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 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...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 10, 2021

Lincoln Firefighters host first outdoor Firemans Ball

The Lincoln Fireman's Ball was the latest local event to make a comeback as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and restrictions loosen up. Normally...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    June 3, 2021

Optimist Club scavenger hunt puts a new twist on OHV runs

Lincoln was awash in off-highway vehicles last weekend as people took advantage of nice weather and back to back rides here during the long Memorial...

 
 By Kate Radford    Features    June 3, 2021

Improvements planned for Sculpture in the Wild

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild received a new grant this year to help fund some facilities improvements and greater access to the park for...

 
 By Roger Dey    Features    May 20, 2021

Girls on Shred prep for summer with training session at Lincoln Skatepark

Girls on Shred, a Missoula based skate and snowboarding group, hosted a training day for about 15 of their volunteers at the Lincoln Skatepark...

 

Photos: Game on

Lincoln Little League took on Helmville Wednesday, May 12. The Lincoln teams also hosted home games May 14, with the Bent Nail Construction 9U team...

 

Photo: Feathering her nest

A female bluebird carries a beakful of grass to a birdhouse along Stemple Pass Road. The bluebird first landed on the wire next to birdhouse to watch...

 

In Session: Legislators complete work

Montana’s legislators completed work for the 67th Session on Thursday, April 29 (ten days ahead of schedule). Our primary Constitutional duty is to...

 

Upper Blackfoot Chronicles: A tale of two photographs

These two photographs bookend a journey. The first has been seen by possibly millions of Junior High and High School students over the years. An...

 

As Mobile Home Parks See Major Rent Spikes, Montana Legislature Has Little Appetite for Affordable Housing Solutions

Mobile home parks are one of the last strongholds of reliable affordable housing in Montana, helping people of a wide range of income levels become...

 

LINCOLN, MONTANA

Editors Note: Rick Graetz with the University of Montana selected Lincoln to be the first town featured in a new series of community profiles in the...

 

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