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Articles from the March 4, 2021 edition


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  • Standoff near Lincoln ends peacefully

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Mar 4, 2021

    LINCOLN - Lewis and Clark County deputies arrested a Lincoln man Tuesday morning, March 2, and charged him with two counts of assault with a weapon after an extended standoff at his home along Highway 200, four-and-a-half miles west of Lincoln. Gregory Scheele, 60, surrendered peacefully to deputies at 11:30 a.m. after about four-and-a-half hours. The standoff led to the closure of Highway 200 for about three hours as Sheriff's Office personnel negotiated with Scheele to...

  • Heritage House introducing bulk food

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    The Montana Heritage House planned to make their new bulk offerings available on Mar 1. The bulk offerings are part of an ongoing effort by the Vallers to bring organic foods to Lincoln at an affordable price. So far, the business has offered a variety of other foods from Montana farmers, including local Mannix beef and steaks, as well as produce, which changes seasonally. "We've been bringing in foods from Montana farmers as much as we can, but we need to expand on some of...

  • Remember avalanche awareness, preparedness

    Roger Dey|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Ponderosa Snow Warriors President Forest Mercill reminds snowmobilers that avalanche safety should be at the forefront of their minds as they head out to ride. "It's a weird, scary year with the ice, and the sugar (snow) and the deep on top of it," he said. According to the Feb. 27 missoulaavalanche.org advisory, there is considerable danger of avalanche as snow conditions across west central Montana include wind slab and persistent weak layers within the snowpack. They recomm...

  • Recruiting for the Youth Forest Monitoring Program

    News Release, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Fores|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Helena - The Montana Discovery Foundation and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are looking for 1 (one) field instructor and 7 (seven) incoming high school students who love the outdoors-or are curious about the outdoor-based jobs-to apply to the 2021 Youth Forest Monitoring Program (YFMP). "Students gain a great deal of confidence collecting data in the field and presenting their recommendations to our forest managers," said YFMP Program Leader Liz Burke. "Our 2020...

  • Student Arts Scholarships Available

    News Release, Alpine Artisans|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Life may now seem turned upside down by the coronavirus and recent school closure and event cancellations, but Alpine Artisans would like to encourage parents and high school seniors to think positive. We're beginning to see the light at the end of the 'Coronavirus pandemic tunnel', and Alpine Artisans encourages parents and high school students to consider the grants and scholarships we offer. Does your K-12 student want to attend lessons or a summer camp in music, drama or...

  • Coments on Congress: Our Country Rests on People Doing the Right Thing

    Lee Hamilton, Indiana University Center on Representative Government|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to know, of course, but they had plenty of insight to offer. In particular, I keep returning to these lines from James Madison. He delivered them during the Virginia convention to ratify the Constitution, arguing that the surest safeguard against legislators and a government bent on malfeasance is the people themselves. "I go on this...

  • Letter: Duh!!!

    Updated Mar 3, 2021

    In an attempt to block a punt, the defender jumps toward the kicker to block the ball. Untouched, the kicker falls as if struck by lightning. Why? Fool the referee; draw a penalty; defeat the other team. Dishonest, unethical, of course; but winning trumps honesty or integrity. TV announcers cannot call this a "football move": suggestion; call it a: "Democrat move". Anyone observing even five minutes of Democrats impeaching Trump or talking about their fears of fellow...

  • Letter: Thank You for Local Healthcare

    Updated Mar 3, 2021

    I wanted to take a moment to write a word of thanks to our local medical folks at the Purview Clinic here in Lincoln. After several months of getting the run-around from doctors in Helena and Missoula, I reached out to the team here in Lincoln, hoping they could help me in some way. They handled things, communicated and were able to get done inside of 24 hours more than any of the "specialists" had been able to help me within six months. I had an appointment there on...

  • Tough weeks remind us what's important

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    I'm not going to lie, last week was a rough one. Two friends came to the end of their lives, another received some discouraging news regarding an ongoing medical issue and yet another was hospitalized. It reminded me how finite life really is. As I've heard other people say, "This is no dress rehearsal. You've only got one life to live, so live it." It struck me like a slap across the face, but there have been little signs of this for the last few months. In December, as I...

  • Hey Howdy hey: Something I believe in

    Jim Oly|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    This is not something I normally write about, but it is something I believe in. I have recently been reading a book written by Christian writer Joel Olsteen "You Can, You Will". It got me thinking about my brother. I won't say his name, but he is actually now my last remaining brother out of nine kids in my family. We are down to four; two boys, two girls. My dad died when I was fourteen, so my older brothers are who I looked up to for guidance. And this one brother, well, I...

  • Obituary: Marion Morris

    Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Marion L Morris passed away in her home in Lincoln, Mont. on Saturday Feb. 20, 2021. Born in Havre in 1927, Marion was the second to youngest of eight children. In 1949, Marion married Robert (Bob) Morris and, with each having a young son, Gary and Robert, became a family of four. Two more boys, Eugene and Thomas, made their family of six complete. While Bob was the official employee of the National Park Service, the whole family lived the life of a park ranger. Beginning in...

  • Montana Legislature Brings Vaccine Exemption and Broadband Expansion Bills as Lawmakers Rush to Meet Key Deadline

    Austin Amestoy, UM Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Lawmakers Race to Introduce Bills Before Key Deadline; House Committee Holds Marathon Hearings As the Legislature approaches the halfway point of the session -- and a key deadline for general bills -- one House committee heard more than 50 bills in four days, imposing strict time limits on testimony and raising questions about transparency and public access. That deadline -- called "transmittal" -- falls on Wednesday, March 3, the halfway point of the Legislative Session and...

  • Lincoln man faces felony charges for threatening deputy, stalking family

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Lincoln's second drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic saw about 100 people show up to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Lewis and Clark County Public Health opened their vaccination clinics to all Phase 1b eligible individual in the county, which includes anyone older than 70 years old, or anyone between the ages of 16 and 69 with medical conditions that make them high risk for COVID-19. Friday's clinic at Lincoln Public Schools, provided second doses for individuals...

  • Second COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lincoln goes smoothly

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    Lincoln's second drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic saw about 100 people show up to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Lewis and Clark County Public Health opened their vaccination clinics to all Phase 1b eligible individual in the county, which includes anyone older than 70 years old, or anyone between the ages of 16 and 69 with medical conditions that make them high risk for COVID-19. Friday's clinic at Lincoln Public Schools, provided second doses for individuals...

  • Snow Warriors, DAV host Moonlight Fun Run

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Mar 3, 2021

    A brief but intense snowstorm blew through the Lincoln Valley Saturday afternoon, dropping about a half-inch of new snow across the landscape just a couple hours before the Ponderosa Snow Warriors and the Montana Department of Disabled American Veterans kicked off their joint Moonlight Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 27. Ponderosa Snow Warriors President Forest Mercill said they expected at least 75 people to take part in the ride, which coincided with the full Snow Moon. "We double...

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