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Articles from the June 5, 2019 edition


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  • Lincoln Valley Public Lands Proposal detailed at first public meeting

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Members of the Upper Blackfoot Working Group unveiled their final draft of the Lincoln Valley Public Lands Proposal at a meeting in Lincoln last Wednesday/ Nearly 40 people showed up at the Lincoln Community Hall May 29 to learn more about the proposal that, if successful, would use the legislative process to improve forest management, create additional recreational opportunities and protect sensitive areas on the federal lands around Lincoln. Members of the working group...

  • Kindergarten Grads ready for 1st Grade

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Mr. Curtis Janzen presented the Kindergarten graduation ceremony on Monday, June 3 to the applause and cheers of attending family and friends. From a curriculum that began with "how to line up," "how to get along with classmates," and advancing to adding, subtracting, writing and reading, the kindergartners did it all. Each graduate gave a presentation depicting 'What I Want To Do When I Grow Up.' The usual careers of doctor, soldier and policeman were chosen by many, but...

  • False Accusations and Foolish Kindness

    Dick Geary|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Throughout my life, the only recurring nightmare I ever had was that of me, huddled in a corner, surrounded by an angry crowd screaming accusations. I still remember it - all too well. It eventually happened, but without the crowd. The accuser owned a convenience store on the highway at Big Sky, and work was slow that month, so one morning we were visiting and he asked me if I wanted to work a few hours a week. I accepted his offer on a whim and went to work the next evening....

  • Sculpture in the Wild hosting series of park tours for local businesses, workers

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild will be hosting a series of two-hour tours next week in hopes of increasing local knowledge about the sculpture park, the artwork there and how it benefits the community. "As a board, we've been talking about this for quite some time, that we need to figure out a way to let as many people in Lincoln as we can - business owners and their employees - know more about Sculpture in the Wild. Just to have them tour it and let them know it's...

  • Photos Elementary Track Day Takes The Field

    Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Lincoln School's Elementary Track Day Takes The Field May...

  • Graduation Day 2019

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    The somber melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" brought the audience to their feet as the 2019 graduation ceremony of Lincoln High School opened with the incoming march of the twelve graduates. With serious expressions, and a few tears, the Class of 2019 strode in and took their seats under the banner of the class motto by Dr. Seuss, "You're off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! Co-valedictorians Maggie Jorgensen and Bridger Kamps...

  • Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP advises against this practice for several reasons. The agency does not accept, hold or rehabilitate deer and elk because the animals rarely survive the stress of captivity, and because of concerns with the spread of disease. So FWP's likely response would be to tell people to leave the animals...

  • Tales and Trails: The Strange Power of Antlers

    Bruce Auchly, Montana FWP|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    What is it about shed antlers that annually turns grownups into raving lunatics? Apparently, there is a lure, a special power that emanates from shed antlers: those racks of bone that each spring and early summer grow on the heads of male members of the deer family, fall off in the winter, only to regrow and repeat the cycle. How else to explain the crowds of people that show up each year for the noon, May 15 opener at Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Management Areas. The granddaddy of which is the Sun River WMA west of...

  • Down and Dirty With The Mud Run

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    More than 30 people showed up to the Cyr property north of Highway 200 to take part in the Lincoln High Social Entrepreneur Classes first Mud Run. The half mile route, run twice, began near the Cyr's gravel pit. Runners navigated a shallow mud pit, and stepped though a set of tires before heading over the hill and dropping down to cross Keep cool Creek. Then it was over a set of hay bales, back across the creek and back up the hill. Runners then had to slide down a slip and...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Frustrating Thoughts

    Dave Carroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    This week’s column is going to be a bit different. I must admit it is hard to focus as I have so many frustrating thoughts running through my brain. Over the past decade or so we often hear about a “war on women”. Well I just read something that actually supports that. From 1970 to 2017 the number of missing baby girls in the world from sex-selective abortion is estimated to be 23.1 million. That is a horrifying and mind-numbing number. It is hard for me to comprehend that...

  • Living: Is there enough creativity in your life?

    Statepoint Media|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    (StatePoint) New research suggests that Americans may be picking up paint brushes over remote controls. Two-thirds of adults in a recent survey say they seek to use their creativity more in life, and 77 percent would rather give up their Netflix subscription for a year than their favorite creative hobby. The study, conducted by Bluprint, NBCUniversal's state-of-the-art digital lifestyle learning platform and streaming service, in partnership with IPSOS, explores the growth of...

  • Spring Piano Recital shows off musical & compositional skills

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    The acoustical space of the Methodist Church reverberated with the music of twenty piano students Saturday, as a standing room only crowd applauded the accomplishments of Lincoln's K-6th grade pianists. Their teacher, Melissa Gilbert, introduced each musician, beginning with the kindergartners and ending with sixth grader Tahvo Lattin, who pounded the ivories with skill and enthusiasm. To the astonishment of almost everyone, two of the students played compositions they had...

  • Dear Dietician: Childhood Obesity

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the computer. He is getting chubby, and I worry that he will get in these patterns for life. Can you help? Signed, Worried Mom Dear Mom, You are wise to start acting now. Behavior patterns are easier to modify when they are "nipped in the bud." According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the obesity rate...

  • Deputy's Log May 26-JUNE 1

    Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Deputy Sheriff|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 25 Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of May 26 through June 1. Eight of those Calls for Service were traffic stops performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. Deputies opened four new investigations this week: Monday, May 27, in the area of Dalton Mountain Road and Herrin Lake Road, a Deputy responded to a possible trespassing complaint. The complainant stated an individual drove through private land and...

  • Op/Ed: Simple fixes to help bridge the digital divide

    Richard Cullen, Connect Americans Now|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    Like many areas across rural America, whether it is a student struggling to gain access to online educational resources or a business struggling to make their products or services available online, Montana faces the very real problem of reliable broadband coverage. It's unacceptable. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), more than 19 million rural Americans lack a broadband connection, including 40 percent of rural Montanans. While there is sufficient evidence that number overstates broadband...

  • Decision signed for Willow Creek Vegetation Project

    News Release, Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest|Updated Jun 5, 2019

    LINCOLN-Forest Supervisor Bill Avey signed the final decision for management actions to take place on 2,140 acres as part of the Willow Creek Vegetation Project located southwest of Lincoln on the Lincoln Ranger District. "Along with this being a scientifically sound project, we invited partners, landowners, business owners, residents, recreationalists, state and federal agency representatives, and interested individuals to help us design a project they wanted to see completed...

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