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Articles from the April 7, 2022 edition


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  • Jack Hooker named to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Jean Pocha, Seeley-Swan Pathfinder|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    HELMVILLE - "Sitting around crackling campfires and hunting camp dinner tables listening to Jack Hooker tell stories of adventures was a great privilege I had during the years I worked at the Whitetail Ranch," said Rebecca Ondov. "His philosophy on life empowered him to train horses and mules not merely in an arena, where the fence draws a line as to how big the wreck can be, he trained them to be sound work animals in the high country of the wilderness, where the unexpected...

  • Lincoln Putt Putt 13th Annual Community Fund Raiser

    Bonnie Christian|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Hi, it's Bonnie and it's about Putt Putt time in Lincoln, May 7. If you're in for another day of fun in Lincoln, this is it. Get your five member team signed up. Would like to have all teams signed up by May 1st. Signup sheets are at all the participating bars: Wheel Inn, Lambkins, Hotel Lincoln, Montanan and Wilderness. Stop in a get signed up. This is a Lincoln Community Fund Raiser. We raise money every year for our Lincoln Ambulance, our Seniors Citizens and Senior Citizen...

  • Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    HELENA – As winter gives way to spring, recreationists are taking advantage of the warmer weather to get outside. However, this is also the time of year bears are emerging from their dens and conflicts with people tend to increase. Bears can be found throughout Montana. In recent years, grizzly bear populations have expanded. As bears begin foraging for food, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking residents to remove or secure food attractants such as garbage, bird f...

  • Freezout Lake Field Trip Awes Lincoln High School Students

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Apr 12, 2022

    March 24 was a school day "on the bus" for Lincoln High School students. A field trip to Freezout Lake, between Fairfield and Choteau, was originally scheduled only for Nancy Schwalm's Wildlife Biology class, but when word leaked out about the adventure, the administration decided that all students in grades 9-12 would go. Have you ever tried to get a teenager out of bed at 4 a.m.? Everyone had to be present at the school at 5 a.m. for a bus departure that would get the group...

  • County Commission approves Lincoln and Lambkin RIDS

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    The Lewis & Clark County Commission approved the creation of the Lincoln and Lambkins Rural Improvement Districts following public hearings at the Lincoln Government Day Meeting April 1. The Commission approved a resolution of intention to create both districts Feb 24. That vote opened a protest period that ended March 31. County Special Districts Coordinator Jessica Makus said the date of public hearing to protest the creation of the RIDs was sent to all the property owners...

  • Deputy's Log

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received forty-three calls for service during the weeks of March 20 to April 2 in the Lincoln area. Seven of those calls were a traffic stop performed by deputies. Six of those calls for service generated a case report in the last two weeks: *A deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in the grass next to the library March 20. The deputy suspected the driver was under the influence and performed a DUI investigation. The driver was a...

  • DAR to recognize Birkholz with Good Citizen Award

    News Release, DAR Oro Fino Chapter|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Damion Birkholz, Lincoln High School Senior, has been selected as the 2021-2022 winner of the Good Citizen Award by Daughters of the American Revolution Oro Fino Chapter. Damion will be honored at the May 2022 Chapter Meeting of the Oro Fino Chapter in Helena on Saturday, May 14. Chapter members invited all seniors in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater and Jefferson counties to participate in the annual Good Citizen Award Contest, which recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit...

  • Vallers Market closes

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Vallers Market closed their retail store and coffee and soup bar last weekend in response to a slump in the business that hasn't shown signs of rebounding. The Vallers will instead concentrate on growing their Valler Coffee business. Jason Valler said their retail business, which included soups and breads, the coffee bar, dairy items, Mannix beef and locally-made crafts, only brought in about half of what it was costing them to operate it each week. He said they have usually...

  • Library to Resume In-Person Programs and Meeting Room Use

    News Release, Lewis and Clark Library|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Helena – After two years, the Library returned to in-person programs and reopened the community and meeting rooms at all branches April. 1. In addition, weekend hours at the Main Branch will be expanded to 11a.m – 5p.m. Lewis & Clark Library Director John Finn explains that "The County's stance is mirroring that of the Governor's Office which is that we have entered an endemic state, rather than a pandemic state. Because of the guidance from these agencies, we have dec...

  • A Long Road

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    After more than 30 years with Lewis and Clark County and nearly 28 years managing the county's infrastructure, Public Works Director Eric Griffin is retiring April 15. Griffin is the first and only Public Works Director Lewis and Clark County has had. Before he got the job, the departments that oversaw infrastructure were separate, but in 1994, the County Commission combined the Road and Bridge Department, County Shop, Rural Improvement and maintenance districts, Solid Waste,...

  • Thank You Lincoln for supporting Fireman's Ball

    Updated Apr 6, 2022

    We would like to thank all of the generous folks and businesses from Lincoln, Helena, Missoula and Great Falls, and all the areas in between, for donating either money or auction items. We couldn't make our department what it is without your help! We would also like to thank all the wonderful people that helped put it on. Jackie, Kathy, Diane, Ellie, and Susan back in the kitchen with the 8th grade middle school class making food magic back in the kitchen. KD, Hayes and Jim...

  • Op-Ed: Contrary to rhetoric Montana, Idaho wolves not endangered

    Sen. Steve Daines R-MT and Sen. Jim Risch R-ID|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Idaho and Montana's successful recovery of the gray wolf was a significant achievement in species conservation. In less than ten years, not only were biological recovery targets for gray wolves met, they were exceeded. Unfortunately, delisting of the wolf has been mired in politics rather than informed by science. Last month, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland authored an editorial, devoid of facts but flushed with alarmist rhetoric, perpetuating the false narrative that Idaho...

  • Op-Ed: Let's Cap Our Property Taxes – And Save Our Homes

    Al Olszewsk and Matthew Monforton|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Our property taxes now increase by double digits every year. They are being driven in large part by wealthy out-of-state transplants with sacks of money from selling their Seattle and Silicon Valley homes. Montanans of all economic backgrounds are now considering selling their homes to forestall tax foreclosure. Without change, the number of Montanans facing the same dilemma will skyrocket in the coming years. Property taxes should be based upon the value of your home when you...

  • From My Perspective: Elite Status

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    If you’re breathing, you’ve heard about the recent Oscar Awards fiasco involving Chris Rock and Will Smith. Photos of the punch and the constant talk of it have it front and center, over everything else. Even those who didn’t know these individuals squared off, and don’t care, have no choice but to hear about it or see it, over and over and over again. In my opinion, the Oscar Awards is an elite show, with elite status people, dressed up to look good in front of the world t...

  • Planning underway for upcoming DU Banquet

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Planning is underway for the Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited Chapter's annual banquet. The committee began meeting in January to organize the event, which is scheduled be held Saturday, April 23 at the historic Lincoln Community Hall. Tammy Jordan assumed the role of Banquet Chair when long-time organizers of the event, Ernie & Renee Lundberg stepped down after last year's banquet. They had been the chairs for the committee and organizers of the event for more than 23 years...

  • Lincoln Government Day

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Lincoln Government Day kicked off with an alarming report from Lewis and Clark County Deputy Robert Rivera. Rivera reported on a few interesting calls that ranged from a person out for a walk mistaking the sunrise for a fire to a UFO crash involving the Navy, to a bear driving off in someone’s car up on Roger’s Pass. The bear was later revealed to be Bigfoot when he was finally stopped near Cascade. That’s what you get for holding a meeting on April Fool’s Day. In no-foolin’ news, Rivera provided an update on his planned t...

  • Read It Night Returns to Lincoln School

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    Dozens of elementary school kids and their parents filled the Lincoln School gym Thursday March 24 for the return of the school's Read-it Family Literacy Night. Kids from preschool through sixth grade scattered throughout the gym to take part in several Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities, all tied to stories presented by staff members. Lincoln school librarian Joanie Templeton said the Read-It program began under Kris Jacobson nearly 30 years ago....

  • Work on the Lincoln Road – Montana to I-15 Project expected to begin this week

    News Release, Montana Departmetn of Transportation|Updated Apr 6, 2022

    HELENA – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and their contracting partner Helena Sand and Gravel will begin construction on a project improving the intersection of Lincoln Road and North Montana Avenue, and the Interstate 15 Lincoln Road Interchange (Exit 200) northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp the week of April 4. Crews will began placing barrier rail on the I-15 Lincoln Road Interchange northbound off-ramp in preparation for widening work on the ramp. T...

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