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

Lincoln man injured in crash near Bonner

After a quick trip to Missoula last Wednesday, Quinton Grantier headed back to Lincoln on Highway 200 . He was only a couple miles outside of Bonner when his dog, Junebug, jumped into his lap. As he...

Lincoln woman charged with felony drug possession

A Lewis and Clark County Deputy who stopped to check on two vehicles pulled onto the side of the road arrested a Lincoln woman late Thursday night, after discovering drugs and paraphernalia in her...

Three Bears Motel a dream opportunity for new owners

When Patty and Bob Weatherston saw the Three Bears Motel listed for sale in a Craigslist ad, they saw both a business opportunity and a chance to move to a town they love. "For 30 years we've been...

Impact of spring flooding spreads to county road maintenance

For two months this spring Lewis and Clark County road crews dealt with two rounds of flooding that took a toll on county roads. Although the water has subsided, County Public Works Director Eric...

Local group evaluates community trail options in last of three planning meeting

Last week, the Trust for Public Lands held the last of three meetings aimed at designing a local trail system that makes walking and biking around Lincoln safer and more appealing. The trail...

Powerhouse sees enthusiastic response since opening in June

Just a few months ago, work on Rick Freeland's dream of a non-profit fitness and recreation center for Lincoln had just begun. Now, Freeland and his wife Patti have converted the dated mid-century...

'...the sweeter the tune'

Tales of two fiddles The Irish proverb "The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune" may not always be used to refer to the musical instrument, but Barb Pearson's pair of antique violins prove it to...

Lewis & Clark FSA announces Emergency Conservation Program sign up for flood recovery assistance

Flooding has caused severe damage in Lewis & Clark County recently. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)...

BVD makes respectable showing in 2018 Better Newspaper Contest

The Blackfoot Valley Dispatch scored six awards in this year's annual Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The BVD, a Division 1 publication with a circulation of less than 1250,...

Montana State Parks, your next family adventure awaits

As I stood at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers recently, I was again reminded of how lucky I am to live in Montana with its abundance of outdoor opportunities. A wonderful part...

The old pensioner and the lessons that stick in the memory

Chris was a "pensioner," as they called retired people back in the 1950's. He lived in a little cabin at our place, and died when I was eight or ten years old. I spent a lot of time with Chris,...

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