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 By Roger Dey    News

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

 By Roger Dey    A & E

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

 By Roger Dey    Features

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 many... — Updated 9/21/2022

 By Roger Dey    School

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

 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints

Editorial: How to Kill a Good Town (Revisited)

For the past ten-and-a-half years I've seen Lincoln move from a town stuck in an economic rut to one that began to take control of its own destiny. The successful development of... — Updated 9/21/2022

 By Roger Dey    A & E

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

 By Roger Dey    A & E

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 artis... — Updated 9/21/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

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

 By Roger Dey    Features

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

 By Roger Dey    Sports

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

 By Roger Dey    A & E

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

 By Roger Dey    A & E

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

 By Roger Dey    A & E

Photos: Music in the Wild at the Teepee Burner

For the last two years, the Music in the Wild performances in the Delaney Mill Teepee Burner have brought some of the state's best musicians to town nearly every weekend throughout... — Updated 8/31/2022

 By Roger Dey    Features

Full Balloon Chaos

The Lincoln Rodeo grounds was the site of "full blown chaos" as nearly 16,000 water balloons, 40 or 50 kids, a couple dozen adults and two fire trucks came together for a wet and... — Updated 8/31/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

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

 By Roger Dey    School

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

 By Roger Dey    News

Chip sealing of RIDs to begin next week

Chip sealing of the streets in both the Lincoln and Lambkin's Rural Improvement Districts is scheduled for Aug. 16 – 17. Lewis and Clark Public Works director Jenny Chambers... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

Forkans Take Over Ownership of Wheel Inn

The Wheel Inn marks is 75th year with a change in ownership. Shea and Melissa Forkan took over ownership of the historic tavern two weeks ago after four months of wading through... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Roger Dey    Community

35th Annual Lincoln Clothing Giveaway a rousing success

While the annual Lincoln Clothing Giveaway has been a success every year, organizer Nadine Yonkovich said they like to think every year is better than the last. And this year may... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

Seeley Swan Pathfinder sells to Ponderosa Publications

After nearly 10 years publishing the Seeley Swan Path finder in Seeley Lake, Andi and Nathan Bourne sold the newspaper to brothers Jesse and Lloyd Mullen, owners of Ponderosa Publications. The newspaper will be managed by the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

County commission approves funding for water filling station

At the end of June, the Lewis and Clark County Commission approved a $55,000 request from the Lincoln Rural Fire District to use funds allocated to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act to develop a water filling station... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Roger Dey    Features

MCC youth help preserve Lincoln's Historic Cemetery

A crew with the Montana Conservation Corp spent five days at the old Lincoln cemetery in Lincoln Gulch this month to help Lewis and Clark County Heritage Preservation Officer Pam... — Updated 7/27/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

Ox and Son Towing & Recovery expanding their services to Lincoln

For the last month or so, the open lot just east of Stonewall Storage has been the site of some conspicuous activity as work got underway for a new branch location for Ox and Son... — Updated 7/27/2022

 By Roger Dey    News

Bushwackers re-opens under new ownership

Joe And Tammy Haas and their family jumped into the restaurant business with both feet this month. The couple re-opened Bushwackers restaurant and bar in time for the July Fourth... — Updated 7/26/2022

 By Roger Dey    Community

Community Hall roof gets an upgrade

The Lincoln Community Hall got a long-needed upgrade to its roof last week after years of problems with leaks and the buildup of ice and snow in the winters. Schrock Roofing of... — Updated 7/26/2022


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