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Articles from the May 13, 2021 edition


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  • A chance to dance

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 12, 2021

    Lincoln teens got a little return to normalcy this year at the Lincoln High School Prom Friday evening. The original plan for the dance was to host it outside at the Hooper Park pavilion, to allow the kids a bit more freedom without the need for masks. Although rainy weather forced the festivities indoors at the school gym, the announcement that Lewis and Clark Public Health would no longer be enforcing the county mask mandate prompted a decision to forego masks at the dance....

  • LCSO recognizes Birkholz for role in defusing March 2 standoff

    Roger dey, BVD|Updated May 12, 2021

    The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office awarded Lincoln's Aaron Birkholz with their Achievement Award during Lincoln's May 7 Government Day meeting, for his role in resolving an armed standoff in March. The Sheriff's office recognized Birkholz for successfully convincing Gary Scheele, who found himself in a five-hour standoff with law enforcement March 2, to put away his weapons and surrender to deputies. Scheele had made repeated angry calls to 911 regarding his concerns...

  • Lincoln Little League Team shows its potential

    Connie McCafferty, BVD Contributor|Updated May 11, 2021

    Led by the pitching expertise of Henry Smith and Myles Greany, the newly-formed Bent Nail Construction team gave the visiting Great West Engineering team from Helena a run for their money in Little League action on May 6th in Hooper Park. The score at the close of innings was 11 – 4 in favor of Helena, but Lincoln played well and had loaded up the bases several times. Almost all of these little athletes have never played baseball before 2021, so this respectable showing p...

  • Deputy's Log

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated May 11, 2021

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received fifty-nine calls for service in the Lincoln area during the weeks of April 25 to May 8, 2021 Thirteen of those calls for service were traffic stops performed by deputies. Four of those calls for service generated a case report in the last two weeks: A deputy responded to a cold burglary Wednesday, April 28 in the 4000 block of East Highway 200. It was reported someone had broken into the complainant’s garage over-night and stole s...

  • New trees in store for Hooper Park

    Kate Radford|Updated May 11, 2021

    Hooper Park in Lincoln received an Arbor Day grant and additional funding from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. "Misty Edwards is kinda the county's liaison with the Park Board, and she knew they were interested in doing multiple upgrades for the park," said Ann McCauley, the Grants Administrator for Lewis and Clark County, who secured the grant and funding for the trees. The grant is offered annually for tree plantings as part of the DNRC's Urban...

  • Help Wanted

    Tammy Jordan|Updated May 11, 2021

    If you take a look around, almost anywhere in the state (and likely the country) you’ll notice something in almost every place of business: a “Help Wanted” sign. They are taped to the windows and doors of almost every business and if you’re a social media person, the pleas on Facebook looking for help are endless. Business owners are struggling to find anyone to fill positions, especially in the areas of retail, food service, hospitality, and the like. Getting anyone to appl...

  • Guest Editorial: Support needed for bill critical to local journalism's future

    Montana Newspaper Associatio|Updated May 11, 2021

    Fairness is not a partisan issue. Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United States Congress. The bill has bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. H.R. 1735 / S.673 is critically important to protecting the future of high-quality, local journalism in Montana and across our nation. Support is growing for the legislation, yet much more needs to be done before it can become law....

  • Numerous updates at Lincoln Government Day

    Roger Dey|Updated May 11, 2021

    The May 7 Lincoln Government Day meeting featured updates on several Public Works and infrastructure related projects Speed and passing zones The speed limit on Highway 200 east of Lincoln will be going down…a little. Lewis and Clark County Public Works Director Eric Griffin said the Montana Highway Commission, during their April 22 meeting, approved lowering the highway speed limit east of Lincoln out to Airport road from 70 mph to 60 mph. The decision is in keeping with the speed study completed by the Montana Department o...

  • HB 257 brings an end to Lewis & Clark County mask mandate

    Roger Dey|Updated May 11, 2021

    The Lewis and Clark County mask mandate came to an end Friday afternoon, May 7 with Gov. Greg Gianforte's signing of House Bill 257 into law. The bill, co-sponsored by Becky Beard, R-Elliston, removes the ability of city, county and local health boards or officers to compel businesses to deny customers access to their premises, or to compel businesses to deny customers access to goods or services However, it still allows businesses to require face coverings and does not...

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