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  • Photos: Lincoln Christmas Bazaar

    Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Photos: Lincoln Christmas Bazaar...

  • Lighting up Lincoln for the holidays

    Hope Quay, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Lincoln is lighting up as businesses and homes get into the holiday spirit. For many, beautifying the town this holiday season is its own reward, but for a few lucky winners, holiday cheer will give back, in the form of a cash prize. Back by popular demand after a year's hiatus, Light up Lincoln is a decorating contest sponsored by the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce that offers cash prizes to first, second, and third place winners in both business and home categories....

  • Opioids aren't always the answer for chronic pain patients

    Statepoint Media|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    (StatePoint) Decorated veteran Justin Minyard struggled for years with chronic back pain. And though his prescribed opioids provided only minimal relief, he developed a dependency on them. Unfortunately, such circumstances are common, as a growing number of patients are struggling with a choice between addictive pills or the thought of living with debilitating pain. The American Chronic Pain Association found that one in three Americans suffers from chronic pain, pain that...

  • The Brazilian irony of murder and murderers

    Dick Geary|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    I was eating lunch at the hotel in Barra do Bugres, where I had been sent by the Peace Corps. The establishment offered rooms plus meals, and was the only place to stay back in the early 1970's. In the middle of the meal a mud-spattered Jeep roared up. In the back of the vehicle was a dying man with his intestines spread everywhere. He had been wounded in a knife fight, and they brought him over 40 miles of muddy, evil road looking for medical help. Someone had put an empty...

  • A Clean Slate

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    For 21 years, a secluded 1.4-acre parcel of land less than half a mile east of Stemple Pass Road remained relatively untouched since the day the FBI hauled away the 10-foot by 12-foot plywood shack that served as home to Ted Kaczynski for 25 years. Split firewood left behind by Federal agents, who stockpiled it for warming fires while they searched the property, remained stacked against the old chain link fence that surrounded the site of the now-infamous cabin. Down the...

  • 'Remembering the Forgotten' burial event held to inter unclaimed remains

    Darryl L. Flowers, Fairfield Sun Times|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    According to findagrave.com, there are 1,454 remains interred at the Lewis and Clark County Cemetery in Helena. Fifty-three of those were added last week during a burial ceremony for unclaimed and cremated remains that had accumulated for over 80 years in funeral homes and even in the coroner's office. The ceremony was called "Remembering the Forgotten." Before the burial, eleven sets of remains were claimed by next-of-kin. Seven were discovered to be veterans, so they were...

  • Repair work on N. Lincoln Gulch Rd delayed shortly after getting started

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    The Lewis and Clark County Bridge Crew began work last week to repair the washout on North Lincoln Gulch Road, but has hit a snag that will delay the project two to three weeks. Doug Nisbet, the Lewis and Clark County Road and Bridge Operations superintendent, told the BVD Monday that the 85-foot long, 90-inch wide culvert delivered last week came with tapered ends. Plans for the repair called for a culvert with no taper. He said the repair project will proceed according to pl...

  • UM Report: Outfitted, guided experiences increasingly crucial to Montana tourism

    News Release, University of Montana|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    MISSOULA – Expenditures from outfitted and guided experiences contribute to a large amount of the state's tourism revenue, according to a new report from the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. In 2017, spending on outfitters and guides rose to the fourth highest spending category by nonresident visitors to the state, topping out at nearly $374 million, or 11 percent, of all visitor spending. Only fuel, restaurants and lodging outpaced the ou...

  • Daines visits Montana Army Guard in Afghanistan, brings Hi Country Beef Jerky

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Senator Steve Daines visited members of the Montana Army National Guard's 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion last weekend with a delivery of home-baked cookies and Hi Country Beef Jerky. Steve Fehrs, General manager at Hi Country, said Daines' office contacted them on short notice late last week about procuring some jerky he could give to troops on his trip. Fehrs said it was too late to ship it, but they linked members of his staff up with their driver in Bozeman,...

  • Letter: Who was in charge?

    Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Who was in charge when: 1. Fast and Furious was implemented and thousands of guns were given to the Mexican drug cartels in hope they could be traced back to the U.S. gun dealers and then shut down gun sales in the U.S. A border agent was killed by one of the guns before the plot was discovered. The Attorney General in charge should be in jail instead of practicing law in California to protect illegal aliens. 2. The Benghazi massacre occurred and no military response was even...

  • Dear Dietician: Belly Fat

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Dear Dietitian, I have recently lost about 20 pounds, but the problem is I cannot seem to lose weight around my midsection. What foods can I eat to lose belly fat? Signed, Maria Dear Maria, Oh! That stubborn belly fat! I know it all too well. While researching this topic, I found several sites on the internet with claims that certain foods will burn belly fat. The problem is it is a MYTH that any food will burn fat on a specific area on your body. Food is fuel for your body...

  • Santa's Workshop returns for another year of family fun

    BobbiJean Buster, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    You could hear the excitement in the kids voices even before stepping into the gym at Lincoln School Saturday morning. More than 70 kids were inside, making their way from station to station at Santa's Workshop to create Christmas gifts for their family and friends. Organizer Jill Frisbee said that the kids and their parents are her favorite part. It's what keeps her coming back to help year after year. "I think sometimes the parents are almost as excited as the kids."...

  • Public can help with safe, efficient snowplowing efforts this winter

    Jeni Garcin, Lewis & Clark County|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Helena – Most people in Lewis and Clark County rely on city, County and State snowplows to clear snow from the roads where they live so they can go about their daily lives. Plowing the roads is not an easy task and is more complicated and even dangerous when drivers do not pay heed to the plows and basic safety. Lewis and Clark County has reminders for people to keep themselves, other motorists and snowplow drivers safe this winter. Keep your snow on your property A huge hazar...

  • Forest Service releases Stonewall Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest announced Friday that it has a new plan for the Stonewall Vegetation Project west of Lincoln. The new proposed alternative, outlined in a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, includes 1,435 acres of treatments including commercial thinning, 270 acres of prescribed burns and other activities. Forest Service crews would have to construct less than a mile of temporary road and perform maintenance on 27 miles of established...

  • Guest Column: Are the heart-breaks of life random unlucky events?

    Connie McAfferty|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    In 1908, pioneer missionary Victor Plymire and his wife were sent by a mission society in Pennsylvania to bring the Gospel to Tibet. A young married couple, Victor and Grace abandoned themselves to God to be used as He willed. God accepted their surrender and implemented this stage of His plan for their lives. After a long arduous journey through China, they ended up in a remote area of Tibet, alone. Leaving Grace in a small village for days and weeks at a time, Victor walked up and down the steep mountains and valleys...

  • My Smart Mouth: A disorder for the holiday season

    Hope Quay|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    Do you have small children who are destroying your life and your perfect tree this holiday season with their clumsily placed homemade ornaments? Do you, too, spend hours after they go to bed rearranging the ornaments on the tree and wondering how many years you’ll have to look at that construction paper wreath, and the snowflake made of glitter dipped popsicle sticks, hanging beside your handmade Murano glass bulbs from Italy? (Can you scrap them after elementary school, do you think, or will you have to wait until the k...

  • Public invited to open house for improvements on Lincoln Road intersections

    News Release, Montana Dept. of Transportation|Updated Dec 4, 2018

    HELENA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host a public open house Thursday, Dec. 13 to discuss two projects located on Lincoln Road between Applegate Drive and Interstate 15 north of Helena. The open house will be held at the Jim Darcy Elementary School Gymnasium, 990 Lincoln Road W., near Helena. Community members are encouraged to stop by anytime between 4 and 6:30 p.m. The open house is the public’s opportunity to: Discuss and comment on improvement options for the Lincoln – Applegate Intersection proje...

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