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 By Kate Radford    School    September 24, 2020 

Teacher Feature: Drew Blubaugh

Drew Blubaugh is a first year teacher and is teaching health and P.E. this year at Lincoln Schools. He recently graduated from the University of...

 

Lincoln School deals with spring learning gaps, adapts distance learning techniques

As school starts up this fall, teachers work to meet student needs and assess which gaps in learning are from COVID closures last spring and which...

 

Teacher Feature - Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns joins Lincoln Public Schools as the new 4th grade teacher this year. She graduated from Montana State University Bozeman with a bachel...

 

Reputation, specialty work keeps L&L Custom Sawing buzzing

Leroy Blancher has owned L&L Custom Sawing for 26 years, after he and his dad, Len, purchased the sawing equipment together. Blancher was born in Grea...

 

Teacher Feature: Danielle Cyr

Danielle Cyr, Lincoln School's new pre-K teacher, attended school as a student in Lincoln from kindergarten through her senior year, and she's...

 

AirBnBs affect rental availability , but provide other economic benefits

AirBnB and similar services allow individuals, called "hosts," to offer up second homes, cabins and spare rooms as short-term rentals. AirBnB...

 

Teacher Feature: Darryan Gonzales

Darryan Gonzales joins the Lincoln Public Schools this year as the music teacher. Originally from Four Corners, Farmington, N.M., Gonzales was in...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    August 27, 2020

Housing Navigator works to address homelessness, workforce housing

With less housing on the market, finding local and affordable housing can pose difficulties throughout Lewis and Clark County, and finding affordable...

 

Montana lags in Census response with one month left until count ends

The 2020 decennial Census count started on Apr. 1. With the final day to be counted scheduled for September 30, Montana lags behind nearly every other...

 

Klara's Plant Pick: Oregon grape

This is the beginning of a sometimes-series about plants in Upper Blackfoot Valley. Are you interested in a particular local plant? Contact the BVD...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    August 20, 2020

Several factors play into Lincoln real estate market's busy summer

Like much of Montana, the real estate market in Lincoln has been busy this summer. In other parts of the state, increased realty sales have been linke...

 

Lincoln Telephone Roundup supporting local organizations for 20-plus years

The Lincoln Telephone Company has been offering their "Round Up" service to support local organizations since 1999. In that time, donations have...

 

Elkhorn COAD partners with LC County to help communities

The Elkhorn COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lewis & Clark County to define t...

 

Lincoln ahead of other rural areas in broadband access

Broadband internet is a big buzzword these days, as employees and students frantically started working and learning from home when businesses and...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    August 13, 2020

Montana State Library helping provide internet to communities through Hotspots

The Montana State Library is working to make hotspots, which will provide internet access and unlimited data, available to communities across the...

 

19th Amendment marks 100 years of women's voting rights

On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, declaring, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by...

 

Bob Orr a Lincoln, telephone company institution

Longtime resident and Lincoln Telephone Company President Bob Orr has lived in Lincoln for the better part of 75 years. "I came with my folks. I was...

 

Sculpture in the Wild seeing more media coverage, higher visitor counts during coronavirus pandemic

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild has gained broad national attention this spring and summer as a place to enjoy art and the outdoors through...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 30, 2020

Different counties mean different directives for dealing with COVID-19

Phase 2 of the Reopening of the Big Sky Plan launched on June 1, and Governor Bullock's directive regarding face coverings in indoor public spaces and...

 
 By Kate Radford    School    July 23, 2020

Amid COVID-19 debate, Lincoln School Board discusses options for upcoming school year

The Lincoln School Board discussed different options for how school will proceed for the 2020-2021 school year during their Monday, July 13 meeting....

 
 By Kate Radford    School    July 23, 2020

Additional School Board Updates

Sports The Montana High School Association is planning to carry on with the fall sports schedules as they're currently set, said Lincoln Athletic...

 

Hairitage House now Hairway 200, under new ownership

Kelly Samson has been doing hair for 24 years and has just opened her own salon called Hairway 200, in what used to be Hairitage House, on Highway 200...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2020

Cyclists, hikers scarce as GDMBR, CDT see impact of COVID-19 restrictions

Most summers, Lincoln welcomes hikers from the Continental Divide Trail as well as cyclists from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, many of them...

 
 By Kate Radford    School    July 15, 2020

Lincoln Schools awarded four-year literacy grant

Last October, Montana was awarded a five-year, $50 million literacy grant through the U.S. Department of Education. In June, the state awarded Lincoln...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 8, 2020

Higher beef prices putting a pinch on local restaurants

Beef prices have risen steeply for consumers since COVID-19 hit. At the same time, beef prices for ranchers have dropped. Much of this is due to suppl...

 

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