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 By Roger Dey    News    January 21, 2021 

Windstorm rips through region; downs trees, causes power outages in Lincoln

Strong winds that tore through western Montana last week up trees, damaged buildings and led to power outages throughout the Upper Blackfoot. An...

 
 By Roger Dey    Community    January 21, 2021 

LVCC looks ahead to opportunities, change of focus in 2021

Upcoming board opening, the pending launch of an interactive map website, op-portunities to promote and market Lincoln, and the future of Skijoring...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 14, 2021

Lincoln Firefighters respond to a pair of blazes

Lincoln Fire Rescue responded to two structure fires in the space of three days last week. At about 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the Fire Department re...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    January 14, 2021

School Board discusses student, staff morale, COVID-19 vaccination timeline for teachers

The Lincoln School Board, in their regular meeting Monday Jan. 11, heard a number of updates on how the faculty and students are handling the return...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 14, 2021

LCPH updating COVID county vaccination strategy in wake Gov. Gianforte revisions (Updated)

Update: Phase 1b of the Lewis and Clark Public Health vaccine distribution plan, which includes residents 70 years of age and older, Montanans 16 to...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    January 7, 2021

Photos: Sliding into 2021

A sizable group of people gathered east of Lincoln on New Years Day to take advantage of the warm weather for a bit of classic wintertime...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Snow Warriors kick off season

Despite the relatively thin snow around Lincoln, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors kicked off both the new year and the snowmobile season Jan. 2 with a...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Sculpture in the Wild earns Governor's Art Award

Eight years ago, the idea of an international sculpture park in Lincoln seemed like a pretty crazy idea, but as 2020 – a notably crazy year itself...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    January 7, 2021

Lincoln School students return to the classroom

After a month and a half of online schooling and a Christ-mas break, Lincoln students returned to their classrooms Monday morning. The school had been...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 31, 2020

School Board approves Jan. 4 return to school

After more than an hour of weighing the pros and cons of the local COVID-19 situation in, the Lincoln School board voted Monday night to return to...

 

Leaving nothing on the table

Susan Good Geise ended her tenure on the Lewis and Clark County Commission Tuesday morning when Montana Attorney General Tom Fox swore in Tom Rolfe...

 

'Red Sleighs' fly into Lincoln

In their first year, Red Sleighs Over Montana paid a visit to the Lincoln Airport Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23. "We thought we'd send some cheer to...

 

Firefighters light up the evening

With Christmas music blaring and their fire trucks decked out in Christmas lights, the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department toured the Lincoln area...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 24, 2020

Accident takes out power pole in downtown Lincoln

A man driving from Missoula to Great Falls fell asleep at the wheel and struck a power pole in front of the Power House Gym in downtown Lincoln...

 
 By Roger dey    News    December 24, 2020

Tory Kendrick to serve as acting Lincoln District Ranger

Lincoln, Mont. – Beginning in mid-January, Tory Kendrick will take on the role as the Acting District Ranger for the Lincoln Ranger District for 20...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases increase in Lincoln but total numbers still can't be verified

Verifiable numbers of COVID 19 cases for the community of Lincoln remain hard to verify, but Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance President Aaron Birkholz...

 
 By Roger Dey    School    December 24, 2020

Low player turnout has Lincoln High basketball season up in the air

This year's Lincoln Lynx basketball season, which was already delayed due to COVID-19, is hanging on the rim as Lincoln school athletic director and...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 17, 2020

Stansberry takes Forest Supervisor position in Minnesota

Lincoln District Ranger Michael Stansberry will be leaving Lincoln next month to take over as the Forest Supervisor for the Chippewa National Forest...

 

Paul Roos leaves a legacy of Lincoln's empowerment

"If we can come to a broad consensus, that has the potential to give us power. A new kind of power that will let us figure out that maybe we can...

 

Santa's Workshop, with a pandemic twist

Although Santa's Workshop couldn't be held in its usual form at the Lincoln School gym, a group of volunteers joined the Lincoln Council for the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 10, 2020

County commission approves application for Montana Main Street Program grant fund Lincoln Master Plan

The Lewis and Clark County Commission unanimously approved the application for a $20,000 grant from the Montana Main Street Program during the Friday...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    December 3, 2020

Lincoln School closure extended into January

The Lincoln School Board voted to extend the school closure and to continue distance learning until Jan. 4 during an emergency meeting Nov. 25....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    December 3, 2020

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch marks 40 years of local news

On Dec. 5, 1980, a small, still unnamed newspaper began circulating in Lincoln. Sporting a series of question marks where the publication's name...

 

Envision Lincoln preparing to submit grant application for Downtown Master Planning funds

Envision Lincoln is preparing to submit the first of two applications for grants that will hopefully fund a Downtown Master Plan for Lincoln. The community development organization had been working...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 26, 2020

Pureview offering COVID-19 testing to the public

This week, PureView Health Center began offering COVID-19 testing at Parker Medical Center to members of the public in Lincoln who are showing...

 

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