before going on to serve two years in the Army and four more...

 

The Big Read returns

The Lewis & Clark Library was again the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant this year, which supports a community-wide...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    December 24, 2020

Board of Health approves emergency COVID rules as hedge against changes to state directives

The Lewis and Clark City-County Board of Health passed "Emergency Rules and Regulations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic" on Thursday, Dec. 17. Ma... Full story

 

Carols and Pie, Oh My

With nearly all holiday events canceled in Lincoln this year, Lincoln residents have two new opportunities to come together and celebrate while still... Full story

 

Armstrongs recall 30-plus years of 'Santa Clausing'

Bob Armstrong played Santa Claus in Lincoln for 30 years, and while he has been retired from that position since 2014, many still think of him as the...

 

School Holiday Program canceled

The Lincoln School holiday program has been canceled this year. With students in online learning and limited technology available to arrange a...

 

COVID-19 puts Lincoln Loggers Wrestling on hold

Wrestling in Lincoln usually starts in December, but with school closed, the start date has been postponed. Though wrestling isn’t a school-sponsored sport, wrestling coach Ezra Schwalm said he...

 

Nature Pick: Snowberry and Snowflakes

The snowberry, or Symphoricarpos albus, is a shrub and member of the Honeysuckle family. Snowberry can be found in well over half of the fifty states...

 

Nine months into COVID, concerns about impact of isolation on Lincoln seniors grow

The Lincoln Senior Center closed their doors to in-person dining and activities in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's been nearly nine... Full story

 

Zach Muse

Zach Muse enlisted in the Navy on Sep. 1, 1990 and served in navigation during Desert Storm as a Master Helmsman. He was also a Master of Arms during...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    December 3, 2020

Masking reality

Since the start of the pandemic, messaging about mask-wearing has changed considerably. Early on, the World Health Organization suggested that...

 

Lincoln spinner featured in New Zealand magazine

Tammy Jordan, owner of Goldieknots Montana, recently published an article on lace-weight spinning in the international magazine The Wheel, which is...

 

Veteran Highlight: Dawn Charron

Dawn Charron served for nearly 30 years in the Montana Air National Guard as a Supply Specialist. She retired as a Senior Master Sgt in 2014 and is...

 

Holiday & Historic Recipes at the library

With the colder weather and holidays fast approaching, winter offers a great time to try out new recipes, rediscover old favorites, and swap dishes...

 

UBVHS expects to complete King restoration in 2021

Reconstruction of the walls of the historic Matt King House began last month, but is winding down for the year due to weather. The Upper Blackfoot...

 

Veteran Highlight: Harry Arvidson

Harry Arvidson was a Navy submariner during World War II and was part of the crew to which the Japanese "super submarine" I-400 surrendered at the...

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Thrift Store marks 10 years

The Lincoln Thrift Store that operates behind the Methodist Church recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. "It's my baby," said Diane Ironi who star...

 

MBAC works with rural communities to support businesses

The Montana Business Assistance Connection has been working in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Meagher counties for more than two decades to support...

 

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