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Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition


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  • Art & Music festival returns

    Kate Radford, Contributing writer|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    The Lincoln Arts & Music Festival is set to return Aug. 14 and 15 after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. The event is scheduled to include music and other performances on Saturday and Sunday, alongside artists' booths, kids' activities and more. "We'll have three bands on Saturday," said Karyn Good, one of the event organizers, adding, "Music will go from 2-8 this year. Then on Sunday, we have two musical acts starting at 11 o'clock, and then our last act is a storyteller....

  • Wildlife officials, Blackfoot community work together on fatal bear attack and next steps

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Helmville, Montana (August 5, 2021) - The Montana Department of Transportation and LHC, Inc. will begin construction on MT-141 in Powell County in mid-August. The project begins near the northwest end of Nevada Lake and extends northwest for 12.5 miles ending at the junction of MT-141 and MT 200. The project will improve the roadway and bridges along roughly 12.5 miles of MT-141. Roadway improvements include minor bridge upgrades, crack seal, plant mix overlay, and seal and...

  • MDT expects Dalton Mountain Bridge replacement in 2023

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Although it was the last major point of discussion at Lincoln Government Day, an update on the progress of the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge replacement was a key subject during the Aug. 2 meeting. Montana Department of Transportation District 3 Administrator Jim Wingerter and Jimmy Combs, the District 3 pre-construction engineer were on hand for the meeting, to hear concerns about local MDT efforts, as well as to provide their perspective. The Dalton Mountain Bridge has been a...

  • Poorman span complete

    Roger Dey|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Work on the new $315,000 bridge on Poorman Creek was completed last week and Lewis and Clark County Engineer Dan Karlin and Karl Yakawich with Great West Engineering did a final walk through of the bridge Friday morning. Although some minor touch ups around the bridge still need to be completed, the bridge was opened for use and the traffic control signage came out earlier this week...

  • Annual Clothing Giveaway has banner year

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Lincoln's annual Clothing Giveaway started Aug. 1 in the Lincoln Community Hall and had extended hours this year. Organizers are looking at ways to make the event even more accessible next year. Traditionally, the Clothing Giveaway was set up on Sunday and taken down on Thursday, giving people three days to shop. This year, organizers completed set-up on Saturday and were able to be fully open for visitors to shop starting Sunday and remained open through Friday. "We started...

  • Road and bridge improvements to begin on Montana 141 in mid-August

    News Release, Montana Department of Trasnportation|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Helmville, Montana (August 5, 2021) - The Montana Department of Transportation and LHC, Inc. will begin construction on MT-141 in Powell County in mid-August. The project begins near the northwest end of Nevada Lake and extends northwest for 12.5 miles ending at the junction of MT-141 and MT 200. The project will improve the roadway and bridges along roughly 12.5 miles of MT-141. Roadway improvements include minor bridge upgrades, crack seal, plant mix overlay, and seal and...

  • Letter: Curriculum concerns should drive involvement

    Becky Beard, Montana HD 80|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Conversations over the past few months reflect a lot of concern about Montana's children returning to school, and the curriculum being provided there. One thing's for certain -- families are becoming increasingly vocal about the public school environment. This is underscored by the parents who have necessarily become much more engaged with their children's school work since the 2020 onset of the pandemic. Parents have been more involved in their children's on-line and...

  • Opinion: Conglomerates dominate food chain

    Rob Larew, President, National Farmers Union|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Perhaps one of the most personal decisions you can make every day is deciding what to eat. But what happens when multinational corporations in the agricultural industry take that power away from the individual by using their size, wealth and power to determine the price and selection on our grocery shelves? For these conglomerates to influence what we consume, they first need to control the people who produce our food. That is where the corporations' real power lies:...

  • Finding Hope, Creating Magic!

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Do you ever have those people who you know you can just be you with? You know, the ones you talk over plans and dreams and kick around ideas you’ve been mulling over in your own mind. I like to call these folks “my tribe.” This past weekend, I went to Eureka for a fiber festival and show. I particularly like this event be-cause it’s one of those hidden treasures, and I usually consider it my weekend getaway in the middle of my festival circuit. I also like this event because...

  • Lincoln Schools modify COVID-19 protocols for upcoming school year

    Rogeer Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 11, 2021

    Lincoln Public Schools won't be requiring students to wear masks when they return to school Aug. 23, but some of the COVID-19 protocols from last year remain. Superintendent Jen Packer discussed the school's protocols with the Lincoln School Board during at their Aug. 9 meeting. There is strong agreement among local state, county and federal agencies that students need to return to in person learning, but the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases related to the Delta Variant threw a...

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