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 By Roger Dey    News    April 4, 2018

Final Envision Lincoln meeting launches trio of Action Teams

Envision Lincoln may have held the last of its four-hour long meetings March 28, but it's just the beginning of the effort to revitalize Lincoln. "Really, this is when people want to join the conversa...

 
 By Hope Quay    School    April 4, 2018

Gardner takes on literacy coach role

Longtime Lincoln educator Annette Gardner has been chosen to lead Lincoln Schools' new Literacy Project as the Montana Comprehensive Literacy Plan Instructional Coach. The position - a long mouthful...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    April 4, 2018

Pie in the Face

For weeks, the Lincoln School Student Council has been collecting canned and dried goods for a food drive to benefit the Lincoln Food Bank and the Lincoln Senior Center. As an incentive, each...

 

Free class for alcohol servers & sellers offered in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Lewis & Clark County DUI Task Force is offering a Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service training classes on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Lincoln at Lambkins from 11:00am-3:00pm. Participants will receive a Training Verification...

 

Op/Ed: Montana Delegation comes up big for our forests and communities

With dysfunction in Washington DC near an all-time high, it’s nice to see the Montana delegation help lead the way to a badly needed deal to help our federal forests. Last week, in spite of a four-inch “blizzard” in our nation’s Capitol, a...

 

Op/Ed: Tester hoping to whitewash memories

Wow, Jon Tester’s ads tell us he’s “out of fingers” counting the ways he’s just like Donald Trump.  Truth is, he WISHES Montanans would run out of fingers when remembering the times he bowed to Obama, Pelosi, Clinton and Shumer, and left...

 

Temper , Temper - an apology

I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone at the March 28 Envision Lincoln for losing my temper and causing a disruption. I guarantee, it had nothing to do with Envision Lincoln or the goals of the meeting itself. I believe in the effort and...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2018

Lincoln Ranger District prepares for spring burning

LINCOLN—The Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is preparing to conduct prescribed burning projects in the Ogden Mountain and Poorman Creek areas this spring, when weather conditions become favorable. Burning will...

 
 By Amy Gannon    News    April 4, 2018

Occurrence of bark beetles following wildfires

The wildfires of 2017 took a direct toll on millions of trees across the Montana landscape. In some cases, trees on the periphery of these fires and in areas of lesser severity were merely scorched....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 4, 2018

The Envision Lincoln teams and their strategies

Health and Well-being The health and well-being action team, led by Lisa Gibson and Laurie Richards, chose to begin their efforts with an education campaign aimed at increasing safety and reducing crime, and by developing family friendly events for...

 

Before We Hit the Woods, Someone's Got to Maintain the Trails

It's rare to find something that four out of five folks agree upon these days. But that is how many Montanans - 81 percent of us - recreate outside, whether we're hunting, snowmobiling, fishing or...

 

Bits of Montana Wisdom

Do you sometimes think the state is being inundated with new ways, and we are losing the real Montana? In some places perhaps yes, but most of the state is still the Montana we have always known and...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 4, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza

Kids had an extra challenge finding the eggs at this years Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt. When it became clear there was still going to be too much snow at Hooper Park, Assistant...

 

Mirror, Mirror

Chris Joyce installs mirrors in the old bank building as work to convert it into PowerHouse Recreation and Fitness continues. (Roger Dey Photo)...

 

Lynx track team kicks off season at Jim Johnson Invitational Track Meet

Lynx track team kicks off season at Jim Johnson Invitational Track Meet...

 

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