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

Public can help with safe, efficient snowplowing efforts this winter

Helena – Most people in Lewis and Clark County rely on city, County and State snowplows to clear snow from the roads where they live so they can go about their daily lives. Plowing the roads is not...

Forest Service releases Stonewall Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest announced Friday that it has a new plan for the Stonewall Vegetation Project west of Lincoln. The new proposed alternative, outlined in a Draft Supplemental...

Repair work on N. Lincoln Gulch Rd delayed shortly after getting started

The Lewis and Clark County Bridge Crew began work last week to repair the washout on North Lincoln Gulch Road, but has hit a snag that will delay the project two to three weeks. Doug Nisbet, the...

Daines visits Montana Army Guard in Afghanistan, brings Hi Country Beef Jerky

Senator Steve Daines visited members of the Montana Army National Guard's 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion last weekend with a delivery of home-baked cookies and Hi Country Beef Jerky....

UM Report: Outfitted, guided experiences increasingly crucial to Montana tourism

MISSOULA – Expenditures from outfitted and guided experiences contribute to a large amount of the state's tourism revenue, according to a new report from the University of Montana's Institute for...

Public invited to open house for improvements on Lincoln Road intersections

HELENA – The Montana Department of Transportation will host a public open house Thursday, Dec. 13 to discuss two projects located on Lincoln Road between Applegate Drive and Interstate 15 north of Helena. The open house will be held at the Jim...

A Clean Slate

For 21 years, a secluded 1.4-acre parcel of land less than half a mile east of Stemple Pass Road remained relatively untouched since the day the FBI hauled away the 10-foot by 12-foot plywood shack...

Santa's Workshop returns for another year of family fun

You could hear the excitement in the kids voices even before stepping into the gym at Lincoln School Saturday morning. More than 70 kids were inside, making their way from station to station at...

Photos: Lincoln Christmas Bazaar

Photos: Lincoln Christmas...

'Remembering the Forgotten' burial event held to inter unclaimed remains

According to findagrave.com, there are 1,454 remains interred at the Lewis and Clark County Cemetery in Helena. Fifty-three of those were added last week during a burial ceremony for unclaimed and...

Opioids aren't always the answer for chronic pain patients

(StatePoint) Decorated veteran Justin Minyard struggled for years with chronic back pain. And though his prescribed opioids provided only minimal relief, he developed a dependency on them....

Lighting up Lincoln for the holidays

Lincoln is lighting up as businesses and homes get into the holiday spirit. For many, beautifying the town this holiday season is its own reward, but for a few lucky winners, holiday cheer will give...

Letter: Who was in charge?

Who was in charge when: 1. Fast and Furious was implemented and thousands of guns were given to the Mexican drug cartels in hope they could be traced back to the U.S. gun dealers and then shut down...

My Smart Mouth: A disorder for the holiday season

Do you have small children who are destroying your life and your perfect tree this holiday season with their clumsily placed homemade ornaments? Do you, too, spend hours after they go to bed rearranging the ornaments on the tree and wondering how...

The Brazilian irony of murder and murderers

I was eating lunch at the hotel in Barra do Bugres, where I had been sent by the Peace Corps. The establishment offered rooms plus meals, and was the only place to stay back in the early 1970's. In...

Guest Column: Are the heart-breaks of life random unlucky events?

In 1908, pioneer missionary Victor Plymire and his wife were sent by a mission society in Pennsylvania to bring the Gospel to Tibet. A young married couple, Victor and Grace abandoned themselves to God to be used as He willed. God accepted their...

Dear Dietician: Belly Fat

Dear Dietitian, I have recently lost about 20 pounds, but the problem is I cannot seem to lose weight around my midsection. What foods can I eat to lose belly fat? Signed, Maria Dear Maria, Oh! That...

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