MBAC seeking Community Development Block Grant to help prospective buyer purchase, grow Hi Country Snack Foods

The Montana Business Assistance Connection is seeking public comments on an application for a Community Development Block Grant for Economic Development aimed at helping a prospective buyer purchase... Full story

County asks for patience on potholes

Bad potholes after long winters aren't new, but as the snow finally begins to recede and the roads thaw, they are becoming an increasingly jarring problem on the roads around Lincoln. Eric Griffin,...

L&C County debuts Dalton Bridge website

Lewis and Clark County Public Works unveiled a new website last week aimed at keeping the public informed about efforts to upgrade the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge. The website, lew...

County residents encouraged to register for RAVE

Lewis and Clark County public safety officials are urging residents to register with or update their information on their mass notification system. During an emergency, RAVE Alert, the official mass...

Dramatic big rig wreck closes Rogers Pass

The driver of a semi-truck that slide off Montana 200 on the east side of Rogers Pass narrowly avoided disaster Thursday. On icy roads, the truck was going around a corner and heading downhill when...  Website

New Hooper Park restroom bids higher than hoped for

Lewis and Clark County is evaluating the new bids they received for the fabrication of the Hooper Park Restroom, but they’re higher than hoped for and the county will have to decide how they want to proceed. “The good news is that a couple are...

Montana Tales & Trails: Too Much Water?

This year when winter ends, and yes someday it will, talk will turn from snowfall and ice depth to snowmelt, runoff and flooding. Old timers will recall the great flood years from the 1960s and...

Winter Hangover

Snow creates a frozen wave on the edge of a drift that formed on a sidehill along Stemple Pass Road during last week's...

Letter: Common Sense

After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other...

Letter: Byington on point

In support of Craig Byington’s comments on Jon Tester in the April 4, 2018  edition of the BVD, I’d like to add the following: He may have voted for these Trump proposals, but politics being what they are, his vote wasn’t even needed for...

Op/Ed: moving forward on forest management reform

Snow may still be on the ground, but last year's wildfire season isn't too far from memory. We have good news for Montanans, though. After years of negotiation, we have finally secured a deal that...

Keeping practice on track

How do you train for track meets when your school's own track is buried under two feet of snow? With track practice beginning in mid-March, snow is an issue Lincoln School Track Coach John Beckman II ...

Surviving the seasonal hazards of the hayfields

Looking back, it’s surprising to realize how hazardous our ranch childhoods were.   We had scores of attractive dangers to lure us into difficult situations. We had horses, defensive cows with new calves, our pond, plus myriad things our urban...

My Smart Mouth: April Shut-ins

Normally, I’m not one for complaining about the weather. Several times this winter I was heard to remind my better half that he chooses to live in the mountains and thus snow and cold weather are to be expected and besides, isn’t it beautiful?...

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