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Articles from the April 22, 2020 edition


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  • Managing Spotted Knapweed

    Karen Laitala, Powell County Weed Board|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    The past few weeks I have been making a concerted effort to take daily walks on the ranch where I live. Last week the snowy path I wandered gave way to a spring melt off event and by mid-week I sighted my first wildflower blossoms. Yet even before the snow cleared, I had begun to see spotted knapweed rosettes emerging at the base of last year's seed heads as well as scattered seedlings. With temperatures reaching the mid to upper 60's, I started to experience an increase in...

  • Lincoln School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

    Updated Apr 22, 2020

    3th Grade Nathan Brown 4.0 Alexis Cannon 4.0 Sage Kamps 4.0 Jaken Shelton 4.0 Ryan Greenwood 3.818 Makenzie Storey 3.455 Maya Whittenberg 3.25 11th Grade Nikki Snyder 4.0 Lindsey Weisner 4.0 Bradley Howard 3.4 10th Grade Alyvia Blotkamp 4.0 Jenna Templeton 4.0 Alle Russ 3.857 Damion Birkholz 3.714 Andrea LaManna 3.571 9th Grade Jessica Zarske 3.714 8th Grade Kylee Copenhaver 4.0 Miyah Davis 4.0 Trever Tolan 3.857 Maddie Sampson 3.667 7th Grade Andrea Weisner 3.917 Noah...

  • Letter: Hate to lose it

    Updated Apr 22, 2020

    BVD, I saw your article in the paper a week or two ago and then got the survey that was mailed in this last issue about the struggle you are having making ends meet with the local paper. A lot of appreciation always goes unsaid and we go about our lives and don't think about it. Seems like a lot of things have been going more and more digital in the last 10 years and making it hard for the local papers to survive. I really appreciate the job you guys do with the paper and...

  • Skills for Life and Leisure

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    So, what can people do when they find themselves at home in the middle of a pandemic? Learn new skills of course. There are people all over the world right now self-isolating at home and taking the time to learn new skills or to reconnect with skills they learned, but had been too busy to keep up with. Things as simple as reading, cleaning and organizing have been keeping people occupied as well. In case you were wondering, there are several companies and websites to help you find your creative side. Below is a list of...

  • Lewis & Clark County making cloth masks available

    News Release, Lewis and Clark County|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    Helena - The Lewis and Clark County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is accepting requests for cloth masks from individuals and essential businesses in need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the general public wear cloth face coverings - not surgical masks or N-95 respirators - in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (like grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, clinics, etc.). The Lewis and Clark Public Health Department encourages all...

  • Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    After a long winter, bears are out and about. And, as COVID-19 quarantines continue, humans are seeking solace and activity in the outdoors. Where bears and humans share the same space, conflicts are bound to occur. Whether you're heading outdoors to hike, fish, hunt or hang out, please be bear aware. Grizzlies can be found throughout western Montana, not just the Rocky Mountain Front, Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Yellowstone Ecosystem. In recent years, grizzly bear...

  • Attorney General Fox Warns of Cyber Crimes During Pandemic

    News Release, Montana DOJ|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    HELENA – Today, Attorney General Tim Fox cautioned Montanans that cyber actors are ready to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by exploiting increased usage of virtual environments. As more Montanans telework and attend school on-line, Fox says it's important to be aware of telework software vulnerabilities, education technology platforms, trending schemes and scams cyber actors intend to exploit. "Cyber scammers focus on all areas of consumer vulnerability in an a...

  • Photo: April is for the birds

    Updated Apr 22, 2020

    A pair of sandhill cranes strut their stuff near Sucker Creek Road, Saturday, April 18. The return of the cranes and other species of birds is a sure sign of spring in the Blackfoot Valley....

  • Life with 'the fam'

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    At first blush, the shelter-in-place order sounded like every teenager's delightful dream: sleep in, hang out with friends on social media, not worry about acne or bad hair days. But as the days and weeks dragged on, a new reality set in: the reality that life with the fam 24-7 was not such an odious ordeal after all. For most of the seven teenagers interviewed for this story, the biggest surprise was that movie nights, board games and doing chores with their families was...

  • Bullock says post-COVID re-opening plan coming

    Eric Dietrich, Montana Free Press|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock said at a Friday, April 17, press briefing that his administration is in the process of developing a plan for scaling back anti-coronavirus social distancing measures as the number of new coronavirus cases declines. "By next week we'll have a deliberate plan for reopening," he said. Montana is currently under a number of anti-coronavirus directives that have shuttered schools, halted dine-in food service and asked residents to stay at home to the...

  • Following OPI recommendation, remainder of Lincoln school year up for discussion

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    How Lincoln School will end its school year will depend on how the Governor's stay-at-home and school-closure directives are lifted and what the phased reopening of the state looks like. This will impact whether students continue distance learning through the end of the school year, if high school spring sports resume, and how schools handle graduation celebrations. The Office of Public Instruction issued a memo April 9 advising schools to continue their distance learning...

  • Bullock secures additional PPE from private market for Montana health care workers

    News Release, State of Montana|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    Governor Steve Bullock Tuesday announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of face masks, shields and gloves from private market distributors to protect Montana health care workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19. "Ensuring enough supplies of personal protective equipment for Montana's frontline health care workers is something I fight for every single day in response to this public health crisis," Governor Steve Bullock said. "Protecting the people who take...

  • Male grizzly bear euthanized on Rocky Mountain Front for calf depredations

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    A young, male grizzly bear was euthanized Thursday, April 16, after it was captured by USDA Wildlife Services for calf depredations on the Rocky Mountain Front southwest of Augusta. "Besides causing calf depredations, it was coming in close to ranch homes," said Mike Madel, Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear management specialist. Madel said the bear was five-and-a-half years old and weighed 586 pounds. The bear had not been captured previously, Madel said, but its removal was...

  • Grizzly euthanized after killing calves on ranch near Ovando

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a young male grizzly bear on Monday, April 13, after it killed three calves over a period of several days on a ranch east of Ovando in the Blackfoot Valley. The grizzly killed three calves between Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 12. The bear was also suspected to have been responsible for another livestock injury in the same area the week before. Because the bear remained in the area, continuing to pursue livestock, wildlife officia...

  • Information, Communication, Supporting Local and Getting it Out There...

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    I recently saw a post on Facebook about information not being available to residents in Lincoln. One way this person mentioned to find information was the community bulletin boards at the Post Office, which were taken down because someone in the community was taking down other businesses information. They were then put back up, and are being carefully monitored. I agree the bulletin boards are a fantastic way to let people know of things for sale, and yes, it's free, but...

  • Tiana's Homeschool Hint

    Tiana Valler, Lincoln|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    Let your children lead the way So, when I first started homeschool, I got to about second grade and found that I didn’t know half the stuff I was supposed to be teaching them. Math, okay, I could do that. I didn’t remember much of the history or even some of the science. How was I going to teach what I couldn’t remember? Well, it turns out that teaching someone else is a great way to solidify and bolster skills your children have already learned. So, turn it around! Have them teach you a lesson or two, or even better, let t...

  • Volunteer supplemental meal program grows

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    For the past four weeks, volunteers have been at the Lincoln Community Hall every Friday, preparing and distributing weekend meals to students, seniors and families who might need a little extra help right now. The program has seen an increase in families and meals served since it began. In the first week, the program helped 17 families. The second week rose to 34 families. The third week rose to 42 families, and this past week 52 families were helped. In terms of meal...

  • Hey Howdy Hey: Aaron, Kristin & Damion

    Jim Oly, Lincoln|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to Aaron, Kristin, and Damion Birkholz. This July will be their sixth year in ownership of Coyote Coffee. Before they took it over it belonged to Jay and Heather Terman. Aaron and Kristin had both worked for Heather and when she had passed away, her husband Jay had offered them a chance to carry on Heather's business. They accepted and they wanted to carry on her business without changing the way she did things. They did add a few...

  • Supplemental CARES Act funding helps PureView maintain staffing

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 22, 2020

    PureView Health Center received $503,000 in funding for COVID-19 response as part of the CARES Act signed March 27. The money is in addition to their regular funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. According to HRSA, the extra money provided to health centers is to "support the detection of coronavirus and/or the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19, including maintaining or increasing health center capacity and staffing levels during the cor...

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