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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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  • Photos: Putt Putt putters hit the Lincoln links

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 7, 2019

    12 marks the tenth year of the annual Lincoln Putt Putt, which raises money for various charities and organizations in the Lincoln Valley. This year the event hit the organizer's goal of raising more than $10,000, although there is no word yet on which organizations will receive funding. This year's top teams were: Highest Team Score – CRS Putters, Bill & Judy Albrecht, Ray & Tami Cooper, Rod Krier. Lowest Team Score - Great Falls, Dos Chicas team. Lowest Score Player – Ty,...

  • Willow Creek, Stonewall Project decision processes move ahead

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 7, 2019

    Two vegetation management projects planned for the Lincoln Ranger District are moving forward after recently completing key steps in their respective decisional processes. The Lincoln Ranger District completed consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Willow Creek Vegetation Project last week, while the extended comment period on the re-vamped Stonewall Vegetation Management Project closed in mid-April. Willow Creek The Ranger District submitted biological...

  • LCCD meeting to identify local landowner concerns for future EQIP funding draws no local landowners

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 7, 2019

    A May 3 meeting organized by the Lewis and Clark Conservation District to discuss natural resource planning with landowners in the Lincoln area failed to draw any local landowners. The Lewis & Clark County Natural Resource Planning Community Meeting at the Lincoln Community Hall sought to identify natural resource concerns private landowners - particularly those working in agriculture - see as priorities, in light of the new model for allocating Environmental Quality...

  • Dear Dietician: IV Vitamin Therapy

    Leanne McCrate|Updated May 7, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, My girlfriend has been getting IV vitamin therapy and says she feels great. She insists I give it a try, but I want to know more before I join her. What do you think? Signed, Kat Dear Kat, Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapies, also called IV cocktails, are available in high-end spas, places called drip bars, and some clinics. These infusions offer a variety of nutrients from vitamins and minerals to antioxidants to amino acids (the building blocks of protein)....

  • Op-Ed: Vaccines protect you, your family, and your community

    Elsa Ramirez, Region 8 U.S. Department of Health & Human Service|Updated May 7, 2019

    Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant uptick in the number of measles cases. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can even be deadly. But measles is also easily preventable with a vaccine. There's a lot of misinformation swirling around, so let me provide the facts: vaccines save lives. Vaccines protect our children from debilitating and deadly disease, and they promote the overall health of...

  • Letter: It's a mistake for Gianforte to make a run for governor

    Updated May 7, 2019

    The recent announcement by Greg Gianforte that he is seriously considering another run for Governor is problematic. He barely won against a gun grabbing liberal entirely out of touch with Montana values. Now Greg wants to run for Governor? Tim Fox is an excellent candidate for Governor, and Rep. Gianforte should be thinking about maintaining his seat in the House of Representatives. Gianforte should stay in the House of Representatives instead of crowding the Republican field...

  • Obituary: Gary Oliver Ennen

    Updated May 7, 2019

    Gary Oliver Ennen On April 30, 2019, the world lost one of its toughest warriors. His friends and family grieve the loss of his big heart and count themselves lucky to have had the pleasure to have known him. Gary was born Dec. 10, 1948 in Bellingham, Washington to Oliver and Margaret Ennen. After his father's passing in 1951, his mother remarried and the family moved to Woody Island, a small island off of Kodiak, Alaska. During his years on Woody Island, Gary developed a... Full story

  • Deputy's Log - 4/28-5/4

    Updated May 7, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Deputies responded to twenty-two Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of April 28 through May 4, 2019. Nine of those Calls for Service were traffic stops performed by deputies in and around Lincoln. With Spring showing its face and summer just around the corner, Lincoln is growing in population. The Sheriff's Office always receives more burglary calls around this time of the year in North Lewis and Clark County. This is due to...

  • Puppy Bowl Basketball

    Updated May 7, 2019

    The most hilarious fun that could be had for free in Lincoln last week was the spring elementary round-robin basketball for kindergarten through 3rd grade boys and girls. Developing dribbling, passing and shooting skills from an early age, in front of family and friends, is long on fun and short on rules like travelling, fouling and shooting at the correct basket. Kynleigh Dietz stopped her drive down the sideline to give her great-grandma, Shirley Dietz, a big hug on her way...

  • Tickling the Ivories

    Wendi Dietz, Lincoln PTSA|Updated May 7, 2019

    Six Lincoln students ranging from 3rd to 6th grade played some piano tunes for the senior citizens Wednesday afternoon, while the 3rd grade class attended the recital to lend a supporting ear. The students made the walk over from the school to the Lincoln Senior Center and performed a continual flow of songs to strengthen their performing skills for the upcoming Piano Recital, scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Methodist Church. Not all the...

  • Lincoln athletes set personal records at Missoula meet

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 7, 2019

    Lincoln High School's Azaiah Blotkamp placed second in both the high jump and pole vault at last weekends' KLH Memorial Track Meet in Missoula. Blotkamp cleared 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault and set a personal record in the high jump by clearing the 6-foot mark. Senior Maggie Jorgensen saw her season's best performance so far in the women's 100-meter with her 13.82 second run for a 5th place finish. She also placed 6th in the long jump by covering 15 feet, 8 inches....

  • Click It or Ticket kicks off summer law enforcement

    News Release, LC County Sheriffs Office & Helena Police Department|Updated May 7, 2019

    Helena – The beginning of the summer travel season is upon us with Memorial Day right around the corner. The Helena Police Department and the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office are partnering with the Montana Highway Patrol and increasing patrols from May 20th to June 2nd as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign to educate the public on proper seat belt use and crack down on motorists who fail to buckle up. In Montana, the summer months mark the deadliest t...

  • The Grand Trip: a slow drive to Deer Lodge

    Dick Geary|Updated May 7, 2019

    It was rare to travel much distance from Helmville in the 1950's and 60's. The vehicles weren't that dependable, and the interstate system wasn't built yet, so the highways were only two lane. The roads to Drummond and Avon were gravel and often rough. Once every summer we kids were hauled to Deer Lodge, where we spent a week with our maternal grandmother. Our father had a propensity for preparation, and would begin his efforts at least two days before the trips were...

  • My Smart Mouth: Generations

    Hope Quay|Updated May 7, 2019

    Recently, someone introduced themselves to me as “[insert name here], fourth generation Montanan, ranching family.” “Wow,” thought I. “This individual is awfully proud of their heritage – a sentiment I can understand – and wants everyone to know it.” Although I have not noted announcing oneself and one’s lineage thusly upon first meeting to be the general custom among most of the ranching families I grew up around, I thought maybe I’m not up to snuff on Montana ranching family etiquette. So, to go with the flow, I followe...