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Articles from the December 5, 2022 edition


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  • Cowboy Clause and Wild West Christas Fest mark the start of the Christmas season

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 11, 2022

    Kids and parents thronged downtown Ovando Nov. 25 as they waited for the arrival of Cowboy Claus, the highlight of The Wild West Christmas Fest. "When Cowboy Claus was coming up and I looked behind me and the mass of children...thats why I do this thing," said Kathy Schoendoerfer. It's Cowboy Claus and the kids and the smiles." Cowboy Claus - said to be Santa's cousin who helps out around the west, made his usual entrance into town astride his Haflinger St. Nick and greeted...

  • 'Tis the season

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 11, 2022

    The Lincoln Christmas Stroll seemed to have hit a stride in its second year year, coordinating a community-wide event that incorporated long-standing events like Santa's Workshop and the Christmas Bazaar with events at other locations throughout town. "What I found when I started asking around was basically somebody was in charge of every part of it, so I just tried to work with them to figure out what they were doing and how we could help them or promote for them," said Olivi...

  • Wind topples Stonewall Mountain radio tower

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    The high winds that hit the Lincoln area Tuesday took a toll on the large radio antenna atop Stonewall Mountain, toppling the upper half structure and affecting radio communications around the Upper Blackfoot. Charlie Gilmore, the Communication systems manager with the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, said the combination of ice loading and the high winds that buffet the top of Stonewall Mountain likely led to the collapse of the top section of the radio tower....

  • Please don't feed wildlife

    News release, Montana FWP|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    There has been a huge growth in the number of people who, in addition to feeding birds, also directly or indirectly feed deer, bear and other animals around their homes and cabins. Feeding of wildlife places wildlife at risk and puts them on a collision course with humans. Help keep wildlife from coming into conflict with people because when that happens, everyone loses. The Reality of Feeding Supplemental feeding encourages wildlife to become dependent on handouts that are...

  • AG Knudsen warns of scam callers posing as law enforcement

    News Release, Montana DOJ|Updated Dec 7, 2022

    HELENA – Attorney General Austin Knudsen is warning Montanans of scammers attempting to obtain personal information from unsuspecting individuals over the phone by claiming to be law enforcement officials. The fraudsters are disguising their phone number, so on caller ID it appears the number is coming from a legitimate law enforcement office, which is also referred to as "spoofing." Once on the phone with an individual, the scammer will threaten the victim with outstanding wa...

  • Local Republicans name three candidates to replace retiring Sen. Terry Gauthier

    Arren Kimbel-Sannit, Montana Free Press|Updated Dec 7, 2022

    Members of the Lewis and Clark and Powell County Republican central committees on Friday advanced three candidates to replace resigning Sen. Terry Gauthier, R-Helena, in Senate District 40. By statute, the decision now falls to the Lewis and Clark and Powell county commissions, which will choose between sitting Rep. Becky Beard, R-Elliston, Helena businessman and former state Senate candidate Matt Olson, and Conrad Evarts, who guides international hunting and adventure trips...

  • My Answer: Rushing from crisis to crisis

    Rev. Billy Graham, 2022 Billy Graham Literary Trust.|Updated Dec 6, 2022

    Q: I hear more news commentators proclaim that the world's in a real mess with no answers on the horizon, completely dismissing that Jesus is the answer. Yet much of the world still celebrates the birth of Jesus while denying who He really is. - C.C. A: The human race continues to rush from crisis to crisis as war clouds hover. One editorial asked, ""What shall we do to be saved?" -- almost the very question the jailer at Philippi asked the Apostle Paul. Sir James Orr, one of...

  • Obituary: Gary Stephen Williams

    Updated Dec 6, 2022

    Gary Stephen Williams passed away Nov. 18, 2022, at the age of 69 after a brief illness while battling leukemia. Gary was born on May 19, 1953, to Verna and Pete Williams in Helena. He attended Helena High School in Helena, Montana. He spent much of his time enjoying life at the cabin in Lincoln, Mont. He enjoyed friends, laughter, outdoor adventures, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, gathering firewood, countless games of cribbage and the peace of the mountains. He...

  • Montana State seeks elementary teachers for six-week paid summer STEM experience

    News Release, Montana State University|Updated Dec 5, 2022

    OZEMAN - Montana State University is recruiting elementary school teachers for a summer program that offers hands-on research experiences and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, into their classrooms. Teachers will also gain skills in developing curriculums that combine STEM with Montana's Indian Education for All mandate. In the National Science Foundation-funded program, called Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering,...

  • Opinion: President Biden has declared war on middle-class taxpayers

    Sen. Jeremy Trebas - R, SD 13 Great Falls.|Updated Dec 5, 2022

    The Biden administration has proposed a massive expansion of the IRS. Let's be clear about what that means for taxpayers. Biden's IRS expansion will have more-onerous filing requirements. More Americans will endure invasive audits. More Americans will face lawsuits by their own government. And all of us will spend more time and more money just to ensure we get our taxes right. This is no minor upgrade at the IRS. The Biden plan would increase the IRS budget six-fold and add...

  • Court ruling reinstates the 2022 wolf hunting and trapping regulations

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Dec 5, 2022

    HELENA – Montana's 2022 wolf regulations passed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in August will go back in effect immediately after a court ruling in a lawsuit against Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks denied the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction and lifted a temporary restraining order. The lawsuit challenges Montana's wolf management. Two weeks ago the judge in the case issued a temporary restraining order reverting wolf regulations back to the 2020 wolf h...

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