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  • LINCOLN MEETINGS CALENDAR

    Updated May 23, 2024

    AA Tradition One if you need to talk, call Jay at 406-750-1238 or Dawn at 406-362-4697 Alcoholics Anonymous, Lincoln Chapter 6-7 p.m., Lambkins restaurant back room. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. American Legion, Post 9 7 p.m., Third Wednesday of the month, Lincoln Community Hall Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Council Meeting 7 p.m., First Thursday of the month, Ovando Fire Hall Cal 406-739-3900 to confirm Blackfoot Challenge Board... Full story

  • Slim turnout for County Growth Policy open house

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    An open house at the Lincoln Library April 24, designed to gather the first round of information for updates to the Lewis and Clark County Comprehensive Growth Policy, saw only light turnout. About eight people showed up to the event facilitated by the planning and design firm SE Group, which is partnering with the county on the growth policy update. They provided input on ta variety of topics that will be taken into account as the county develops the policy updates The open...

  • Lewis and Clark County begins planning for updates to Growth Policy

    Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    About every 20 years, Lewis and Clark County tackles the thorny issue of drafting a new, updated policy to plan for anticipated changes as the result of population growth in the county. Later this month, Lewis and Clark County will host a series of open house meetings to gather information from residents on the direction the county should take in develping a new Comprehensive Growth Policy. Since the county adopted its current policy in 2004, the county has seen a population i...

  • Guest Editorial: Lincoln Prosperity Proposal a local effort that needs congressional support

    Zach Muse, Lincoln|Updated Apr 8, 2024

    The Upper Blackfoot Valley, specifically the community of Lincoln, is not just where I live, it is also where I serve. As a native Montanan, I moved to Lincoln 20 years ago and found my place. I was surrounded by country where I could fish, hunt, and enjoy the backcountry whether on a snowmobile or a mule. I first served as a volunteer firefighter, and now serve as the Lincoln Fire Chief and as a member of the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council. Almost ten years ago, I...

  • Cold, Colder, Coldest

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Feb 13, 2024

    If there's one thing Montanans seem to love, it's bragging about how cold their town got during a cold snap. Maybe it's pride in being able to deal with extreme cold; maybe it's due to the old idea that "40 below keeps the riff raff out;" or maybe its because record cold temperatures often make both state and national headlines, as Lincoln did on Dec. 22, 2022. It hit minus 49 at the Lincoln Ranger Station weather site and broke the previous local records of 48 below, set...

  • Lincoln Government Day meeting brief but informative

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    The first Lincoln Government Day meeting of 2024 Jan. 5 proved to be short and to the point, despite getting off to a slightly late start. The start of the meeting was delayed for a few minutes as a camera was set up to record the meeting. A new law that goes onto effect in June, aimed at increasing transparency, will require the county to post video of their meetings in Lincoln and Augusta on line just as they do with their meeting in Helena. Commission Chair Andy Hunthausen...

  • 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 Wal...

  • Obituary: Virginia Lambkin Horner

    Updated Aug 4, 2023

    The eldest daughter of Leonard and Mary Lambkin, Virginia was born in Great Falls in 1921, and spent much of her life in Lincoln, growing up at her parents' hotel, the now -iconic Hotel Lincoln and Lambkins of Lincoln Bar and Restaurant. Virginia was born with intense beauty, intelligence, a great sense of humor, and real grit. Virginia navigated through life with confidence and pride, and because of these traits she greatly influenced those lucky enough to be in her...

  • County proposing increase to Lincoln, Lambkin RID maintenance assessments

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Lewis and Clark County Special Districts Program coordinator Jessica Makus proposed an increase to the maintenance assessments for the Lincoln and Lambkins Rural Improvement Districts during a public meeting held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council June 20. The county Public Works Department held the meeting to discuss the change that is designed to fully fund the 2029 chips seal projects for Lincoln's paved streets. "The...

  • Public meeting scheduled to discuss RID assessment increase

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The Lewis and Clark County Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed increase to the assessments that fund both the Lincoln and Lambkin Rural Improvement Districts. The meeting is slated to be held in conjunction with the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council meeting at the Lincoln Library Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. According to information provided by Special Districts Program Coordinator Jessica Makus, increasing the assessments to...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lincoln District Ranger retiring Dec. 31

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 20, 2022

    At the end of the year, Lincoln District Ranger Rob Gump will bid farewell to both Lincoln and his time with the U.S. Forest Service. Gump will retire Dec. 31 after a year and a half in Lincoln and more than 38 years with the Forest Service. "I didn't really come here with the idea I was going to retire at this moment. At the end of the day, life is kind of short," he said, noting that he's been eligible for retirement for a while. Although he didn't go into detail about his...

  • Community Benefit returns

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    After a two years without an in-person Lincoln Community Benefit , the fundraiser made arousing comeback Saturday night, Nov. 5. In a break from decades of tradition, the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce handed the benefit off to Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society and the Ponderosa Snow Warriors after it became clear the Chamber didn't have the volunteer manpower to put it on. UBVHS President Erin Dey, who was involved in organizing past community benefits for the...

  • Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society receives bequest from Ron Lydiard estate

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 14, 2022

    Ron Lydiard really wanted to do something for Lincoln, Norm Grosfield told the board of the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society during their meeting Oct. 26. Lydiard was an unassuming but talkative man who lived a quiet life in Lincoln, a town he had a special connection with dating back to 1963. When he was 11 his parents Robert and Neve bought the Silver King Ranch, where he spent most of his summers into the 1970s. Ron passed away from a heart condition at his cabin...

  • Time to head to the polls

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 9, 2022

    With the 2022 midterms on the line many Lincoln-area residents will be heading to the Lincoln Community Hall to cast their ballots in person in a federal election for the first time since 2018. Voters who live in Precinct 31 - Lincoln and the Upper Blackfoot Valley south of Highway 200 from the county line to the divide, and Precinct 32, north of Lincoln and Highway 200, can vote in person until 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov.8 at the Hall. Bring your photo ID or another other...

  • 47th Community Benefit

    The community benefit is back on! Due to lack of volunteers for the Lincoln Chamber, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors and the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society have agreed keep it going. Things will be a little bit different since this is our first-year cohosting. Both organizations don't have much money to put towards it, but we will make it happen. Tickets will be $75 per person. Ten percent of the ticket sales will go to the fireworks fund. We will be providing the main...

  • Blackfoot Valley Dispatch to end print publication after September

    Roger Dey, BVD Publisher|Updated Sep 23, 2022

    6 has been a rough year here at the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch so when the 'Newspaper Office' sign blew off our building at the end of July, it seemed kind of like an omen. By now the rumors have probably made the rounds around town that the BVD is closing. A couple of weeks ago that was the plan. But that changed last week. Well, sort of. After our Sept. 22 issue, the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch will end print publication, but we plan to keep the paper alive on our website...

  • 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 from that i...

  • The Community Benefit is set to return

    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Greetings Community, The community benefit is back on! Due to lack of volunteers for the Lincoln Chamber, the Ponderosa Snow Warriors and the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society have agreed keep it going. Things will be a little bit different since this is our first-year cohosting. Both organizations don't have much money to put towards it, but we will make it happen. Tickets will be $75 per person. Ten percent of the ticket sales will go to the fireworks fund. We will...

  • 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...

  • Tipping Point

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 23, 2022

    "The future of the Chamber is at a tipping point," Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Welty told the BVD last week. During the chamber's Aug. 11 board meeting, Welty announced that, unless something changes, the LVCC will be without a board of directors early next year. "By February of 2023 when we vote the board members in, there will be no active members on the chamber (board). The chamber can't function without a minimum of three. The bylaws say we can...

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