Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - The Blackfoot Valley's News Source Since 1980

By Roger Dey
BVD Editor 

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch marks 40 years of local news

 

December 3, 2020

(Courtesy Daryl Heinitz)

Ray Heinitz hangs the Marj-N-Rays / Blackfoot Valley Dispatch sign on a chute at the Lincoln Rodeo Grounds in 1981

On Dec. 5, 1980, a small, still unnamed newspaper began circulating in Lincoln.

Sporting a series of question marks where the publication's name should be, the front page included the issue's only story - a message from the publishers - and a photo of a then-new Ponderosa Snow Warriors Clubhouse and information on the club's open house and Christmas dinner. The remainder of the issue was almost...



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