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 By Roger Dey    Features    May 15, 2019 

Poetry in the Blackfoot

"I love the light here, and the silence. It's one thing I find ... the quiet is so great," Eldon Beck said . In that great quiet Beck, 87, found a...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 1, 2019

Blackfoot Chapter of Ducks Unlimited marks 20 years, remembers Daugherty

The Blackfoot River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited celebrated 20 years last weekend, and at the same time paid tribute to the man known for developing...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 1, 2019

LVCC 50: Anticipated mining boom spurred creation of Chamber in 1969

Explosive growth was on the horizon for Lincoln in early 1969. Just 12 years before Lincoln's population and economic prospects saw a boost when,...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    May 1, 2019

BPSW tourism award reflects community impacts seen by local businesses

In a nod to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild's cultural and economic impact, the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development recently...

 

Firefighters, kids and Easter eggs

Firefighters with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department arrived at Hooper Park at about 11:15 a.m. Easter morning to set up for their annual Easter...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 17, 2019

Photos: Talking to the hand

Lynn Tefzger's routine, which often incorporates audience members, includes characters like Camelot (a camel), Chloe, a three-year old girl and...

 

This is Montana: Montana: One state with three changing regions (Part 2 of 4)

Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly...

 
 By Brad French    Features    April 3, 2019

Melting snow means forest insect pest management

Springtime is here, and for a lot of forest landowners it means getting back into the woods on their property for cleanup and upkeep. It also means...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    March 27, 2019

Community Hall Cleanup

The Community Halls annual clean-up is a significant undertaking, with a to-do list covering about two pages. Doug Vulcan, who has been volunteering f...

 
 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...

 

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