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 By Roger Dey    Features    March 20, 2019 

Fireman's Ball comes together after demanding winter

Lincoln firefighters descended on the Lincoln Community Hall Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to prepare the hall for their annual Fireman's...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 20, 2019 

32nd Annual Pete Sitch Tournament sees good turnout and support

Dave Sitch said his family is so thankful and appreciative for the continued support of the Pete Sitch Memorial Basketball Tournament. This year marke...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 13, 2019

Lincoln Ambulance personnel train with hi-tech simulators

If you ever took a CPR class and found the old Resuci-Annie CPR dummies a little...creepy, the idea of a medical mannequin that can scream at you,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 13, 2019

PSW Scholarship Fun Run a success, marks final club event for season

After a snowmobile season that got off to a slow start in January, followed by a bitterly cold February and that saw the Ponderosa Snow Warriors'...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 6, 2019

Weather sinks Ovando's annual mid-winter Luau

Old Man Winter’s strangle hold on Montana this year caused Ovando residents to tap out on their annual effort to shake off the winter’s dreariness with a little Hawaiian whimsy. After last...

 

Mushers working with Lincoln Ranger District to honor Race to Sky founder

After Jack Beckstrom died unexpectedly of a heart attack last March, Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire began looking for a spot along the Race to the Sky...

 

Photo: Snow Joke

Lincoln's Bonnie Joseph waves at the camera while running in the 40th Annual Snow Joke Half-marathon in Seeley Lake Saturday, Feb. 23. Joseph, the...

 

Photo: Wolf man

Lincoln's John Mann finds a unique way to keep his face toasty while visiting the Ponderosa Snow Warriors warming hut on Copper Creek during their...

 

Warm hearts, cold faces

Note: A special thanks to Pathfinder Editor Andi Bourne for letting us run her story and photos, since I missed both the vet checks and the entire...

 

Forest Service welcomes Rundell as information receptionist at Lincoln Ranger District office

After 34 years as a clerk at Mountain View Co-op, Emily Rundell is happy to be the Lincoln Ranger District's new information receptionist. Her...

 

Photos: Snow skirmish

Elijah Barnett and Asa Lattin fill the air with snow as they engage in a good-natured snow fight after turning in there Ice skates during the first...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    January 30, 2019

Air Feeback

After eight years with the Montana Department of Transportation, Lincoln native Hayes Feeback is moving on to pursue a lifelong dream. "This summer...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    January 30, 2019

Outdoor Club heats up in cold weather

The Lincoln Outdoor Club finally got a start on its winter activities following the recent snow storms that brought a more than a foot of snow to the...

 

Dutton recognized in IR's 'Best of Helena: People of the Year' category

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton earned the title of “Best Law Enforcement Officer” in the Helena Independent Record’s 2018 Best of Helena contest. Dutton, who has been sheriff since...

 

Ambulance seeks volunteers, EMR class scheduled

When a Lincoln resident calls 911 for a medical emergency, the providers who respond in the ambulance have dropped what they are doing, left their fam...

 

Legislative Preview 2018: Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana's dialogue when it...

 

Legislative Preview 2018: Mental health advocates push to restore state funding cut in 2017

Montana’s mental health and substance abuse programs are being pushed to the limit, warns Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana Executive Director Mary Windecker. Admissions into the Montana State...

 

Photo: Eagle eye

A bald eagle, one of a pair, perches in a dead pine-tree near the corner of Highway 200 and Beaver Creek Road Sunday afternoon....

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    January 2, 2019

A love note to Betty Lou

Any rancher will tell you that cows have no great respect for excuse or circumstance. In times of joy or grief, hardship or plenty, celebration or...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    January 2, 2019

Ponderosa Snow Warriors Pancake Breakfast carries on despite slow start to snowmobile season

"We got a live one!” came the shout as the door to the Ponderosa Snow Warriors clubhouse opened Saturday morning. The arrival of a lone guest...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

The first ten minutes

Lincoln volunteer firefighters put the Ponderosa Snow Warriors clubhouse to use Friday night as a training location to practice the actions they take...

 

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