Blackfoot Valley Dispatch Pubishes Final Print Edition

Well, this is it. The final print issue of the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. From now on the BVD will be keeping Lincoln up to date at, and since we're... — Updated 9/21/2022

Proposed Pavement Preservation MT 200 – Lincoln

Great Falls - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve approximately eight miles of MT 200,... — Updated 9/21/2022

Choosing sides

This story is excerpted from the MT Lowdown, a weekly newsletter digest that showcases a more personal side of Montana Free Press’ reporting. There’s a theory I hear often while reporting stories on Montana’s population... — Updated 9/7/2022 0 Website

NorthWestern Energy warns of widespread aggressive scam activity

Butte, Mont., Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sept. 8, 2022 – NorthWestern Energy customers have reported more than 400 attempts by scammers to steal their money since Sept. 1. The... — Updated 9/9/2022

Arrastra Fire burning near Trapper Mountain

SEPT. 9 – The Arrastra Fire is burning in dead and down timber north of Helmville by Trapper Mountain on the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. The fire is 11.75 acres, 0%... — Updated 9/12/2022

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch to end print publication after September

2022 has been a rough year here at the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch so when the 'Newspaper Office' sign blew off our building at the end of July, it seemed kind of like an omen. By... — Updated 9/23/2022

Tipping Point

"The future of the Chamber is at a tipping point," Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Welty told the BVD last week. During the chamber's Aug. 11 board meeting,... — Updated 8/23/2022

Lewis and Clark County Announces ARPA Awards

Helena, MT – The Lewis and Clark County Board of Commissioners has announced American Rescue Plan Act awards to 40 diverse community and County department projects addressing... — Updated 8/23/2022

AG Knudsen: New data show fentanyl is top public safety threat in Montana

HELENA – Anti-drug task forces in Montana are on pace to triple last year's record-shattering fentanyl seizures and have already taken 58 times more fentanyl off the streets... — Updated 8/23/2022

Montanans: Plan for a Sober Ride and Help Everyone Get Home Safely This Labor Day Weekend

August 17, 2022, Helena, Mont. – As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, Helena Police Department, East Helena Police Department, and... — Updated 8/23/2022

Photos: Show time

This year's back to back Sept. 10 car shows drew an impressive array of classic and modified vehicles. Lambkins owner Glen Kolve estimated the Rod Run had about twice as... — Updated 9/21/2022

Dedication to Donation

Every time the Red Cross shows up in Lincoln for their blood drives, they know they'll be seeing Rich Paul and his trusty four-legged sidekick Whiskey. Last month, ABC Fox Montana... — Updated 9/7/2022

Scapegoat Wilderness 50th Anniversary Event Highlights New Land Management Proposal

The Scapegoat Wilderness, celebrating its half-century anniversary this year, was the first community-led wilderness initiative in the country. Today, 50 years later, the residents... — Updated 9/7/2022

Photos: Action at the Biggest Little Rodeo in Montana

The 58th Annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo marked the end of the rodeo season and the unofficial end of the summer with plenty of action at the historic rodeo grounds. find more... — Updated 9/7/2022

New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Wooden disks and dancing trees

Artist Stuart Frost returned to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild this year to create a second installation for Lincoln's sculpture park. Frost, whose known for his wood... — Updated 9/21/2022

New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Bently Spang explores native presence

When visitors arrive at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild, the installation they are likely to see first is a cluster of lodgepole tripods created by Northern Cheyenne... — Updated 9/21/2022

Visual Thinking with BPSW Education Program

"This is my first time doing this," Said Allyssa Roggow, who was leading Lincoln grade-schoolers to various sculptures as part of the Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild... — Updated 9/21/2022

Tour of the Arts returns to the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys

Alpine Artisans' exciting Tour of the Arts returns for its 19th year on October 8-9, once again offering a feast for the eyes. Driving this free, self-guided tour takes you through... — Updated 9/21/2022

Sculpture in the Wild ready for 'sculpture season' next month

Sculpture season returns to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild in September, featuring an artist originally slated to be here in 2020 and the return of an artists who was... — Updated 8/31/2022

Art and Music return to Hooper Park

The Annual Lincoln Art & Music Festival at Hooper Park held Aug 13 and 14 was scaled down a bit this year, with about 20 vendors and three bands on hand for the two-day event.... — Updated 8/31/2022

Lady Little Lynx pound Alberton Lady Panthers

A home volleyball match against the visiting Alberton Panthers on Friday, Sept. 23 demonstrated a shining lesson in compassion and sportsmanship to the young ladies from the Clark... — Updated 9/26/2022

Injuries cripple Lynx football home opener

Coming off a convincing win against Gardner last Saturday, the young Lincoln Lynx football men felt confident going into their Thursday, Sept. 8 match up against the Great Falls... — Updated 9/21/2022

Jr Hi Lady Lynx edged out by Drummond Trojans

The Drummond Lady Trojans came to Lincoln on Sept. 10 to face the Lincoln junior high Lady Lynx volleyball squad. After a five-set slug fest, the Drummond Trojan wooden horse had... — Updated 9/21/2022

Lynx Varsity Volleyball Off To a Shaky Start

The Lincoln volleyball season kicked off with a visit from the Granite Lady Prospectors from Philipsburg Thursday, Sept. 1. Freshman veteran Makenna Copenhaver said the team was... — Updated 9/7/2022

Seeley Blackhawks Defeat Lady Lynx

With only one day to rest from their pounding by Granite, the Lincoln Lady Lynx fired themselves up to face visiting Seeley Lake, who showed up Saturday, Sept. 3 with seven... — Updated 9/7/2022

A Purdy good game

Eighteen co-ed softball teams descended on Hooper Park last weekend as the 39th Annual Bob Purdy Softball Tournament got underway. Tournament organizer Doug Richards said the teams... — Updated 8/31/2022

Photos: Scapegoat 50

An estimated 600 people visited Lincoln Friday Sept. 16 and Friday Sept. 17 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Scapegoat... — Updated 9/21/2022

Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts in the upper Blackfoot

OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.... — Updated 9/21/2022

What's new for chronic wasting disease management for 2022

This year FWP will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillance Areas in north-central, central, southwestern, and south-central... — Updated 9/21/2022

2022 big game hunting forecast

HELENA – Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our... — Updated 9/7/2022

Hunters must expect to see bears

Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana (west of Billings), and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous... — Updated 9/7/2022

Ask first to hunt on private land

Ask first to hunt on private land Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible.... — Updated 9/8/2022

Community Notice: Grizzly bear relocated northeast of Rogers Pass

MISSOULA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing notice to people living or recreating in the vicinity of Rogers Pass that a grizzly bear has been relocated in... — Updated 9/12/2022 Full story

Application available for FWP's Habitat Conservation Lease Program

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting applications for its new Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based... — Updated 8/31/2022

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest welcomes Molly Ryan and Helen Smith to Forest leadership

HELENA, Mont. August 19, 2022 – Molly Ryan and Helen Smith have both been selected to join the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's leadership team; Ryan will serve as deputy... — Updated 8/31/2022

LHS students raising funds for October Yellowstone trip.

Lincoln High school juniors and seniors have been fundraising to take a capstone three-day, two-night, trip to Yellowstone National Park Oct. 9-11, but they need your help to get... — Updated 9/21/2022

Coaching Kerfuffle

A debate surrounding the process for filling the girls head basketball coach position dominated the Lincoln School board meeting Sept.12. The conversation began after Athletic... — Updated 9/21/2022

First Day of School, take two

The first day of school at Lincoln turned into a full day of recess after problems with the power prompted the administration to close for the day and send the students home.... — Updated 8/23/2022

The Community Benefit is set to return

Greetings Community, The community benefit is back on! Due to lack of volunteers for the Lincoln Chamber, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors and the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical... — Updated 9/21/2022

Lincoln Baptist Church hosting Youth Group nights

Youth Group nights at Lincoln Baptist Church will be held every Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 11. Grades 7 - 12 welcome! We are excited to offer this to the youth of our community. Every Sunday beginning at... — Updated 9/7/2022

Thank You, Lincoln!

Lincoln's Annual Clothing Giveaway 2022 was an amazing success! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who donated clothes and to everyone who shopped for clothes. And a special thank you to our wonderful volunteers: Margie... — Updated 8/23/2022

Deputy's Log: Aug. 7 to Aug. 20

The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received seventy-three calls for service during the weeks of Aug. 7 to Aug. 20 in the Lincoln area. Seven of those calls were traffic stops... — Updated 8/23/2022

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