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Articles from the February 25, 2024 edition

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  • Veteran's pancake breakfast planned

    Updated Feb 27, 2024

    A Veterans "Meet and Greet" Pancake Breakfast is planned for Friday, March 29 at the Lincoln Community Hall. The get together is sponsored by Lincoln American Legion Post 9 and is open to all Veterans, of all branches, whether they are members of the Legion or not. The breakfast is part of effort to help connect Lincoln's Veterans with one another and to help build a local support network. Lincoln is home to a high number of Veterans and there is a concern that many of them...

  • Lincoln School looking ahead to Science Fair

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 27, 2024

    The annual Science Fair for the Lincoln Public Schools is set for March 6-7, 2024. Students in grades 7-10 are required to participate, and the science fair counts for a large portion of their science grade. During this long-term project, which begins the day students return from winter break and runs through March 7, when judging takes place, students come up with a hypothesis and then test and experiment to prove or disprove their idea. They then write their results and pres...

  • Helena-Lewis and Clark Resource Advisory Committee solicits new project proposals

    Chiara Cipriano, Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest|Updated Feb 26, 2024

    HELENA - The Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest invites interested parties to submit project proposals for funding consideration by the Helena-Lewis and Clark Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC will consider proposals for projects that are on or provide substantial benefits to National Forest System lands within Broadwater, Teton, Lewis and Clark, Fergus, Judith Basin, Pondera, Meagher and Wheatland counties. The deadline to submit project proposals is April 15, 20...

  • UM Geologist Describes Where Gold Comes From

    Rick and Susie Graetz, UM Dept. of Geography|Updated Feb 26, 2024

    David Alt, author and a retired professor of geology at the University of Montana, explains why gold was found in Grasshopper Creek and the surrounding gulches. "At Bannack, as in many gold mining districts, much of the production came fast and early from bonanza deposits in stream placers. Early miners working the gravels in the streambed skimmed the cream off the district, leaving the hardest work and leanest pickings for those who came later. That happens because streams...

  • What I saw on my trip to the southern border

    Sen. Bruce Gillespie, Montana SD9|Updated Feb 26, 2024

    My wife Doreen and I recently returned from a tour of the southern border in the Douglas, Arizona area. Since we once lived there and managed a Registered Charolais ranch between Douglas and Bisbee, we wanted to see for ourselves the differences from when we were there. The evening we arrived in Douglas we stopped at a convenience store and by chance ran into three Border Patrol agents with three horses in a horse trailer just going out on patrol. We had a conversation on the...

  • Letter: property taxes, political games

    Updated Feb 26, 2024

    Well, the next step in your residential property tax increase is happening. Banks are sending updated "mortgage bills" to homeowners. Guess what? You owe more money! Recently, a young friend reached out, concerned about his $100 monthly mortgage increase and he didn't know why. That's a lot of money - $1,200 a year. Drumroll for the explanation. Since the bill comes from the bank, it's the lender's fault, right? Nope. By law, a residential mortgage statement must show the...

  • One Away

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Feb 26, 2024

    We're all just "one away" from something. One day, one choice, one decision, one contact, one drink, one hit, one breath away from something different in our lives. Sometimes our "one-aways" are insignificant, or at least they seem so at the time. And other times, they are life-changing. For an addict or an alcoholic, that one drink or one hit and the decision to take it or not is the difference between sobriety and falling off the wagon. For the procrastinator (and yes, this...