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Articles from the September 22, 2022 edition


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  • Proposed Pavement Preservation MT 200 – Lincoln

    News Release, Montana Department of Transportation|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Great Falls - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve approximately eight miles of MT 200, east of Lincoln. The project begins between 4x4 Rd and Abe Lincoln Rd, and extends northeast ending past the MT 200/Flesher Pass intersection. Proposed work involves new centerline asphalt, full width crack seal and chip seal, and new pavement markings. The purpose of the project is to extend the...

  • New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Wooden disks and dancing trees

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Artist Stuart Frost returned to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild this year to create a second installation for Lincoln's sculpture park. Frost, whose known for his wood creations featuring repeating forms and patterns, first came to Lincoln in 2019 to create "A Place is a Place is a Place," the cabin-shaped piece composed of slabs of wood cut in the pattern of a historic cross-cut saw. He planned to come back to Montana in 2020 with his wife, who had a residency...

  • What's new for chronic wasting disease management for 2022

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    This year FWP will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillance Areas in north-central, central, southwestern, and south-central Montana. • Carcass disposal requirements: Carcass parts, such as brain, eyes, spleen, lymph glands, and spinal cord material, should be left at the kill site when possible. If the animal is transported for taxidermy or meat processing, the brain and spinal tissue must be bagged and disposed of in a C...

  • Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts in the upper Blackfoot

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife specialists reported that the conflicts began in mid-July in the Ovando and Woodworth areas where the bears broke into three grain sheds. FWP worked with the property owners to install an electric fence at all sites to prevent more issues. The bears moved on from that i...

  • Tour of the Arts returns to the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys

    News Release, Tour of the Arts|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Alpine Artisans' exciting Tour of the Arts returns for its 19th year on October 8-9, once again offering a feast for the eyes. Driving this free, self-guided tour takes you through miles of Tamaracks in full color to enjoy the latest work created by local artists in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys., If you've been on the Tour of the Arts in prior years, you know that there is always new work to enjoy. New sites this year include Obsession Pottery in Seeley Lake, four...

  • Photos: Show time

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    This year's back to back Sept. 10 car shows drew an impressive array of classic and modified vehicles. Lambkins owner Glen Kolve estimated the Rod Run had about twice as many entries as last year....

  • Photos: Scapegoat 50

    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    An estimated 600 people visited Lincoln Friday Sept. 16 and Friday Sept. 17 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Scapegoat Wilderness....

  • Coaching Kerfuffle

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    A debate surrounding the process for filling the girls head basketball coach position dominated the Lincoln School board meeting Sept.12. The conversation began after Athletic Director Shane Brown finished delivering an update on the school athletic programs and informed the trustees, they had a letter of interest in their packets for the coaching job. The position has been vacant since earlier this year. The school board had hired Dani Fry as coach, but she withdrew from the...

  • Jr Hi Lady Lynx edged out by Drummond Trojans

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    The Drummond Lady Trojans came to Lincoln on Sept. 10 to face the Lincoln junior high Lady Lynx volleyball squad. After a five-set slug fest, the Drummond Trojan wooden horse had captured the cats by two points in the fifth set. So close, but no cigar. Playing with strength and confidence, Lincoln battled hard and the result was up in the air until the very end: 23-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-23 and 15-17. Coaches Dani Fry and Cailey DenBoer had a nice bench of middle school ladies...

  • Injuries cripple Lynx football home opener

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Coming off a convincing win against Gardner last Saturday, the young Lincoln Lynx football men felt confident going into their Thursday, Sept. 8 match up against the Great Falls Central High junior varsity. Even though there were only six eligible Lincoln players for this game, our freshmen and sophomore gridiron squad (with one junior) was fired up for the contest. The Lincoln Lynx are required by the MHSA to play a JV schedule this year because the Lynx had to cancel some...

  • LHS students raising funds for October Yellowstone trip.

    Nancy Schwalm, Lincoln High School|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Lincoln High school juniors and seniors have been fundraising to take a capstone three-day, two-night, trip to Yellowstone National Park Oct. 9-11, but they need your help to get across the finish line. Highlights of the trip will include viewing Old Faithful, wildlife-filled Lamar Valley, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Madison Buffalo Jump, and much more! Please contact Nancy Schwalm at [email protected] or Ryan Hollinger at...

  • The Community Benefit is set to return

    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Greetings Community, The community benefit is back on! Due to lack of volunteers for the Lincoln Chamber, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors and the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society have agreed keep it going. Things will be a little bit different since this is our first-year cohosting. Both organizations don't have much money to put towards it, but we will make it happen. Tickets will be $75 per person. Ten percent of the ticket sales will go to the fireworks fund. We will...

  • Editorial: How to Kill a Good Town (Revisited)

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    For the past ten-and-a-half years I've seen Lincoln move from a town stuck in an economic rut to one that began to take control of its own destiny. The successful development of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild showed Lincoln can do something new and unexpected and be more than just "stinkin' drinkin' Lincoln." People began look at ways to grow the economy beyond that, without making too many drastic changes to the community. Discussions that had been going on...

  • Op-Ed: Fair Day's Work for Fair Day's Pay

    Paul Cartwright, Helena|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    The only reason you're not rich is you're lazy. My mother told me that. She didn't buy my moaning about low pay in the state bureaucracy. Mom had a point. If I had been willing to get off my duff and campaign for the Public Service Commission, I could be on my way to a life of well-paid bureaucratic leisure. You win your election to the PSC and the State of Montana will give you $112,000 a year. No qualifications needed nor much work required. The hours are great. You show up...

  • My Answer: What the Future Holds

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    This is sort of a surreal column for me to write this week. While it’s not my last column ever, it is the last one to be in print…for now. If you would have asked me, almost three years ago, I never would have thought I’d have been writing for a newspaper at all. I never went to school for journalism and didn’t have a ton of experience writing for the public. Sure, I wrote a lot, but it wasn’t always for everyone else’s eyes to see. Roger and Erin needed help, and they took a...

  • Saving faith is a commitment to Jesus as Savior and Lord

    Rev. Billy Graham|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Q: What does the Christian message mean to say that there is a cost to following Jesus? Didn't Jesus pay the price? - C.F. A: God has paid the greatest debt we will ever incur, and once we understand the incredible sacrifice He has made for us, we will be compelled to turn to Him in obedience and love. Many people want the benefits of their faith, but they hesitate at the cost of discipleship. To be a disciple of Jesus means to learn from Him, to follow Him. The cost may be...

  • Obituary: Ray Maberry

    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Ray Gale Maberry, born January 25, 1935, in Dawn, Missouri, went to join his wife Debra Maberry with the Lord September 14, 2022. They were happily married 40 years until Debra's death in March 2020. Ray was one of seven brothers and one sister born to Bert and Eunice (McKerrow) Maberry. Ray moved to Great Falls, Mont. where he met and married Joyce Spraklin. Ray and Joyce had Donna, Tim and Tom. Ray and Joyce eventually divorced. Ray and Debra married December 23, 1979 and... Full story

  • Visual Thinking with BPSW Education Program

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    "This is my first time doing this," Said Allyssa Roggow, who was leading Lincoln grade-schoolers to various sculptures as part of the Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild education program . "I'm a musician based in Great Falls, but I've done some things with visual thinking strategies, which is a way of engaging with art that was developed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City." Roggow said visual thinking strategies is learner centered. Kids take a minute to...

  • New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Bently Spang explores native presence

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    When visitors arrive at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild, the installation they are likely to see first is a cluster of lodgepole tripods created by Northern Cheyenne artist Bently Spang. "There will be at least 25 forms brought together to call attention to the number of peoples that are still here," he said. "Rather than seeing us in the past, it's symbolic of setting up a lodge, the beginning of setting up a lodge. It's kind of saying we're still here; we're still...

  • Blackfoot Valley Dispatch Pubishes Final Print Edition

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Well, this is it. The final print issue of the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. From now on the BVD will be keeping Lincoln up to date at www.blackfootvalleydispatch.com, and since we're online we've done away with subscriptions. Our content is now available on the website with a free registration. I know our decision to move to online-only publication isn't popular with everyone, particularly those of you who don't have a computer or just prefer not to be online. As I've said...

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