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 By Roger Dey    Features    June 24, 2021 

A look at master planning and its role in Lincoln's future

Envision Lincoln and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce have been working with Lewis and Clark County and the Montana Business Assistance...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 24, 2021 

UBVCC meeting features updates on roads, bridges and discussion of OHV traffic in town

Resurfacing paved streets in Lincoln has been the hot topic for the past few months, but updates on the roads and bridges outside of town dominated...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 17, 2021

Modified Tour Divide brings riders back to Blackfoot Valley

After a coronavirus-related hiatus last year, an abridged Tour Divide once again brought cyclists racing down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route thr...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2021

A turn for the worse

A semi carrying a load of building materials on a flatbed trailer tipped over near Roger's Pass Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Groschelle said...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2021

RID chip seal costs a focus of Lincoln Government Day

The June 4 Government Day meeting served as the first in a series of projected meetings in Lincoln to discuss the funding for maintenance of Lincoln’s hard surface streets. Lincoln is generally on...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 10, 2021

Lighting sparks small fires in Lincoln Valley

Lighting that moved through the area on the evening of June 3 caused two small fires near Lincoln that required a response by firefighters. Bill Cyr...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 10, 2021

Lincoln Firefighters host first outdoor Firemans Ball

The Lincoln Fireman's Ball was the latest local event to make a comeback as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and restrictions loosen up. Normally...

 By Roger Dey    Features    June 3, 2021

Optimist Club scavenger hunt puts a new twist on OHV runs

Lincoln was awash in off-highway vehicles last weekend as people took advantage of nice weather and back to back rides here during the long Memorial...

 By Roger Dey    Community    June 3, 2021

Photos: Keeping the Faith

At the Lincoln American Legion Post 9 Memorial Day observance, Doug Vulcan told the story of the red poppy, memorialized in Lt. Col John McCrae's...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 20, 2021

Clean up day prepares Hooper Park for busy summer, additional improvements

Hooper Park officially opened for the season Saturday, as a crew of about 15 volunteers spent the day raking,hauling pine needles, cleaning, sprucing...

 By Roger Dey    Features    May 20, 2021

Girls on Shred prep for summer with training session at Lincoln Skatepark

Girls on Shred, a Missoula based skate and snowboarding group, hosted a training day for about 15 of their volunteers at the Lincoln Skatepark...

 By Roger dey    News    May 13, 2021

LCSO recognizes Birkholz for role in defusing March 2 standoff

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office awarded Lincoln's Aaron Birkholz with their Achievement Award during Lincoln's May 7 Government Day meetin...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2021

HB 257 brings an end to Lewis & Clark County mask mandate

The Lewis and Clark County mask mandate came to an end Friday afternoon, May 7 with Gov. Greg Gianforte's signing of House Bill 257 into law. The...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2021

Numerous updates at Lincoln Government Day

The May 7 Lincoln Government Day meeting featured updates on several Public Works and infrastructure related projects Speed and passing zones The speed limit on Highway 200 east of Lincoln will be...

 By Roger Dey    School    May 13, 2021

A chance to dance

Lincoln teens got a little return to normalcy this year at the Lincoln High School Prom Friday evening. The original plan for the dance was to host...

 By Roger Dey    School    April 29, 2021

MCT, Lincoln students present 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

After being forced to cancel their visit last year due to COVID-19, the Missoula Children's Theater returned to Lincoln this spring with their...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 29, 2021

RTP grant awarded to fund section of Envision Lincoln In-Town Trails plan

Montana State Parks awarded a Recreational Trails Program Grant to the Lincoln Ranger District for construction of a trail segment identified by...

 By Roger Dey    Community    April 29, 2021

Other Envision Lincoln Updates

Master Planning Envision Lincoln continues to work on master planning. Lewis and Clark County and the Montana Business Assistance Connection were...

 By Roger Dey    School    April 22, 2021

Lincoln School Board hears HS sports concerns, approves staffing recommendations for 2021-22

During their April 12 meeting, the Lincoln School Board heard concerns about the future of the school's football program, the results of a survey...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 8, 2021

Discussion of Hwy 200 role in drug trafficking dominates April Government Day meeting

During the April 2 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton provided a stark reminder about Highway 200's role as an...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2021

Lincoln Fire Rescue hosts Basic Wildland Firefighting class

Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue hosted firefighters from five other districts last weekend for a Basic Wildland Firefighter course sponsored by the...

 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

For 25 years Lincoln has been more than 'home of the Unabomber'

Most years, April 3 passes unnoticed, but it's a significant date in Lincoln's history that brings a renewed interest in the community every five or...

 By Roger Dey    News    April 1, 2021

Phase 2 of vaccination plan begins

Starting April 1, Lewis and Clark Public Health will begin Phase 2 of the vaccination plan, providing vaccinations for all eligible residents. ."A... Full story

 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

April 3, 1996

Editor's note 2021: The BVD originally published this story, a look back at the arrest of Teoheodore Kaczynski 20 years later, in our March 31, 2016....

 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

Reporters and Revelations

Editors Note 2021: This story, looking back 20 years later at the media deluge following Ted Kaczynski's arrest and the aftermath, ran in our April...


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