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Photos: Back in the Hunt

Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue scattered a few thousand eggs around Hoope4 park as they brought their annual Easter Egg hunt back after COVID-19...

 

Photos: Honk 4 Cookies

Girls scouts with Cascade Troop 3051 Came to Lincoln Saturday, April 3, to sell girl scout cookies. Troop leader Crystal Lemanski said the girls came...

 
 By Karen Laitala    Features    April 8, 2021 

Noxious Weeds and the Environment: A Bigger Picture

Although anyone who knows me knows that I'm a "certifiable" botany and native plants nerd, I love everything nature. In particular, I share a love of...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    April 8, 2021 

April is Citizen Science Month

Every April, professional scientists and amateurs alike celebrate Citizen Science Month. Citizen science is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

For 25 years Lincoln has been more than 'home of the Unabomber'

Most years, April 3 passes unnoticed, but it's a significant date in Lincoln's history that brings a renewed interest in the community every five or...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    April 1, 2021

The Wheels on The Bus...

Lincoln has a new smaller bus to help transport students. It joined the three larger buses last spring as part of the D&L Bus fleet owned by Laurie...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

April 3, 1996

Editor's note 2021: The BVD originally published this story, a look back at the arrest of Teoheodore Kaczynski 20 years later, in our March 31, 2016....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

Reporters and Revelations

Editors Note 2021: This story, looking back 20 years later at the media deluge following Ted Kaczynski's arrest and the aftermath, ran in our April...

 

Lincoln Blood drives sees surge in donations during last year

The American Red Cross comes up to Lincoln every eight weeks to host a blood drive. If you've donated at one of these drives in the last two years,...

 

Photos: Helmville hosts MOntana's Biggest Little St. Patrick's Day Parade

The town of Helmville a parade on St. Patricks Day every year. While small, the parade celebrates the significant Irish heritage of the residents of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    Features    March 18, 2021

Running the line between recreation and conservation

Seeley Lake – Just after sunrise Saturday, Jan. 9, local wolf trapper Rob Henrekin fired up his snowmobile to check his trapline, something he has...

 
 By MCC    Features    March 18, 2021

Strategies to recession-proof your finances

"Financial planning" is an umbrella term that can be applied to various aspects of money management. Many people associate financial planning with ret...

 

Nature Pick: Buttercups and Bluebirds

With sunshiny days and warm weather, it's difficult not to start thinking about spring. One of the first harbingers of spring in the Lincoln Valley...

 

'Ted K' debuts in Berlin

The new movie "Ted K," directed by Tony Stone, debuted Mar. 1 in Berlin at Berlinale, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. The film stars...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 11, 2021

Vintage snowmobile show and fun run brings classic sleds back to Lincoln's trails

The sights and sounds of vintage snowmobiles around Lincoln Saturday hearkened back to the towns days as one of Montana's earliest snowmobile...

 

Becky's Big Buck

When Jen Dailey and her daughter-in-law Becky went in search of a big buck a friend had told them about, they didn't know the buck they found would be...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 4, 2021

Snow Warriors, DAV host Moonlight Fun Run

A brief but intense snowstorm blew through the Lincoln Valley Saturday afternoon, dropping about a half-inch of new snow across the landscape just a...

 

Thoughts turn to gardening

As the snow piles up and the wind chill goes down, my thoughts turn to gardening. Hi, I'm Jean Pocha and have been learning from our vegetable garden...

 

This is Montana: Gold Creek – A Montana Original

Sixty miles east of Missoula on Interstate 90, at milepost 166, a highway marker shows an exit for Gold Creek. In the absence of signs designating...

 

"No One Can Stop Them:" Meet the Families Behind the Push for Insurance Coverage for Montana's Deaf Children

Nine years ago, doctors diagnosed Caden Shrauger with stage-four neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that developed in his nerve cells and spread throughout...

 

Fundraising underway for new Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club mats

The Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club has seen many successes since it started in 2016, placing twice as a team at State Little Guy Wrestling...

 

Congratulations Lincoln on 10 years of the new Parker Medical Center

February 22, 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the new building at Parker Medical Center! The Parker Medical Center was created by and...

 

Snow at last

While Lincoln didn't see a record breaking dump of snow, the weekend-long storm reportedly brought up to three feet of snow to some areas of the...

 

Strategies to overcome seasonal affective disorder

Winter can be an awe-inspiring time of year. Snow-covered landscapes and opportunities to enjoy sports like skiing and snowboarding make winter a favo...

 

Veteran Highlight" Bill O'Neill

Bill O'Neill graduated from Ronan High School and was drafted into the Army in September of 1953, when he was 18 years old. O'Neill was inducted in...

 

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