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Rewinding and Unwinding at the Lincoln Community Benefit

This year's Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit saw the Lincoln Community Players turn to the way-back (or the only-a-little-way-back) machine to recreate some of their funniest...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 31, 2018

Old rumors finally realized with new Copper Queen owners

"When I was 18, 19, 20 years old, I'd hay during the day and bartend at night," said Helmville native Katie Applegate. "Even then there was discussion of the bar being for sale, and the locals being...

 

Montana military history authors traveling state to discuss their new book, 'Battle of the Bulge: A Montana Perspective'

Two of Montana’s many veterans, Randy LeCocq and John Driscoll, military history authors, will be travelling around Big Sky Country promoting their new book, The Battle of the Bulge: A Montana perspective.  LaCocq and Driscoll will be making...

 

Caring for Lincoln, four paws at a time

For the past 31 years, once a month, you can find a white motor home sitting outside the Sportsman's Motel. Inside, you will find Dr. Loren Keller waiting to care for the four-legged residents of...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 24, 2018

Mercy Flight conducts annual Safety Stand-down at Lincoln

Last Wednesday about 45 members of the Mercy Flight air medical service from Benefis Hospital in Great Falls descended on the Lincoln Airport for their annual Safety Stand-down. Every year, Mercy...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    October 17, 2018

Tour of the Arts brings visibility to local artists

The Alpine Artisan's Tour of the Arts returned to Lincoln last weekend as the Lincoln Art Haus Co-op once again hosted an exhibition and sale of their artwork at the Community Hall. Annie Allen, found...

 

Childhood Recollections of Lincoln, Montana

My grandfather, Alfred Briscoe, raised his family in Cascade, Montana. He served as mayor from 1920 to 1923 and postmaster until 1936, and owned the Briscoe Mercantile Co. After his wife Minna died...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    October 10, 2018

Lincoln's new Grand Piano an important tool for music students

A Kawai grand piano purchased by Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild and intended for the use of the community and the park has taken up residence at the Methodist church. BPSW President Becky...

 

Photos: Fun with the Follies

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce brought the Brewery Follies and their politically incorrect humor to Lincoln for a second year last weekend. The show drew about 130 people, mostly from Great...

 

Coming soon: Walking Out

Beautifully filmed in Montana's Paradise Valley, the Sundance Film Festival hit, Walking Out, will provide a thrilling evening to hunters and back country enthusiasts alike. The powerfully-acted plot...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    October 3, 2018

Sculpture in the Wild Composer-in-Residence Adele O'Dwyer debuts original music inspired by native poetry and pathways

Composer Adele O'Dwyer wrapped up her 2018 stint as Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild Composer in Residence with a final concert Friday, Sept 28. The concert at the Lincoln Community Hall...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    October 3, 2018

Surveys to provide a look at BPSW visitors, their preferences and impact on local commerce

The Montana Office of Tourism and the University of Montana are collaborating with Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild to gather data about who visits the sculpture park, and BPSW board members...

 

Parting Shot

Autumn colors create a warm frame for Steve Siegel's megalithic newspaper sculpture 'Hill and Valley,' one of the original sculptures created at Sculpture in the Wild in 2014....

 

Photos: Sculpture in the Wild unveils new work in year f ive

New Installations at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild...

 

BPSW's Festival in the Wild highlights music, continued community support

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild welcomed fall with Festival in the Wild 2018, a weekend program of events and music celebrating the sculpture park's fifth anniversary. The festival kicked...

 

BPSW Education Program looks at the ever-changing nature of the sculpture park

The ephemeral nature of art and beauty is an important theme of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild's 2018 education program, according to BPSW Education Officer Hannah Demma. Demma, who guides...

 

Sculpture season returns to Lincoln as Artists-in-Residence set to work on year five of BPSW installations

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild entered its busiest time of the year last week as this year's two artist-in-residence went to work on the newest installations for the park. Unlike some past...

 

Talk of the pines

Sculpture in the Wild's 2018 University of Montana Emerging Artist Anne Yoncha began work on "Tree Talk," a piece intended make the internal physiology of trees, and the networks between them...

 

Lunchtime Concert Series brings grand music to Lincoln Community Hall

Adele O'Dwyer admitted she was delighted and a bit surprised at the crowd that filled the Lincoln Community Hall for the first in a series of three Lunchtime Concerts celebrating both the 5th...

 

Hot Wheels on Main

The early snowfall that hit the area last September may have dampened the wildfires burning in the area, but also put a damper on the pair of annual car shows hosted in Lincoln by forcing the...

 

Bikers Against Bullies roar into Lincoln

Two hundred motorcycles rolled into Lincoln Friday, Sept. 7, as the annual Bikers Against Bullies ride stopped in town for lunch at Bushwackers. The ride, said to be the largest in the state, raises...

 

Photos: 54th Annual Helmville Rodeo

A Saturday at the biggest little Rodeo in Montana. Check out more Helmville Rodeo photos. Click on 'Photos' at the top of the page....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 29, 2018

Film crew returns to Lincoln to complete 'Ted K' location filming

Although Ted Kaczynski's cabin has looms large in the narrative of his story over the past 20 years, the full-scale reproduction of it, sitting in the original location with its door facing away from...

 
 By Hope Quay    Features    August 29, 2018

The enduring allure of vintage fashion

As I scrambled to organize and finalize the details on 70 outfits the night before the second annual Heritage Day Vintage Fashion Show, I couldn't help but wonder why I would ever agree to spearhead...

 

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