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Articles from the April 1, 2020 edition

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 By Kate Radford    School    April 1, 2020

Lincoln teachers, students adapt to distance learning

Lincoln School teachers adapted quickly to Governor Bullock's March 15 announcement that schools would be closing for two weeks, rallying together and...


Open Letter from the LVCC : Tools to help businesses deal with COVID-19 shutdown

Information is key during any crisis, and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Finding accurate and relevant resources during a crisis can... Full story


Looking ahead: Reality checks and changes

Today marks the eighth year of our ownership of the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, and we're hoping it won't be our last. No, that's not an April Fool's... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

Governor Bullock to bolster food security for Montana families during statewide COVID-19 emergency

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 1, 2020

LincTel helps students get connected

Two weeks ago, when school closures were announced with little warning, Lincoln Telephone stepped in to work with Lincoln Schools to get internet...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    April 1, 2020

Mountaintop Musings: Supernatural Help Is Available If You Are Looking For It

As April comes around each year, I always look back to the years 2000-2001. You may remember those days. The end of the world from Y2K did not...


That's an order

The sign on the D&D Variety store says "I'll be closed till further notice," relaying a message that has become common in Lincoln due to the efforts t... Full story


Obituary: Debra Maberry

Debra A. Maberry, age 72 Born July 7, 1947 passed away March 17, 2020 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota.... Full story


Obituary: Willaim Reiling

William "Bill" E. Reiling of Lincoln, passed away March 20, 2020, at 84 years old. Bill was married to Lea Goode for 30 years and they both retired to... Full story


Fireman's Ball rescheduled

The annual Fireman's Ball, which was originally scheduled for this past weekend has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, May 16. The Ball,...


Obituary: Chester Johnson

Chester Coleman “Chet” Johnson, 95, of White Sulphur Springs passed away Wednesday, March 25 at Elkhorn Health and Rehab, Clancy, MT. He was born February 23, 1925 in White Sulphur Springs to...

 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 1, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey: Uncertain Times

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the folks who are still out there working during these uncertain times. The first responders and...

 By Bob Ledeau    Columns    April 1, 2020

Guest Column: Just A Dog?

Early 1960’s, Dad finally got a good one. He trained Field Trial Dogs, so growing up you didn’t get attached to them. They’d come and go. Just dogs after all. I’d help him with his hobby,...


Deputy's Log

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received sixteen calls for service during the week of March 22 through March 28, 2020. Deputies performed six...

 By Tammy Jordan    Features    April 1, 2020

Lincoln Logger Wrestling ends season with placements at state tournament; seeks community help for future.

The Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club, with the help of coaches Ezra Schwalm, Shane Smith and Nick Hessler wrapped up their 2020 season with a trip to...


Tiana's Homeschool Hint of the Week

Spend time outside every day, rain or shine. Make a recess time for the kids to get out. And then have another time where you all go together, maybe, or a nature exploration. Even better, drive to a... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

How City and County Will Enforce Governor's Stay-Home Order

Local law enforcement and public health officials have established a procedure for enforcing an order issued last week by the governor to help stop spread of COVID-19. The governor directed people to... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020


Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2020

Bullock issues statewide stay-at-home order for Montana in response to COVID-19

Governor Steve Bullock issued a statewide stay-at-home order for the state of Montana during a press conference Thursday afternoon. March 26. The... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

Attorney General Fox Issues Guidelines for Conducting Public Meetings during State of Emergency

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued a letter of advice in response to a request for guidance on how government entities should conduct... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

DPHHS Announces Expansion of Mental Health Resources to Help Montanans During COVID-19

Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

Bullock announces measure to keep smaller hospitals open

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a Directive that allows Montana hospitals and related facilities to receive financing to remain open and acquire the supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. “F... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 1, 2020

Lewis and Clark County Primary Election to be Conducted by Mail Ballot

Helena -- The Lewis and Clark County Board of County Commissioners today voted unanimously to request the June 2, 2020 Primary Election be conducted... Full story


Student Arts Scholarships Available – Applications due April 18!

Life may now seem turned upside down by coronavirus and the recent school closure and event cancellations, but Alpine Artisans would like to...


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