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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...

 

Resources for geneological research during National Family History Month

ge-ne-al-o-gy : the study of family ancestral lines (Mirriam-Webster dictionary) October is National Family History Month, and there are dozens of free resources to support the research of family...

 

Klara's Plant Pick - Woods' rose

"Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best." -Emilia, Act 2 of The Two Noble Kinsmen, William Shakespeare The Woods' rose (Rosa woodsii) was named...

 

Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance doubles number of EMT's following class, recent certifications

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance has recently brought on three new EMTs. Ron Arambarri, Klara Varga, and Chelsea Woodland all took the EMT class...

 

Gold Prospectors share skills at monthly meetings

Lincoln's gold mining tradition, dating to the gold mining boom of the 1860's that led to the establishment of the town, continues today as the...

 

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...

 

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