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Lincoln Resource Map being developed by mILp, RTC: Rural

Montana Independent Living Project (mILp) and the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities at the University of Montana (RTC: R...

 

Santa's Workshop gets a hand from Optimist Club

Nearly 100 kids and their families descended on the Lincoln School Gym to make crafts and holidays gifts at the annual Santa's Workshop Dec. 4....

 

For nearly a decade, Sam's Hope has helped kids with childhood illnesses and people in need in Lincoln

Lincoln nonprofit Sam's Hope was originally started to help support those battling childhood cancer. Since its inception in 2012, Sam's Hope has grown...

 

Nature Picks: Cranberries and Sundews

The Thanksgiving holiday is commonly associated with food, and while turkey is often the main dish, cranberries, Vaccinium macrocarpon, are a...

 

Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

The Lincoln Community United Methodist Church has a new pastor who provides services for the community every other Sunday at 10:30 a.m. "I've been...

 

The Big Read returns in November

The Lewis & Clark Library plans to host their 15th annual National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in November featuring the poetry book An...

 

A little batty

International Bat Week is celebrated annually on the last week of October, from the 24-31. Organized by Bat Conservation International and in partners...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    October 7, 2021

Annual Community Benefit postponed

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone their annual Community Benefit, which is usually held the first weekend in November. Th...

 

Local artists on display this weekend for Tour of the Arts

Alpine Artisans' annual Tour of the Arts, highlighting artists in the Blackfoot and Seeley-Swan Valleys, is scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 this year to...

 

Teacher Feature: Cailey DenBoer

Lincoln School District's new first grade teacher, Cailey DenBoer, grew up in Lincoln and is excited to return to the town as an educator. DenBoer...

 

Nature Pick: Rubber Rabbitbrush

"Ahead was an ocean of rabbit brush bursting with yellow blossoms. The prairie under hoof was lavender in the dimming light." – Sarah...

 

Emerging Artist Beth Korth brings avian whimsy to BPSW

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild introduced Beth Korth, this year’s emerging artist-in-residence, Sunday, Sept. 6 during the Artist-in-Resi...

 

BPSW Education program encompasses array of arts

Every fall, Lincoln students get the opportunity to work with visiting artists and creators during the artist residencies held by Blackfoot Pathways:...

 

Brolly begins residency at Sculpture in the Wild

Michael Brolly is one of two featured artists-in-residence at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild this year, and he will be in Lincoln for a...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    September 9, 2021

Kolves donate groomer to Ponderosa Snow Warriors

The Ponderosa Snow Warriors received a new groomer this year, donated by Glen and Marge Kolve. The new groomer belongs to the snowmobile club and...

 

Montana Poet Laureates to draw inspiration from BPSW, work with Lincoln students

Each September, Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild invites artists, composers, musicians, and other creators to Lincoln as part of the Artist...

 

Fashion and fun at UBVHS Heritage Day

The Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society hosted the annual Lincoln Heritage Day last Saturday with approximately 125 attendees. The event...

 

A foot stompin' good time returns to Grantier Barn

The Lincoln Council for the Arts sponsored the annual Barn Dance this year on Aug. 13. As in years past, the dance took place at Eddie Grantier's...

 

Art & Music festival returns

The Lincoln Arts & Music Festival is set to return Aug. 14 and 15 after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. The event is scheduled to include...

 

Annual Clothing Giveaway has banner year

Lincoln's annual Clothing Giveaway started Aug. 1 in the Lincoln Community Hall and had extended hours this year. Organizers are looking at ways to...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    August 5, 2021

Petition signatures needed to move RID chip seal projects forward

Two petitions to fund chip sealing on Lincoln’s hard surface streets continue to be available to residents living in the Lincoln and Lambkins Rural Improvement Districts. If 20 percent or more of...

 

Montana Independent Living Project specialist to visit Lincoln next week

The Montana Independent Living Project, which provides a variety of services to promote independence for people living with disabilities in...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    July 29, 2021

Paws Inn provides pet boarding services for animals large and small

Rayna Thompson opened Paws Inn Pet Boarding in Lincoln on June 7. "I used to babysit dogs around town here when I was in high school," said Thompson,...

 

Annual Hooper Park Flea Market sees busy comeback

The annual Hooper Park Flea Market returned to Lincoln last weekend with a near record-setting number of vendors booked. Forty-five of the 50 vendors...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2021

Stage 1 Fire restrictions go into effect throughout region; some exceptions in Lincoln area for now

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest instituted Stage 1 fire restrictions throughout the forest beginning Friday, July 9 at 12:01 a.m., with the...

 

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