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Articles from the February 10, 2022 edition


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  • Arts Council plans pasty sale and more

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    The Lincoln Council for the Arts had their first meeting of 2022 to discuss their upcoming Pasty Fundraiser as well as upcoming events for the year. They are excited to bring more entertainment and art to Lincoln in the coming year. To get the year started, The Lincoln Council for the Arts, in conjunction with the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society, will again be selling pasties as their first fundraiser for the year. Last year, there was a competition between the...

  • Valley Christian Eagles take down Lynx 53-67

    Connie McCAfferty|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Valley Christian Eagles varsity men had a tough game against the Lincoln Lynx Friday Feb. 4 and it would have been an evenly matched contest except for a Valley Christian senior named Becker, who scored half of the Eagle points all by himself. The Lynx men were only two points behind in the second quarter, but their brave and courageous play could not keep up with Becker who could score from NBA range. Teegan Tybo was top man with 14 points followed by Andrew Brown with 13...

  • Lynx JV boys edge out Granite 18-16 Feb. 3

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Finally, a home bench of five players vs. an opposing team of five. It was going to be a match game, after all. The junior varsity players from both teams were young and energetic. The Lincoln Lynx J.V, when called up to bolster the varsity, are used to fighting it out with juniors and seniors who out-weigh and tower over them. Now the young Lincoln men had opponents in the Granite Prospectors who were more in their weight division. In the low scoring, big D game, the fierce...

  • Lady Lynx Shock Valley Christian Eagles

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    O how the mighty have fallen. Rolling into Lincoln on Friday, Feb. 4, the Valley Christian Eagle ladies from Missoula are used to cruising to victory against Lincoln. Laughingly, one member of the visiting team said to the Lynx coach, "We'll try not to run up the score against you too much." New coach Ray Campos may not have been here when those past massacres happened, but he knew a great motivational opportunity when it came along. Relating the Eagles taunt to his team in...

  • Lincoln School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    3th Grade Andrea LaManna 4.0 Allesondra Russ 4.0 Jenna Templeton 4.0 Grace Stine 3.8 Damion Birkholz 3.667 Haden Jennings 3.167 11th Grade Jessica Zarske 3.857 Gianna Gardella 3.667 Jaylin Lewenight 3.333 Jim Tolan 3.167 10th Grade Kylee Copenhaver 4.0 Miyah Davis 3.857 Maddie Sampson 3.857 Maddisen Derossett 3.833 Wesson Dempster 3.571 Trever Tolan 3.571 9th Grade Noah Barnett 4.0 Andrew Brown 4.0 Andrea Weisner 4.0 Delia Tolan 3.857 Teegan Tybo 3.857 Krymzen Dempster 3.286...

  • 'Ted K' to make North American debut at Missoula's Wilma Theater next week

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    About three and a half years ago, the specter of Ted Kaczynski returned to Lincoln as filmmaker Tony Stone filmed scenes for 'Ted K' in and around Lincoln. Next week the movie, which delves into Kaczynski's life during his last few years living near Lincoln in his now-infamous frame cabin, will have its North American premiere Feb. 15 at the Wilma Theater in Missoula. Invitations for the premiere went out last week to people in the community who helped with the movie,...

  • New MHP Trooper on duty in Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    It's been more than two years since the Montana Highway Patrol Trooper had someone stationed in Lincoln, but last weekend Jesse Short checked on for his first official shift as the resident trooper here. Short, who has been with the MHP since last March, has spent quite a bit of time in Lincoln before taking the position here, both during and after his Field Training. "My field trainer tried to get up to Lincoln as much as possible because he enjoyed it. We would come up here...

  • Obituary: Lee Mason

    Updated Jun 22, 2022

    Leland Joseph Mason, age 83, went to meet the Lord Jan. 24, 2022, in Weatherford, Texas. Lee was born July 25, 1938 in Albuquerque, N.M. to parents Estelle and Leo Mason. He graduated from Porterville High School in Porterville, Calif. in 1957. He apprenticed in a metal fabrication shop and assisted in building parts for the Saturn Rocket. Lee later moved to Bell Gardens to work as a contractor building hospitals and high-rise buildings. He met and married Ila Haislip Feb.15,... Full story

  • 'More cops, less crime'

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    'More cops, less crime' Lewis and Clark County Deputy Sheriff Cpl. Robert Rivera looked at Lincoln crime statistics for 2021 during the Feb. 4 Government Day meeting. His stats showed an increase in arrests, but an otherwise relatively average year for here. Rivera said there were a total of 1352 calls for service in the Lincoln area last year. Of those, deputies were the primary responding officers on 686 calls, which led to 87 cases or investigations. Deputies also...

  • Challenges on Copper Creek Road

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Copper Creek Road made a return as a topic at the Lincoln Government Day meeting Friday, Feb. 4. The discussions revolved around both the status of the snowmobile parking area and the future of the road's paved surface. This year, faced with budget limitations as well as a desire to help get more snowmobilers into town, the Snow Warriors have backed off plowing the parking area that is often used by visiting snowmobilers to access the Copper Bowls. Eric Griffin, Lewis and...

  • Gianforte Appoints Christy Clark Director of Agriculture

    News Release, Montana Governors Office|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the appointment of Christy Clark as the director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. "Montana producers work hard to feed the world, and today they have a partner and established advocate in Christy Clark as the director of the Montana Department of Ag," Gov. Gianforte said. "A fifth-generation rancher, Christy understands the challenges and opportunities our producers face, and shares my commitment to s...

  • Guest Opinion: National debt and a sliver of promise

    Russ Fagg, Billings|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    When running for the U.S. Senate in 2018 the number one issue I discussed was the massive and unsustainable national debt, which is now over $29 trillion, or $229,706 per tax payer. All the issues important to Americans, from education, to social security, to national defense and global warming, can only be addressed if we have resources to address them. If we go insolvent as a nation, which will lead to poverty, unrest, and civil strife, these issues go by the wayside as we...

  • Guest Opinion: Why Do Politicians Lie?

    Roger Koopman, Bozeman|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    We've all heard the quip, "how do you know when a politician is lying?" Answer: His lips are moving. But there's another obvious question that begs an obvious answer. WHY do politicians lie? Answer: Because they can. The American media – or what could once be legitimately called the media – draws our attention every day to the lies they have caught their least-favored politicians saying. Often they are incredibly blatant. The furrowed brows on the left (CNN, MSNBC and the majo...

  • Op-Ed: Get a shot please

    Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Like you, we're tired of COVID-19. We want it to be done and over with. But unfortunately, it's not. And even if things get better for a few months at a time, people in our communities are still suffering on a daily basis, with their lives changed forever. Omicron is here, just the latest variant to enter our community. Cases and hospitalizations are up nationally, and we could see those numbers rise here locally. Some people say that Omicron, while more contagious, is...

  • What seniors should know about social media safety

    Metro Creative|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Seniors might not be the demographic individuals initially associate with social media. However, Pew Research notes that seniors' social media usage has been steadily rising for a number of years, proving that individuals 65 and over are not tech-averse. Pew data from 2019 indicates that 46 percent of individuals 65 and older use Facebook. Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends and stay up-to-date on...

  • Deputy's Log:Jan 23 - Feb. 5

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received thirty-four calls for service during the weeks of Jan. 23 to Feb 5 in the Lincoln area. Twelve of those calls was a traffic stop performed by deputies. Two of those calls for service generated a case report in the last two weeks: A deputy created an informational case Jan. 29, The deputy received information about a possible crime, but it was later determined no crime was committed. This was for documentation purposes only. A...

  • Love one another

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Next week, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the mushy cards, candy, flowers, and more. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those things, it just seems to me that rather than having a specific day to show those important to us that we love them, it’s really something that should be shown to those we love every day of the year. Like my last column, where I expressed that we should or could be celebrating everything, big and small alike, we could be showing...

  • Max Savage Levenson, Montana Free Press|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Even though marijuana became legal for adults to purchase in Montana on Jan. 1, there’s one huge caveat. Under the federal Gun Control Act, it is illegal for gun owners to possess medical or recreational marijuana, and vice versa, and the penalties for violating that law are potentially severe. The rarely enforced law is in effect nationwide, but could be especially consequential in Montana, which has one of the highest gun possession rates in the country, with 66 percent of Montana adults living in a household with guns, m...  Website

  • Emily Platt named as new Supervisor for Helen-Lewis and Clakr Nat'l Forest

    News Release, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    HELENA, Mont. (January 28, 2022) - Emily Platt has been named the new forest supervisor of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest and is expected to start in March. Platt currently serves as special project coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service. "I am very excited to announce Emily Platt as the new Forest Supervisor for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest," said Regional Forester Leanne Marten. "Emily has a wealth of experience and a...