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Articles from the January 14, 2024 edition


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  • That Time Montana Hit 70 Below ... And Maybe Colder

    Rick and Susie Graetz, University of Montana|Updated Jan 20, 2024

    Snow had been falling almost continuously for a week, and it was very cold. The temperature had only risen to minus 18 degrees. Finally, late in the day, the snow and wind stopped, skies cleared rapidly, and as the sun set the temperature plummeted. Early the next morning, on Jan. 20, 1954, the Montana and continental 48 states' record cold temperature of minus 70 degrees was observed at a mining camp near the Continental Divide a short distance from Rogers Pass near Helena....

  • Lincoln School evacuated in response to e-mailed bomb threat

    Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Students at Lincoln Public Schools were evacuated to the Lincoln Methodist Church just after the start of the school day this morning after administrators found an email claiming there were explosives hidden in the building. The same e-mail was sent to dozens of schools statewide Tuesday evening. Some reports indicate as many as 75 schools received the bomb threat. "We didn't see it until this morning. Some of the bigger districts saw it earlier and started doing some...

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