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 By Roger Dey    Features    June 24, 2021 

A look at master planning and its role in Lincoln's future

Envision Lincoln and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce have been working with Lewis and Clark County and the Montana Business Assistance...

 

Wild Ungulate Babies

With the celebration of Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June, Lincoln residents can look forward to the birth of ungulate babies during those...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 17, 2021

Modified Tour Divide brings riders back to Blackfoot Valley

After a coronavirus-related hiatus last year, an abridged Tour Divide once again brought cyclists racing down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route thr... Full story

 

Nature Picks: Things that don't belong

When unusual weather occurrences happen, like snow storms in late May, it can alter the migratory paths of wildlife, and species may be found in...

 

Northern Rockies Blacksmiths gather in Lincoln for 'hammer in'

“When you have a hammer, everything is a nail. When you have a blacksmith, everything is anything you want it to be” It seems today that the word “blacksmith,” most often calls to mind the ima...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 10, 2021

Lincoln Firefighters host first outdoor Firemans Ball

The Lincoln Fireman's Ball was the latest local event to make a comeback as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and restrictions loosen up. Normally...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 3, 2021

Optimist Club scavenger hunt puts a new twist on OHV runs

Lincoln was awash in off-highway vehicles last weekend as people took advantage of nice weather and back to back rides here during the long Memorial...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    June 3, 2021

Improvements planned for Sculpture in the Wild

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild received a new grant this year to help fund some facilities improvements and greater access to the park for...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 20, 2021

Girls on Shred prep for summer with training session at Lincoln Skatepark

Girls on Shred, a Missoula based skate and snowboarding group, hosted a training day for about 15 of their volunteers at the Lincoln Skatepark...

 

Photos: Game on

Lincoln Little League took on Helmville Wednesday, May 12. The Lincoln teams also hosted home games May 14, with the Bent Nail Construction 9U team...

 

Photo: Feathering her nest

A female bluebird carries a beakful of grass to a birdhouse along Stemple Pass Road. The bluebird first landed on the wire next to birdhouse to watch...

 

In Session: Legislators complete work

Montana’s legislators completed work for the 67th Session on Thursday, April 29 (ten days ahead of schedule). Our primary Constitutional duty is to...

 

Upper Blackfoot Chronicles: A tale of two photographs

These two photographs bookend a journey. The first has been seen by possibly millions of Junior High and High School students over the years. An...

 

As Mobile Home Parks See Major Rent Spikes, Montana Legislature Has Little Appetite for Affordable Housing Solutions

Mobile home parks are one of the last strongholds of reliable affordable housing in Montana, helping people of a wide range of income levels become...

 

LINCOLN, MONTANA

Editors Note: Rick Graetz with the University of Montana selected Lincoln to be the first town featured in a new series of community profiles in the...

 

Little League makes a comeback to Lincoln

Lincoln's newly formed Little League team began practicing just a few short weeks ago with nearly 30 players, and they'll play their first game April...

 

As "Compromise" Public Health Regulation Bill Nears Law, Public Health Officer Reflects on a Year of Scrutiny

Butte-Silver Bow County Health Officer Karen Sullivan was enjoying a drink in a Butte brewery after work when she said she got the call. For two...

 

Photos: Back in the Hunt

Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue scattered a few thousand eggs around Hoope4 park as they brought their annual Easter Egg hunt back after COVID-19...

 

Photos: Honk 4 Cookies

Girls scouts with Cascade Troop 3051 Came to Lincoln Saturday, April 3, to sell girl scout cookies. Troop leader Crystal Lemanski said the girls came...

 

Noxious Weeds and the Environment: A Bigger Picture

Although anyone who knows me knows that I'm a "certifiable" botany and native plants nerd, I love everything nature. In particular, I share a love of...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    April 8, 2021

April is Citizen Science Month

Every April, professional scientists and amateurs alike celebrate Citizen Science Month. Citizen science is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

For 25 years Lincoln has been more than 'home of the Unabomber'

Most years, April 3 passes unnoticed, but it's a significant date in Lincoln's history that brings a renewed interest in the community every five or...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    April 1, 2021

The Wheels on The Bus...

Lincoln has a new smaller bus to help transport students. It joined the three larger buses last spring as part of the D&L Bus fleet owned by Laurie...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

April 3, 1996

Editor's note 2021: The BVD originally published this story, a look back at the arrest of Teoheodore Kaczynski 20 years later, in our March 31, 2016....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    April 1, 2021

Reporters and Revelations

Editors Note 2021: This story, looking back 20 years later at the media deluge following Ted Kaczynski's arrest and the aftermath, ran in our April...

 

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