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

Montanan Steakhouse set to reopen under new ownership

Almost four years after it closed, the Montanan Steakhouse is on the cusp of re-opening with new owners, who plan to focus first and foremost on the quality of the food they serve. "We're just gonna...

Deadline to apply for Deer B, Elk B, Antelope and Antelope B is June 1

Don't forget – the deadline to apply for Resident and Nonresident Deer B, Elk B, Antelope and Antelope B licenses is Friday, June 1. Residents and nonresidents can participate in the bonus point...

Watered Down

Rain and hail hammers into puddles along main street during a storm Wednesday, May 16. According to Zach Muse, who recently installed a rain gauge provide by the National Weather Service, the area...

RTP grant awarded to LRD for Beaver Creek Trails Porject

Work on the Lincoln Ranger District's first dedicated mountain bike trails and on a series of off-highway vehicles connector trails should get underway late this summer thanks to a $82,393 grant...

Public health officials offer advice to prevent tick bites

HELENA - As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their...

New Hooper Park restroom installation expected in July

Lincoln's Hooper Park will once again be kicking off the summer with porta potties instead of restrooms, but plans call for that to change by July 22. The Lewis and Clark County Commission awarded...

Click It or Ticket crackdown kickoff with border-to-border seat belt campaign

Helena- To kick off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat belt initiative with the highest level of support, the Montana Highway Patrol is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Wolf numbers remained strong in 2017

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far...

Photos: Moving the herd

The Cyr Family, owners of BC horses and Scapegoat Wilderness outfitters, move their string of horses and mules through town Sunday afternoon, May...

Tea and History at Ovando

It's not every day you hear a catchy tune about the Plague, but the students at Ovando School found one to dance to. Every spring students at Ovando School cap off the year highlighting the topics...

Photos: Greening of the black

Spring returns to the Lincoln Valley and brings with it new growth to areas burned last...

Letter: Tester an obstructionist

Montana Senator Jon Tester ruined a mans reputation by taking a handful of rumors and running to CNN without first verifying their validity. A professional would have went to the committee and brought up the rumors. In a commercial, Tester holds up...

Letter: Community lucky to have first responder volunteers

I do not know if this community really knows how fortunate & lucky we all are that we have so many dedicated Ambulance & Fire Volunteers. They are on call 24-7. I hope people realize these volunteers drop everything to respond. There are many...

Letter: Agrees woodcutters need to keep it clean

I would like to reiterate the comments of Dennis Conkle in the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch’s May 9, 2018 paper about wood cutters and gatherers keeping the roads and ditches clear of all brush and logs at the end of your wood gathering. Road...

Two Lincoln athletes qualify for state Class C track meet

Two member of the Lincoln Track team are headed to Great Falls this Friday to compete in the State Class C track meet. Senior Payton Peterson qualified to compete in the discus event after a...

This is Montana

At a recent book signing, a gentleman who knew quite a bit about the Judith Basin country explained how Utica, a small town in the basin on the road into the Little Belt Mountains, received its name. ...

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