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Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition


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  • New Ranger takes the reins at Lincoln District

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    "There's a lot going on, for sure, but I'm excited," Rob Gump, the new Lincoln District Ranger, told the BVD last Wednesday. Gump, a U.S. Forest Service veteran, took over from Acting Ranger Tory Kendrick last week and is still settling into the job, and he's looking forward to getting to know both the district and the community of Lincoln. "Lincoln is...from the Forest Service side, a quintessential district. It's that place that has all those things you really enjoy working...

  • BVD Image Wins 2021 Mel Ruder Photograph of the Year

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    The image of an unidentified young girl getting a hand with her shoes during the Boot Race at last summer's Lincoln Rodeo by BVD Editor Roger Dey earned first place in the Montana Newspaper Association's 2021 Better Newspaper Contest Division 1 Feature Photo category. It was also selected as the Mel Ruder Photograph of the Year. The award marks the second time judges selected a BVD photo as Photograph of the Year. In the 2019 Better Newspaper Contest, judges selected an image...

  • We're not all Created Equal

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Over the last several years we seem to have gone from being a society of people, as a whole, working together and working hard for what we have, to having a larger part of society who feels they are entitled or even owed things they have never worked for. Theft is on the rise, violence is on the rise, and all-around good people and good things seem to be on the decline. Some people have their own theories as to why this is happening. I have mine as well. In my opinion, what...

  • Op/Ed: What to the Conservative is Juneteenth?

    Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Montana|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    In theory there is nothing wrong with a celebration of emancipation. The freeing of the slaves was one of the great steps forward for this country, an end to the darkest chapter in American history. But we don't live in theory. Our politics happens in practice, and in practice the vote that elevated "Juneteenth National Independence Day" to the status of a federal holiday is a disaster for those who hold that our country is good, our Constitution a great charter of liberty,...

  • Op/Ed: Legislature backed commercialization of public wildlife

    Tom Puchlerz, Stevensville|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    I, like so many Montana hunters, have been blessed to enjoy a lifetime of world-class hunting and fishing. It's why so many of us live here, and it speaks to the decades of work that Montanans have put into conserving and managing our public wildlife for the benefit of everyone. But after this legislative session, it is clear that Montana is on a different path, one that disregards science and places the ability for some to profit off of our wildlife as the highest priority....

  • Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee

    Tiana Valler, Vallers Coffee|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee Fresh coffee.....What a concept! Can you imagine eating an apple that is months past the date when it was picked, and that traveled half-way across the world to get to you? Oh, wait, maybe you can. But, I digress. Coffee, locally roasted and then freshly ground right before you brew it, is an amazing revelation. Did you know that even ten minutes after grinding, coffee begins to lose its flavor? You see, grinding coffee beans reduces their...

  • Know your OHV laws, rules and regulations

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    As summer returns to Lincoln, so, too, do off-highway vehicles. Proper operation of OHVs, particularly in town, can help ensure the safety of kids, pedestrians and others sharing the highway. For residents and visitors alike, rules governing OHV use can be confusing, with the laws set out in the Montana Code Annotated. Additionally, depending on where the vehicle is being used and the age of the operator, the requirements to safely and legally drive an OHV can vary. OHVs are...

  • After year-long break, activities resume at Senior Center

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    In the last month, the Lincoln Senior Center has starting hosting some of the weekly activities that had been canceled during the pandemic. Dominoes has not yet returned, but pinochle and wood carving are both meeting weekly again. Pinochle meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, and wood carving is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. "We're encouraging people to start using the facility," said Kathy Reeves, who coordinates the pinochle evenings. "We are looking. If you want to...

  • Corrections

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Correction - June 17 issue: The dates listed in the Lincoln summer events article published June 17 had the wrong dates listed for the Lincoln Flea Market. The dates should have been July 16-18. (This correction was reflected in an update to the original story on our website) Corrections - April 22 issue: Back on April 22 we published an article “Lincoln Airport looking ahead to new equipment, possibilities” on improvements to the Lincoln airports, including the addition of weather cameras. We recently discovered that we fail...

  • Deputy's Log June 6 - 19

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Editor's Note: Deputy Rivera submitted this report last week, but we forgot to post the update. Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received forty-two calls for service during the weeks of June 6 to June 19 in the Lincoln area. Five of those calls for service were traffic stops performed by deputies. Two of those calls for service generated a case report in the last two weeks: A deputy responded to the 500 block for a report of forgery Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The...

  • American Legion of Montana Partners with MTVAHCS to bring COVID-19 vaccines to veterans and their families

    News Release, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affair|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Helena - The pandemic has highlighted the power of partnerships and this Friday, Veterans and their families and caregivers are invited to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Montana VA Health Care System at the American Legion of Montana's Department Convention. "I encourage all attendees and their families to take advantage of the MTVAHCS vaccine clinic this Friday," said American Legion Department of Montana Commander Jeff Nelson. "If you have a Veteran friend who has not y...

  • Young entrepreneurs make a stand

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    Tristan Tronstad and Trayce Rivera set up a lemonade stand on the corner of Sleepy Hollow and Highway 200 last Wednesday, to take advantage of thirsty visitors. The pair did a pretty brisk business, with several people stopping by for lemony refreshments. The boys even picked up a few extra bucks from people who just appreciated seeing the boys taking some initiative to make money the old fashioned way. The boys' business model, planned for a three day stretch, even included...

  • Dispatch earns handful of awards in MNA 2021 Better Newspaper Contest

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    The Montana Newspaper Association announced the winners of the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest June 18, during their 136th Convention and the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch fared well in the results. The BVD, a Divsion 1 Newspaper (weekly, with a circulation of fewer than 1250) earned recognition in eight categories this year.. Writer Kate Radford earned a first place recognition for Best Education Coverage for her March 11, 2020 story on the Lincoln School Science fair. "Good...

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