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Book Review: ...And That's All I Know: The collected columns of Dick Geary 2013-2020

What does a cowboy think? How does he describe his world? I have always wondered about the who, what, where and why of cowboys, and now I've found an...

 
 By Ropger Dey    Features    August 11, 2022 

Full Balloon Chaos

The Lincoln Rodeo grounds was the site of "full blown chaos" as nearly 16,000 water balloons, 40 or 50 kids, a couple dozen adults and two fire...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 11, 2022 

Photos: Music in the Wild at the Teepee Burner

For the last two years, the Music in the Wild performances in the Delaney Mill Teepee Burner have brought some of the state's best musicians to town...

 

Photos: The Goats of Stonewall

A trip up Stonewall Mountain provided a chance to meet the goats that keep the lookout company....

 

Finding closure amid the Lincoln Flea Market

The Lincoln Flea Market has been an institution here nearly every year since 1977, and for organiz-er Jill Sallin, it was a tough one this year....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 28, 2022

MCC youth help preserve Lincoln's Historic Cemetery

A crew with the Montana Conservation Corp spent five days at the old Lincoln cemetery in Lincoln Gulch this month to help Lewis and Clark County...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

Photos: Lincoln thanks Veterans during Parade

Lincoln celebrated Independence Day with a Thank You to veterans. This years parade featured WWII veterans and grand marshals Steve Stocks and Harry...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

More Photos: Freedom and bicycles in Ovando July Fourth parade

Ovando's Juy 4th parade celebrated the memory of riding bicycles as a kid, as well as the bicyclists who visit the community every summer....

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

Even More Photos: Fireworks in the fog.

Lincoln annual July 4th fireworks show, both the official sho put on by the Lincoln Valley Chmber of Commerce and the show at Hooper Park put on by...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

Yes, Still More Photos: Diffraction Reaction

A passing rainstorm and sunlight cutting in under the clouds at sunset created the perfect condition for an epic double rainbow to develop over the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

Photos: 70 years of Lincoln Rodeo

The Lincoln Rodeo club, formed in 1952, hosted it's 70th Annual Lincoln Open Rodeo over the weekend of July 2 and 3. https://www.b...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 14, 2022

The Pickup Men

At a rodeo, the stars of the show tend to be the bull and bronc riders, the ropers, steer wrestlers and barrel racers. The bullfighters, who dodge buc...

 
 By Elaine Caton    Features    July 14, 2022

Summer of Swans

This has turned out to be a banner year for trumpeter swans in the Blackfoot watershed. The first swan sightings were reported in March, when swans...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 30, 2022

'A hell of a ride'

Doug and Laurie Richards celebrated 33 years of owning and operating the Wheel Inn on June 18 with a get together that brought in customers both old...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 30, 2022

Hoofing it down the Great Divide

Mountain Bikers travelling the Great Divide Mountain Bike route for the 2022 Tour Divide have been a common sight in Lincoln since the race started...

 

Celebrating Independence Day in Lincoln in years gone by

Celebrating in 1868 The residents of Lincoln Gulch were not always focused on mining, water, and the conditions under which they lived, and in 1868...

 

BVD makes respectable showing in 2022 Better Newspaper Contest

The Blackfoot Valley Dispatch didn't do too badly in this year's annual Montana Newspaper Associations Better Newspaper Contest, despite cutting back...

 
 By Metro    Features    June 16, 2022

The role of exercise in cancer prevention

The effects of cancer on the body are profound, which is why so many people want to implement as many measures as they can to reduce their risk of...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 16, 2022

Hook, line and...sucker?

The calls of sandhill cranes echoed off the nearby hillsides above Alice Creek Ranch. On the ponds below, the calm surface of the water was broken...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 2, 2022

Back-to-back Fun Run and Scavenger Hunt sees Lincoln awash in OHVs

Between 180 and 250 off highway vehicles, including side-by-sides, three- and four- wheelers, motorbikes, and the odd jeep, swarmed the hills around...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 2, 2022

Getting Hooper Park ready for summer

A handful of volunteers turned out Saturday May 21 to help get Hooper Park ready for the summer by raking pine needles, cleaning trash out of the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 2, 2022

Volunteers spruce up Old Lincoln Cemetery

Volunteers cleaned up old flowers, pulled weeds, raked grass and pine needles, and fixed the cemetery fence during the annual clean-up of the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 19, 2022

'Safer choices' about dating, sexual intimacy, respect focus of presentations at Lincoln School

"Ask first and respect the answer" is the main thing Mike Domitrz wants people to take away from his SAFER Choices presentation, which looks at...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    May 19, 2022

Duck Unlimited Banquet a success

More than 130 people from throughout the state of Montana, Washington, and Oregon attended the annual Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited banquet and...

 

Photos: Kid's & Games

Springtime is the time for little league and elementary basketball. The Lincoln Little Leaguers faced off against Seeley Lake in Lincoln Monday...

 

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