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Articles from the April 11, 2018 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018

MBAC seeking Community Development Block Grant to help prospective buyer purchase, grow Hi Country Snack Foods

The Montana Business Assistance Connection is seeking public comments on an application for a Community Development Block Grant for Economic Development aimed at helping a prospective buyer purchase...

 
 By Kristen Inbody    News    April 11, 2018

Dramatic big rig wreck closes Rogers Pass

The driver of a semi-truck that slide off Montana 200 on the east side of Rogers Pass narrowly avoided disaster Thursday. On icy roads, the truck was going around a corner and heading downhill when...  Website

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018

L&C County debuts Dalton Bridge website

Lewis and Clark County Public Works unveiled a new website last week aimed at keeping the public informed about efforts to upgrade the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge. The website, lewisandclarkcountyinfr...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    April 11, 2018

New books and a fine deal at the Lincoln Library

April 8-14 is National Library week and the Lincoln Library has added 29 new bestsellers, three new movies, six new audiobooks, 12 new children’s books, and 163 other new books to the stacks this week. This week the Lincoln Library is also...

 

Op/Ed: moving forward on forest management reform

Snow may still be on the ground, but last year's wildfire season isn't too far from memory. We have good news for Montanans, though. After years of negotiation, we have finally secured a deal that...

 

Letter: Common Sense

After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other...

 

Letter: Byington on point

In support of Craig Byington’s comments on Jon Tester in the April 4, 2018  edition of the BVD, I’d like to add the following: He may have voted for these Trump proposals, but politics being what they are, his vote wasn’t even needed for...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018

County residents encouraged to register for RAVE

Lewis and Clark County public safety officials are urging residents to register with or update their information on their mass notification system. During an emergency, RAVE Alert, the official mass...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018

County asks for patience on potholes

Bad potholes after long winters aren't new, but as the snow finally begins to recede and the roads thaw, they are becoming an increasingly jarring problem on the roads around Lincoln. Eric Griffin,...

 

Montana Tales & Trails: Too Much Water?

This year when winter ends, and yes someday it will, talk will turn from snowfall and ice depth to snowmelt, runoff and flooding. Old timers will recall the great flood years from the 1960s and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 11, 2018

New Hooper Park restroom bids higher than hoped for

Lewis and Clark County is evaluating the new bids they received for the fabrication of the Hooper Park Restroom, but they’re higher than hoped for and the county will have to decide how they want to proceed. “The good news is that a couple are...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    April 11, 2018

Keeping practice on track

How do you train for track meets when your school's own track is buried under two feet of snow? With track practice beginning in mid-March, snow is an issue Lincoln School Track Coach John Beckman II...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 11, 2018

Surviving the seasonal hazards of the hayfields

Looking back, it’s surprising to realize how hazardous our ranch childhoods were.   We had scores of attractive dangers to lure us into difficult situations. We had horses, defensive cows with new...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    April 11, 2018

My Smart Mouth: April Shut-ins

Normally, I’m not one for complaining about the weather. Several times this winter I was heard to remind my better half that he chooses to live in the mountains and thus snow and cold weather are to be expected and besides, isn’t it beautiful? I...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 11, 2018

Winter Hangover

Snow creates a frozen wave on the edge of a drift that formed on a sidehill along Stemple Pass Road during last week's snowstorm....

 

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