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 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

NWS personnel visit LVFD to talk snowpack, flooding

A presentation on last winter's lingering snowpack and the impact it's expected to have on flooding didn't reveal many surprises for members of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, but confirmed...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

With more flooding expected, community pitches in to fill sandbags

As water from melting snow rose throughout the Lincoln Valley, and with an estimated month of high water still in the forecast, volunteers turned out in force last week to help fill an estimated...

 

New culverts installed on Stemple Road

New culverts Installed on Stemple Pass Road allow water from the east side of the road to drain, putting an end to the water that had been pouring across the road and creating a washout. Since the...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    May 16, 2018

Lincoln track team places fourth in Districts, prepares for Divisionals

The Lincoln High School Track team put up a solid showing on their way to fourth place team finishes for both the boys and girls at last weekend's District track meet in Missoula. "They did awesome....

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    May 16, 2018

Family of Dick Geary raising funds to bring ailing writer home

(Editor's Note: Readers of the BVD who have followed Dick Geary's exploits in Brazil during the past year may have noticed there hasn't been a column from him in the last month. Although we initially...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

Photo story: High water in the Blackfoot

Recent high water in the Lincoln area impacted several parts of the valley as low and mid elevation snows melted, swelling the Blackfoot River and the many creeks in the area that feed into it. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 16, 2018

Photo story: Ovando Clean Up Day

Ovando residents turned out last Saturday for the town's annual Clean Up Day aimed a sprucing up the town ahead of the busy summer season. The spring tradition fell by the wayside several years ago...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 16, 2018

Quake Talk: seismologist discusses recent Lincoln-area earthquakes

The earthquakes that have rattled the Lincoln area intermittently since last July may not have caused any major damage or ripped open cracks in the earth, but Mike Stickney, director of the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    May 16, 2018

Lincoln trails planning gets underway; more local youth input sought

With the job of coordinating the initial Envision Lincoln meetings behind them, Trust For Public Lands representative Amy MacNamara began working with locals last week on the plans for a trail system...

 

Misdemeanors land Lincoln man arrested for assault in April back in jail

A Lincoln man arrested for felony aggravated assault last month is back in jail after being arrested for violating a no-contact order with the victim. The arrest marked the second time in less than a...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 16, 2018

Mountaitop Musings

As we move through the month of May there are many things worth celebrating. If you are being inundated with water right now, you will be celebrating the lowering of the run-off, and assistance from neighbors and friends. Speaking of which, please...

 

Clarence A. Christensen

Clarence A. Christensen Jr., with his daughter by his side, passed away of cancer at his home in Fort Benton, Mont. on Friday, April 27, 2018. Clarence A. Christensen Jr. was born Jan. 29, 1942 to...

 

Public lands poll misses mark on WSA question

A poll on public lands from the University of Montana generated quite a bit of controversy recently. In fact, most of the poll was a yawner-it found Montanans really like our public land, want more pu...

 

RMDC to have extra food for seniors

Rocky Mountain Development Council will have supplemental foods available to Lincoln area senior citizens at the Lincoln Senior Center on Wednesday, May 23 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Foods are shelf stable and consist of canned fruit, vegetables,...

 
 By Montan FWP    News    May 16, 2018

Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA opening delayed Until June 1

The Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area will open at noon Friday, June 1 this year, instead of the regularly scheduled opening of May 15. Persistent snow, a slow spring thaw and extremely wet roads have prompted the extended closure, as...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 16, 2018

EXTRA Photo Story: Ready for a close up

Filming on the movie 'Ted K,' which looks at Ted Kaczynski's time in Lincoln in the years just prior to his arrest has been ongoing around town. Last Wednesday, May 9, film crews set up a scene at...

 

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