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Photos: An Evening's Reflection

A massive lenticular cloud in the skies over the Lincoln Valley reflects the light of the setting sun Friday Nov. 27. The cloud provided and...

 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.... Full story

 By Chris Aadland    News    December 3, 2020

Playing catch-up with the curve

In Montana’s largest county, Yellowstone, the public health officer said his workers are facing a backlog of more than 760 new COVID-19 cases waiting for contact tracing and case investigation.... Full story

 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...


Op-Ed: Today's Mines Must Obey Today's Laws

Montana is not the only place with an economy that depends on its rich natural resources, though I would argue that it is the most spectacular. And I...


Sculptures in the Wild: Lincoln, Montana

So, an Irishman and a logger walk into a Seattle bar. Imbibing spirits, they bond over their interest in knives, solve the world's problems, and by...


Obituary: Paul Roos

Paul Steven Roos left this world in the early hours of November 10, 2020, seven weeks after the discovery of advanced and aggressive cancer. Paul... Full story


Obituary: Arlene Orr

Dec. 12, 1938 to Nov.15, 2020 Beloved Wife, Mother, Stepmother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend, Arlene Orr passed away on Nov. 15, 2020... Full story


Obituary: Violet Cranmer

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Violet V. Cranmer, 88, left this world too soon due to complications of COVID-19. She passed away in the... Full story

 By Kate Radford    News    December 3, 2020

Masking reality

Since the start of the pandemic, messaging about mask-wearing has changed considerably. Early on, the World Health Organization suggested that...


From my Perspective: Counting Your Blessings

Welcome to December! While I always view November as a month devoted to gratitude and Thanksgiving, December is the month I remember all of the blessi...

 By Kate Radfrord    News    December 3, 2020

Lincoln Pit Stop closes briefly due to concerns about COVID, employee health

With COVID cases on the rise, both statewide and locally, Jill Frisbee made the hard decision to temporarily close the Lincoln Pit Stop. When Frisbee first closed the Pit Stop, she began by extending...


Support a small business through volunteerism

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 that began sweeping across the globe in late 2019 has had a major impact on all components of daily life. From school...


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...


Deputy's Log Nov. 22-28

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received twenty-three calls for service during the week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2020 in the Lincoln area. Deputies...

 By News Release    News    December 3, 2020

Average end to big game season in west-central Montana

MISSOULA – The 2020 general big game hunting season closed on November 29, with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' west-central Montana check...

 By News Release    News    December 3, 2020

Attorney General Fox, Montana Lottery Warn of Lottery Scams

HELENA - Attorney General Tim Fox and Montana Lottery Director Angela Wong cautioned Montanans today about lottery-related scams that have become...


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