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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    May 9, 2018

UPDATE: Floodwaters on the rise in Lincoln Valley

With floodwaters still on the rise in the Upper Blackfoot Valley and a the likelihood of addital flooding in the coming weeks, Lincoln Fire Chief Zach Muse says it’s time for people to put past...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 9, 2018

Film crew returns for principal photography of 'Ted K'

Last Thursday afternoon, a phone booth re-appeared on the corner of Highway 200 and Stemple Pass Road, in the same spot where one once stood for years. Although the booth differed from the original...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    May 9, 2018

Lincoln Vegetation Management Group awarded weed control grant

A local weed group developed in Lincoln in 2015 secured a $19,400 grant from the Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program last month to help them implement the first phase of a project to help area landowners pay for weed treatments. The Lincoln Vegetat...

 
 By News release    News    May 9, 2018

Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

Grizzly bears are out and about. In the last two weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured four grizzly bears in western Montana that were causing conflicts. Grizzlies can be found...

 
 By Greg Hertz    Viewpoints    May 9, 2018

Who's managing Montana's budget?

Governor Bullock and his surrogates, most recently Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, have been pushing the narrative that Republicans are the ones to blame for Montana’s short-term budget problems. The Montana Legislature has only one constitutional...

 

CSKT Compact outlasts false attacks

In the past few months, judicial and regulatory bodies alike have concluded that the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Water Compact is unquestionably the best way to secure existing water rights for the use of future generations of Montanans....

 
 By News release    School    May 9, 2018

Teacher Appreciation on tap at Lincoln School this week

Teacher Appreciation is filling our school this week. The teachers are being treated all week with breakfast, lunch, and homemade treats from local parents as well as a full on catered lunch from...

 
 By News Release    Community    May 9, 2018

Ducks Unlimited Banquet a success

The 19th Annual Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited event was another resounding success The Blackfoot River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited once again filled the Historic Lincoln Community Hall April 21. The committee begins planning for the event in...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 9, 2018

County holds public hearing on Dalton Bridge TSEP grant during Gov't Day

The May 4 Government day meeting lacked a quorum of commissioners, so Commissioner Jim McCormick hosted it as a listening session, but the meeting also served as a public hearing on the Treasure...

 

This is Montana

Call it 670 miles – or perhaps more precisely 674 miles – but either way, the Yellowstone River remains the nation's longest undammed waterway. It's a great river that meanders through some of...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 9, 2018

Sculpture in the Wild joins AmazonSmile as part of ongoing fundraising efforts

Last month, Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild took advantage of a new way to raise funds by working with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile, or smile.amazon.com, is a shopping website run by Amazon that allows shoppers to designate a nonprofit...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 9, 2018

Local Browns Lake fish kill observations gainsay FWP estimates

The long winter and lingering ice on area lakes didn't result in significant fish mortality, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, but local reports indicate a significant number of dead...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 9, 2018

Dive Bomber

A male bluebird defends a nesting boss by diving at a marauding swallow that got to close. Swallows have a knack for taking over bluebird boxes for their own nests. (Roger Dey Phot...

 

Historic Lincoln cemetery cleanup delayed

The annual cleanup day for the historic Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln Gulch will happen a little later this year, thanks to accessibility issues in the Lincoln Gulch area. Although the annual tradition...

 
 By News Release    Community    May 9, 2018

Flooding Can Cause Cascade of Public Health Threats

Flooding is often an issue in Lewis and Clark County in the spring. While the focus tends to be on protecting property, it's important to remember that flood water can put your health at risk, too.... Full story

 

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