Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - The Blackfoot Valley's News Source Since 1980

New Hi Country owner pursuing opportunities for growth

Hi Country is officially under new ownership for the first time since it was founded in 1976 and Travis Byerly has big plans for the future of the...

LVCC plans Fall, Winter events, seeks candidates for open seats

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce met for their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 12 to discuss several upcoming events, fundraising needs and the future of the organization. The Chamber...

Know the facts about chronic wasting disease in Montana

HELENA - What you need to know about chronic wasting disease in Montana: CWD is a contagious neurological disease that infects deer, elk and moose....

Reminder in the field this hunting season: Be a good steward of the land

Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to...

Be responsible with warming fires

MISSOULA – As days become shorter and temperatures drop, the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC) and Bureau of Land...

New taxiway under construction at Lincoln Airport

The Lincoln Airport has become a lot more visible in the last couple weeks, following the removal of the trees and old building east of the aviation facility’s main gate. “Everybody hated to see...

Access: Ask early, don't wait

HELENA - Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities-the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission...

Alison Stigora explores contrasts with her installation at Sculpture in the Wild

Last Friday morning Alison Stigora was taking measurements and getting lumber ready for the armature of her piece at Sculpture in the Wild. Stigora's...

Photos: Wilderness Car Show and Lambkins Rod Run bring Motorcar Mania to downtown Lincoln

Wilderness Car Show and Lambkins Rod Run bring Motorcar Mania to downtown...

Montana Painters Alliance members to work outdoors in Lincoln area

It's one thing to view art in a gallery, after it's completed. It's a different thing to watch art being created-and that's what people can do Oct....

Jr Hi Lady Lynx "B Team" romps over Helena Christian Rams

Friday the 13th of September was an unlucky night for the Helena Christian Rams volleyball "B squad" of 5th, 6th and some 7th grade ladies as they...

Editorial: Montana takes comprehensive approach to school safety

As parents send their children into the new school year and teachers welcome them into the classroom, safety is on everyone's mind. When it comes to...

Op/Ed: Federal Price Controls on Health Care Would Harm Montana

Price controls are a primary hallmark of a socialist economy. When the government takes over in any market, bad things happen. Whether it is bread...

Letter: Federal funding key to health center programs

In Montana, community health centers such as PureView Health Center specialize in whole-person care. Beginning with well-child visits, CHCs provide...

Parsimonious behavior

As post-war baby boomers, most of us had parents who had suffered through the Great Depression, and then WWII. They faced the poverty of the 1930s...

City Bands Embodied Early Montana Communities (Pt. 2)

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the mid-1890s, the City Band had emerged as the default 'go-to'...

Dear Dietician: Addiction

Many of us know someone who has struggled with an addiction. Perhaps they have tried to quit smoking or are addicted to drugs like heroin or...

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