Montana Highway 200 Resurfacing in Bonner area

MILLTOWN, Mont. - The Montana Department of Transportation, along with construction partner Knife River Inc., will resurface a portion of Montana Highway 200. The project area... — Updated 6/8/2023

Rural-focused gathering for policymakers, funders and partners planned for June 13 in Townsend

BOZEMAN - Rural-focused policymakers, funders and partners are invited to participate in a Reimagining Rural gathering on Tuesday, June 13, in Townsend.   Reimagining Rural is a... — Updated 5/30/2023

BLM rule proposes to put conservation on 'equal footing' with other uses

Through June 20, the Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on a public land proposal that the agency put conservation priorities - e.g., ecological health and the... — Updated 5/30/2023

Bill defining 'sex' as binary becomes law

Gov. Greg Gianforte's office announced Saturday that the Republican governor has signed into law Senate Bill 458, legislation that inserts binary, reproduction-based definitions... — Updated 5/30/2023

Governor nixes pay bump for Montana legislators

Gov. Greg Gianforte has vetoed a bill raising the wages paid Montana legislators, arguing the proposed increase - from about $16 to $24 an hour starting in 2025 on top of... — Updated 5/16/2023

Chickenpox Cases on the Rise in Youth

Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are reporting a recent increase in the number of cases of chickenpox reported in school-aged children.  And, at least half... — Updated 5/16/2023

Math problem-solving camps to be offered this summer at Montana State for middle and high school students

BOZEMAN - Montana middle school and high school students passionate about advanced math are invited to attend the Mathematics Circle Summer Camp hosted by the Science Math... — Updated 5/16/2023

Supreme Court cleans up the Clean Water Act

Thanks to the perseverance of a Northern Idaho couple, the Clean Water Act, is less polluted by bureaucratic expansion. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled (5-4) in favor of... — Updated 6/8/2023

Matt Rosendale shares his thoughts on a variety of issues with the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch during recent visit to Lincoln

Following a May 1 tour of the Hi Country Snack Food facility to kick off Small Business Week, Rep. Matt Rosendale stopped by the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch office for a short... — Updated 5/16/2023

Sculpture in the Wild to mark 10th season of new installations

LINCOLN, MONT. – This summer marks the 10th season of Lincoln's award-winning sculpture park Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild. BPSW celebrates the rich cultural,... — Updated 5/30/2023

Lincoln Middle, High School Business Professionals of America National Conference 2023

Montana had another outstanding showing at the 2023 National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference which was held in Anaheim, California on April 25-30, 2023.... — Updated 5/16/2023

Lincoln High prom 2023

Lincoln High School hosted their 2023 prom at Cane Ridge West May 5. Casino night was the theme for the shindig. photos courtesy Judy Johnson. See more... — Updated 5/16/2023

FWP's biennial hunting season-setting process begins in June

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will kick off the biennial hunting season-setting process earlier to allow for more public engagement and greater transparency. Public... — Updated 6/8/2023

Public meeting scheduled to discuss RID assessment increase

The Lewis and Clark County Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed increase to the assessments that fund both the Lincoln and Lambkin Rural... — Updated 6/8/2023

New Benches at Hooper Park Commemorate Bob Purdy

Visitors to Hooper Park will notice a few additions thanks to Doug and Laurie Richards and the Bob Purdy Softball Tournament. The Richards have this past week completed... — Updated 5/30/2023


Pincohle 5-2-23 8 players 1st - Lynda Arvidson 2nd - Susi Murphy Low - Kathy Reeve Pinochle - Doug Vulcan 5-9-23 10 players 1st - Rick Foreman 2nd - Doug Vulcan Low - Kathy Reeve Pinochle - Toni Ekhart 5-16-23 4 players 1st -... — Updated 5/23/2023

The Montanan Steakhouse - New Owners, New Menu, New Look

On May 1, 2023, the Montanan Steakhouse transferred ownership. New owners and siblings Stephanie Leonard, Tim Leonard, and David McGhee are bringing back the traditional classic... — Updated 5/17/2023

Opinion: Legislature expanded access to affordable health care

The United States's health care system is a mess of complex regulations and layers of bureaucracy. It's also expensive. But Republicans in the Montana Legislature have made great... — Updated 6/8/2023

My Answer: Jesus' followers belong to a different world

Q: The church today seems much the same as the world. What does it mean to take up the cross of Christ, and would this make the church stronger? - B.D. A: While our nation is... — Updated 6/8/2023

Guest Opinion: Taking on China to defend our Montana way of life

With the weather finally warming up here for spring time, I've been spending a lot of time out on my tractor finishing up planting.  Every year, I plant my fields with crops like... — Updated 5/30/2023

My Answer: Christ is tolerant

Q: Is it true that Jesus Christ is intolerant (or narrow), as some Christians claim? - I.J. A: In loving, compassionate intolerance Jesus says, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide... — Updated 5/30/2023

Letter: Fiscal responsibility shouldn't come at the expense of taxpayers

I applaud Representative Matt Rosendale for being one of the strongest advocates for fiscal responsibility in DC. As negotiations between the White House and Republicans have had... — Updated 5/16/2023

Only God fully appreciates influence of a Christian mother

Q: My mother claims to be a Christian but there is no evidence of it at home. How can this be? - B.M. A: Living for Christ in the home is the acid test for any Christian. It's far... — Updated 5/16/2023

From My Perspective: Don't Let the Time Pass

One day it just hits you that time is moving fast, barreling forward and it isn't waiting for you. Nor will it stop. It makes me wonder why I, and probably so many others, keep... — Updated 5/17/2023

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