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Plains man sentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Plains man, Dylan Hicks, as been sentenced to 10 years with the Department of Corrections with five years suspended on an amended charge of sexual...

Spring burning season nears end

The spring burn season is officially drawing to a close in western Montana as several land agencies in charge of administering burn permits have...

TF man's death still under investigation

The death of Thompson Falls resident Matt LaFriniere is still under investigation, according to a...

Justice Court

Sanders County Attorney David Hartman, 38, violation of protective order, 1st offense, $185; violation of protective order, 1st offense $275....

Roaming grizzly sparks wilderness action

by Annie Wooden A grizzly bear that traveled through Sanders County paved the way for a newly formed group who is looking to help raise awareness...

Wayside expands, adds outdoor event venue

Just in time for summer, the Wayside in Trout Creek has added an outdoor venue for music and other...

Sheriff's Log

Sunday, June 10 Caller being attacked by male, threatened with knife, Plains. Possible house fire, Hot Springs. Cows on Hwy 382. Men asked for a...

Don't cry wolf!

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf. DNA from the animal, which was...

Local dentists provide free care

"It was pitched to us as a marketing tool for community outreach," explained Dr. Andrew Ordelheide, ...

NorthWestern fined for late tax payment

NorthWestern Energy may be held liable for tax obligation penalties and fees for failing to meet the May 31 mailing deadline for this year’s...

Piranhas swim in Hamilton

The Plains Piranhas Swim Team had only one day of practice before they took off to compete in...

It's sports camp season

THOMPSON FALLS hosted a football camp for grades 5-8 last week and several Lady Hawk high school...

Wild Coyotes are now cat's meow

The Wild Coyotes are the cat’s meow now, the official winners of the Wednesday Night Men’s League first half of season play. Putting the low...

Hill gang goes with worst to best format

by John Hamilton It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. The Over the Hill gang attacked River’s Bend Monday morning with a...

Shanks a Lot holds onto Tuesday lead

Weathering the golfing storm, the Shanks a Lot team held on to first place in Tuesday Night Men’s League action at River’s Bend last week....

Weekend sales kick off summer season

Sanders County encompasses more than 2,700 square miles. This weekend, tourists and locals will scatter to find the best deals on the best treasures...

Question of the week?

JESSICA HANSEN, Plains – “Fertilizer. I have a nice big garden. I also raise rabbits and use the droppings for fertilizer. I plant potatoes,...

On Alert

A cow elk pauses after crossing Highway 200 west of Trout Creek. Elk shed their winter coat and...

Graduates from OIT

Thompson Falls High School graduate Jacquelyn Butte recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

Local horsemen club teaches youth

Four members of the Wild Horse Plains Back Country Horsemen gathered at the Sanders County...

Cross-country cyclists make Thompson Falls stops

Two groups of cyclists made stops in Sanders County over the weekend on cross-country trips. The...

Season's Greetings

Fawns and elk calves are making their way into the world around Sanders County (above). Antlers of...

Yoga on the High Bridge

The Thompson Falls High School Lifetime Wellness class took their exercises outdoors last week with ...

Remember When

40 YEARS AGO • JUNE 1, 1978 PLANS BEING DRAWN FOR NEW COUNTY JAIL Bids may be called this summer for construction of a new jail and offices for...

Bees are an important part of gardening season

Roughly a month ago, avid gardeners in the area were busy working the soil and planting those...

Other Viewpoints

Community Decay is defined as a public nuisance created by allowing rubble, debris, junk or refuse, including junk vehicles, boats, RVs, trailers or...

Our Viewpoint

Sanders County is home to many treasures. Not only is the area beautiful, but so are the residents. Perhaps it is because the locals have a certain...

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