Blue Slide Road open, but restrictions in place

UPDATED May 25: The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will open one lane of alternating...

Man sentenced for probation violations

A Thompson Falls man was sentenced to the Department of Corrections on Tuesday for multiple probation violations. Judge James Manley sentenced Cody...

High water closes part of Clark Fork River

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) on Friday issued an emergency closure for a portion of Noxon Reservoir bove Avista’s Noxon Rapids Dam. The...

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol John Savage, 35, $335, failure to carry proof of insurance, 1st offense. John Savage, 35, $20, seatbelt violation. John...

T. Falls council votes to increase water rates

The Thompson Falls City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to increase water and sewer rates in the city. Beginning June 1, residents will be charged $40...

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 7; Plains, 9; H. Springs, 6; Dixon QRU, 1. Sunday, May 13 Suspicious vehicle, Heron. Coroner requested, Plains....

County fair board approves two contracts

The Sanders County Fair Board signed two major contracts at last week’s May meeting in preparation for this year’s fair. The board unanimously...

Young Lady Hawks play well but fall

It was only a little over two months long, but the Lady Hawks' return to the playing fields of...

ONE OF A KIND ATHLETE

Hot Springs junior Tyler Carr won fourth place in the 110 meter hurdles at the Western C meet and...

Devil athletes score big

Little big team. The Noxon Red Devil track and field teams, not big in numbers but long on talent...

Plains thinclads move on

In Class C, only the best of the best even get the opportunity to move on to the State C track and...

Hawks excel at State B

Only four-strong, the Thompson Falls golfing team made quite a splash at the State B golf...

Hawks 4th, 5th in Western B

The Thompson Falls boys won fourth and the Lady Hawks fifth at the Western B-C divisional track and ...

Trotters win way to State B-C tournament

It has been a great run so far; why should the fun stop now? The Plains-Hot Springs Trotters fought ...

Over the Hill gang plays blind man's bluff game

Over the Hill golfers may have strolled onto the grounds of River’s Bend Golf Course with their eyes wide open Monday morning, but they ended up...

Shanks a Lot retakes Tuesday night lead

Shanks a Lot golfers moved back into the league lead as Bear Muscle Fitness shot the low team gross and One Shy of a Six Pack the low team net in...

Question of the Week

Natalie Erwin, Trout Creek – “Live life, have fun, behave yourself.” Alec White, Thompson Falls – “Enjoy your summer, but it will be...

A Journey Back in Time

It has been 50 years since the U.S. Marines launched "Operation No Name" during the Vietnam War in ...

4 Aces nabs top prize in horse poker run

Betting on the horses is a long tradition in America, but gambling while on horses is part of the...

County remembers longtime plat clerk

If you have bought or sold property in Sanders County, you have a little piece of Lynne Burns with...

Winston performs for fans in Paradise

Renowned pianist, George Winston, performed a benefit concert Monday at the Paradise Center in...

Plains clean-up a success

Volunteers last weekend might have made a small dent in "Project Clean-Up Days," but they got a big ...

Dutch oven cooking lessons

Those interested in learning to cook with a Dutch oven can taste samples and see a cook in action at noon on Thursday, May 31 at Harvest Foods. The...

Trout Creek students learn importance of citizenship

Trout Creek's afterschool program has accomplished a lot in the short three months they have been...

Event promotes tobacco prevention

Sanders County Tobacco Prevention Specialist Sandra Gubel is recognizing "World No Tobacco Day."...

Our economies have been crushed

Dear Editor: For 20 years the citizens of Gallatin County gave me the privilege to serve as a District Court Judge in Bozeman. Before I was elected...

Be careful of phone scams

Editor, There is a scam coming from Jamaica. Your readers need to know that they might get a long-awaited call from “Publishers Clearing House”...

Natural resource-based economies have been crushed

As a former Lincoln County Commissioner that spent years advocating for both the Rock Creek and Montanore proposals, I thought I had seen everything...

Coulda, shoulda, woulda ... advice for graduates

It’s been many moons since most of us at The Sanders County Ledger graduated high school, but the lessons learned still resonate. Fun fact: half...

Randy Pirker

Randy Pirker was surrounded by his two daughters and lifelong friend when he went to be with the...

Gary 'Jay' Hanson

Gary "Jay" Hanson passed away in his home in Thompson Falls, Mont., on May 21, 2018, after battling ...

Shirley M. Larson

Shirley M. Larson was born May 19, 1932 and passed away May 15, 2018 at Mt. Silcox Assisted Living. ...

John William Ashcroft

Dec. 14, 1932 - April 21, 2018 John William Ashcroft was born Dec. 14, 1932 in St. Ignatius and raised in Dixon, the youngest of six siblings. He...

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