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 By Tammy Jordan    News    August 6, 2020 

COVID-19 having an impact on Lincoln Community Hall funding

The historic Lincoln Community Hall normally plays host to several events throughout the year, but this year COVID-19 has changed that. Large... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 30, 2020

UBVCC covers array of topics at July meeting

The Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council discussed a wide number topics at their July 21 meeting, including updates the Mike Horse road and restoration project to an Envision Lincoln grant award...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 30, 2020

Different counties mean different directives for dealing with COVID-19

Phase 2 of the Reopening of the Big Sky Plan launched on June 1, and Governor Bullock's directive regarding face coverings in indoor public spaces and... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 23, 2020

PureView cancels future COVID-19 surveillance testing following Lincoln

The drive-through testing event at Parker Medical Center Wednesday July 15 became the last of PureView Health Center's planned mass testing events for... Full story

 
 By Chris Aadland    News    July 23, 2020

Bullock: masks now mandatory

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock today said he's requiring mask wearing for many Montanans to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the number of... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 23, 2020

Investigation of local woman's death shows no foul play

Investigators and deputies from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office Investigated a death at a residence in the Sleep Hollow Trailer Park July...

 
 By News Release    News    July 23, 2020

FWP makes changes to 2020 surplus license process

Resident and nonresident hunters will be able to sign up for the new Surplus License List, with some sign-ups starting next week. Surplus licenses...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 15, 2020

Cyclists, hikers scarce as GDMBR, CDT see impact of COVID-19 restrictions

Most summers, Lincoln welcomes hikers from the Continental Divide Trail as well as cyclists from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, many of them... Full story

 

Helena man facing felony charges after July 5 incident at Lincoln Rodeo Grounds

A Helena man faces three counts of felony endangerment and a misdemeanor DUI after Lewis and Clark county deputies responded to reports of an...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2020

Town Pump grant funds four AEDs for Helmville community

A recent successful grant application to the Town Pump Charitable Foundtion funded four Zoll Automated External Defibrillators for most of...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 15, 2020

Changes coming to the BVD next week

Next week you will see a change in the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. Seven years ago, we made the jump from a newsletter format on office paper to a tall tabloid on newsprint, returning the BVD to...

 
 By News Release    News    July 15, 2020

FWP seeks input on North Fork Blackfoot River westslope cutthroat project; online public meeting planned for July 22

Missoula - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking input on a proposed fisheries conservation project on the North Fork Blackfoot River that wou... Full story

 
 By Kate Radford    News    July 8, 2020

Higher beef prices putting a pinch on local restaurants

Beef prices have risen steeply for consumers since COVID-19 hit. At the same time, beef prices for ranchers have dropped. Much of this is due to suppl...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 8, 2020

Lack of mask use causes some concern about July 4th events

Last weekend, Lincoln became one of only a few communities in Montana to host an Independence Day parade, rodeo and fireworks this year, after most... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    July 8, 2020

Montana VA Health Care Systems Announces Additional COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic Veterans Across the State

Helena, Mont— Montana Veterans enrolled in the Montana VA Health Care System (MTVAHCS) are eligible for free COVID-19 testing in a second round of swabbing events across Montana. The first round of... Full story

 
 By News Release    News    July 8, 2020

New Public Health Order limits large gatherings and events to 250

Helena – Effective Wednesday, July 8, at 12 am, Lewis and Clark Public Health is issuing a Public Health Order limiting events and gatherings to no... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 1, 2020

July 4th events OK'd to move ahead

Social distancing and personal responsibility will be paramount during this year's annual Independence Day Parade and Lincoln Rodeo. Both events,...

 

Collision course

A Volvo sedan sits in the road near Lambkins as Lincoln Fire Chief Zach Muse directs traffic around scene of the accident it was involved in... Full story

 

COVID-19 related July 4th event changes

Parade Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce President Kate Radford said the LVCC is working to include many of the guidance strategies from Public Health’s Phase 2 Event Planning guidelines. The... Full story

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 1, 2020

Lincoln Ambulance, Sheriff 's Office prepared for busy Fourth of July

With a number of July 4th events canceled around Montana, Lincoln stands to see a major influx of visitors hoping to experience a traditional Independence Day Parade and Rodeo. Christ Lewenight,...

 
 By Kate Radford    News    June 24, 2020

Solid Waste Board halts plastic recycling for a year

The Lincoln Solid Waste Board has decided to pause plastics recycling for one year, starting July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. One of the reasons for the move is the COVID pandemic, said Misty...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 24, 2020

COVID-19 concerns change USFS approach to upcoming fire season

With fire season on the horizon, the Lincoln Ranger District is preparing to tackle wildfires in a different way. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

 
 By News Release    News    June 24, 2020

Montanans should be prepared for encounters with bears

Grizzly bear populations continue to become denser and more widespread in Montana, increasing the likelihood that residents and recreationists will...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions ripple into Ovando's summer

Summer in Ovando is shaping up to be a quiet one this year. Business has been picking up for the small community in the last two weeks, after the...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 17, 2020

Lincolnstock canceled, but community still gets a free dose of entertainment

The concern surrounding COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of Lincolnstock, the annual music festival held at Hooper Park that had been scheduled...

 

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