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


Skilled Laborers are in Short Supply in Montana. Lawmakers Hope Education Tax Credits Can Help.

Casey Olson has been on a drill rig since 1991. Back then, Olson worked at a mineral exploration company, and though the work was “break-back,...


Forest Service extends comment period for the North Fork Blackfoot River Native Fish Restoration Project

SEELEY LAKE – In response to public feedback, the Lolo National Forest is extending the public comment period for the North Fork Blackfoot River...


Stonewall Road easement issue resolved

A public access easement agreement approved by the Lewis and Clark County Commission during the Feb. 5 Lincoln Government Day brought an end to...


County mask mandate remains as LCPH loosens some COVID restrictions, moves to new vaccine distribution tier

Governor Greg Gianforte last week announced his order allowing the statewide mask mandate that has been in place since July 15 to expire, but a mask... Full story


Fundraising underway for new Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club mats

The Lincoln Loggers Wrestling Club has seen many successes since it started in 2016, placing twice as a team at State Little Guy Wrestling...


Congratulations Lincoln on 10 years of the new Parker Medical Center

February 22, 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the new building at Parker Medical Center! The Parker Medical Center was created by...


Grant to help fund Matt King House roof

The Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society received a grant from the Lincoln Valley Community Foundation in January to continue reconstruction of...


Deputy's Log: Jan. 31-Feb 13

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received forty-three calls for service during the weeks of January 31st, 2021 to February 13th, 2021 in the Lincoln...


Pete Sitch Basketball Tournament canceled for second year, Fireman's Ball to be rescheduled

Lincoln - Stephen Reinert Copenhaver, successfully retired farmer, dies at 90. His peaceful passing on Feb. 6, 2021, left a legacy of love and an...


Victor Pirates sail away from Lincoln Lynx 29 - 65 in Friday night basketball contest

The Lincoln Lynx played hard and never hung their heads in another lopsided match-up with the visiting Victor Pirates Friday. Starting out with cold...


Granite Prospector ladies steal the mother lode from Lady Lynx in Saturday showdown

If you think of Prospectors as lumbering, pudgy old gold panners, think again. The visiting Lady Prospectors of Granite County High School were...


Op/Ed: Legislature's attack on public hunters

The Montana Legislature is leveling one of the most aggressive attacks on public hunters we've ever seen under the guise of protecting gun rights....

Opinion: If It's Not Broke, Don't Fix It

Critical Thinking is the OBJECTIVE analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement. It is a core academic skill and arguably a core life skill as well. Unfortunately, critical...

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