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  • Obituary: Paul Edward Sanders

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Paul Edward Sanders passed away on Dec.12, 2018, of natural causes, in Helena, Mont. Paul was born on Aug. 24, 1946 to Earnest and Ola Belle Sanders in Memphis, Tennessee. Paul is survived by his best friend and love of his life for 54 years, his wife, Paula; three of his four children, Roy (Christina) Sanders, Belle (Harley) Dailey, Tammie (Wayne) Triplett; his baby girl granddaughter, Brittney (Tony); four grandsons and two great granddaughters. Paul was preceded in death... Full story

  • Lincoln Out of Date

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

  • Photos: Music for the season

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    incoln School's Junior High/High School Christmas Concert...

  • Ranch Christmas and Forgotten Santas

    Dick Geary|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    In the days of loose hay, when the cattle were fed by hand, Christmas meant two days of extra work. - the day before and the day after. In order to lessen the time spent with the cows on Christmas morning, most ranchers spread the next day's hay in an adjacent meadow, then closed the gate. That meant feeding twice, a process that took all day. If things went correctly, all the rancher had to do on Christmas morning was open the gates and let the cattle onto the hay that was...

  • UM Geography's 'This is Montana' Celebrates 100 Columns (Part One)

    Rick and Susie Graetz, University of Montana|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Editor's Note: In September 2013, University of Montana geography faculty member Rick Graetz and Kayde Kaiser, a geography graduate student, launched the "This Is Montana" program as an outreach effort that is delivered to an estimated 80-plus high schools and newspapers. Articles penned by UM faculty and others cover numerous Montana-oriented subjects, ranging from a series on the Missouri River to a discussion on the six-mill levy. Every few weeks, the stories and...

  • Eric Dietrich, Long Streets Project|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    On the list of ideas for tackling the twin challenges that plague Montana workers - scarce rural jobs and low wages even in cities - telework is close to the top. As better internet access connects even far-flung rural communities with the rest of the world, it seems to promise Montanans a way to have their cake and eat it too: a fulfilling career at a city wage without having to leave the Last Best Place. The notion has been embraced by business leaders and officeholders...  Website

  • The first ten minutes

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Lincoln volunteer firefighters put the Ponderosa Snow Warriors clubhouse to use Friday night as a training location to practice the actions they take during their first ten minutes on a structure fire. Lincoln fire chief Zach Muse said the evening's training provided both veteran and rookie firefighters a chance to get on the same page when it comes to the tasks and tactics of an initial attack. "Everything from truck positioning to initial hose layout to setting up water...

  • Ponderosa Snow Warriors host annual Christmas Dinner

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    The Ponderosa Snow Warriors had a very nice turnout for their Annual Christmas Membership Dinner Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Lincoln community Hall. The evening featured a dinner of ham prepared by Bonnie Christian and turkey cooked by Ron Zarr and Jeanette Nordahl, with an array of side dishes provided by club members. Door prizes, music and an all around fun time helped the club members kick off the upcoming snowmobile season, which will get underway once Lincoln finally...

  • Region 3 seeks applicants for Citizens' Advisory Committee

    News Release, Montan FWP|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill three volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizen Advisory Committee. FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates who represent a variety of interests and communities within the region. Preference may be given to candidates from underrepresented areas of the region. Terms will begin upon selection in February 2019. The Citizens' Advisory Committee helps FWP achieve its goals by sharing...

  • FWP seeks comment on three wildlife proposals

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public review and comment on the following proposals: 2019 elk shoulder seasons, 2019-2020 Biennial Wildlife Management Area Public Use Rules and 2019 mule deer season changes in some districts in Region 5. 2019 elk shoulder seasons FWP proposes to maintain the current season structure in all districts with performance-based shoulder seasons, including early and late seasons for the 2019 license year. This means the shoulder seasons wo...

  • Letter: Daines let Montana down

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Our Senators voted recently on whether active duty service members and their spouses deserve to have laws enforced that defend them from illegally high cost loans. They voted on whether senior citizens deserve a protector who will clamp down on scams. They voted on whether students deserve protection from abuses by debt collectors. They voted on whether First Nations people deserve to be protected from discrimination that leaves them without credit or with higher interest...

  • Letter: Unfair criticism

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    I guess what Liz Cain was saying in an article several weeks ago was that her opinions are all important and Dave Carroll's are not. She even went so far as to criticize him and imply that a minister should not have any right to say the things he did. It seems to me that in the few previous elections that Liz Cain was involved in the people did not think much of her opinions as she was not elected., Has she not noticed that unemployment is down, social security recipients are...

  • Letter: NRA protects us

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Several weeks ago I saw a little geek standing on a street corner with a sign that said "NRA, NRA how many children have you killed today?" CNN evidently picked up on this and had him on TV. I go back to the year 1935 – I quote Adolph Hitler: "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future". Between the years of 1935 t...

  • Dear Dietician: Water

    Leanne McCrate|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Dear Dietitian, I have been eating healthier and drinking more water. I've heard that we need 8 glasses of water a day, but I don't enjoy plain water, and I have a hard time getting that much in. Do you have any suggestions? Signed, Laura Dear Laura, Good for you for your health change! The answer to how much water we need each day is not exact because it varies according to age, weight, and activity level. The good news is there is more than one way to meet your fluid needs....

  • UBMC Open House provides information on clean up, draws sparse community participation

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    An open house designed to provide a look back at the 2018 cleanup efforts at the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex drew only about half a dozen area residents to the Lincoln Community Hall Thursday evening, Dec. 13. Unlike past community meetings, which took the form of presentations of facts and figures followed by a question and answers session, Montana Department of Environmental Quality opted for the Open House format to provide interested residents with a chance to talk...

  • Anderson to retire as school superintendent - principal at end of June

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Lincoln Public Schools superintendent and principal Carla Anderson informed the Lincoln school board of her decision to retire from the dual positions when her contract expires June 30, 2019. Anderson submitted her formal retirement announcement at the Dec. 10 School board meeting, citing concerns about the toll the job has been taking on her health since she suffered a stroke in 2015. "I have enjoyed my four years here, in this capacity, and have made lifelong friendships...

  • Chimney fire damages home on Dalton Mtn. Rd.

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    A fire believed to have started near the top of the chimney caused significant damage to a home on Dalton Mountain Road Monday afternoon, Dec. 10. The fire at the home of Shane and Teresa Brown was primarily isolated to the chimney and attic area of the house, but smoke and water damage resulted in an estimated $400,000 in damage to the three-story home. Teresa Brown said her mother, Mary Kornec, who lives next door, saw excessive smoke coming out of the homes chimney at...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Planning for the Party

    Dave Caroll|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Since we are now officially in the second week of December, I imagine that most of us are frantically and stressfully getting ready for a birthday party. I know that may sound like a strange way to say “getting ready for Christmas”, but that is what it is. Of course December 25th is not the real birthday of Jesus, but it is the day people chose to commemorate the entrance of the Eternal One in to this world we live in. The affluence of our society has turned a very Holy and special celebration in to a reckless debacle of deb...

  • Increased law enforcement on patrol during the holiday season

    News Release, LCSO|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Helena – Increased law enforcement patrols in Lewis & Clark County will begin during the weeks leading up to Christmas and lasting over New Year’s Day to keep Montana’s roads free of impaired drivers. The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office, along with other area law enforcement agencies, encourage all drivers to drive sober this holiday or find a sober ride. “There is zero tolerance for impaired drivers in Montana,” says Sheriff Leo Dutton. “Plan your sober transportation if you plan to drink, and offer to be the design...

  • Skate Park Committee seeks approval from County Park Board

    Sage Kamps and Jaken Shelton, Lincoln Skate Park Committee|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Armed with letters of support from the Upper Blackfoot Community Council and the Hooper Park Board of Directors, five Lincoln School students braved a blizzard and scheduling mishaps to present their plan to build a skate park in Hooper Park to representatives of the Lewis and Clark County Park Board. The five students had been planning this trip for a few weeks. The students worked very hard to prepare their presentation, making sure it was informative and clearly showed their objective. They were prepared, but still very...

  • Letter: A belated thank you

    Updated Dec 19, 2018

    A belated thank you to Michael Stansberry and his crew for cutting the big dead trees on Flesher Pass before someone was injured or killed - working on those step rocky slopes had to be challenging! Now my neighbors won’t be able to refer to driving over the pass as “running the gauntlet”! Mike Grimes Lincoln...