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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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 By Roger Dey    School    August 22, 2018

Lincoln School District unveils revamped policies, handbooks ahead of school year

As Lincoln School students head back to their classrooms next week, they can expect to see a few changes to the rules, as new policies enacted by the Lincoln School Board go into effect. Among the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Cooler weather dampens Trail 467 Fire; most closures lifted

Cooler weather and rain that moved into the Lincoln area over the weekend helped firefighters improve containment of the Trail 467 Fire, which was 90 percent contained at 23 acres Tuesday morning....

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Socked in by Smoke

With only a few small fires burning anywhere near Lincoln, the thick pall of smoke that descended on the area seemed to arrive out of nowhere, but was actually the result of wildfires burning in...

 

Citizen reporting key to lowering crime in Lincoln Valley

During the last few months Lincoln has reported fewer crime to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the citizens of Lincoln have had a hand in this. Thefts were the main crime affecting Li...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, My fourteen-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. We made an appointment with a dietitian, and she is doing her best to follow a gluten-free diet. The problem...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    August 22, 2018

Living a Balanced Life in a Troubled World

Over the past several weeks I have thought a lot about the balance of life principle. Maybe a better way to frame that is so say life is full of uncertainty, both in us and others. So what do we do when things turn upside down and inside out? Do we...

 

Letter:Tester works hard

Jon Tester works hard. He cares about his constituents. He listens. He acts. For years my husband, Bob, doctored at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Many 5 a.m. Mondays, he and I joined Jon and Sharla at the airport. Jon never failed to ask...

 

Thank you for supporting the annual community clothing give-away

We want to thank all those in the community for the great turn out for the clothing giveaway; to the generous people who cleaned closets and donated all items they didn't use and to the many who...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    August 22, 2018

Lincoln Preschool prepares to welcome youngsters

With Lincoln School's first class of 15 preschoolers set to arrive in less than a week, Sondra Grigsby said it's been a big challenge starting a preschool from scratch. "Luckily, I've worked in presch...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    August 22, 2018

Stalled Stalls

It was a busy weekend at Hooper Park during the 35th Annual Bob Purdy Softball Tournament, and for the second year in a row players had to make do with porta-potties and a lack of running water. Altho...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 22, 2018

25 Years of Challenge

Downtown Ovando came alive last week as the Blackfoot Challenge hosted a Summer Party in the town square to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary. The celebration kept things small and local,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 22, 2018

A busy weekend for the 35th Annual Bob Purdy Tourney

After 35 years, the annual Bob Purdy Memorial Softball Tournament is still growing strong. The tournament got its start in 1983, shortly after Bob Purdy, a strong advocate of sports, died in a...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    August 22, 2018

Farm flocks, Judas sheep and surprise of ovine intelligence

For many years it was traditional for almost every ranch to run 100 – 200 head of sheep. "Farm flocks" they were called. That lasted until to the mid 1970's when the coyotes and prices both got so...

 

Blackfoot Valley Fishing Report 8-22

While writing this today it is currently raining! First time in 40-plus days for this immediate area. And temps are in the 50's. And it is mid-August? What the heck? It is wonderful and may be just what we fisherpeople needed to get the fish back on...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission Advances Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives for Public Comment

The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             

MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM...

 

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