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  • Dalton Bridge project out for bid

    Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    Six and a half years ago Dalton Mountain Road bridge was closed due to failing piles. Although it re-opened a few weeks later as a one lane bridge, the lingering question has been: when will it be replaced? This year finally seems to be the year, as the Montana Department of Transportation opened bids Feb. 1 for the bridge's replacement. At the. Feb. 2 Lincoln Government Day meeting, Lewis and Clark County Public Works Director Jenny Chambers said the Montana Department of...

  • Avon – Heart of the Little Blackfoot Valley

    Kilynn Groen with Rick Graetz, University of Montana|Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Fifteen miles up the Little Blackfoot River from Garrison Jct. and straddling US Hwy 12 sits Avon. A picturesque place, the Little Blackfoot River skirts the south perimeter of town, Nevada Creek Valley runs its course on the north, the Garnet Range begins its rise on the northeast and the Crown of the Continent's southwest corner is just a few miles to the northeast. About 115 folks in town and 200 in the surrounding area call Avon home.  "Gold, Gold, Gold!" are the words...

  • Proposed resurfacing for MT 200 near Potomac

    News Release, Montana DOT|Updated Oct 10, 2023

    POTOMAC, Mont. - The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about four miles of Montana Highway 200, near Potomac. The project begins approximately six miles east of Potomac, and extends east, ending near the east end of the Blackfoot River bridge at the Roundup River Access. Proposed work includes milling the existing surface, applying a new asphalt overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover...

  • Wild Montana Releases Fall Wilderness Walks Schedule

    News Release, Wild Montana|Updated Sep 11, 2023

    Helena – This year, Wild Montana will offer a fall Wilderness Walks season for the first time as part of the organization's effort to provide year-round educational opportunities. The free group outings combine education with wilderness experiences on public lands. Participants can graze on wild berries, marvel at constellations, summit a peak, and write poetry, all in the name of conservation and community. "Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we're offering fall Wilderness W...

  • Op-Ed: Funding Gives Montana a Plan to Reduce Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

    Updated Aug 22, 2023

    Anyone driving Montana's highways knows the risk of colliding with deer and other wildlife. Hardly a mile goes by without the gruesome reminders of hit animals, broken bumpers, or smashed headlights scattered on the shoulder. According to the Bozeman-based Western Transportation Institute, collisions with wildlife can be reduced by up to 85 percent with the installation of wildlife crossing infrastructure such as fencing and under and overpasses. Such installations have been...

  • Wild Montana Hosting Wilderness Walks, including several in Lincoln area

    News Release, Montana Wild|Updated May 3, 2023

    WILDERNESS WALKS HOSTED BY WILD MONTANA'S WILD DIVIDE CHAPTER Keeping the Divide Wild: The Lincoln Prosperity Proposal Tuesday, June 6 Webinar Join us online to learn how the Lincoln Prosperity Proposal will permanently protect the wild Continental Divide around Lincoln. We'll converse with Wild Montana Federal Legislative Director Zach Angstead to get grounded in the basics of the proposal and hear what makes this landscape so special. We'll also hear from partners in the...

  • Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited hosting 23rd Annual Banquet

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 18, 2023

    The Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host its 23rd annual fundraising banquet Saturday, May 13at the Lincoln Community Hall. The committee has been hard at work planning, organizing and collecting donations to make this their best banquet to date. Letters went out to area individuals, businesses and organizations to solicit donations for the event. If you didn't receive a letter but would still like to donate, please reach out to one of the committee volunteers...

  • Community Social Comes to Lincoln

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 11, 2023

    It all began with an idea at the Lincoln Community Hall meeting. Now, with more than 20 organizations, the Lincoln Community Social (a.k.a. Get to Know Your Community and Neighbors Social) event is well on its way. The event, hosted by the Lincoln Community Hall and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce at the historic Lincoln Community Hall, is scheduled for Friday, April 14, from 4-8 p.m.. There are four main reasons the thought of a community social came about: First,...

  • From My Perspective: A Turn in the Road

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 11, 2023

    As spring has finally made an appearance and the snow begins to melt, the roads we drove all winter are starting to become dryer and more wide open. Open roads make me want to get out, drive, see and do things. In the winter, especially if you drive Flesher pass, the snow is built up all around you. It's difficult to see out the window to the expanse the Blackfoot Valley has to offer. I feel so closed in, claustrophobic and trapped. It's when I can see for long distances from...

  • Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited 23rd Annual Banquet

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited 23rd Annual Banquet Tammy Jordan The Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited Chapter will be hosting their 23rd annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Lincoln Community Hall. The committee has been hard at work planning, organizing, and collecting donation to make this their best banquet to date. Letters went out to area individuals, businesses, and organizations to solicit donations for the event. If you didn't receive a letter...

  • Community Social

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Community Social Comes to Lincoln Tammy Jordan It all began with an idea at the Lincoln Community Hall meeting. Now, with more than 20 organizations, the Lincoln Community Social (a.k.a. Get to Know Your Community and Neighbors Social) event is well on its way. The event is hosted by the Lincoln Community Hall and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce and will take place Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4pm-8pm at the historic Lincoln Community Hall. There were four main reasons t...

  • Obituary: Peggy Knight

    Updated Mar 14, 2023

    HAMILTON - Peggy L Knight, 64, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, at her home with family by her side, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 14, 1958, in Glasgow, Montana, to Harland L and Marian E (Nakken) Estrem. Peggy was raised in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High, in 1977. She attended college in Billings for one year and then returned to Glasgow to work. She and Richard Knight were married on Sept. 1, 1978. They moved to Lincoln,...

  • Jim Yarbrough announced as new ranger for Lincoln Ranger District

    News Release, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest|Updated Mar 7, 2023

    LINCOLN, Mont. (March 7, 2023) – Jim Yarbrough will serve as the new ranger for the Lincoln Ranger District starting in late March. "Jim has a track record of working with collaborative groups and local communities to achieve common goals," said Forest Supervisor Emily Platt. "With his background working as an engineer and ranger in several Montanan communities, we believe he will be able to offer the leadership required to serve the diverse interests of local community...

  • Positive Movement

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    It's been nearly eight years since Heritage Timber of Bonner disassembled the historic Matt King ranch house and moved it from its original location east of Sucker Creek Road. Since then, efforts to rebuild the historic house on a new location in Lincoln has been fraught with delays and hurdles, but a recent bequest to the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society and a bit of happenstance have breathed new life into the project. "It is a relief that things are starting to...

  • Helmville – A Montana Original

    Mark Spero with Rick Graetz, This is Montana Community Vitality Program|Updated Feb 14, 2023

    Ever since Europeans began settling Montana, agriculture has been the economy's life blood and number one industry. Mining for precious metals jumped started it but farming and ranching were sustainable. And although factory farms are cropping up, and companies have replaced many family ranches, there are still many communities where local ranches and farms are alive and well. One of those enclaves is Helmville, Montana, population 30 people in town and about 300 in the...

  • Obituary: Steve Williamson Stocks

    Updated Jan 19, 2023

    Steve Williamson Stocks was the youngest of four children born to William Heber and Ella Maude (Williamson) Stocks. He was born on the 4th day of August, 1925, in the beautiful town of Lewiston, Utah, which is situated at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Cache Valley. He resided most of his young life in Southern California, graduating from Compton High School. In 1943, Steve joined the United States Coast Guard. Within several months he had been trained as a radar...

  • Snow Trek

    Roger Dey|Updated Jan 16, 2023

    The Lincoln High School Wildlife Biology Class took a hike to the Blackfoot River bottom south of the Lincoln Airport Friday afternoon, Jan. 6. The student strapped on snowshoes and made a loop through the bottom looking for good spots to set up game cameras to capture wildlife moving through the area....

  • 'Tis the season

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 11, 2022

    The Lincoln Christmas Stroll seemed to have hit a stride in its second year year, coordinating a community-wide event that incorporated long-standing events like Santa's Workshop and the Christmas Bazaar with events at other locations throughout town. "What I found when I started asking around was basically somebody was in charge of every part of it, so I just tried to work with them to figure out what they were doing and how we could help them or promote for them," said Olivi...

  • Ovando: More Scenery Per Capita

    Mark Spero and Rick Graetz, University of Montana|Updated Nov 14, 2022

    Long on scenery and short on population the middle Blackfoot River Valley is the epitome of rural Montana. Mountains of the fabled Bob Marshall Country form its northern horizon and forested uplifts of the Garnet Range guard the southern perimeter. And a river runs through it. Since Montana earliest years when homesteaders made their way here, the valley has remained a ranching domain. And like many old Montana towns, Ovando, its human enclave has weathered countless storms...

  • FVLT open house at Lincoln Community River Park

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    The Lincoln Community River Park along the south shore of the Blackfoot River just east of the Stemple Pass Road bridge got a bit of a facelift following a fall open house hosted by Five Valley's Land Trust Saturday Sept. 24. The open house involved about an hours worth of volunteer work to put up a couple new signs and to give visitors a chance to enjoy sandwiches and refreshments. The event was part of National Public Lands Day. The sign identifying the park, and another...

  • Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts in the upper Blackfoot

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife specialists reported that the conflicts began in mid-July in the Ovando and Woodworth areas where the bears broke into three grain sheds. FWP worked with the property owners to install an electric fence at all sites to prevent more issues. The bears moved on fro...

  • Editorial: How to Kill a Good Town (Revisited)

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    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 Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild showed Lincoln can do something new and unexpected and be more than just "stinkin' drinkin' Lincoln." People began look at ways to grow the economy beyond that, without making too many drastic changes to the community. Discussions that had been going on...

  • Guest Editorial: 50 years of Scapegoat Wilderness

    Wayne Chamberlin, Montana Conservation Elders|Updated Sep 7, 2022

    There is a special event happening in Lincoln Montana Sept. 16 and 17. At Hooper Park there will be joyous celebration of the 50th anniversary of the federal legislation designating the Scapegoat Wilderness. Wilderness is the highest form of public lands protection, this being established by The Wilderness Act of 1964. When that law was signed by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, Montana immediately gained five Wilderness areas: The Cabinet Mountains, Bob Marshall,...

  • Book Review: ...And That's All I Know: The collected columns of Dick Geary 2013-2020

    John Langstaff|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    What does a cowboy think? How does he describe his world? I have always wondered about the who, what, where and why of cowboys, and now I've found an answer. My muse is (was) Richard Geary. His world could be explained by some of his definitions: "Calf: 80 pounds of hope when born; 500 pounds of disappointment when sold." Or, "ATV: a small four-wheeled vehicle used to rush from one hopeless situation to another hopeless situation." (What Ranchers Mean). His authentic rendering...

  • Duck Unlimited Banquet a success

    Tammy Jordan|Updated May 18, 2022

    More than 130 people from throughout the state of Montana, Washington, and Oregon attended the annual Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 23. There were several raffles and games throughout the evening, giving attendees the opportunity to win various items, including several firearms. There was also a silent auction with more than 35 items ranging from wall art to jewelry, and everything in between. Of particular interest, the chapter had a...

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