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Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition


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  • Photos: Talking to the hand

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Lynn Tefzger's routine, which often incorporates audience members, includes characters like Camelot (a camel), Chloe, a three-year old girl and Simon, her first dummy with a complex about being called a "creepy puppet."...

  • Lincoln Ranger District prepares for spring prescribed burning projects

    News Release, Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    LINCOLN-The Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest (HLC) is preparing to conduct prescribed burning projects in the Ogden Mountain and Poorman Creek areas this spring, when weather conditions become favorable. Burning will begin as weather and fuel conditions allow and will continue into late spring and early summer. The Helmville Face Wildlife Enhancement Project is located in the Ogden Mountain area. Multiple units are planned to be treated...

  • The phenomenon of dying rural towns

    Dick Geary|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    The other day I was in a town about 100 miles from here. Townsend used to be a dynamic place, but there are a lot of empty storefronts there now. The phenomenon of dying rural towns is becoming more obvious all the time. Deer Lodge, for example, used to be well to do. The Anaconda smelter, the saw mills, the railroad, and the phosphate mine were all available as good employment. The firms paid their labor well and the employees were relatively comfortable in their lives. Optio...

  • Bringing Optimism to Lincoln

    BobbiJean Buster|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Last Tuesday evening, April 9, a group of 18 Lincoln residents came together in the backroom at Lambkins to learn about Optimist International. Lincoln resident Shayne Lindsay, a long-time member of Optimist International in Great Falls, and Lambkin's Owner Marge Kolve organized the meeting after a recent conversation Lindsay had with a friend from the Great Falls chapter. The friend asked if Lindsay knew Kolve, who had been introduced to OI when they lived in Great Falls....

  • Tales and Trails: Fly-tying for the aged

    Bruce Auchly, Montana FWP|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Several years ago, an old man, who I really didn't know, died and his wife gave me a grocery bag full of his fly-tying material. And for a long time, it sat untouched in the corner of my office. Over the years I've tied a few miserable-looking flies, but eventually my hobby quietly disappeared into a basement corner. Fly-fishing took the next bus out of town. Then, last week I stumbled across a cheap, metal and plastic desk headed for the dump and something clicked. Now, it's...

  • An Open Letter to Montana State Legislators and Governor Bullock

    Updated Apr 17, 2019

    As former and current Montana Public Service Commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took our oath of office seriously and worked tirelessly to faithfully perform the job to which our constituents entrusted us. We often disagreed as Commissioners, and still rarely agree on many issues. Yet we are writing this letter because we share grave concerns about Senate Bill 331. While we may differ in our views of various energy resources, we a...

  • Patricia Anne (Bushnell) Woods

    Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Jan. 22, 1928-March 3, 2019 Patty was raised by a marvelous, loving mother, thelma, and lived her life sharing that love with family and friends. Patty and Thelma had adventures in the Midwest, San Francisco and Hawaii. Not many young girls same across a World War II German spy, lived near Scofield Barracks during the attack on pearl Harbor or had "ladies of the night as neighbors! As a teen, Patty sang with the Army band during the war, and met many renowned entertainers....

  • Lincoln School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

    Updated Apr 17, 2019

    3th Grade Megan Jorgensen 4.0 Bridger Kamps 4.0 Carly Templeton 4.0 Brittney Walker 4.0 Tanner Woodward 3.8 Tanea Reisch 3.75 Aziah Blotkamp 3.50 Kade Creech 3.50 Gavin Jorgensen 3.455 Jager Vossler 3.30 Alyssa Rios 3.0 11th Grade Alexis Cannon 4.0 Sage Kamps 4.0 Jaken Shelton 4.0 Nathan Brown 3.714 Makenzie Storey 3.571 Ryan Greenwood 3.417 Noah Belcher 3.167 10th Grade Lindsey Weisner 4.0 Nikki Snyder 3.692 Trenton Grantier 3.0 9th Grade Jenna Templeton 4.0 Alyvia Blotkamp...

  • Deputy's Log April 7-14

    Deputy Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to 31 calls for service between April 7 April 14, 2019 in and around Lincoln, Montana. Of those 31 calls for service, 12 were traffic stops conducted by deputies on Montana Highway 200 due to speeding. The speed limit on Highway 200 is 70 mph during the day and 65 mph at night. The speed limit through Lincoln, on Main Street, is 30 mph day and night. On April 11 at around 1:22 p.m., deputies served a warrant for an arrest in...

  • Evergreen Skateparks fields construction, budget questions during Lincoln visit

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    As the effort to create a skate park in Lincoln takes shape, the Lincoln Skatepark Committee find itself in need of an organization to contract with Evergreen Skateparks for the construction of the facility, and to serve as a fiscal sponsor for the young organizations. Karyn Good, who has been helping coordinate the project with Lincoln School English teacher Phil Reed and the students who make up the skatepark committee, asked the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce at their m...

  • Photo: Elk smash

    Updated Apr 17, 2019

    The front windshields of a school bus belonging to Lincoln's D&L Bussing show the damage caused by the impact of an elk Tuesday morning. Doug Richards was carrying the Lincoln High School track team, en route to a track meet in Thompson Falls, when they hit the elk just west of Lincoln, near the rodeo grounds. Laurie Richards said Doug saw the herd of elk near the highway and had begun to slowdown as he kept an eye on them, when a straggler jumped in front of the vehicle....

  • Chamber hears Sculpture Park, Snow Warriors, Legislative Working Group, Bike Rally updates

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Last week's meeting of the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce delved into several topics that could impact Lincolns economic future, including Sculpture in the Wild, a plan to provide Lincoln with more say on management of the surrounding National Forest, and the Lincoln Bike Rally. Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild President Becky Garland kicked off the agenda with an update on the organization's plans for this year. Those include a concert series and a Shakespeare...

  • Sculpture in the Wild recognized with 2019 Heritage and Cultural Tourism award

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild earned recognition as the winner of Montana's 2019 Heritage and Cultural Tourism award. The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development announced the award at the Governor's Conference on Tourism & Recreation in Butte Monday night, April 15. Sculpture in the Wild faced competition for the prize from the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena and Libby's Kootenai Country Montana Chainsaw Carving Championship. "We know Sculpture in the...

  • Legislative Roundup

    Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, Community News Service UM School of Journalism|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    HELENA -- After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several attempts to revive it Friday and Saturday also failed, leaving it stalled. House Bill 658, would have continued the program passed in 2015 that provides healthcare coverage to about 96,000 Montanans. The new bill, which would add work requirements, forcing eligible enrollees to record 80 hours per month, is carried in the Senate...

  • Dear Dietician: Listeria

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Dear Readers, If you have been listening to the news lately, you may have heard about more food recalls. This time almond butter and avocados were recalled for concerns of listeria contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is type of bacteria found in soil and water and in some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can also be found unpasteurized cheese and milk. Listeria can live in processing plants and contaminate a variety of processed meats. When someone consumes food...

  • Chamber hears Sculpture Park, Snow Warriors, Legislative Working Group, Bike Rally updates

    Roger Dey, BVD Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    Last week's meeting of the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce delved into several topics that could impact Lincolns economic future, including Sculpture in the Wild, a plan to provide Lincoln with more say on management of the surrounding National Forest, and the Lincoln Bike Rally. Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild President Becky Garland kicked off the agenda with an update on the organization's plans for this year. Those include a concert series and a Shakespeare...

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