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Articles from the October 23, 2019 edition


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  • Parker Medical Center Hires Experienced Provider to Improve Healthcare Access for Lincoln Residents

    News Release, Pureview Health Center|Updated Oct 23, 2019

    PureView Health Center's Lincoln site, Parker Medical Center, has hired a full-time provider to increase healthcare access for Lincoln residents. Lanna Zobel is a Family Nurse Practitioner with proven track record in patient care and family medicine. She brings over twenty years of healthcare experience to the Lincoln area. Zobel completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Practice at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and had previously completed a Bachelor of S...

  • Photos: Completed Crossing

    Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Lincoln Ranger District Recreation Manamgent Specialist Josh Lattin joins trail crew members Mike Lundahl and Zach Craft Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 16. for a look at the new bridge over Beaver Creek Bridge, near Pine Grove Campground. Lundahl and Craft completed work on the bridge last week, connecting the campground to the new Lincoln View OHV trail completed over the summer. The trail closed to ATV use Oct. 14, but the bridge will be available for winter use by snowmobiles...

  • The pistoleiros of Mato Grosso

    Dick Geary, Featured Columnist|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    I had been in Barra do Bugres, Mato Grosso for six months when they had to kill Pedrão. He was one of the four professional assassins, or pistoleiros I got to know during my six years in Brazil. I was never formally introduced to Pedrão, but saw him often in our small town. Over the years, I got to know three other shooters. They were all soft-spoken gentlemen, but Pedrão was different. He drank and could be a bully. He was always armed, as were a lot of people during th...

  • Varsity Lady Lynx fall to Seeley Swan

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    After an exhilarating win the night before, a tough cross-neighborhood match with the Seeley Swan Lady Blackhawks Saturday, Oct. 19 proved to be too much exertion for the Lincoln Lady Lynx. The final scores, 15-25, 18-25 and 18-25 weren't posted without a lot of Lynx blood, sweat and tears. The tears came before the games started when the four seniors on the varsity volleyball squad were honored with their parents, family and friends. Shane Smith, Assistant Athletic Director,...

  • Tiebreaker heartbreak for JV Lady Lynx

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    The hometown Lincoln Lady Lynx have a special game face for the Seeley Swan Lady Blackhawks, a grudge-match face saved for our closest area rivals. Since Seeley Lake is only 45 miles away, the "opponents" bleachers are always filled with very loud Seeley fans and the atmosphere is electric. On Saturday night, Oct. 19 the Lincoln crowd was also out in full force to see the last game of the 2019 season and to honor the senior players on "Senior Night." The Junior Varsity sets...

  • Lady Lynx varsity defeat Lady Crusaders

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    A little stiff after the long ride from Kalispell, the Lady Crusaders, a home-school squad from the Flathead area, had difficulty getting their mojo in gear to do battle with the red-hot Lady Lynx on Friday night, Oct. 18. In the varsity match, the Crusaders seemed to get better as they got warmed up. The three-and-out sets, 25-15, 25-21, and 25-23 were more exciting than the scores would lead you to believe. Alexis Cannon had to put on her game face in set II when Kalispell...

  • Lincoln PTSO discusses change from PTSA, Halloween festivities for kids

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    The Lincoln Parent Teacher Student Organization held their monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 7 in the school library with 17 people in attendance. A major topic of discussion was the explanation of the conversion from the Lincoln Parent Teacher Student Association into the Lincoln PTSO. President Melody McDonough explained they went through the process of changing their affiliation from a PTSA to a PTSO, as well as the reason for the change and how it affects the school and the...

  • Kids can scare up some fun at the Halloween Carnival

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Preparations are underway for the annual Halloween Carnival at the at the Lincoln School Gym on Thursday, Oct. 31. During the carnival, elementary-aged students can participate in games and activities put on by the 7th and 8th graders. "The junior high school kids really like to help the littler children with the games" said PTSO President, Melody McDonough, who added "it's an exciting transition for them once they get into those grades." The carnival runs from 5-7 p.m....

  • Fundraising for Block Party Trailer Underway

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Emilee Rivera has been talking about a Block Party Trailer and wanted to explain it to folks in more detail to help them understand what it’s all about and how they can help. Rivera, who got the idea from the Helena Imagination Playground trailer at an event she and her family attended, thought having something similar available in Lincoln would be a good idea. Her vision for the Lincoln Block Party Trailer is for it to be a mobile playground that would help make local L...

  • Obituary: Donald Joseph Pocha

    Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Helmville - Donald Joseph Pocha, 80, of Helmville passed away on October 10, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Nov. 20, 1938 to Joseph and Florence Pocha of Gilman, Mont. In 1946 the family moved to their new ranch in Montana City. He attended one room school houses in Gilman and Montana City and Jefferson High School in Boulder. In 1956 he married Hap(Sharon) Ross. His early work was at the smelter in East Helena. He wanted a job at the cement plant... Full story

  • Op/Ed: Why the US-Japan Trade Deal Matters for Montana's Farmers and Ranchers

    Updated Oct 22, 2019

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R) and Fred Wacker, president of the Montana Stockgrowers Assoc. As United States Senator from Montana, and as a rancher from Miles City serving as the president of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, we took a major step forward last week for Montana ag. Together, we worked to accomplish a historic trade deal between the U.S. and Japan - one that will benefit Montana's farmers and ranchers for generations to come. Farming and ranching is tough...

  • Deputy's Log Oct. 13 -Oct. 19

    Robert Rivera, Deputy, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received fourteen Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Oct. 13 – Oct. 19, 2019. Two of those Calls for Service were traffic stops and one was a civil service performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. One call for service generated a case report last week: A male called into the Sheriff's Office at approximately 9:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, to report the transfer station on Highway 200 east of town was broken i...

  • Dear Dietician: Raw Milk

    Leanne McCrate, Featured Columnist|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, I have a friend who drinks raw, unpasteurized milk. She claims it has many health benefits, and that pasteurization of milk is unnecessary. What do you think? Jim Dear Jim, The consumption of raw milk has gained popularity in recent years, and many people believe it is a healthier alternative to pasteurized milk. Let's take a look at what science says. Most of us are familiar with the term pasteurization, which is the process of heating food products like...

  • Lincoln Fire Receives Rescue Truck

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    Lincoln Fire Rescue added another vehicle to its inventory last week with a "new" Rescue Response Truck acquired from the Helena Fire Department. The specialized vehicle, built on a 4x4 2000 Ford F550 chassis, sports a red, white and gold paint job, resembles an ambulance and is outfitted to carry everything needed for rescue operations, from the department's extrication tools and rescue equipment to hazmat gear, basic medical supplies and fire extinguishers capable of...

  • Beware scam calls using spoofed BVD phone numbe

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 22, 2019

    A Blackfoot Valley Dispatch subscriber told the BVD Monday that they had received a call from our phone number requesting payment for a subscription. The caller claimed the subscription had expired and requested payment information. The call did not originate from the BVD; instead the call came from a scammer who spoofed our phone number. The BVD will not call subscribers requesting payment information. Instead, we send out reminder cards for subscription renewals. If you’re uncertain about your subscription’s expiration dat...