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Articles from the January 1, 2023 edition

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  • Christ provides all that we need to live

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Literary Trust|Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Q: How troubling to hear talking points about social justice standards defined by identity, diversity, and social action. This is causing confusion in areas of education, public service, and even in churches, saying that all people are basically good and deserve to live as they like regardless if it hurts anyone else; and that preaching against sin is robbing people of their individual rights to live free from any imposed standard. Is there an answer? - T.S. A: Many people who...

  • Wirth Appointed to Montana House District 80

    News Release, Lewis and Clark County|Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Helena, MT – Following a joint meeting on January 3, 2023, the County Commissioners of Powell County and Lewis and Clark County announced the appointment of Zach Wirth to represent Montana House District 80. The seat was vacated by Representative Becky Beard following her appointment to Montana Senate District 40. Zach Wirth is a business owner and lives in Lewis and Clark County. Other candidates interviewed by the Joint Commission included Hailey Oestreicher and Nathan N...

  • Lawmakers hear testimony on grant program for training to coordinate missing person searches

    Elinor Smith, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Jan 4, 2023

    HELENA – Lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would provide $61,000 of the state's money to pay for a grant program for training local, community-led teams to help coordinate searches for missing persons. Rep. Tyson Running Wolf D-Browning is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and is the sponsor of House Bill 18, which was requested by the State-Tribal Government Committee. "This bill will forge stronger connections between the local communities, public safety agenci...

  • Legislators sworn in for 2023 session

    Elinor Smith, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Jan 4, 2023

    HELENA – Lawmakers from across the state gathered in Helena Monday to be sworn in for the start of the 2023 Montana legislative session. Republicans hold a majority in both the House and Senate and on Monday, leaders said their top issues will include inflation, affordable housing and the cost of living. "As we always do, we're going to pass a conservative, balanced budget, which funds our government, but also prepares us for the challenges of tomorrow," said Senate M...

  • Break in at Hi Country Trading Post

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Jan 4, 2023

    The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Hi-Country Trading Post Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, reporting a break-in. They reported a large amount of merchandise had been stolen from the store. A deputy responded to take the report. The deputy reviewed video footage provided by the store and took photographs of the area and evidence. The incident is under investigation and leads are being followed-up on. If any members of the public noticed anything...

  • An Impossible Journey

    The Foundation for a Better Life|Updated Dec 31, 2022

    In May 1869, John Wesley Powell, a former Union Army major who had lost most of his right arm in the Battle of Shiloh, led 10 explorers in launching four heavy wooden boats loaded to the gunwales with 10 months of supplies. Three of the boats were made of oak, more suitable for cruising lakes than busting through rapids. None of the men were experienced boatmen. The one-armed captain of the crew had maps with gaps in them. Still, it was the grandest expedition since Lewis and...

  • Op/Ed: Looking forward to representing Senate District 40

    Sen. Becky Beard - R, Montana SD-40|Updated Dec 31, 2022

    When a sitting elected official resigns ahead of the expiration of his or her term, a flurry of activities is set in motion, as we experienced in mid November and into this month. The Senator from Senate District 40, comprising areas of both Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, resigned just ahead of Thanksgiving week. News of this filtered in while attending Legislative Caucusing and Orientation at the Capitol. It was then that I was approached to ask if my name could be put...

  • Pavement preservation proposed for Highway 200 through Lincoln

    News Release, Montana Dept. of Transportation|Updated Dec 31, 2022

    Lincoln - The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve about 10 miles of Montana Highway 200, around Lincoln. The project begins at the Lewis and Clark County line and extends east through Lincoln, ending before Abe Lincoln Road. Proposed work includes new centerline asphalt, full-width crack seal and seal and cover (chip seal), and new pavement markings. The purpose of the project is to extend the...