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 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021 

New bridge on Poorman Creek to help fish, road maintenance

Work on a new bridge over Poorman creek, just below McClellan Gulch is well underway, with the project projected to be complete by about the second...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021 

Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect in Lincoln area; Stage 2 restrictions in effect for Powell County * Updated

With wildfire smoke lingering in the air across western Montana, and warm, dry conditions across the region pushing fire dangers ever higher, fire...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 29, 2021 

Ovando man killed in motorcycle accident near Lewis and Clark County line

A motorcyclist from Ovando died in a single vehicle accident on highway 200 about seven miles west of Lincoln on Saturday evening, July 24. According...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 22, 2021

Ovando sees empathy, kindness and curiosity following fatal bear attack

In the wake of a tragic grizzly attack that claimed the life of visiting cyclist Leah Lokan on July 6, Ovando has seen an outpouring of support as it...

 
 By Kate nRadford    News    July 22, 2021

Recovery success fuels optimism for Blackfoot's Trumpeter Swans

Each spring, more than 150 students from schools within the Blackfoot Watershed meet up for a public swan release. This spring may have seen the last...

 
 By News Release    News    July 22, 2021

Handle fish carefully during summer heat wave

GREAT FALLS - As air and water temperatures continue to climb, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff urge anglers to use extra care when handling...

 
 By News Release    News    July 22, 2021

Montana's Historical Society Offers Education for All Ages

Wooly mammoth tusks, a bison jump diorama and a fascinating collection of Charlie Russell artwork are a few of the treasures to behold at the Montana...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2021

Vehicle catches fire, burns along Highway 200 west of Lincoln

Lincoln Fire Rescue responded to a car fire on Highway 200, a couple hundred yards east of Lone Point Road, Saturday afternoon July 10. No one was...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2021

Stage 1 Fire restrictions go into effect throughout region; some exceptions in Lincoln area for now

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest instituted Stage 1 fire restrictions throughout the forest beginning Friday, July 9 at 12:01 a.m., with the...

 
 By News Release    News    July 15, 2021

DNA confirms euthanized bear responsible for Ovando attack

MISSOULA – DNA results received Wednesday confirmed the bear killed by wildlife officials last Friday was the same bear who fatally attacked a... Full story

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2021

Ranger District looking ahead with plans for maintenance, trails, wildfire resilience projects

Lincoln District Ranger Rob Gump addressed the dry conditions on the Lincoln Ranger District during Lincoln Government Day July 2 (see story Stage 1 F...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2021

Grizzly seen in Lincoln as bear activity, awareness increase

A young grizzly bear spotted in Lincoln Sunday afternoon caused some alarm on social media, but it apparently headed back to the Blackfoot River...

 
 By News Release    News    July 8, 2021

Officials kills grizzly bear near Ovando

OVANDO – Wildlife officials shot and killed a grizzly bear early Friday morning less than two miles from Ovando, where a woman was killed in a...

 
 By News Release    News    July 8, 2021

Montana FWP releases additional information on fatal Grizzly attack in Ovando

FWP keeps traps in Ovando area, more details released OVANDO – After two days of searching by helicopter and on the ground, the grizzly bear that... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 8, 2021

Updated: Grizzly bear attacks, kills cyclist camping in downtown Ovando

OVANDO –The long Fourth of July weekend came to a tragic end early Tuesday morning after a grizzly bear attacked and killed an adult female cyclist...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 8, 2021

Lincoln featured in report on projects in four states connecting conservation, outdoor rec. with rural economic well-being

A recent white paper published by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Heart of the Rockies Initiative features Lincoln as a case...

 
 By News Release    News    July 8, 2021

Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile Virus. In...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 1, 2021

New Ranger takes the reins at Lincoln District

"There's a lot going on, for sure, but I'm excited," Rob Gump, the new Lincoln District Ranger, told the BVD last Wednesday. Gump, a U.S. Forest...

 

BVD Image Wins 2021 Mel Ruder Photograph of the Year

The image of an unidentified young girl getting a hand with her shoes during the Boot Race at last summer's Lincoln Rodeo by BVD Editor Roger Dey...

 
 By News Release    News    July 1, 2021

American Legion of Montana Partners with MTVAHCS to bring COVID-19 vaccines to veterans and their families

Helena - The pandemic has highlighted the power of partnerships and this Friday, Veterans and their families and caregivers are invited to...

 

Corrections

Correction - June 17 issue: The dates listed in the Lincoln summer events article published June 17 had the wrong dates listed for the Lincoln Flea Market. The dates should have been July 16-18. (This...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 24, 2021

UBVCC meeting features updates on roads, bridges and discussion of OHV traffic in town

Resurfacing paved streets in Lincoln has been the hot topic for the past few months, but updates on the roads and bridges outside of town dominated...

 
 By News Release    News    June 24, 2021

USDA Seeks Applications to Strengthen Rural Cooperatives and Improve Economic Conditions in Montana's Rural Areas

BOZEMAN – USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced June 11that the Department is accepting applications for grants...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 17, 2021

Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for 'above-normal' season

In a wildfire briefing at the state Capitol attended by more than a dozen land use and wildfire response agency leaders, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2021

A turn for the worse

A semi carrying a load of building materials on a flatbed trailer tipped over near Roger's Pass Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Groschelle said...

 

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