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Photos: Rods on Main

Classic vehicles lined Lincoln's main Street Saturday, Sept. 12. The Lambkins Rod Run and Wilderness Car Show The Lambkins Rod Run is now it in it's...

 

Helmville caps off an unusual summer in traditional rodeo style

The 56th Annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo wrapped up the Northern Rodeo Association season Sept. 6 and 7, with a shift in weather that presaged the...

 

Helping the country heal: Keeping workers safe

Editor's note. Corey Butler, a 1998 Lincoln High graduate, grew up in Lincoln and is the daughter of Mike and Renee Campbell. The following appeared...

 

AirBnBs affect rental availability , but provide other economic benefits

AirBnB and similar services allow individuals, called "hosts," to offer up second homes, cabins and spare rooms as short-term rentals. AirBnB...

 

The world of direct sales in Lincoln

According to direct sales statistics, there are approximately 16 million people who account for the direct sales workforce in the U.S., generating...

 

Montana lags in Census response with one month left until count ends

The 2020 decennial Census count started on Apr. 1. With the final day to be counted scheduled for September 30, Montana lags behind nearly every other...

 

Klara's Plant Pick: Oregon grape

This is the beginning of a sometimes-series about plants in Upper Blackfoot Valley. Are you interested in a particular local plant? Contact the BVD...

 

Elkhorn COAD partners with LC County to help communities

The Elkhorn COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lewis & Clark County to define t...

 

Lincoln ahead of other rural areas in broadband access

Broadband internet is a big buzzword these days, as employees and students frantically started working and learning from home when businesses and...

 

19th Amendment marks 100 years of women's voting rights

On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, declaring, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by...

 

Upper Blackfoot Chronicles: Lincoln Telephone

From Gold Pans and Singletrees Mail delivery provided one link with the outside world and within the Blackfoot Valley, and in 1921, citizens of Lincol...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 6, 2020

Jansons Enterprises provides small engine repair for wide range of equipment, vehicles

As a child, Kyle Greenwood would watch his father Jim pull lawnmowers out of the trash, repair them and sell them. Jim gave that sideline up for a...

 

Recovered to death?

Brad Orsted normally avoids naming bears, but Nervous Nelly wasn't an ordinary bear. Over the past decade, dozens of grizzlies, like Nelly, have...

 

Photos: Rehabbed, recovered & released

Dr. Scott Bovard of the Missoula Veterinary Clinic and Brooke Tanner, director of the Wild Skies Raptor Center released an immature female bald eagle...

 

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...

 

Bob Orr a Lincoln, telephone company institution

Longtime resident and Lincoln Telephone Company President Bob Orr has lived in Lincoln for the better part of 75 years. "I came with my folks. I was...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 30, 2020

Downtown Ovando gets a facelift

Downtown Ovando got a face lift with the buildings on the south side of the town's central square getting a distinctive new paint job this month, upda...

 

Photo: Monture Mud

Sediment washed down from Monture Creek gives the Blackfoot river a split personality at Scotty Brown Bridge Friday, July 25. Heavy rains that fell...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 30, 2020

Ovando property sale takes Flys to someplace familiar

Howie and Peggy Fly’s sale of their buildings in downtown Ovando has meant a move for them, but they haven’t gone far. The home they had been living in - the old Boyd Ranch house that was moved...

 
 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...

 

Photos: A plant walk with Klára

A biological technician at the Lincoln Ranger District, Klara Varga is a botanist by training, with a fascination for all types of plants native to...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    July 15, 2020

406 MT Mercantile Celebrates Grand Opening

The new 406 MT Mercantile, Lincoln's newest shopping destination, had their grand opening the weekend of June 27. The new retail shop at 224 Main Stre...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    July 15, 2020

A Look into the benef its of Thai Massage

Red Mountain Yoga, owned and operated by Sue Lattin, has been open since 2014 and offers yoga classes , as well as a variety of massages. One of the m...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 15, 2020

Lincoln's Concrete Wave

Skateboarders from Helena, Lewistown and Stevensville joined Lincoln skaters Saturday July 11, to celebrate the formal grand opening of the new...

 

Photo: Explosions of color

Amid a sea of lupine, a patch of Indian Paintbrush burns a bright red. Lupine has been exploding into bloom across the forests in recent...

 

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