By Roger Dey
BVD Editor 

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch marks 40 years of local news


Last updated 12/1/2020 at 10pm

(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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