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Articles from the March 6, 2019 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

A cold March into the record book

Gusting winds have been a regular occurrence in Lincoln, accompanying the recurring cold weather that shattered the local low temperature record for...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

Improved snowpack brings with it increased spring flooding concerns

As 2018 rolled into 2019, the dearth of snow in the Upper Blackfoot Valley was raising concerns we might be in for the return of a warm, dry winter....

 

Legislative Roundup: Lawmakers Debate Bison Grazing, Vaccines and Country Of Origin Labeling

HELENA - The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first house...

 
 By News Release    News    March 6, 2019

Public Comment Period Extended on DSEIS for Stonewall Vegetation Project

Beginning Friday, March 1, 2019 members of the public will have an additional 24 days to submit substantive comments on the Draft Supplemental...

 

Guest Editorial: Men of quality

“Men Wanted for Dangerous Expedition: Low Wages for Long Hours of Arduous Labor under Brutal Conditions; Months of Continual Darkness and Extreme Cold; Great Risk to Life and Limb from Disease,...

 

Letter: New Green Deal

As a conservative, I am used to Liberal Democrats accusing me, or the people I vote for as: sexist, bigoted, misogynist, racist, xenophobe, homophobe, climate denier, hater and dumb. I admit, I don...

 

Letter: Reading Hope Quay

Reading Hope Quay’s column is often a highlight of the day for me. The one about the dogs made me laugh as I hadn’t laughed in weeks! The column of Feb. 27, though, I found very interesting in a...

 

Obituary: Terry A. Peetz

He was born December 20, 1941 and lived in Pendleton, OR until he was 13, when his family moved to Sacramento, CA. He joined the Army after high... Full story

 

First half update

The first half of the 66th session of the Montana Legislature concluded March 1 with transmittal of the House of Representatives' general bills to the...

 

Dear Dietician: Low sodium diet

Dear Dietitian, My husband was recently in the hospital and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He has been instructed to follow a 1500 mg...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 6, 2019

Weather sinks Ovando's annual mid-winter Luau

Old Man Winter’s strangle hold on Montana this year caused Ovando residents to tap out on their annual effort to shake off the winter’s dreariness with a little Hawaiian whimsy. After last...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    March 6, 2019

A look at Lincoln area snowpack

Heavy snowfall since mid-January has bolstered Lincoln area snow packs and has led to renewed concerns about possible spring flooding, but the cold...

 

Outdoor summer jobs available for high school students

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are encouraging incoming 9th - 12th grade students who love the outdoors—or are curious about the outdoor-based jobs—to apply to the 2019 Youth Forest...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    March 6, 2019

The cold frustration of winter

This last blizzard got me thinking about how hard the old timers had to work just to keep the house warm from September to May, and to cook every day...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    March 6, 2019

When winter ends

Winter will end. Trust me. But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer? Pro...

 

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