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Articles from the October 3, 2022 edition


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  • Lincoln Senior Center Pinochle Scores

    Updated Nov 15, 2022

    Lincoln Senior Center Pinochle Scores Sept 13th - 6 people 1st - Donna Sargent 2nd Debbie Gannon Low _ Harry Arvidson Sept 20th - 7 people 1st - Donna Sargent 2nd - Doug Vulcan Low - Debbie Gannon Pinochle - Bonnie Shown Sept 26th - 5 people 1st - Kathy Reeve 2nd - Toni Eckart Oct 4th - 6 players 1st - Donna Sargent 2nd - Kathy Reeve Low - Bonnie Shown...

  • Notice Business Manager/Clerk Lincoln Public Schools

    Updated Oct 7, 2022

    NOTICE Whitney Cyr will be recommended for business manager/clerk of the school in 15 days....

  • Lincoln Public Schools Oct 10 Agenda

    Updated Oct 7, 2022

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  • Celebrate life of Rich Paul

    Updated Oct 7, 2022

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  • FVLT open house at Lincoln Community River Park

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    The Lincoln Community River Park along the south shore of the Blackfoot River just east of the Stemple Pass Road bridge got a bit of a facelift following a fall open house hosted by Five Valley's Land Trust Saturday Sept. 24. The open house involved about an hours worth of volunteer work to put up a couple new signs and to give visitors a chance to enjoy sandwiches and refreshments. The event was part of National Public Lands Day. The sign identifying the park, and another...

  • FWP holding elk management public meeting in Lincoln Oct. 11

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hosting a meeting in Lincoln Oct. 11 to gather public input on revisions to the statewide Elk Management Plan adopted in 2005. The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Hall will seek input on the existing elk population objectives and local elk management challenges that should be considered in the revision, which has been in the works since 2020. The scoping period began this summer and will continue through Oct. 15....

  • Timber Roots – Conifer Logging

    Jason Todhunter, Montana Logging Association|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    This story starts in the early 1900's on a Norwegian fjord when the mine shut down and 18-year-old Ole Lucken left for the USA to find some work. He ended up in the Great Falls area working on farms and ranches until he went to work at the smelter in Great Falls. It was a common practice at the time to change your name to fit in better so he changed his last name to Anderson. He met and married Vivian who was an immigrant from the Ukraine and they were married. George C....

  • Lady Lynx varsity battles Drummond Lady Trojans

    Connie McCafferty|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    With determination and a good attitude, the hometown Lady Lynx ran onto the court ready to play hard in their rematch with the Drummond Lady Trojans. After a recent away game loss to the Trojans the Lincoln gals were anxious to get a win and even up the competition. However, a cold start in the first two sets, 12 - 25, 8 - 25, gave the Lynx ladies a steep hill to climb, even though the volleys were long and very competitive. As usual Jess Zarske, Kylee Copenhaver and Sophomore...

  • Road closures remain in effect near Dalton Mountain

    Updated Oct 5, 2022

    The Helmville-Gould Trail (#467) and Forest Service roads 1829 and 4128 on the Lincoln Ranger District remain closed south of Lincoln to accommodate the Dalton Timber Sale. Forest Service Road 1829-C is closed through the end of the year, but according to the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, they are working with the contractors to reopen many of the roads and trails each weekend for visitors....

  • Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest prepares for prescribed fire

    News Release, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest prepares for prescribed fire|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    HELENA, Mont. (Oct. 5, 2022) - Fire personnel across the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest (HLCNF) are preparing for fall and winter prescribed burning operations to reduce hazardous fuels, protect communities from future unwanted wildfires and improve wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning could begin as soon as this week on the Helena and Lincoln ranger districts, pending favorable conditions. "The prescribed fires planned for this fall and winter are essential to change...

  • Deputy's Log Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

    Cpl Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 23 calls for service during the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2022 in the Lincoln area. Two of those calls were a traffic stop performed by deputies. We had one case created over the last week. A deputy responded to the 1400 block of Conifer Lane Oct. 1for a fraud report. The victim was given fraudulent credit card information. The incident remains under investigation. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area were one 911...

  • JUSTIN FRANZ, Montana Free Press|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    A proposed expansion of the Holland Lake Lodge near Condon has raised concerns not only about the historic lakeside resort but about the future of the secluded Swan Valley. Those concerns come as the U.S. Forest Service is wrapping up a public comment period about a Utah-based developer’s plan for the lodge and surrounding resort. While western Montana has experienced a huge spike in development in recent decades — and especially in the last few years in places like Missoula and the Flathead Valley — the quiet valley in the s...  Website

  • Letter: Thank you HD80 voters and neighbors around the state.

    Becky Beard|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    Thank you HD80 voters and neighbors around the state. Your engagement with elected officials is heartening, especially when referencing our US and Montana Constitutions. We are also expanding the conversations about education, our economy, our rule of law, our tax policies, and yes, most importantly, our Montana way of life. A lot of input has come from you and from elected officials as to what to do with the excess revenues received by the State of Montana from your income...

  • Lincoln School Board rescinds HS Girls B-Ball Coach decision

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 5, 2022

    The Lincoln School Board rescinded their vote to hire Shane Brown as the high School girls head basketball coach during a special meeting held via Zoom Monday, Sept. 26. "We have to rescind it," School Board Chairman Aaron Birkholz said after calling the brief meeting to order. "If we don't the district court in Lewis and Clark County will rescind it. I'm advised that it is a very big no-no and that we should do this on our own." The vote to hire Brown was taken on the...

  • Reminder: LincTel.net Email Accounts will be Disabled Oct. 31

    LincTel|Updated Oct 3, 2022

    Our goal at LincTel is to keep internet pricing the best value for our customers. In the process of significantly increasing our speeds while keeping the same low price, we decided to reconsider our email offering. In the last year, the email domain linctel.net has significantly increased in cost and has proven highly unreliable with our third-party host. We feel it is in our customers best interest to migrate from linctel.net to a different email provider. October 31st we wil...

  • From my Perspective: You're Not Always Right … and Neither am I

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Oct 3, 2022

    We all have this notion that things are black and white, right or wrong, or ‘my way is better and your way can’t possibly be right.’ But, what if I told you just because your way works, doesn’t make it, or you, right or wrong? Simply put, it’s what has and does work for you. People have ways of cooking, parenting, cleaning house and even stacking wood. Everyone believes their way is right, the be-all-end-all. And it might be - for them. But not everyone’s way is the right w...

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