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Articles from the September 26, 2018 edition

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BPSW's Festival in the Wild highlights music, continued community support

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild welcomed fall with Festival in the Wild 2018, a weekend program of events and music celebrating the sculpture park's fifth anniversary. The festival kicked...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    September 26, 2018

Lincoln Schools switches up K-8 math curriculum

As part of the effort to turn around the failing junior High school math scores that played a role in the Lincoln Junior High's accreditation downgrade to "Advice," the Lincoln School District made a...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    September 26, 2018

LVCC dials back on Brewery Follies, revisits Bike Rally

Brewery Follies When the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce brought the Brewery Follies from Virginia City to Lincoln last fall, locals looking for a few politically incorrect laughs turned out in...

 

Wilderness Car Show winners

The weekend of Sept 15, 2018, the Wilderness Bar hosted the 6th Annual Car Show. There were 20 entries this year, up quite a few from last year. Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful fall day,...

 

Letter: Ridiculous

Now this is getting RIDICULOUS!!!! In case any of you are asleep I mean Kavanaugh confirmation. How far back do we go? How many of you out there, (siblings, cousins, Moms, Dads, Grandparents and so...

 

Letter: It's not what he says, but how he votes

Montana is a state in which 10 percent of our population are veterans, a high percentage are 65 years of age or older. While serving in the Montana Legislature, Matt Rosendale supported privatizing...

 

Letter: Supporting Shirtliff for PSC

I want to call your attention to Andy Shirtliff, a candidate for Public Service Commission. Andy will bring a combination of new energy and solid experience to the PSC. He will focus on unleashing a d...

 

ChiefsCorner: Summer was a nice break, but it's time to prepare for winter

Looks like we made it through fire season with barely a dent. It was a nice break for the valley after last summer, the tough winter, and of course the flooding that hit us pretty hard this spring....

 

Dear Dietician: Breakfast

Dear Dietitian, I am trying to lose weight, so I often skip breakfast. My husband insists that this is not good for me and actually works against my efforts to lose weight. What do you say? Shirley De...

 

Photo: A Grand Time

Chris McInally enjoys a round of applause after performing a number on the grand piano with cellist Adele O'Dwyer and her daughter and Aoise, a violist, at last Wednesday's Lunchtime Concert. Adele...

 

Teacher Feature: Kurtis Janzen

This year the students weren't the only ones new to the Kindergarten classroom. Kurtis Janzen also began his first year at Lincoln School. Janzen spends his morning with the kindergartners and his...

 

BPSW Education Program looks at the ever-changing nature of the sculpture park

The ephemeral nature of art and beauty is an important theme of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild's 2018 education program, according to BPSW Education Officer Hannah Demma. Demma, who guides...

 

The Yearling Days

Here in western Montana most ranches are what's called "cow/calf" operations. The owners maintain a herd of cows and sell the offspring at about six months of age, the calf crops go to feedlots, most...

 

Flu makes early appearance in Lewis and Clark County

Lewis and Clark Public Health received three confirmed reports this week of influenza A, all in county residents under the age of 25. In one case the disease was severe enough to require hospitalization. “It’s definitely time to get your annual...

 

PSA: Fall 2018 Voter registration Deadlines

October 9 - Close of Registration. This is the deadline to submit a new registration or to update an existing registration. We will accept forms postmarked by October 9 if they are received in our...

 

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