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

Judge vacates Stonewall Project ROD

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen granted a motion to remand the Stonewall Vegetation Project to the Forest Service for completion of a supplemental environmental analysis but also vacated...

Extra: Register for hunt roster starting June 15

Hunters interested in participating in "game-damage" hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have from June 15 to July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife &...

Extra: DNA results show mysterious canine shot near Denton s a wolf

DNA results show mysterious canine is a wolf The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf. DNA from the animal, which was shot...

Lincoln Ranger District welcomes new Minerals Administrator

The new minerals administrator for the Lincoln and Helena Ranger Districts began work at the Lincoln Ranger Station last Monday to help the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest to better manage...

Major mushroom

Lincoln's Erin Dey is nearly hidden by a giant puffball mushroom she found on private land south of Lincoln. The mushroom, which measured 25 and a half inches across and more than six feet around,... Full story

A cold ride after a warm welcome

A drenched Ben Weaver and Keenan Deplanks made their way down Beaver Creek Road during Saturday afternoon's downpour as they continue toward Helena on the Tour Divide. Weaver and Deplanks made the... Full story

Lincoln quilting group donates time, effort to benefit project for veterans

A group of local quilters are creating bed coverings for a project near Superior that's designed to give service members returning from deployments a place to rest and heal. Tom and Debi Logan are...

Restoring life to the UBMC

Life is returning to the upper Beartrap and the Mike Horse. At a glance, the two narrow valleys that were once home to most of the mine waste in the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex still seem like a...

Comments on Congress - Politics: We Need It

Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There's the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our declining ...

Letter: Lincoln Rodeo Club vs Transparency

In my letter to the editor dated May 30 in the BVD, I was only asking for transparency. Let the people of Lincoln know what is going on. I want the Rodeo Club to stay in Lincoln and to prosper, as does everyone else. The majority of the people in...

Return, recovery and independent smoking

The trip from Sao Paulo to Orlando, Fla. was the ultimate misery. My feet were swollen and wept and burned the entire ten hours of the trip. Every seat on the plane had a TV screen where the...

Ronda Dee Ray

Ronda Dee Ray, 42, Great Falls, passed away June 9, 2018 at home unexpectedly. A Celebration of Life was helds Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home.  Ronda was ... Full story

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