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 By Roger Dey    News    January 21, 2021 

Windstorm rips through region; downs trees, causes power outages in Lincoln

Strong winds that tore through western Montana last week up trees, damaged buildings and led to power outages throughout the Upper Blackfoot. An...

 

30 years ago - Great Falls Tribune Jan. 5, 1991: No news is the big news in Lincoln

Insurance firm burns, smoke water damage newspaper office Lincoln's big news story of the week is going unreportedd at home because fire has...

 

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    School    January 14, 2021

School Board discusses student, staff morale, COVID-19 vaccination timeline for teachers

The Lincoln School Board, in their regular meeting Monday Jan. 11, heard a number of updates on how the faculty and students are handling the return...

 

Optomist club fundraiser a success

The Blackfoot Valley Optimist Club held a successful fundraiser over the Christmas holidays and is looking forward to new events and opportunities...

 

Blackfoot City, once called American Switzerland, proved to be a flop as permanent mining camp of early days

In our Nov. 26 issue, we looked at the murder of John Smoot, a man from Blackfoot city murdered in McClellan Gulch on Christmas eve, 1867. Blackfoot...

 

Paul Roos leaves a legacy of Lincoln's empowerment

"If we can come to a broad consensus, that has the potential to give us power. A new kind of power that will let us figure out that maybe we can...

 

Hey Howdy Hey": The BVD and Lincoln

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. When I left Lincoln this last time it was mainly because I...

 

Sutej honored as Optimist of Year; club planning for new year

Lincoln resident Chad Sutej was recognized as the Blackfoot Valley Optimist Club’s Optimist of the Year for 2019-2020. “There was really no question in my mind as to who should have received this...

 

Thank You Santa's Workshop helpers

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make Santa’s Workshop 2020 a reality for our local kids, and for all of the flexibility around getting the crafts to the kids who would have...

 

Zach Muse

Zach Muse enlisted in the Navy on Sep. 1, 1990 and served in navigation during Desert Storm as a Master Helmsman. He was also a Master of Arms during...

 
 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...

 

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

 
 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...

 

Letter: Thanks for story, LVA

Thank you to the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch for publishing the Nov. 12 article, "Ovando Residents Donate to Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance." We have...

 

UBVHS expects to complete King restoration in 2021

Reconstruction of the walls of the historic Matt King House began last month, but is winding down for the year due to weather. The Upper Blackfoot...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 12, 2020

Ovando residents donate to Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance

Fred and Leigh Ann Valiton, owners of the Blackfoot Commercial Company in Ovando, paid a visit to the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance Nov. 3, to present...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 12, 2020

UBVCC responds to MDT speed recommendation

Following their Oct. 20 meeting, the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council drafted a letter to the Montana Department of Transportation objecting...

 

Obituary: Marion Routzahn

Marion Leith Routzahn, 84, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2020 at Son Heaven Assisted Living in Helena, Mont. Marion was born on Sept. 27, 1936 to... Full story

 

MBAC works with rural communities to support businesses

The Montana Business Assistance Connection has been working in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Meagher counties for more than two decades to support...

 

COVID requirements impact valley's Christmas events

The Christmas season in the Upper Blackfoot Valley is likely to look a bit less festive this year, as COVID-19 precautions take their toll on events. Among the casualties this year are Ovando’s Old... Full story

 

Lincoln Library has plenty to offer in November

In November, the Lincoln Branch Library will be focusing on two main programs, with some additional programming for children. Every Friday at 11 a.m., the library is hosting an online story time. Anyo...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 29, 2020

Virtual open house introduces Lincoln Prosperity Proposal to wider audience

The Lincoln Prosperity Group - formerly the Upper Blackfoot Working Group – hosted a Virtual Open House Oct. 19 to gather feedback on the Lincoln Pr...

 

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