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Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition

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 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Photos: Hazy days

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality wildfire smoke outlook for Sunday showed that Seeley Lake reported air quality levels as 'unhealthy...

 

Lincoln School deals with spring learning gaps, adapts distance learning techniques

As school starts up this fall, teachers work to meet student needs and assess which gaps in learning are from COVID closures last spring and which... Full story

 

Photos: Rods on Main

Classic vehicles lined Lincoln's main Street Saturday, Sept. 12. The Lambkins Rod Run and Wilderness Car Show The Lambkins Rod Run is now it in it's...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Correction: Mail-in ballots

Last week’s story in our print edition regarding the county’s mail-in voting decision included an indirect quote from Lincoln Post Master Zach Muse regarding ballot postmarks that was inaccurate.... Full story

 

Guest Opinion: Two kinds of persons under the Constitution

The preamble to our US Constitution reads: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure...

 

Letter: 'Displays' versus 'Monuments'

The work of the 2019 legislative session has come full circle on two bills vetted in the Senate State Administration Veterans' Affairs Committee...

 

Letter: Mail-in voting process explained by County elections office

The Lewis and Clark County elections is hearing from people who are concerned about the security of the upcoming election. It can be hard to get... Full story

 

Letter: Supports Gianforte

Dear Editor, I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in, and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not...

 

Letter: Addressing shocked response to 'Vote Wisely' ad

I want to address Liz Cain's letter with a dose of reality. Just because you don’t agree with the ad in question, and just because you personally find it offensive, does not make it wrong and you...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Two killed in small airplane crash near Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – An airplane crash Saturday night, Sept. 12 north of Seeley Lake left two people dead and one hospitalized. Wayne D. Cahoon, 59, of Seeley lake and Charles E. Wolff, 67 of Green Valley...

 

LC County Commission appoints new Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder

HELENA – Yesterday the Board of County Commissioners appointed Amy Reeves as the new Lewis and Clark County Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder. The...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 17, 2020

Lincoln Fire aids in tamping down small blaze east of divide

LINCOLN – Lincoln Fire Rescue joined several agencies in the fight against a fire near mile marker 105 on Highway 200, north of Bowman's Corner....

 

Bear sign a sign to be bear aware

A very large pile of bear poop, laden with chokecherry pits, appeared on Stemple Pass Road near the Community River Park late last week. Although...

 

Teacher Feature - Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns joins Lincoln Public Schools as the new 4th grade teacher this year. She graduated from Montana State University Bozeman with a bachel...

 

Jr Hi Lynx open football season on a shaky start

It took a big bus to bring the combined Power-Dutton-Brady Titans and their coaches to Lincoln on Friday, Sept. 11 to face the seven brave members of...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 17, 2020

Some fans allowed at school events following Sept. 3 County Health Board decision

Lincoln Public Schools released new guidelines for attendance at sporting events Sept. 10, a week after the Lewis and Clark Board of Health approved a... Full story

 

Deputy's Log: Sept. 6-12

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received thirty-seven calls for service during the week of Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 2020. Deputies performed four traffi...

 

From My Perspective: The Change of Seasons

Where I grew up in Southern Cal-ifornia, I remember learning about seasons in elementary school. The teacher had it up on a bulletin board. Winter...

 

Upper Blackfoot Chronicles

A Wonderful Trip Suggested For the benefit of those who would enjoy the wonderful Montana out-of-doors to the limit, the Rod and Gun Club sug-gests a...

 

BULLOCK ANNOUNCES COVID-19 RESPONSE PROTOCOLS FOR SCHOOLS

Gov. Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols for Montana’s K-12 schools Thursday, sept. 10. The protocols include information on COVID-19 symptoms, when to call for emergency care,...

 

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