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

Legislative Roundup: Affordable housing, Sales tax, Unions laws, Minimum wage

HELENA-The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and...

Luck, a donation and trip to Virginia bring a new ambulance to Lincoln

After a couple of lucky breaks, the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance was recently able to bring home a new ambulance to serve Lincoln. "We found it on one...

Health officials urge residents to be prepared for measles

Local health officials are preparing for the likely chance that measles will make its way to Lewis and Clark County in the near future. They're also...

Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce wraps up past year, welcomes new directors at February meeting

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual dinner meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Library. The evening began with a regular...

Elk shoulder seasons to end Feb. 15

First approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for the 2016 season, shoulder seasons are an opportunity for hunters in hunting districts...

2019 Race to the Sky 100-Mile Finishers

2019 Race to the Sky 100-Mile Finishers Place Musher Name Hometown Sunday Finish Time 1st Rick Larson Belt, Mont. 8:19 a.m. 2nd Jenny Roddewig Bozeman, Mont. 8:25 a.m. 3rd Charmayne Morrison...

DPHHS to host suicide prevention panel Thursday, February 14

Mental health experts to provide information on current suicide prevention efforts in Montana HELENA – The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting a panel of suicide...

Forest Service welcomes Rundell as information receptionist at Lincoln Ranger District office

After 34 years as a clerk at Mountain View Co-op, Emily Rundell is happy to be the Lincoln Ranger District's new information receptionist. Her...

Warm hearts, cold faces

Note: A special thanks to Pathfinder Editor Andi Bourne for letting us run her story and photos, since I missed both the vet checks and the entire...

Op/Ed: Auto insurance should not be based on occupation

It seems that every other TV commercial is for auto insurance. “Save money on your car insurance by being a safe driver.” “Save here on auto insurance with just a few clicks.” State law...

Dear Dietician: Prediabetes

Dear Dietitian, My husband was just diagnosed with prediabetes. We were given a sheet of paper with information on this, but it left us with many...

Learning patience from the farm flock

Years back almost every ranch kept a "farm flock" of 100 – 200 ewes. They provided extra income from their wool and lambs, but could be a nuisance...

Mountaintop Musings: Starting the self-confrontation journey

This week I want to share some thoughts on how a person can change. But it is not change for changes’ sake, but how a person can change Biblically? How does a person adjust their thinking to match...

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