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

Car ransacked, pickup stolen in related incidents ** update

UPDATE: The stolen pickup truck has been recovered. It was discovered west of Lincoln, in the trees near Highway 200 mile marker 64. Lewis and Clark county deputy Sheriff Tony Galahan responded to a...

Lincoln Gulch Road repair underway with correct culvert

Lewis and Clark County Public Works Director Eric Griffin reported that work on the North Lincoln Gulch Road culvert repair is moving along. At the Lincoln Government Day meeting Friday, Griffin said...

LVA hopes SIREN Act grant program will prove helpful

An act included in the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Donald Trump Dec. 20 could help the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance replace some of its aging equipment. The Supporting and Improving Rural EMS...

Beard chosen for leadership role in Legislature

The wheels of the 66th Montana Legislature began churning out government business Monday, Jan. 7 in Helena. This session, the 58-member Republican caucus elected House District 80 representative...

Skate park idea garners joint City- County Park Board support but still faces logistical and planning hurdles

Since the concept for a skate park in Lincoln was first introduced last fall, it has won the support of the Lincoln Community Council, Lincoln Park Board and, most recently, the City-County Parks board. However, at Friday’s Lincoln Government Day...

Ambulance seeks volunteers, EMR class scheduled

When a Lincoln resident calls 911 for a medical emergency, the providers who respond in the ambulance have dropped what they are doing, left their families dinner table or their job to help their...

Legislative Preview 2018: Justice Dept. seeks to close loopholes, clarify DUI laws

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana's dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving. The Montana Attorney...

Photo: Eagle eye

A bald eagle, one of a pair, perches in a dead pine-tree near the corner of Highway 200 and Beaver Creek Road Sunday...

Legislative Preview 2018: Mental health advocates push to restore state funding cut in 2017

Montana’s mental health and substance abuse programs are being pushed to the limit, warns Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana Executive Director Mary Windecker. Admissions into the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs has seen an increase of...

Lincoln science teacher retiring at end of school year

Times change, and kids grow up, but for twenty-six years George Pierce, recognizable in his trademark daily ties, has remained a fixture at Lincoln Schools. When Pierce hired on as the school's only...

Changes ahead for structure of Lincoln School administration

The retirement of Lincoln Schools Superintendent/Principal Carla Anderson at the end of this school year could mean a change in the structure of the school's administration. Anderson, who has served...

Letter: A Broader Biblical View

I am a Christian minister with a different view than some of what I have been hearing locally. I do not seek any debate but I do feel compelled to write. The Bible is not at odds with our growing...

Letter: Dogs at large a problem

According to Jennifer, the Lewis and Clark County animal control officer, there is no restraint or leash law in Lincoln. Your dog can be labeled vicious if it bites someone or as a nuisance for...

Comments on Congress: The Political Landscape Ahead

In the days following George H. W. Bush's death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness that the former...

The just noticeable difference

That summer that I was ten - Can it be only one summer that I was ten? May Swenson – The Centaur [1958] We all say that as we age, time seems to pass more quickly. There exists in the human...

Dear Dietician: Herbal supplements

Dear Readers, Chances are many of you who are reading this are taking some type of herbal supplement. Be it ginseng for better energy, saw palmetto for prostate health, or echinacea to boost the...

Mountaintop Musings: Winter REflections

It looks like the ghost of winter past has decided to visit. We knew that we would have to plow, shovel and drive through a bit of snow before winter was out! If we wanted to complain about the heat we would have all migrated south for the winter,...

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