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Articles from the April 8, 2020 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    April 8, 2020

Lincoln EMS adjusts to COVID-19, faces hurdles finding needed PPE

There are no known cases of COVID - 19 in the Lincoln area yet, but as the number of cases increase throughout Montana, Lincoln's emergency medical... Full story

 By News Release    News    April 8, 2020

Governor Bullock extends directives issued to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in... Full story

 By Roger Dey    Features    April 8, 2020

Local churches turn to tech to stay connected

As Christians throughout much of the nation look ahead to a homebound Easter Sunday, separated from their fellow worshippers by coronavirus-related... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    April 8, 2020

Upper Blackfoot not seeing bump in lodging revenue experienced in other areas

Despite reports of vacation rental increases across Montana in response to COVID-19, hotels in the Lincoln and Ovando area haven’t seen that business. An article from the Montana Free Press on... Full story

 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 8, 2020

From My Perspective: Checking In

So, how are you doing? This seems to be the question I ask most nowadays, because for me, checking in with people has become more important than ever...

 By Jim Oly    Columns    April 8, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey: American Legion

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all the dedicated members of the American Legion Post 9. They have 61 members in our area which includes...

 By Tiana Valler    Columns    April 8, 2020

Precious Days

In May of 2009, our fourth child, Isaiah, came into the world. He was born at 9 am and weighed nine pounds. He was floppy and had a cleft lip but he was perfect and beautiful in our eyes. Quietly the... Full story


Letter: Appreciates the BVD

To the editor, Roger, Erin and staff of the BVD! First of all, I’d like to say thank you for the last eight years you have given us folks in Lincoln! I have read the paper for 25 years since I have...


Letter: We'll knock out COVID-19

Go ahead and worry and ask questions. I learned that dealing with the cancer. The same thing can apply to Corona virus. Write down your concerns and seek answers. If you don’t write them down, you...


Letter: Easter

Easter, the day that changed the course of the world for the better. Take a moment to reflect what this world would be like had this not happened. You would not be reading this, as there would be no...


The Hunt Goes On

Traditionally, the annual Easter Egg Hunt is held for kids in Lincoln at Hooper Park. In these times of social distancing, it's not safe to hold the... Full story


Greatest Good: Lincoln Ranger District update

I hope this update finds you well. As I write on Sunday night the update I am providing will likely have changed by Wednesday when the Blackfoot...

 By Kate Radford    News    April 8, 2020

PureView encouraging telehealth visits during coronavirus pandemic

Parker Medical Clinic is still seeing patients and has adapted the clinic to ensure everyone's safety in light of COVID-19 concerns. "Our staff is... Full story


Lincoln Hospital District to meet using Zoom

The Lincoln Hospital District Board will hold their regular quarterly meeting as scheduled Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Instead of meeting at the Lincoln Library as usual, the LHD Trustees... Full story


Dear Dietitian: COVID-19

Dear Readers: These are uncertain times, and if you're like me, uncertainty is not one of your favorite topics. We have not yet reached the peak of th...

 By Tammy Jordan    Features    April 8, 2020

Lincoln writer shares local artist's stories in Distinctly Montana

Local writer Lee York recently had an article published in a well-known publication. The magazine article, which features three local artists, Annie A...


Deputy's Log March 29-April 4

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received twenty-one calls for service during the week of March 29 through April 4, 2020. Deputies performed one...


Opinion: Gov. making the right calls on COVID-19, but outcome in all our hands

For those of us old enough to remember or to watch reruns of the 1950s classic Dragnet, we can easily recall Sgt. Friday's quote, "Just the facts,...

 By News Release    News    April 8, 2020

State Officials Concerned About Decrease in Calls to Child Abuse Hotline

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are concerned about a sharp decrease in the number of calls to the child abuse and... Full story


Know winter travel conditions and restrictions before you go

HELENA, Montana (April 7, 2020) - The majority of our roads on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are in winter travel conditions and largely impassable. Because of this our Winter Travel...


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