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

Community Garden faces challenging start to season

The Lincoln Community Garden has had a rough start to their gardening season. The week before they were scheduled to open the greenhouse and begin...

Man injured in grizzly bear attack on Sun River

A man was attacked by a female grizzly bear on Sunday morning near the Sun River. The attack left the man with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was part of a group who were floating and...

2020 Lincoln Bike Rally canceled amid COVID-19 reopening uncertainty

The annual Lincoln Bike Rally, hosted by the Tenacious Dames Riding Club, has been canceled for ths year, but is scheduled to return next summer,... Full story

Lewis and Clark County updates

With the smell of spring in the air, we hope this finds our Lincoln community well. In these strange and challenging times, we at Lewis and Clark...

Be alert and check weather, road and trail conditions before you travel to the Forest

HELENA, Mont. (May 19, 2020) – The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds the public to be alert and check the weather, road and trail...

Chamber moving forward with event planning; continuing to update website

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce met last week to discuss upcoming summer activities. Rummage Days is still in the works and scheduled for the...

Update on Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Campgrounds and Cabins

Helena Ranger District: All campgrounds will be open for Memorial Day weekend May 22. All cabins will be open by May 29 to renters except Miller Cabin which will remain closed. Jefferson Divide: All... Full story

NorthWestern Energy donates another $100,000 to COVID-19 crisis relief

Butte, Mont. – May 21, 2020 – Today NorthWestern Energy announced another $100,000 in aid to assist the communities we serve working to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,... Full story

Lincoln's Lost Hyperbolic Paraboloid

During the late summer of 1959 a peculiarly-shaped building rose on the east end of Lincoln's main street. Sporting a design that looked like a...

FNP Lanna Zobel brings wealth of experience to Parker Medical Center

Lanna Zobel is the Family Nurse Practitioner currently heading up the medical team at Parker Medical Center here in Lincoln. Zobel hails from...

A little exotic: Shimer wins national turkey calling competition

Lincoln resident Luke Shimer won the Backcountry Hunter's and Angler's national 2020 turkey calling competition, the Struttin' and Cluckin' Calling...

Lincoln School Board settles on graduation date, plan; some details still to be resolved

The Lincoln School Board decided in their May 11 meeting to hold graduation ceremonies June 6 outside on the football field, using social distancing... Full story

School Board approves new hires

At the May 11 Lincoln School Board meeting, board members approved new hires for the 2020-21 school year, discussed job postings for open positions, how to disburse funds originally designated for...

Mountaintop Musings: Take Advantage of the Moment

The other day as I was finishing up building a second-story deck, my thoughts ran to several projects that I needed to get to next. I mean this deck...

Obituary: William "Billy" Smith

William "Bill" Andrew Smith was given to us August 21, 1961, at the Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, Mont. to Margaret and Joe Smith. Bill was the... Full story

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