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

Forest Service turns back Holland Lake proposal, for now

A Utah-based developer is going to have to go back to the drawing board after the Flathead National Forest rejected its initial plan to expand and upgrade the Holland Lake Lodge in... — Updated 11/25/2022

Work on Lincoln Road between Montana Avenue and I 15 is substantially complete

HELENA, MT – The Montana Department of Transportation and Helena Sand and Gravel have completed the principal construction of the Lincoln Road – Montana to I 15 Project. This... — Updated 11/25/2022

Thief strikes D&D Foodtown early Saturday morning

A thief made off with a few thousand dollars in cash and checks after an early morning robbery at D&D Foodtown, Saturday Morning, Nov. 12. Security cameras at the grocery store... — Updated 11/14/2022

Montana students cast ballots in Montana Youth Vote Election

HELENA, Mont. - Students across Montana participated in the 2022 Montana Youth Vote Election last week, and the results have now been tallied and are available on the Youth Vote... — Updated 11/7/2022

Ovando: More Scenery Per Capita

Long on scenery and short on population the middle Blackfoot River Valley is the epitome of rural Montana. Mountains of the fabled Bob Marshall Country form its northern horizon... — Updated 11/14/2022

Lincoln's American Legion observes Veterans Day

Lincoln AmericanLegion Post #9 hosted their annual Veteran's Day observance for a packed crowd at the Lincoln Community Hall Nov. 11. The day marked 104 years since the end of... — Updated 11/16/2022

Explaining All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

Mystery and the macabre are often center stage in autumn, especially around Halloween. However, the day of tricks and treats often overshadows two important days in the Christian... — Updated 11/1/2022

Lincoln High School Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule 2022-23

Basketball Schedule 2022-23 (Start times are tentative) Thursday November 17 Practice Starts Away Fri. Dec. 2 Noxon at Hamilton Tip Off Tourney 3:30 GV, 5:00 BV Away Sat. Dec. 3... — Updated 11/16/2022

School Agenda Nov

LINCOLN PUBLIC SCHOOL Regular Board Meeting When: November 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM Where: Lincoln Public School Library Agenda I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Minutes and Bills IV. PTSO Report V. Staff... — Updated 11/14/2022

Lincon School's Halloween Walk

Lincoln kids took their annual Halloween stroll down Main Street Monday afternoon, collecting treats along the way. See more photos at h... — Updated 11/3/2022

DAR Scholarship Applications Opened Nov. 1st

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship and American Indians Committees opened online applications for students wanting to apply for any of their 27... — Updated 11/5/2022

Lincoln Public Schools seeking Snow Removal Bids

Lincoln Schools is accepting bids for SNOW REMOVAL services for the 2022-2023 school year. Contractor must provide proof of liability insurance. Some but not all specifications are... — Updated 11/1/2022

Bring home a Christmas tree from the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest this holiday season

HELENA – It is the most wonderful time of the year on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest! This year our Forest Service offices and districts will once again be providing... — Updated 11/22/2022

Court order changes wolf hunting season, effective immediately

HELENA – On Tuesday, a District Court in Lewis and Clark County issued a temporary restraining order impacting some of Montana's wolf hunting and trapping regulations. The... — Updated 11/16/2022

West-central Montana hunter check stations continue to report slightly above-average hunter success

MISSOULA –Hunter check stations in west-central Montana continue to report elk and deer harvests up from last year and the five-year average. The number of hunter trips through... — Updated 11/14/2022

Above average mid-season numbers for west-central Montana hunter check stations

MISSOULA –Big game hunting season hits its midway mark this week, and hunter check stations in west-central Montana are reporting elk and deer harvests up from last year and the... — Updated 11/7/2022

Community Benefit returns

After a two years without an in-person Lincoln Community Benefit , the fundraiser made arousing comeback Saturday night, Nov. 5. In a break from decades of tradition, the Lincoln... — Updated 11/16/2022

Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society receives bequest from Ron Lydiard estate

Ron Lydiard really wanted to do something for Lincoln, Norm Grosfield told the board of the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society during their meeting Oct. 26. Lydiard was an... — Updated 11/14/2022

Lincoln Senior Center Pinochle Scores

11-15 1st - Bonnie Shown 2nd - Doug Vulcan Low - Kathy Reeve 10-11-22 4 players 1st - Donna Sargent 2nd - Kathy Reeve Low - Toni Eckart Pinochle - Doug Vulcan 10-25-22 4 players 1st - Bonnie Shown 2nd - Doug Vulcan Low - Kathy... — Updated 11/22/2022

Time to head to the polls

With the 2022 midterms on the line many Lincoln-area residents will be heading to the Lincoln Community Hall to cast their ballots in person in a federal election for the first... — Updated 11/9/2022

Funding opportunities topic of presentation hosted by LVCC

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce worked with Heart of the Rockies Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture and the Montana Business Assis-tance Connection to host an Oct.... — Updated 11/1/2022

I'm Thankful for Montana

As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn't choose Montana - Montana chose me. Over 100 years ago, my great-great-grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad, and that's how my... — Updated 11/25/2022

From My Perspective: To Decorate or Not to Decorate - and When

There are jokes about it everywhere. There are memes on social media, conversations at the bars, and everywhere in-between. Wonder what I'm talking about this time? Well, it's... — Updated 11/14/2022

Editorial: As LVCC faces an uncertain future, last month's USDA funding presentation highlighted the need for a strong Chamber. There's no better chance to rebuild one.

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting that is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 10 at the Lincoln Library will center on how to keep the business organization viable... — Updated 11/11/2022

From my Perspective: Old Man Winter Comes Knocking

It's October, almost November, and what that means for most of the country is fall, autumn. Pretty leaves changing colors and a briskness in the air. For those of us in Lincoln,... — Updated 11/1/2022

Op-ed: Halloween Horror: Biden's America

Do you like scary movies? You don’t have to rent a horror movie this Halloween to feel spooked—just take a look at what President Biden and the Democrats have done since they... — Updated 11/1/2022

Op-Ed: Keep Montana, Montana when filling out your ballot

Election Day is around the corner, and one of the most fundamental rights we have as American citizens is the right to vote. With so much at stake this year, I encourage you to ask... — Updated 11/1/2022

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