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 By Tammy Jordan    Features    January 22, 2020 

Lincoln Council for the Arts hosts new poetry workshop

Beginning in February, the Lincoln Council for the Arts will host a poetry workshop at the Lincoln Branch of the Lewis & Clark Library on Monday...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    January 22, 2020 

Valler Coffee & Heritage House to re-open in February

Valler Coffee, located at 129 Sucker Creek Road and owned by Jason and Tiana Valler, will be opening to the public two days a week beginning in...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    January 22, 2020 

The origin of Hi Sign Road

The recent story about Hi Sign Brewing raised the question: what’s the origin of Hi Sign Road and its distinctive sign? Francis Beehler offered his recollection. In 1970, when the dump was moved, Be...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    January 22, 2020 

Local support for Imagination Library grows

It takes a community to sponsor Dolly Parton's Imagination Library project, and Lincoln organizations are pulling together again to ensure kids...

 

Lincoln roots,Texas brews

Passion and staying true to your story are big parts of Hi Sign Brewing. Started by Mark Phillippe in 2017, Hi Sign Brewing is located in Austin,...

 

Take Advantage of Resources to Prepare for Winter or Emergencies

It's January. We've had snow off and on since September but weather predictions are calling for colder temperatures and more snow in the coming...

 

A Mail Carrier and More: The Lincoln Stage

The Stemple Stage Station, located near Stemple Pass in the early 1900s, was the start of the Lincoln Stage. The stagecoach stop provided meals, a...

 

The Blackfoot Sends You Greetings - Christmas 1949

Editor's Note: In 1949, Robert Fisk of Lincoln produced a small pamphlet with a deep green cover, a greeting from the Blackfoot Valley for the...

 

Nativity Scene Collection On Display At Columbus Center in Great Falls

If you are more of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, then you will certainly enjoy "Once Upon a Nativity," a collection of Nativity scenes...

 

Montana Natural Heritage Program a Free Source For Outdoor Information

Local and customizable field guides are available online through the Natural Heritage Program, allowing hikers, hunters, students and outdoor...

 

Tis the Season for Giving… And Friendly Competitions

Lincoln is a very generous community, and when two entities go head-to-head in a fun and friendly competition, everyone wins. The Lincoln School and...

 

Kids and Crafts abound at 21st Santa's Workshop

The 21st annual Santa's Workshop hosted more than 60 children and their families in the Lincoln School gym Saturday, Dec. 7. Volunteer organizations...

 

Four Ways to Protect Yourself From ID Theft This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) 'Tis the season for holiday shopping. When making purchases online, be sure to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft...

 

A Train Set For Christmas

Don Hoffman, a local model railroad hobbyist, has built a four-foot by eight-foot train garden that is on display at the Lincoln Branch Library...

 

Lincoln's Annual Christmas Bazaar

The annual Lincoln Christmas bazaar did a brisk business Saturday, Dec. 7, with a constant flow of customers in and out throughout the day. "I've...

 
 By Lee York    Features    December 11, 2019

A Winning Meatball Recipe from Old West Christmas Fest

This year the Ovando Old West Christmas Fest had a meatball cook-off, organized by Eloise McNally and Norma Bower and sponsored by Fred & Leigh Ann Valiton. “They asked us to host the event this...

 

Photo: Annie's Annual Christmas Show

Artists Annie Clark, Sally Bogaert, Lisa Gibson and Tammy Jordan pose for a photo while waiting for visitors to the third annual Christmas Art show...

 

Christmas at Heritage House

Saturday marked the first major event for Heritage House, a Traditional School of Arts the Vallers have been developing over the past few months....

 
 By Lee York    Features    December 4, 2019

Family, Ranching, and Hard Work

I met Tel Menard on a cold, snowy day in October while he was shoeing horses for his sister Katie. Tel is a modern-day rancher and a part of...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    December 4, 2019

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest Photos: Doug "Hoot" Richards

Doug "Hoot" Richards, 85, a professional art designer from Seeley Lake, drew the pictures for kids to color during the Old West Christmas Fest bazaar...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    December 4, 2019

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest photos: Jessi Lehl

Jessi Lehl brought her mule team, Violet and Rose, to Ovando Friday for their first Old West Christmas Fest. Lehl is the daughter of Rob Henreken,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    December 4, 2019

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest photos: Cowboy Claus and other fun

Cowboy Claus remains the highlight of Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest, an family friendly activity for the whole family held every year after...

 

Irish Needed

At one time in American history, signs declared "No Irish Needed." To that, Polson's Irish music quintet, the Montana ShamRockers, say "Oh, really?"...

 
 By Lee York    Features    November 20, 2019

Debbie Sayler finds home with Hairitage Salon

20 years ago Debbie Sayler and her husband, Billy, fell in love with Montana. After many vacations and trips searching for property, they found their...

 

Sculpture in the Wild: a volunteer's perspective

It’s been a little quieter at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild now that the weather has changed and all the summer activity with artists,...

 

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