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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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  • UM Report: Nonresident Spending in 2018 Up 10.4 percent

    News Release, UM News Service|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    MISSOULA – Nonresident travelers spent $3.58 billion throughout Montana in 2018, according to an annual report published by the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. This is a 10.4 percent increase from the previous year's estimate. "We see this as a big plus for Montana since our numbers indicate that visitation was relatively flat in 2018, but spending was up," said ITRR Director Norma Nickerson. Analysis of each of Montana's six travel r...

  • 2019 Barn Dance

    Updated Aug 14, 2019

    The 2019 Barn Dance at the Grantier Barn provided family friendly fun and entertainment Friday night, Aug. 9....

  • Cool, wet weather helps dampen area fires; Flesher Acres evacuation lifted

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Mike Almas' Type 2 Incident Management Team bid farewell to Lincoln as they handed over management of the Horsefly and Nevada Creek fires to Shane Martin's Central Montana Type 3 Incident Management Team Tuesday morning, following a stretch of cool, rainy weekend that allowed firefighters to make significant progress in their efforts on both fires. The cooling trend that started late last week also allowed Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton to lift an evacuation order...

  • An unexpected compliment

    Dick Geary|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    It was in Summer School where we Catholic kids learned catechism in preparation for our first communions and confirmations. Two nuns would come to Helmville each summer and teach for two weeks after regular school had been dismissed. One afternoon the nun read us the parable of Abraham and Isaac. According to the story, a voice from a burning bush told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. As the nun read the story, I anticipated an ending in which Abraham would refuse to kill his...

  • First Female Montana Army National Guard Armor Officer assigned to Great Falls Unit

    News Release, Montana National Guard|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Great Falls, Mont. – Second Lieutenant Jenna Schaack recently graduated from the United States Armor School in Ft. Benning, Georgia and in doing so, became the first female Armor Officer in the history of the Montana Army National Guard. Schaack graduated in June and upon graduation was assigned as a Platoon Leader with C Company, 1-163rd Combined Arms Battalion in Great Falls. Historically females were not allowed to hold positions in combat units. As of Jan. 1, 2016 all m...

  • Arts and Music Festival, Trails Day weather weekend storms

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Things looked pretty grim for the success of the 3rd Annual Lincoln Arts and Music Festival and the first Lincoln Trails Day event last weekend, as a series of major rainstorms headed toward western Montana, trigging flash flood warnings across the area. When all was said and done, however, it seemed like things had gone pretty well. "All the music played and 90 percent of the artists stuck around for most of the two days, so it was a success in my book," festival organizer...

  • Obituary: Carol Jean Coleman

    Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Carol Jean Coleman; August 13, 1956 - August 5, 2019 Carol loved life, she liked taking care of others, cooking and feeding anyone who wanted to eat. She loved god and went to church whenever her health would let her. She liked making quilts, taking care of the yard and collecting angels. More than anything she loved her family. Carol was raised in Bonne Terre Missouri with nine brothers and sisters. She loved her children Heather Woodard and Robert Rodgers and her grandchildren Makenzie and Grace Woodard, Robert Rodgers Jr.... Full story

  • Deputy's Log Aug. 4 - 10

    Robert Rivera, Deputy, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received fifteen Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Aug.4 – Aug. 10. Three of those Calls for Service were traffic stops performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. No calls for service generated a case report last week. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area last week were two fraud reports, one DUI reported, and one fish and game call. We received three fire calls for service and Lincoln ambulance r...

  • Dear Dietician: Sugar and cancer

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, I enjoy a small glass of juice every morning at breakfast and was shocked to read that sugary drinks, even fruit juices, can increase the risk for cancer! Is this true? Jane Dear Jane, You are wise to question just about anything referring to nutrition in the media. Many headlines are attention-getting and even shocking, so let's take a look at the science. The NutriNet-Santé study, was a prospective, cohort study, which included over 100,000 participants,...

  • The Bard in the Burner

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    A group of seven performers who took the stage at the Delaney Mill TeePee Burner Wednesday, Aug. 7 to read some of their favorite passages from the various plays and poems of William Shakespeare for "Shakespeare in the Wild" Klara Varga of Lincoln, a devotee of Shakespeare, worked with Mary Dietz and Stacey Berquist, a retired high school theater teacher from Great Falls, to bring a group of like-minded fans together for the presentation. Varga persuaded Annette Gardner,...

  • State Fiddler's contest coming to Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 14, 2019

    Lincoln will be filled with the music of fiddles on the weekend of Aug. 23-25 as the Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association brings their state convention and contest to town. Isaac Callender, President of the Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association, suggested Lincoln as the new site for the event, following a decision to move it after hosting it for eight years in Choteau. "We just wanted to move it somewhere a little more central to the fiddling population,"...