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  • Images: Lincoln Out of Date

    Updated Oct 9, 2019

  • New Quit Line tailored to teens who want to stop tobacco use

    Nathan Wellington, Lewis and Clark Public Health|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The Montana Tobacco Quit Line has launched a new program for teens who want to stop using tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and vapes. Nearly five million teens across the nation are vaping and using tobacco. Lewis and Clark Public Health has seen a significant increase in the number of local high school students who use electronic nicotine products. In 2019, 48.7 percent of high school students in Lewis and Clark County reported being current users. Yet there...

  • The poor old cow's not just to blame

    Dick Geary|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Brazil is burning the Amazon again. Their new president has declared an open season on both the environment and indigenous people. I liked his rhetoric as a candidate, but that was just a politically moderate costume he used in order to win the voters. He's bad. But all the deforestation is blamed on the poor old cow. She's a horribly inefficient food source, so bad, in fact, that she hardly produces enough for the people who take care of her, much less a meat hungry public....

  • Mountaintop Musings:

    Dave Carroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    I have been guilty of placing myself at the center of the universe. My needs are most important, I have the solution, and everyone else must accept that. I would bet that everyone reading this has been guilty of that. It is our nature to place our comfort and well-being above others. Do I mean that this is always the case, no! But it is the pattern of mankind. So, what is the answer? It is really quite simple, and at the same time very complex. In Isaiah 55: 8-9 the prophet te...

  • This is Montana: Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 1)

    Rick and Susie Graetz, University Montana|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Fort Benton rests along the mighty Missouri River. Founded in 1846, it's the oldest town in Montana. During its first century, Fort Benton would become a springboard for trade as goods would be offloaded at the navigable end of the Missouri River and transported west by wagon. Flood control and other initiatives in the 1940s rendered Sioux City the new head of navigation on the Missouri, as the Great Northern railroad would become the primary means of transportation to the...

  • Photos: A visit to the UBMC

    Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The Montana Department of Environmental Quality hosted a tour of the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex Saturday, Oct. 5 in coordination with the Blackfoot Challenge. The tour gave guests a chance to earn the story of the UBMC and to get a first hand look at the clean up and restoration that is nearing completion. One month earlier, on Sept. 5, Missouri River Contracting removed the final load of contaminated material from the project area....

  • Teacher Feature: Loretta Greenough

    Lee York, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Loretta Greenough is Lincoln's new second-grade teacher. She and her husband, Michael, relocated here from Post Falls, Idaho, Where she taught middle school math, science and Gifted & Talented. This is Loretta's 11th year teaching. One of her goals is to build good relationships between her students. She believes building community, student-to-student is important. Because, they will spend at least 10 more school years together. Also, she tells me, second grade is an...

  • Tips for hunters to make the Block Management Program work for them

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The 2019 Hunting Access Guide is available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana's Block Management Program. 2019 Block Management Area Access Guides and maps are available on the Block Management page of the FWP website and in FWP regional offices. The Block Management Program is a tremendous benefit for hunters and for Montana's economy. Hunting contributes more than $20 million annually to the area economy....

  • Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it

    News Release, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Hunters in bear country need to: stay alert and look for bear sign carry bear spray and know how to use it, hunt with a partner, leave detailed plans with someone and check-in periodically, pay attention to fresh bear sign. Look for bear tracks, scat, and concentrations of natural foods, use caution when hunting areas that have evidence of bear a...

  • Lincoln Library hosting activities as part of the NEA Big Read

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    For 13 years, the Lewis & Clark Library has participated in the NEA Big Read, and the Lincoln Branch is taking part again this year by hosting several events throughout the month, in conjunction with this year's book, "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. The Lewis & Clark Library received a $15,000 grant to host the Big Read in Lewis & Clark County and is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2019 and...

  • Lincoln's Open Book Club hosts first meeting

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Eleven people attended the new “Open Book Club” last Thursday evening at the Lincoln Library. Men and women of various ages gathered to decide on upcoming books to read for further discussion. Kate Radford, Lincoln Library’s new librarian, and Klara Varga got their heads together about a month ago and thought an open book club available to all members of the community would be a good idea. Both were very pleased with the turnout for the first get-together. “It was nice to...

  • Thanks for a successful first DAV of Montana Lincoln Fun Run

    Updated Oct 9, 2019

    October 5 was an amazing success. We were all very happy with the show of support from Lincoln, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. The ride was a little damp and chilly but the groups said it was a great day and they had a lot of fun! The Fun Run paid high hand of $501 was won by Bill Gowen and he very generously donated half of his winning back to the DAV. Special thanks to Bill Gowen. The Low hand of $334.00 was won by one of our very special residents, Bob Bushnell. Bob is one of our guys who was given an award in Helena...

  • Open Letter: Could use some prayers

    Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Hello Lincoln, About four months ago, the first PET Scan showed I had cancer in my left lung. I wouldn’t believe it until Autumn Howell, my pulmonary lady at Community in Missoula showed me a picture of it. She explained this upcoming operation to me way back then. Took the time to explain the details of the operation in terms I could understand. It’s called rib refraction. I really fell in love with her. As we were leaving, I told her congratulations. She said on what. I thought she was pregnant. She was just a little bit...

  • Commentary: Pleased to offer QPR Gatekeeper training, an important tool for suicide prevention

    Jennifer Wiederhold|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Hello, I am Jennifer Wiederhold and I am an emergency room nurse. I have lived in Lincoln nearly all my life and am pleased to be able to offer training sessions for suicide prevention in my hometown and neighboring areas. I have been a QPR Certified Gatekeeper Instructor for over three years, but with full time work, family and grad school I have had a difficult time promoting the program. So when Lewis and Clark Public Health and the County Suicide Prevention Coalition offer...

  • Deputy's Log Sept. 29-Oct. 5

    Robert Rivera, Deputy, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received eighteen Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Sept. 29through Oct. 5, 2019. Twelve of those Calls for Service were traffic stops and two were civil services performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. No calls for service last week generated a case report. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area were two 911 hang-ups, one parking complaint and Lincoln fire responded to one call for service which...

  • Dear Dietician: orthorexia

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, My thirteen-year-old daughter started a new healthy eating program about six months ago. She seems obsessed with healthy eating and sometimes refuses to eat when she stays over at a friend's house. I am concerned about her behavior. Is this something serious or will she grow out of it? Sheila Dear Sheila, The desire to eat right is a healthy, but too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing. New light is being shed on an obsessive pattern of eating known...

  • Question of nonpartisan county elections on upcoming ballot

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    At the end of next week, voters in Lewis and Clark County will be receiving ballots for the Nov. 5 election. Outside of Helena, voters will see a ballot with only one issue to decide: whether to allow non-partisan elections for county government. The question comes after the 2019 Montana legislature approved House Bill 129, which allows county governments in the state to legally put the question before voters, and it's something Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Susan Good...

  • Adopt-A-Species program gives Lincoln kids a chance to learn more about natures engineers

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    Last Thursday's annual Adopt-a-Species assembly for Lincoln grade schoolers came up short a few feathered friends, but Rebecca Skeldon, the education coordinator with the Montana Discovery Foundation, kept the youngsters engaged with a look at "The Life that Fire Brings" to the landscape. Every year the Montana Discovery Foundation hosts an adopt-a species assembly, with a visit by native raptors being one of the assembly's highlights. Unfortunately for the kids, the folks wit...

  • Lincoln Lynx Gridiron Grit

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The seven varsity players of the Lincoln Lynx football team are getting a lot of experience in the school of courage these days, facing down teams with twice as many players, week in and week out. Standing across from the numerous Sheridan Panthers Thursday night, Oct. 3, the sturdy Lynx were ready to rumble even though only six Lincoln men were dressed out because Noah Belcher was still nursing an injured knee. Fighting through the pain of recent injuries, Senior Nathan...

  • Lincoln Hospital District down to one trustee following resignations

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 9, 2019

    The Lincoln Hospital District board of Trustees is down to just a single member following the resignations of three of the remaining four members Monday, Sept. 23. Secretary Judy Spath and Trustee Mary Anne Brown both submitted their resignations to board Chairman Shane Brown prior to the scheduled monthly meeting Sept. 23, which was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. Shane Brown, who said he had been considering his own resignation for several months prior to the...

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