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Articles from the June 24, 2021 edition


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  • Nature Picks: Wild Ungulate Babies

    Klaara Varga - Kate Radford - Rick Clarj|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    With the celebration of Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June, Lincoln residents can look forward to the birth of ungulate babies during those same months. White-tailed deer, elk, and moose, which all range in the Lincoln area, give birth to fawns and calves in late May and early June. Deer fawns and elk calves are both born with spots, while moose calves are solid-colored at birth. The Montana range of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, covers the entire state...

  • Lincoln history teacher Gary Roberson retires

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Gary Roberson, who taught history for Lincoln Schools, retired this year after about 15 years with the district. "I started back in 1992, and I worked close to ten years," said Roberson. "I went back to Virginia to help take care of my parents. Then we came back again, and I've been teaching these last five years." In addition to Montana history, U.S. history and world history, Roberson taught psychology, geography and government. He said he probably enjoyed Montana history...

  • USDA Seeks Applications to Strengthen Rural Cooperatives and Improve Economic Conditions in Montana's Rural Areas

    News Release, USDA|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    BOZEMAN – USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced June 11that the Department is accepting applications for grants to help start, expand, or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses in rural America. USDA is making $5.8 million in grants available under the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program to help improve economic conditions in rural areas through cooperative development. Nonprofit corporations and i...

  • Sale success

    Erin Dey|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    Wow, Lincoln was hopping for rummage sale days last weekend. There were 27 sales on the map. I forgot one and added it where I could. A gentleman came in and was having a garage sale that did not know about the town-wide sales, he could not be on the map, but I tossed his info on social media, he put signs up and he said today the sale went great. I went to quite a few sales and ran into a few that were not on the town wide map, but they put up signs and had successful sales...

  • Chief's Corner: Fire Danger

    Zach Muse, Lincoln Fire Chief|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    First of all, I'd again like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at the Firemans Ball and those who generously donated. We can't do it without you. You will notice that we just moved fire danger to high. Things are drying fast and we will probably go to very high in the next week or two. Please be careful out there. It wont take much. With the onset of fire season, please keep your eyes peeled and if you see something, call 911. We rely on everyone to report...

  • AG and OPI are right: Racial discrimination has no place in Montana

    Rep. Sue Vinton, R-Billings|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    A recent thoughtful and well-reasoned Attorney General's Opinion on "critical race theory" from Austin Knudsen has people on the left stamping their feet and pulling out their hair. The Montana Democrats' spin machine is on full blast to justify racial discrimination in Montana schools, universities, and workplaces. In defense of the controversial teachings, liberal lawyers, legislators, and editorial boards are arguing that actively being racist is the only way to make sure...

  • We are Family

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    We all have a family. Some we are born into, and others we find along the way. Sometimes the family we’re born into isn’t the family we spend the most of our time with. For some, the family we choose to spend time with are those people who make us feel the most at home, the most comfortable, the most accepted. I like to refer to these people as my tribe, and they tend to be the people who show the most love and support and who I feel I can confide in and trust. The def...

  • Obituary: Shirlee Marie Hansen

    Updated Jun 23, 2021

    Shirlee Marie Hansen, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully in her home with her family surrounding her on June 10, 2021. She was born Aug. 31, 1943 to the late Albert Amos and Juanita Mae Maynard in Boise, Idaho. Her father moved often for work, and she lived in many places. She talked about her time in the Yak, where they had pet racoons, a pet skunk, Petunia, and even a bear, Brutus. Shirlee met her beloved husband, Bruce, and they were married Feb. 22, 1964....

  • UBVCC meeting features updates on roads, bridges and discussion of OHV traffic in town

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    Resurfacing paved streets in Lincoln has been the hot topic for the past few months, but updates on the roads and bridges outside of town dominated the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council meeting Tuesday, June 15. Cattle Guards Lewis and Clark County Road and Bridge Superintendent Kevin Horne said cattle guards were installed earlier this month on Stonewall Creek Road where it crosses property owned by Mike Stahly. The cattle guards ended a three-year dispute over access...

  • A look at master planning and its role in Lincoln's future

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 23, 2021

    Envision Lincoln and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce have been working with Lewis and Clark County and the Montana Business Assistance Connection to develop a comprehensive master plan for Lincoln. Earlier this month, Lewis and Clark County approved a request for proposals for development of a comprehensive master plan. The RFP will go out for bid to professional consultants who have experience in master planning for rural communities like Lincoln. But just what is a...

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