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Articles from the July 17, 2019 edition

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  • 2019 BPSW artist Stuart Frost visits Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 17, 2019

    Most descriptions of Stuart Ian Frost's work sound like a narrative of the very idea upon which Blackfoot Pathway's: Sculpture in the Wild itself was founded: site specific sculptures related to a specific environment that are rooted in the history and culture of the area. Frost, is one of two artists slated to create new artwork at Sculpture in the Wild in September. He visited Lincoln at the end of June to get acquainted with Lincoln, the sculpture park, the area and its flo...

  • Living with Fire

    Amanda Eggert, Montana Free Press|Updated Jul 17, 2019

    NOTE: In this three-part series, Montana Free Press examines how federal land management agencies have approached wildfire in the past and highlights key public and private sector developments that could change how we engage with it in the future. Previously: Part 1 – The evolution of wildfire suppression. BOZEMAN - Ray Rasker, who has researched wildfire for more than a decade as the executive director of Bozeman-based nonprofit Headwaters Economics, makes a bold claim a...

  • Op-Ed: Keep fighting to lower prescription drug costs

    Matt Rosendale, Matt Rosendale|Updated Jul 17, 2019

    We must keep working to lower prescription drugs prices in Montana. After conducting a nearly two-year investigation into drug costs, including taking several major players to court in order to access information, my team and I brought forward a bill that we projected would save Montanans about $8 million on medications in the first year alone. Our approach to reforming one part of the massive pharmaceutical system has now been copied by the U.S. Senate and states like Maine,...

  • Rally in the Valley Rumbles into Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 17, 2019

    After a one-year hiatus, the Lincoln Bike Rally returned to town, bringing the thunder with it. Under the direction and organization of the Tenacious Dames Riding Club, "The Rally in the Valley," drew an estimated 250-300 bikes to town "We had a pretty good group come in yesterday and today," Julie Fink, the president of the Tenacious Dames said Saturday afternoon. The turnout outpaced the first rally in 2015, which drew an estimate 160 bikes. Fink said they would have had...

  • Lincoln-based USFS fire crew fights major Alaska fire

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Ten firefighters based at the Lincoln Ranger District deployed to Alaska last week to help combat a major wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula. The Helena Type 2 Incident Attack crew is battling the 100,000-acre plus Swan Lake Fire near Sterling, Alaska, Jarel Kurtz, the district's Fire Management Officer, told the BVD. The Helena Hotshots crew out of the Helena office has also been sent to Alaska. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 1.2 million acres have burned in...

  • Dear Dietician: Coffee

    Leanne McCrate, BVD|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Dear Readers, For many of us, it's a morning must-have, almost a medical necessity. We just aren't functional until we've had that good-to-the-last-drop cup of coffee. Coffee has hit the news lately. Is it good for you or is it not? Studies are conflicting, which is no surprise. Some reports estimate that Americans spend about $20 a week on coffee and drink an average of 3.6 cups per day. That's over $1,000 a year and more than 1,300 cups of coffee! A study led by Steffen...

  • Deputy's Log July 7 - 13

    Robert Rivera, Deputy, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 40 Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of July 7-July 13, 2019. Seven of those Calls for Service were traffic stops performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. Deputies also performed three civil services and complete one VIN inspection. No calls for service last week generated a case report. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area last week were four 911 hang up calls, one non-injury crash, one...

  • Crash course: Local firefighters conduct extrication training

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    The ability to remove an injured person from a wrecked car as quickly and safely as possible is a critical skill for firefighters who serve in towns accessed by winding two lane roads. To make sure they are up to speed on the best techniques, Lincoln Fire Rescue worked with the Montana State University Fire Service Training School last Saturday, July 13, at a staged accident scene at Fire Station 3. about five miles east of town. During the training, firefighters learned...

  • Legion debuts latest donation to Post 9 at Lincoln Bike Rally

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    A recent donation to Lincoln American Legion Post 9 made its debut at the Lincoln Bike Rally last weekend. The 12-foot, double-axle trailer, donated by the family of Bill Whittenberg, was on display at the Wheel Inn, where Post 9 sold bratwursts as a fundraiser for an American Legion motorcycle-related cause. Post 9 commander Rick Foreman said after Whittenberg passed away earlier this year, his wife no longer had a use for the trailer. Lonnie Cox talked to her about the...

  • Baseball in Helmville

    Dick Geary|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    During the post-WWII years and into the late 1950s almost every town in Montana had a sandlot baseball team. Baseball was in its heyday with Mantle, Ford, Ted Williams and others all playing, in those days. Even the smallest towns fielded teams, and the larger cities had a number of them. As small as the town is, Helmville had its own baseball nine. All over the nation, young men who had won the war returned with an exuberance and sense of community they didn't have before...

  • Tick Season: An ounce of prevention

    Statepoint Media|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    (SPM Wire) Summer is here, and nature beckons. The benefits of spending time outside -- from an increase in vitamin D levels to the healing powers of nature -- are common knowledge, and outdoor activities are widely encouraged by various health organizations. But while you're out and about enjoying fresh air, don't forget to take precautions against the possibility of being bitten by a tick. Ticks are tiny arthropods that live by feeding on the blood of other animals and peopl...

  • RMDC to have extra food for seniors

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. will have supplemental foods available to Lincoln area senior citizens at the Lincoln Senior Center on Wednesday, July 24 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Foods are shelf stable and consist of canned fruit, vegetables, meats, juice, cereals, milk, cheese, and peanut butter. Persons 60 years and older qualify by meeting income requirements and by being a state of Montana resident. For further information or questions, call Rocky at 447-1680 or visit

  • Obituary: Dorothy Beck Anderson

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Dorothy Nyleen was born July 21, 1932 in Havre, Mont. She was the daughter of Adolph and Hilda Beck of Hogeland, where Dorothy was raised and showed her many talents early in life. She was raised with three brothers and three sisters. Her traditional farm life helped her secure a strong work ethic, Christian values and the ability to cook, sew and be a star student in school. She left the Big Flat to attend the University of Montana where she met George. On June 21, 1952 she... Full story

  • Volunteers needed for Clothing Giveaway

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Now that summer has arrived and July 4 has come and gone, the next big event is the first day of school. So naturally, the time has come for the clothing giveaway, scheduled for Aug. 4 through Aug. 8. Set up will be Sunday, Aug. 4 and boxing up will be on Aug. 8 at noon. Volunteers are needed all week. Volunteers are needed to set up tables on Sunday and to bring in clothing each day. Students needing to fulfill volunteer hours can volunteer. Due to health reasons, I will not be organizing the giveaway after this year....

  • Senior Center Summer Raffle winners

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Thanks to all who bought tickets and/or donated items for our annual summer wagon raffle. Donations came from Helena Home Depot, Sam’s Club Great Falls, Valley Farms Helena, Murdoch’s Helena, Great Falls Home Depot, Power Townsend Helena, First Builders Great Falls, Target Helena. Local donations from Becca O’Leary, Cheri Johnson, Barb French, Genny Quimby, Doug Vulcan, Dixie Kibbee and Diane Ironi. Thank you ticket sellers, Dixie, Kathy, Denny, Barb, and Diane. Now for the winners this year… Grand prize wagon full of gard...

  • Correction

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    In last week’s Issue we misidentified the stock contractor that worked with the Lincoln Rodeo until this year. That contractor was Pistol Creek Rodeo, not Red Eye Rodeo. Red Eye rodeo has been the stock contractor for the Helmville Rodeo. We apologize for the mistake and want to give a big thanks to Maria Eshelman for letting us know right away on Wednesday so we could get a timely correction into the story on our website....

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