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Articles from the February 12, 2020 edition


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  • Royer wins 35th Annual Race to the Sky

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Jessie Royer claimed her fifth Race to the Sky win Monday night, crossing the finish line at Hi Country at 9:22, with 11 dogs. Royer left Lincoln Saturday afternoon, the last of the nine 300-mile teams to leave Hi Country, and was the first to reach Whitetail Ranch that afternoon, having passing all the teams that started ahead of her. Royer, who left Whitetail ranch for the last leg of the race at 3:19 p.m. Monday, set a determined pace and never gave up the lead. with...

  • Tales and Trails: The color of magpies

    Bruce Auchly, Montana FWP|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Some of the hardest questions to answer start with why. Why will fish bite one day and not the next, or even stop biting when they were having a feeding frenzy a minute ago? Why did prehistoric people use a particular cliff face to draw a petroglyph? Why can I not win the lottery? Okay, scratch that. Just the other day, an acquaintance asked why magpies are black and white. First, magpies are not just black and white. Their colors include shades of gray, green and blue. In...

  • Dear Dietitian

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Dear Dietitian, I have had diabetes for fifteen years and have kept it under good control. But recently, my blood sugars have been higher, around 200 during the day. My daughter thinks I should try the glycemic index diet. What do you think? Terry Dear Terry, The glycemic index diet was introduced by Jenkins et al. in the early 1980s as a ranking system for carbohydrates based on their immediate impact on blood glucose levels (1). It was developed as a meal-planning guide for...

  • Deputy's Log Feb. 2- Feb. 8

    Deputy Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received twelve calls for service during the week of Feb. 2 through Feb. 8. Deputies performed four traffic stops and one civil service call in the Lincoln area. One call for service generated a case report last week: A deputy responded to a report of found property Saturday, Feb. 8 in the 1900 block of Sculpture Way. The property was a cell phone belonging to an individual passing through Lincoln. The owner has been contacted and notified....

  • Preservation perseverance

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    If you've been in Lincoln for any length of time, you've probably met Jay Roberson of JR's Taxidermy. What you may not know is that he's been providing taxidermy services to Lincoln and beyond for nearly 34 years. Roberson first came to Lincoln when he was only five-years-old. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Roberson spent a lot of time here as a child. He attended school here in the third grade and during his senior year in high school, was able to spend the...

  • Little Lynx ladies lose nail-biter to Prospectors

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    For the junior high “B-Team” a competitive game has been a long time coming. The young Little Lynx, comprised of 4th and 5th grade gals, are still learning the basics from Coach Shane Smith and putting on their game faces to demonstrate what they have been practicing when it really counts against an out-of-town opponent. Remi Dietz, Kaya Butterfield and Jordyn Zarske are the older leaders of the B Team, but the hot hand of the night belonged to Kaitlyn Brown who made thirteen points in the hard fought contest that Gra...

  • Lynx riding a winning streak

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    It's been a tough season for the boy's varsity basketball team in Lincoln. Losing several games by only one basket, "games we should have won," according to Coach Brown, the tide seems to be turning for the Lynx. Coming off a close away game win in Augusta Friday night, the Lynx had only a quick recovery time for the Saturday face-off at home with the Eagles of Valley Christian School. With their fast-paced run and gun offense, the Eagles took the floor with confidence and...

  • Lady Lynx ground Valley Christian Lady Eagles

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Bouncing back from a Friday night defeat in Augusta, Lincoln's varsity Lady Lynx cruised to an easy 31-18 victory over Valley Christian in front of an appreciative hometown crowd Saturday, Feb. 7. Led by senior Alexis Cannon, who racked up twelve points, the Lady Lynx got off to a slow start. The score at halftime was tied at eleven and one voice in the bleachers commented that it looked like our team was "swimming under water." But the Lady Lynx ran out of the locker room to...

  • Montana Historical Society events

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Breaking Racial Barriers On Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10:45 a.m. Montana historian Ken Robison will present Breaking Racial Barriers: The Civil Rights Movement in Montana, from the new book Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in the West. Robison will present stories of the civil rights movement in Montana and discuss African Americans’ experiences in Great Falls, Helena and Missoula, and highlight key individuals who helped advance civil rights in the Treasure State. Good Beer Here Save the date Thursday, Feb. 27 f...

  • Lincoln Fire Rescue seeks donations for upcoming Fireman's Ball

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    With the annual Fireman's Ball Fundraiser a little more than a month away, the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department is reaching out to Lincoln and surrounding communities, seeking donations for their live and silent auctions, as well as for their bucket raffle. All donations are tax-deductible. The event, scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at the historic Lincoln Community Hall has been a family favorite for several years. This year's festivities include a steak dinner, auctions,...

  • Crafternoon

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Join Lincoln Library each month for a crafty afternoon for adults. Attendees to the Feb. 29 Crafternoon at library will get a copy of Keri Smith’s “How to Be an Explorer of the World” as we test out ways to be creative and explore the world around us. Registration is required, but as with all Lincoln Library programs, there is no charge for this event....

  • Seasonal weight limits in effect on Lincoln streets

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Seasonal weight restrictions on several area streets went into effect earlier than normal this year due to the impact of ongoing freeze/thaw cycles. The restrictions, which began Feb. 10, last through March 31 and are meant to minimize the impact of heavy loads on paved roads that are susceptible to potholes. "We're trying to keep surface preservation through chip seal and controlling the weight of vehicles that use it," Lewis and Clark county road and bridge supervisor Kevin...

  • MDT begins design process for Dalton Mountain Bridge replacement

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Lewis and Clark County continues to work with the Montana Department of Transportation on plans to replace Dalton Mountain Road Bridge under MDT's off-system bridge program. During the Feb.7 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lewis and Clark County road and bridge supervisor Kevin Horne said there was a meeting last month that brought all the players involved in the project together to begin the design process. An onsite meeting followed about three weeks ago. "It's not going to...

  • Hey Howdy Hey

    Jim Oly, Lincoln|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all who have participated in the making and selling of the big Valentine’s cookie sale the Lincoln school puts on every year. Teresa Brown is a big contributor to the work that is done. She said the big cookie sale started when she was a sophomore cheerleader. She said to make the heart shape of the cookie they started by using cardboard templates that they would cut around, but in recent years they have been able to use a metal c...

  • Lincoln's Barnett wins Dear Author contest

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Local 5th grader Elijah Barnett was one of five winners in the Lewis & Clark Library’s annual Dear Author Contest this January, earning a Sphere SPRK+ robot for himself, four tickets to a Helena Big Horns hockey game, and $150 for the Lincoln School Library. The contest, which is similar to the Library of Congress’s program Letters About Literature, invited 4th and 5th grade students to write a letter to an author who inspired them and submit it to their public library. The letters were then judged by a small team of Lew...

  • Dog Days

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    In its 35th year, Race to the Sky is the Lincoln area's longest running sled dog race, but a host of other races have taken place in and around Lincoln. From the Lincoln Sled Dog Races that started in 1972 and were put on by the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce to the LOST 170 held from 1978-85, to the Seeley Lake Race, Lincoln has been holding sled dog races for nearly half a century. Lewis and Clark County was home to sled dog training during World War II. In 1943 at Camp...

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