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Respect for history, community key to Canyon Creek Store's future

The first thing Myrna Crawford wants to make clear is that the Canyon Creek Country Store is not closing. With the historic store quietly for sale, My...

 

Montana Poet Laureates to draw inspiration from BPSW, work with Lincoln students

Each September, Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild invites artists, composers, musicians, and other creators to Lincoln as part of the Artist...

 

Fashion and fun at UBVHS Heritage Day

The Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society hosted the annual Lincoln Heritage Day last Saturday with approximately 125 attendees. The event...

 

A foot stompin' good time returns to Grantier Barn

The Lincoln Council for the Arts sponsored the annual Barn Dance this year on Aug. 13. As in years past, the dance took place at Eddie Grantier's...

 

Exploring the Connection Between Math and the Arts

(StatePoint) While often thought of as two completely distinct subjects, art and math are intrinsically entwined. Not only can learning the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 19, 2021

Art & Music Festival received boost from Lincoln Prosperity Proposal awareness effort

Using colored pencils, Garrett Schwalm used a bench in the Hooper park pavilion as a desk as he enthusiastically colored in the landscape around an...

 

Art & Music festival returns

The Lincoln Arts & Music Festival is set to return Aug. 14 and 15 after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. The event is scheduled to include...

 

Annual Clothing Giveaway has banner year

Lincoln's annual Clothing Giveaway started Aug. 1 in the Lincoln Community Hall and had extended hours this year. Organizers are looking at ways to...

 

Motorcycle accident victim identified

The victim of a motorcycle crash just west of the Powell County line July 24 has been identified as Gregory DuRette of Ovando. Powell County Coroner Heather Gregory said the cause of death was... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    August 5, 2021

Unforeseen circumstances lead to slight changes for BPSW program

After forcing the cancellation of last year's Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild programs, COVID-19 is still affecting events planned for this...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 29, 2021

LincTel celebrates centenary

The Lincoln Telephone Company – now known as LincTel - welcomed community members to a public barbecue at Hooper Park Thursday Afternoon, July 22...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    July 29, 2021

Paws Inn provides pet boarding services for animals large and small

Rayna Thompson opened Paws Inn Pet Boarding in Lincoln on June 7. "I used to babysit dogs around town here when I was in high school," said Thompson,...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 15, 2021

Photos: Rally in the Valley

Lincoln saw a busy, loud weekend as the 2021 Lincoln Bike Rally Came to town. Hundreds of bikers spent the weekend here enjoying concerts, poker runs...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    July 15, 2021

Children's book on the way from Lincoln Artist Annie Allen Clark

Local artist Annie Allen Clark's book, "Undulating La Roux," is due out this December from Sweetgrass Books, a division of Montana's Farcountry...

 

Photo: Hummingbird hangout

A pair of rufous hummingbirds harass a female calliope hummingbird as they compete over a feeder near Lincoln last week. The hummingbirds represent...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 8, 2021

Independence Day in the Upper Blackfoot

This year, with COVID-19 restrictions lifted across Montana, the Fourth of July events returned to communities across the state this weekend, but the...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    July 8, 2021

Ovando's July 4th Parade marks community's emergence from year-long COVID-19 doldrums

After COVID-19 prompted the community to call off their famously informal Fourth of July parade last year, Ovando was in full swing this year as the...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    July 1, 2021

Know your OHV laws, rules and regulations

As summer returns to Lincoln, so, too, do off-highway vehicles. Proper operation of OHVs, particularly in town, can help ensure the safety of kids,...

 

Dispatch earns handful of awards in MNA 2021 Better Newspaper Contest

The Montana Newspaper Association announced the winners of the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest June 18, during their 136th Convention and the Blackfoot...

 
 By Tiana Valler    Features    July 1, 2021

Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee

Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee Fresh coffee.....What a concept! Can you imagine eating an apple that is months past the date when it was...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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