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

Citizen's Alliance Bank Building To Expand

The Lincoln branch of Citizens Alliance Bank will nearly double in size this winter, with work set to begin in the next few days on addition to the...

Concerted Effort

Local sewers have come together to support the Lincoln Public School's Christmas concert, Jingle Bell Juke Box. The school needed 32 poodle skirts in...

Why Communities Nationwide Need More Afterschool Programs

(StatePoint) Research shows that afterschool programs not only help keep kids safe, but also help them succeed in school and life. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough such programs in the country...

Family, Ranching, and Hard Work

I met Tel Menard on a cold, snowy day in October while he was shoeing horses for his sister Katie. Tel is a modern-day rancher and a part of...

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest Photos: Doug "Hoot" Richards

Doug "Hoot" Richards, 85, a professional art designer from Seeley Lake, drew the pictures for kids to color during the Old West Christmas Fest bazaar...

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest photos: Jessi Lehl

Jessi Lehl brought her mule team, Violet and Rose, to Ovando Friday for their first Old West Christmas Fest. Lehl is the daughter of Rob Henreken,...

Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest photos: Cowboy Claus and other fun

Cowboy Claus remains the highlight of Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest, an family friendly activity for...

National Honor Society inducts new member

Lincoln High School Sophomore Jenna Templeton joined the ranks of the National Honor Society Tuesday Nov. 26, at a a small induction ceremony at the...

Letter: Kudos to Oly

Kudos to Jim Oly for showing his appreciation to the snow-plow drivers. Thank you! Ice and snow – take it slow and please give the plows room to work safely for everyone. Ron McDunn Pete...

Commentary: Thankful to Those Who Served

The holiday season is upon us. Montana families across our state are giving thanks and enjoying quality time with their families and loved ones. As we gather around the dining table this year to...

Hey Howdy Hey

I wanted to send out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the many member of our local Lincoln Ambulance. These men and women must put in many hours of training before they are able to serve as a...

Montana Tales & Trails: For some, Elk Hunting is like religion

Bless me father for I have sinned. My last elk hunt was several years ago. In Montana, elk hunting is akin to religion. You don't have to be a true...

Ranching Defined

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation." (Steven Crane,...

Dear Dietician: IBS

Dear Dietitian, I was recently hospitalized overnight for irritable bowel syndrome. The abdominal pain was treated, then I was released the next...

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