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Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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  • Community looks to mitigate bear conflicts

    Henry Netherland, Seeley-Swan Pathfinder|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    OVANDO - Ovando residents and local agencies hope to spread the word on bear safety in order to avoid incidents similar to the fatal grizzly bear attack that occurred in downtown Ovando in early July. Representatives from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held an open house in Ovando Thursday, Aug. 5. There the representatives and residents had a public discussion on what communal and individual methods could be taken towards mitigating...

  • Montana Poet Laureates to draw inspiration from BPSW, work with Lincoln students

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Each September, Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild invites artists, composers, musicians, and other creators to Lincoln as part of the Artist in Residency program. This year, Montana's 2019-2021 Poets Laureate, Melissa Kwasny and M.L. Smoker, are scheduled to speak and engage with students and the community Sept. 16. Kwasny and Smoker earned a shared $50,000 fellowship from the Academy of American Poets to "partner with seven Montana art and historical museums,...

  • FWP to take a new, more inclusive approach to hunting regulations for 2022, 2023 seasons

    News Release, Montan FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking to take a fresh approach. In the past, the biennial hunting regulation process typically had few changes to the existing regulations. This year, FWP will tackle more significant changes such as combining hunting districts and simplifying license structures, while still keeping focused on statewide wildlife population management goals. "...

  • Montana Highway Patrol Offers Safety Back to School Traffic Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe

    News Release, Montana Highway Patrol|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    HELENA - As students across our state return to the classroom, Attorney General Austin Knudsen and the Montana Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to follow all school bus and school zone traffic laws, including new laws going into effect this year. By simply following the law and taking necessary precautions, motorists can help ensure Montana students get to and from school safely. "If one child gets injured on their way to or from school this year, it will be one too...

  • Vandalism spree hits Lincoln

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    The Lincoln area has experienced a spate of vandalism in the last two weeks as unknown culprits have spray painted traffic signs and damaged both trash cans and traffic pylons. Lewis and Clark County Deputy Sheriff Robert Rivera said vandals first hit the area around Tuesday, Aug 17. "It was reported that somebody on Dalton Mountain Bridge ran over those pylons and destroyed a few of them, then tossed a couple...up in the river," Rivera said. "That same night they drove up...

  • Rocky's Americorp Seniorshosts 1st annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorial

    News release, Rocky Mountain Development Council|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Rocky Mountain Development Council and AmeriCorps Seniors is inviting the community to gather during the 1st annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorial meant to honor the lives lost 20 years ago. Helena is one of sixty communities around the nation that will be participating in this 9/11 memorial. The 9/11 Flag of Honor, which includes the names of all 2,983 victims who lost their lives, will be displayed at the memorial. On Saturday, September 11, at 9:02 am a...

  • Board of County Commissioners Return to Stage One Fire Restrictions

    News Release, Lewis and Clark county|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Helena – In recognition of the recent shift to cooler and wetter weather patterns, as well as changes to longer range forecasts, the Lewis and Clark County Commissioners today approved a resolution to rescind Stage Two fire restrictions for the entire county and return to Stage One restrictions for areas east of the Continental Divide. Areas west of the Divide will not be under fire restrictions. Debris burning remains closed county-wide. The resolution will go into effect a...

  • Obituary: Richard Debick

    Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Richard T. Debick, 77, of Lincoln, Mont., formerly of Bell Township, Pa. passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, in Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont. Born July 20, 1944, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Lester R. White and Katherine (Zerebnick) Debick. Mr. Debick was a 1962 graduate of Bell-Avon High School and earned his bachelor's degree from California State College in industrial arts. He retired in 1995 from Highlands School District, where he... Full story

  • Obituary: Joyce Malek

    Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Joyce past away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2021 of natural causes surrounded by her family. Joyce was born to Oscar & Margaret Kampf on Aug.4, 1939 in Havre, Montana. Joyce, along with her Mom, Dad & six sisters lived on a ranch in the foot hills of Beaver Creek south of Havre. Her parents sold the ranch and moved to town when she was about 12. She worked several local jobs, was a member of the local 4-H Club, and graduated from Havre High. On March 22, 1957 she married her high s... Full story

  • Respect for history, community key to Canyon Creek Store's future

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    The first thing Myrna Crawford wants to make clear is that the Canyon Creek Country Store is not closing. With the historic store quietly for sale, Myrna and her husband Ron prepared for a living estate sale last Friday. The goal was simply to help clear out some of the antiques and collectibles in the store that they've amassed over the years. But rumors, they do like to fly. As she had explained repeatedly on Facebook posts, Myrna said they were having the sale, so they won'...

  • Deputy's Log Aug. 22-28

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Corporal Robert Rivera|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received thirty-two calls for service during the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the Lincoln area. Three of those calls for service were traffic stops performed by deputies. One of those calls for service generated a case report in the last week: A deputy took a criminal mischief report near the intersection of B Street and Stemple Pass Road Wednesday, Aug. 25. The suspect spray painted a stop sign and a speed limit sign. This case is still under...

  • From My Perspective: Passing Judgement

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Sep 1, 2021

    I recently overheard a conversation between two people while I was sitting at a machine in the Wheel Inn. I’m not sure if these two individuals, one of whom I care for a lot, knew I was there, didn’t realize they were speaking so loud or didn’t care if I heard they were talking about me. It’s not like I was in extremely close proximity to these individuals either. At any rate, I sat at the machine, pressing the “bet one” and “play” buttons, using my allotted $20 for the eve...

  • Photos: Station 4 gets a new paint jobA fresh new look

    Updated Sep 1, 2021

    Lincoln Fire Rescue Statin four received a spruce up last week it a new red pain job on the front of the building. The remainder of the building got a coating of white until funding is available for more red paint. The new color is a stark change from the building's original drab gray. they building began life as a repair shop, which it remained into the 1990s, when then owner and repair shop operator Chris Waits converted the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, which...