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  • Photos: Work week at Sculpture in the Wild

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Work this month at Sculpture in the Wild has focused on maintenance throughout the park. Kevin O'Dwyer and Marshal Bullis have been spending time this month on maintenance, repairing damage to sculptures and developing a final pathway around the southwest section of the sculpture park....

  • BPSW Education program encompasses array of arts

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Every fall, Lincoln students get the opportunity to work with visiting artists and creators during the artist residencies held by Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild. This September, students have the opportunity to engage with poets, musicians and visual artists, and to contribute to pieces being developed by these artists. "The sculpture park educational program is more than just visual arts," said Annette Gardner, who has been education chairperson for BPSW since 2014...

  • Grizzly relocated after routinely visiting grain shed near Ovando

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    OVANDO – Wildlife officials captured a grizzly bear in the Ovando area on Sept. 2 and relocated it to the north side of the Rattlesnake Wilderness the same day. The bear was captured after it repeatedly returned to an abandoned shed in search of grain and horse food. The 211-pound female grizzly did not have a prior history of conflicts. In fall, bears are increasingly active in preparation for winter denning, and many conflicts involve bears getting into livestock feed and un...

  • Reminder this hunting season: be a good steward of the land

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. FWP would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. Every hunting season, there are reports of vandalizing of Block Management Area (BMA) boxes, hunters driving off road, illegal trespassing, hunters being shot over, littering, and livestock being shot. FWP encourages everyone to be good...

  • Emerging Artist Beth Korth brings avian whimsy to BPSW

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild introduced Beth Korth, this year’s emerging artist-in-residence, Sunday, Sept. 6 during the Artist-in-Residence Reception at the Teepee Burner. The three-week residency program, which kicked off Monday Sept. 7, allows artists to create site-specific pieces drawing on Lincoln’s economic, environmental and cultural traditions, according to BPSW’s website. “My work contains a lot of animal imagery. I really like to think about how we use...

  • Honoring 9-11

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 24, 2021

    The American Legion, Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance and Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue honored the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. Saturday, Sept. 11 with a pair of seperate, low key displays. Post Commander Rick Foreman said Lambkins owner Marge Kolve asked the Legion to present the color at the rod run this year. Although the Legion color guard presented the colors last year as well, Foreman said they added a moment of silence this year in honor of 9-11 terror...

  • Photos: Car Show Competitors

    Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Classic cars flooded Lincoln for both the Lambkin's Rod Run and The Wilderness Car Show....

  • Deputy's Log Sept. 5-18

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Sept. 5 to Sept. 11 Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received thirty-eight calls for service during the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 11 in the Lincoln area. Ten of those calls for service were traffic stops performed by deputies. None of those calls for service generated a case report in the last week. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area were five 911 hang-ups, one injury crash, three non-injury crashes, four animal complaints, two disorderly calls, one disturbance, two f...

  • Obituary: LD 'Duff' Feeback

    Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Lawrence D. (Duff) Feeback passed away on August 31, 2021, at the age of 96 years. He was born in Blairstown, Missouri, on Dec. 21, 1924, to Forest and Violet (Vi) Feeback. Forest and Vi Feeback were life-long residents of west central Missouri eventually settling near La Tour where Forest and Vi farmed and raised beef cattle as well as their family: Duff was the eldest, followed by brother Don and sister Bonnie Hon. Duff graduated from La Tour High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy during WW II where he was stationed... Full story

  • Districting commission takes an initial look at public-proposed U.S. House district maps

    Eric Dietrich, Montana Free Press|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    HELENA - The commission tasked with dividing Montana into two U.S. House districts for the first time since the 1980s asked the public for input last month. Montanans responded with an earful, submitting 231 proposed maps, some of them duplicates, and more than a hundred pages of written comment as of an initial deadline this week. The proposals are, literally, all over the map. They include efforts that group most of the state's urban areas into a single district and divide...

  • Obituary: James Cox

    Updated Sep 22, 2021

    James Robert (Jim) Cox, age 84, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 of natural causes at his home in Great Falls, MT surrounded by family. Jim was born June 6, 1937 to Ernest and Ellen Cox and was blessed with four siblings. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1955. Shortly after graduating, he married Lois Julien on June 16, 1956. After marrying, Jim and Lois welcomed their first child in 1957. Years later they moved the family to California where they... Full story

  • Op-Ed: Senator Tester faces choice on Colstrip, Montana energy jobs

    Sen. Duane Ankney, Montana SD-20|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Hidden away deep within the massive, $3.5 trillion Congressional budget package is a ticking time bomb for Montana's economy. The innocuous sounding Clean Energy Payment Program is actually the left's latest scheme to eliminate affordable, reliable fossil fuel energy. If they are successful, we'll all pay more and at the same time the reliability of our electricity grid will be diminished. Worse, energy-producing states like Montana will pay the price in terms of lost jobs...

  • Comments on Congress: Twenty Years On, There's Still Work to Do

    Lee Hamilton, Center on Representative Government|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, I've been thinking a lot about the 9/11 Commission, which I co-chaired with former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean. Not just the work the commission did, but the work it didn't do-and the work that remains to be done. The commission was formally established in November of 2002, though it didn't start in earnest until the following spring. It consisted of five Republicans and five Democrats, all of whom had held high f...

  • Opinion: 'Junk Science'

    Rep. Amy Regier RN, Montana HD-6|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as "promotion of junk science." One might be wise to use caution as well as introspection in using such a bold statement. MNA expressed frustration that the department did not site peer reviewed studies in explaining its rule. For every peer reviewed study showing the effectiveness of masks, one could find at least as many showing they are not effective...

  • 'Falling' into place

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    There is a lot going on in the world right now. Good, bad and otherwise. But the one thing about this time of year, in my opinion, is the time to look at it all, reflect and reset. It’s no secret that Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year. While I’m appreciative of spring, and the reprieve from winter, fall comes in a little more subtly. The nights generally get colder, the days cooler. The wind blows and there’s a constant rustling of leaves on the trees. I can liter...

  • COVID spike prompts Lincoln School to briefly switch to remote learning

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Lincoln School students spent this week out of school as they returned to remote learning following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Lincoln Schools. The administration made the decision when it became clear the number of confirmed and suspected cases among both staff and students was high enough that in-person classes weren't feasible. "There are 11 percent of the staff who have tested positive, and all are breakthrough cases," Packer told the BVD in an e-mail. "At least 16...