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 By Roger Dey    News    December 26, 2018

Survey provides insight on Sculpture in the Wild

A survey funded by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development gathered insights last fall into the demographics, local spending and perception of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild...

 

Man Therapy comes to Lewis and Clark County

A new public health program that launched in September is aimed at lowering the stigma associated with mental health issues like depression and suicide, and providing a friendly environment for...

 

Photos: Lincoln lights up for the Holidays

The extensive Coyote Coffee lighting display, which is set to music took first place in the business category in this years Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce 'Light Up Lincoln' contest aimed at...

 

Dear Dietician: Holiday Party

Dear Readers, The holiday season is upon us, times of glad tidings, holiday parties, and family gatherings. When we gather to celebrate, there is often food available that we don’t normally eat....

 

Op/Ed: Changing House Rules will weaken checks & balances

As former House Speakers and Senate Presidents of the Montana Legislature, we question the wisdom of making significant changes to the rules of operation in the Montana House. Currently, there is a group of legislators trying to change the House rule...

 
 By News Release    News    December 26, 2018

Montana to appeal Yellowstone grizzly decision

Montana filed a notice of appeal Friday of the September decision by the federal district court in Missoula to re-instate endangered species protection to grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone...

 

Legislative Preview 2018 :

A sales tax in Montana has been a political lightning rod for years, but more voices are pushing the idea of allowing cities and communities to adopt a local version in an effort to reduce property...

 

Citizens Alliance Bank hosts customer appreciation luncheon

Citizens Alliance Bank held its third annual customer appreciation luncheon Friday, Dec. 14. Customers from as far as Ovando and Augusta gathered together at the bank to enjoy conversation and food....

 

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

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a column celebrating 'This is Montana,' a University of Montana program delivered to an estimated 80-plus high schools and newspapers. Enjoy! Although...

 

Santa's Return

Santa's appearance at the Lincoln Pre-K to 6th grade concert proved a delight for long-time Lincoln residents as Bob Armstrong came out of retirement for the evening to don the red and white. A...

 

Photos: More songs for the season

Lincoln Public Schools hosted their Pre-K through 6th grade Christmas Concert Wednesday, Dec. 19. at the Lincoln School Gym....

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    December 26, 2018

My Smart Mouth: Recipes, Memories and a Dash of Split Pea Soup

I don’t know about you, but my favorite thing about the holidays is the food. It’s something of an understatement to say that I like to eat. In fact, I would say a good portion of my life revolves around food – deciding what to eat, purchasing...

 

The changing culture of ranch life

Agricultural techniques, like all other facets of life, have progressed over time. With cattle and other agrarian businesses, the cultures themselves have changed. I'm old enough to remember when a...

 

Tales & Trails: An essay on a bird feeder

It seems to take a while after sunrise now for birds to gather at the bird feeder by the kitchen window. On winter mornings like those recently, when the temperature struggled to rise much above...

 

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