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Lincoln spinner featured in New Zealand magazine

Tammy Jordan, owner of Goldieknots Montana, recently published an article on lace-weight spinning in the international magazine The Wheel, which is...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    November 26, 2020 

The murder of John Smoot and its forgotten place in Montana history

It was Christmas Eve in McClellan Gulch in 1867 when a young man wrapped up some late evening grocery shopping before heading to saloon to have a...

 

Mental Health Corner: Everyone's a Deviant

Deviance is difficult to define and many who study the concept disagree on how it should be defined. However, the closest definition in its most basic form is that deviance is any violation of...

 

Veteran Highlight: Dawn Charron

Dawn Charron served for nearly 30 years in the Montana Air National Guard as a Supply Specialist. She retired as a Senior Master Sgt in 2014 and is...

 

Unique ways to support small businesses during the pandemic

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on throughout the year, small businesses continued to...

 

Veterans honored with Hooper Park Veterans Day observance

Lincoln's American Legion Post 9 moved their annual Veterans' Day observance from the Community Hall to Hooper Park Nov. 11, due to concerns about...

 

Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

HELENA – The Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame recently announced the class of inductees for 2020. MHOF was created to honor individuals, both living...

 

God gained a hammer

Throughout my entire life, the sport of wrestling has brought amazing people into my lane. We just lost one of the greats. In 2014 I had the...

 

Veteran Highlight: Harry Arvidson

Harry Arvidson was a Navy submariner during World War II and was part of the crew to which the Japanese "super submarine" I-400 surrendered at the...

 

Photos: Raising the King

Work to rebuild the Matt King House has been underway for much of this summer, with work to raise the walls taking a big step forward last...

 

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...

 

Veteran Highlight: Ken Gellatly

Ken Gellatly joined the Army in 1961. "I got drafted, but they beat me to it. I was just getting ready to go enlist, but I wasn't sure I was going to...

 

Namesakes: John Adam Stemple

Stemple Pass is well known landmark in the Lincoln area. Once a primary route between Helena and Lincoln, today it's a popular byway that provides acc...

 

Marysville*

I wonder if Tommy jinxed it when he named it After a woman, for all it might forebode. He should’ve named it Cruseville, for himself, Who opened a vein, and found the mother lode. “Just like a...

 

A clowder of cats

Lincoln resident Theresa Proff raises a variety of animals on her property, most notably bobcats and African cats. Proff bought her first bobcat after...

 

Veteran Highlight: Don LaRoque

Editor's Note: As many of our readers are aware, the Lincoln-area has a significant population of veterans of the Armed Services. In honor of...

 

Prices soar as 'Montana land grab' continues

This summer, seven empty lots on the face of Big Mountain in Whitefish were put up for sale - the smallest was just over a half an acre and listed at...

 

Nature Pick: Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars "I'll toss my coins in the fountain, Look for clovers in grassy lawns Search for shooting stars in the night Cross my fingers and...

 

2020 marks 50 years of fire fighting service for Lincoln's Ken Crymble

Ken Crymble has worked with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department for about 15 years, and recently celebrated his 50th year as a firefighter. Over...

 

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch earns awards in 2020 Better Newspaper Contest

The BVD picked up 15 awards in the 2020 Montana Newspaper's Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The Dispatch, a Division 1 newspape with a circula...

 

General Deer and Elk rifle seasons start this weekend

Hunters will be taking to the field this weekend for a Montana tradition. If you're out game, be safe and good luck! Remember, with Montana FWP's...

 

Tour of the Arts returns to Lincoln

This past weekend was the annual Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts. Artists were featured at galleries through the Seeley Swan Valley, Ovando and Linco...

 

Sculpture in the Wild to be showcased in 'Destination Art' next year

A new book by Dr. Amy Dempsey, entitled Destination Art is set to showcase Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild as one of only about 200...

 

Klara's Plant Pick: Larch

"The planted larch trees are burnished gold. What a wondrous forest they have become." -Tomonari The western larch, or Larix occidentalis, is also...

 

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