The Blackfoot Valley Dispatch is the only newspaper devoted to Lincoln, Montana and the upper Blackfoot Valley and has been the best source for local news from Lincoln, Ovando, Helmville and Canyon Creek since 1980. With a circulation of more than 650 in 37 towns across Montana and in 25 states, we reach an estimated 1500 readers each week. We are member of Montana Newspaper Association and are working hard to provide our readers with the best possible local news and advertising. We appreciate feedback, so let us know what you think and how we can improve.You can contact us at 406-362-4131 of by email at email@example.com Check our new ' Recent stories' page for selected stories from recent editions
Sept. 22 Headlines
Lincoln-raised knife maker featured on ‘Forged in Fire’ Local motel owner injured in accident Motorcyclist injured in crash east of Lincoln Lincoln man accused of shooting toward neighbor in easement dispute Lincoln Ranger District prepares for fall prescribed burning Obituary: Sharon Paul
Op/Ed: School Funding Interim Commission to recommend four bills Local residents could be affected by Hepatitis A in Missoula Hunting regulations – keep them handy Lady Lynx romp Two Eagle in season’s first win Sculpture Season
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Local motel owner injured in accident
LINCOLN – Dick Birkholz, owner of the Sportsman Motel in Lincoln spent a night in the hospital Tuesday following an automobile crash near the intersection of Lincoln Road and Green Meadow Drive, north of Helena Birkholz said he was heading into town in his pickup to run some errands Tuesday, Sept. 13, when a white SUV traveling in the opposite direction turned left across his lane of traffic toward a driveway. “She was only about 20 feet in front of me when she turned,” he said, adding that it happened so fast he didn’t even have time to take his foot off the gas pedal. Despite the force of the impact, which pushed the trucks snowplow mount all the way into the firewall, both drivers were wering seatbelts and neither was seriously hurt. Birkholz did suffer a broken sternum a bloody nose in the accident, but he thinks the injuries are a result of the seatbelt and the airbag rather than the impact itself The driver of the SUV reportedly had minor injuries. Birkholz, who faces six weeks of recovery from the sternum injury, said he wasn’t cited for the accident. “I was in my lane and she wasn’t (in hers)” he said. The Montana Department of Transportation reportedly plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of Lincoln Road and Green Meadow and another at Lincoln Road and North Montana.
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