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 By Lee Hamilton    Viewpoints    July 8, 2020 

Op-Ed: This is a testing time for all of us

A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the US preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and m...

 
 By Chuck Denowh    Viewpoints    July 8, 2020 

Op-Ed: Coronavirus shutdown exposes need for regulatory takings legislation in Montana

Keeping Montanan small businesses afloat during the coronavirus shutdown was one of the most important actions taken by our federal government. The...

 

Letter: Thanks for support of parade

I want to thank everyone who helped and had any part in the parade, especially the Chamber of Commerce who stepped in at the last minute and took...

 

Op-Ed: Stand up and be counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up and be counted--in the 2020 Census....

 

Letter: Thanks Sheriff Dutton

Letter to the Editor I'd like to take a moment and thank Sheriff Dutton in his role in ensuring the annual Independence Day Parade and the Lincoln...

 

On this Independence Day, recalling the Founders' views of a free press

America's Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the...

 

Montanans Must All Work Together to Fight COVID-19

COVID-19 remains a matter of great concern for Montana medical and public health communities. As of mid-June, Montana’s COVID-19 case rates are the lowest in the continental U.S.; yet disease...

 

Op-Ed: Separating fact from fiction

Fake news. Those two words have likely created more confusion and distrust of the news media than any other. While it is easy to understand why those...

 
 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints    June 17, 2020

Moving ahead with changes for the BVD's future

There will be modifications coming to the way the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch does business, but like it or not, you're still stuck with us Rather than pull the plug on the BVD before it reaches its...

 

Letter: In support of Sheriff's Office presence in LVA building

Right up front I have to admit a positive bias toward the LVA. My wife had a medical emergency that required the Ambulance to Helena. The care and dedication of Bill Frisbee and the entire crew was...

 
 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints    April 29, 2020

A word from the editor

Who's tired of hearing about coronavirus? The last few weeks have been a challenge for everyone, with so many stories, so much uncertainty and myriad...

 

Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis

During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as... Full story

 

Letter: : Thanks Fire, Ambulance

To the Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Crew, Thank you so much for taking time on Easter to be away from your family to do something sweet for the community. You didn’t get to see the people inside...

 

Egg-stra Thank You

I'd like to take a few moments and thank several people and organizations who helped make this Easter a special one for our kids in Lincoln. First,...

 

Montana's counties need help

HELENA, MT – Local Government is at the front lines of the COVID-19 response, including our law enforcement, health departments, health officers,... Full story

 

Letter: Appreciates the BVD

To the editor, Roger, Erin and staff of the BVD! First of all, I’d like to say thank you for the last eight years you have given us folks in Lincoln! I have read the paper for 25 years since I have...

 

Letter: We'll knock out COVID-19

Go ahead and worry and ask questions. I learned that dealing with the cancer. The same thing can apply to Corona virus. Write down your concerns and seek answers. If you don’t write them down, you...

 

Letter: Easter

Easter, the day that changed the course of the world for the better. Take a moment to reflect what this world would be like had this not happened. You would not be reading this, as there would be no...

 

Opinion: Gov. making the right calls on COVID-19, but outcome in all our hands

For those of us old enough to remember or to watch reruns of the 1950s classic Dragnet, we can easily recall Sgt. Friday's quote, "Just the facts,...

 

Letter: Kudos to the Lincoln Community

The COVID-19 virus isn’t stopping education in Lincoln! While checking in with Superintendent Jennifer Packer on Monday, she relayed that Lincoln’s school students are engaging in remote education...

 

LETTER TO MONTANA BUSINESS OWNERS AND MANAGERS ON COVID-19

As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that power Montana’s economy. As concerns... Full story

 

Guest Column: The joys of digging potatoes

Some days, as a mother, are harder than others. There are minutes, hours, days, and even weeks that may seem insurmountable; a simple joy found in an unexpected place can lighten an entire month and...

 

Letter: Thank You LVA

Dear Lincoln Ambulance Crew and our Fire Chief Zach Muse, Aaron Birkholz, Ernie Lundberg, Klara Varga, and Kristy Fry. We, here in Lincoln are so lucky to have these people taking care of us Last...

 

Op/Ed: Make it Count: The 2020 Census

Every ten years we are asked to do one of the easiest, safest, and most important things we can do for our communities: fill out our census form....

 

Op/Ed: Without civility, our system doesn't work

When he was just a young teenage schoolboy, George Washington sat down and copied out 110 "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior." Many of these...

 

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