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Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition


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  • Photos: Easter √ Eggs √ Snow? Go!

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Kids hit Hooper Park for annual Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue Easter egg hunt...

  • Daines pays virtual visit to Hi Country

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Senator Steve Daines paid a virtual visit to Hi Country Snack foods Thursday, April 7 to hear about challenges rural small businesses are seeing as the COVID pandemic winds down and inflation increases. Daines originally planned to visit in person, but had to change to a virtual tour due to scheduling conflicts in Washington D.C. He joked with Hi Country owner Travis Byerly, Chief Operating Officer Steve Fehrs and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Hollingworth that they had some...

  • Upper Blackfoot Chronicles

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    April 2022 marks 40 years since Lincoln voters approved a bond issue to fund a high school for Lincoln. A Lincoln high school had long been a hot topic. The 120 mile round trip to Augusta High School was a challenge for Lincoln student and parents, and a high school was considered by many to be important to the town's future. But establishing a High School came with a cost, which created controversy, and a fair share of doubters at the county level. Here are a couple stories...

  • Butte BLM seeks input on motorized access in north Lewis and Clark County

    News Release, Bureau of Land Management|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    BUTTE – The Bureau of Land Management's Butte Field Office is in the beginning stages of analyzing motorized access for BLM-managed public lands in north Lewis & Clark County. The field office has posted an inventory of existing travel routes in the area. Public comment at this stage is referred to as scoping and will help guide a Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment analyzing motorized access of public lands in the North Lewis and Clark County Travel M...

  • Public land hunting advocate Randy Newberg pays a visit to Lincoln School

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Randy Newberg of Bozeman is known for two things: his love of hunting and his love of public lands, and that has made him one of the country's leading advocates for access to public lands by hunters. Newberg, who fans of hunting shows may know from 'On Your Own Adventures' or 'Leupold's Fresh Tacks' TV show, visited Lincoln High School Thursday morning, April 7 to talk to Nancy Schwalm's wildlife class - and a few members of the community who took time to stop in - about the...

  • Master Planning Community Survey responses subject of upcoming meeting

    Roger Dey|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    A town hall meeting planned for next Wednesday, April 27 will look at the full results of the Lincoln Master Planning Community survey that was in circulation around town and online from early March until April 8. The responses will help guide the development of a master plan by highlighting common concerns, what Lincoln community members would like to see and what they are dead set against. As March drew to a close, the Lincoln Master Plan Steering Committee extended the...

  • MDOT issues new load postings for the Canyon Creek Bridge in Lewis and Clark County

    News Release, Montana DOT|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Canyon Creek, Mont. –– The Montana Department of Transportation recently issued new load postings for the Canyon Creek Bridge on Lincoln Road, six miles northwest of Canyon Creek, in Lewis and Clark County. The postings are part of a multi-year effort to update load ratings and postings on Montana bridges as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration. The FHWA mandate is in response to changes in the trucking industry over the last decade. Truck manufacturers are bui...

  • Deputy's Log April 3-16

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received thirty-six calls for service during the weeks of April 3 to April 16 in the Lincoln area. Two of those calls were a traffic stops performed by deputies. Six of those calls for service generated a case report in the last two weeks: On April 3, a pistol inside the holster was found by someone walking Stemple Pass Road. If you or someone possibly lost a pistol near Stemple Pass, contact the Sheriff's Office. A deputy took a theft...

  • Community Garden plans Open Meeting and Mini-Class

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    The Lincoln Community Garden has scheduled an open meeting for garden members and individuals interested in gardening on Tuesday, April 26. The gathering will be at Valler Coffee that evening at 5 p.m. The garden board invites all members of the garden and individuals interested in gardening to come hear what the organization has planned for the gardening season, and to participate in a mini class on "Companion Planting." The garden, which was created in 2011 and had their...

  • Lincoln students learn to needle-felt

    Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Stacey Mannix invited local fiber artist Tammy Jordan to her 5th grade classroom Thursday, April 14 to teach students how to needle-felt an Easter egg, just in time for the upcoming Easter holiday weekend. Thirteen students created their own rendition of a decorated egg using dyed wool from Jordan's sheep and a sharp instrument called a felting needle. Jordan explained how the wool was processed and how she used dyes to create the various colors for students to use in their...

  • Man who went missing between Helena and Lincoln found safe

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    A man who went missing on a trip to Lincoln Tuesday April 12, was found safe on Stemple Pass, where his truck had slid off the road and gone over a steep embankment. The 19-year-old man from Clancy was headed to Lincoln to visit his girlfriend but never arrived. A 3 a.m. call prompted a search for him by the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office and Lincoln Fire Rescue. The search began on Flesher Pass, but was delayed because heavy snow prevented a deputy from coming over t...

  • Star Student

    Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Lincoln Elementary School's Star Student of the Week recognizes three to four Pre-K through 3rd grade students per week who attend school regularly, are respectful to teachers and peers, and complete school work to the best of their abilities. Students are nominated by their teacher and the winners are announced at lunch every Thursday. Winners get to sit with a buddy at lunch and go to the front of the lunch line for the whole next week. *Our apologies: We forgot to include...

  • Lincoln School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    Updated Apr 21, 2022

    3th Grade Allesondra Russ 4.0 Jenna Templeton 4.0 Damion Birkholz 3.2 11th Grade Jessica Zarske 4.0 Gianna Gardella 3.667 Jaylin Lewenight 3.5 10th Grade Kylee Copenhaver 4.0 Trever Tolan 3.857 Miyah Davis 3.714 Wesson Dempster 3.571 9th Grade Noah Barnett 4.0 Andrew Brown 4.0 Andrea Weisner 4.0 Delia Tolan 3.857 Teegan Tybo 3.857 Paige Gilbert 3.286 8th Grade Roegun Dietz 4.0 Kayden Tybo 3.727 Makena Copenhaver 3.6 7th Grade Elijah Barnett 4.0 Remi Dietz 4.0 Hailey Smith...

  • Op-Ed: CI-121 will put communities and family farms at risk

    Walter Schweitzer, Montana Farmers Union President|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Know the consequences before signing the petition to put CI-121 on the November ballot. At face value, CI-121 and freezing your residential property taxes may sound like a good idea. But if you further investigate the details of this misleading ballot initiative, you will find several adverse consequences. What is CI-121? It is a ballot initiative proposing a constitutional amendment that would freeze residential property value at the 2019 level and changes the assessed value...

  • Op-ed: Judicial activism at work in recent court ruling

    Updated Apr 21, 2022

    "The Legislature shall provide by law the requirements for residence, registration, absentee voting, and administration of elections." It doesn't get much clearer than that line in Article IV, Section 3 of Montana's Constitution. Unless of course you're an activist judge who doesn't like common sense laws duly passed by the people's representatives, the democratically elected Legislature. In that case, you'll just go ahead and block those laws in favor of your political...

  • From My Perspective

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about gender, gender identification, choosing a gender, sexuality, biology, how it affects our kids of today, and the age they or their parents should be deciding how they “identify” themselves. Can I please just say, “What the hell?” Seriously, what is this world coming to? In some states it’s now legal for a parent to authorize a surgical procedure to change their child’s sexual anatomy by the age of three. I don’t know about you, but...

  • Staying safe in an unsafe world

    Connie McCaffertry|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    The world is much more dangerous for children and adults than we often will admit. The statistics are alarming. Eighty three percent of Americans will experience a violent crime in their lifetimes, which includes assault, robbery, murder, home invasion or car jacking.* But we don't want to think of ourselves as victims of crime. We take pride in living in a safe place with neighbors and friends who look out for us. We won't lock our doors or take safety precautions because we...

  • Lincoln teen accused of raping minor girl in Lambkin Park bathroom

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 21, 2022

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