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A Strange Story--Remarkable Discovery

With the Pentagon's Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force reportedly preparing to release a report on UFO encounters, it seemed like a good time...


Community Events Calendar

AA Tradition One 7 p.m., Fridays, Lincoln Library American Legion, Post 9 7 p.m., Third Wednesday of the month, Senior Center Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Council Meeting 7 p.m., First... Full story


Church Services

Lincoln Community United Methodist Church Worship, 10:30 a.m. First and Third Sunday of the month, Pastor Terry Turner. For Food Bank information, please contact Diane Ironi at the Senior Ctr....  Website

 By Roger Dey    News    July 30, 2020

UBVCC covers array of topics at July meeting

The Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council discussed a wide number topics at their July 21 meeting, including updates the Mike Horse road and restoration project to an Envision Lincoln grant award...


Letter: Congrats on new look, keeping BVD alive

Dear Roger and Erin, We just received our first copy of the BVD in its new format. Congratulations on the new look; the broadsheet takes it "uptown"...


Images: Lincoln Out of Date

This week, news clippings that included a story from the Helena Independant Record on a goodwill tour by Heena and Lincoln businessmen in July, 1960,...

 By Roger Dey    Features    July 23, 2020

A new look for the BVD

Welcome to the new and improved Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. This issue marks our first as a broadsheet since the mid 1990's. It's a return to a format...


Lincoln Farmers Market postponed until 2021

As with several local events, the Lincoln Farmers Market has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but plans are in the works to kick-off the...

 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2020

Cyclists, hikers scarce as GDMBR, CDT see impact of COVID-19 restrictions

Most summers, Lincoln welcomes hikers from the Continental Divide Trail as well as cyclists from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, many of them... Full story


Photo: A foundation for the King

Trenton Grantier (left) and Wyatt Jorgensen (operating mini-excavator) complete the fine grading at the site of the Matt King House's new foundation....

 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2020

Changes coming to the BVD next week

Next week you will see a change in the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. Seven years ago, we made the jump from a newsletter format on office paper to a tall tabloid on newsprint, returning the BVD to...


Lincoln Out Of Date

Capt. Meriwether Lewis made the first written record of the Blackfoot River valley in July 1806 .On July 6 he and his half of the Corps of Discovery...

 By Kate Radford    Community    July 1, 2020

American flag to be awarded as 'traveling prize' for winning business float in Lincoln parade

A flag flown during a combat mission from Kuwait to Iraq especially for the Blackfoot Valley will be awarded for the first time to the first-place...


Lincoln Out Of Date

C. V. Rubottom, one of the builders of the Lincoln community Hall, included a short look at Lincoln's Independence Day celebrations during the years...

 By Zach Muse    Community    June 24, 2020

A Reminder from the Fire Chief: as summer heats up, so does fire danger

Well, we made it through another winter and spring and really had no flooding issues; a nice break for all those that have been having issues the...

 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions ripple into Ovando's summer

Summer in Ovando is shaping up to be a quiet one this year. Business has been picking up for the small community in the last two weeks, after the...

 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints    June 17, 2020

Moving ahead with changes for the BVD's future

There will be modifications coming to the way the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch does business, but like it or not, you're still stuck with us Rather than pull the plug on the BVD before it reaches its...


Lincoln Out Of Date

With progress being made toward reconstruction of the historic Matt King House, it seemed like a good time to take a look at what 'Goldpans and...

 By Tammy Jordan    News    June 10, 2020

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild cancels 2020 summer. and fall programs

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild Artistic Director Kevin O'Dwyer, with the Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild board, announced last...

 By Roger Dey    Community    June 10, 2020

Matt King On the Move

The Matt King House was moved last week to the property where it will be reassembled on the east end of Lincoln's Main Street. Work on a foundation...

 By Kate Radford    Community    May 27, 2020

Envision Lincoln seeking grants, input on Main Street Montana planning

Envision Lincoln has applied for two new grants to support in-town trails efforts and is in the beginning stages of gathering input regarding how to...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 27, 2020

Mike Horse Creek Road will provide public access, but with hardened ford at Blackfoot

The old Mike Horse Creek Road is closed while the last of the remediation work in the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex is completed during the next two...

 By Roger Dey    News    May 13, 2020

Lincoln area land proposal finds support in recent University of Montana survey

The 2020 Voter Survey on Public lands, a bi-annual University of Montana survey of opinions and attitudes toward the importance of public lands,...


Obituary: Jean Krautter

Jean "Beanie" Krautter, 94 of Helena, Mont. and Alpine, Wyo., died at Bee Hive Assisted Living Cottages in Helena of natural causes on Monday, April... Full story

 By Roger Dey    News    May 6, 2020

Work begins on Lincoln Skatepark after unexpected funding windfall

Construction of the Lincoln Skatepark began at Hooper Park last week after the project unexpectedly received $150,00 in funding. The funding – a...


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