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 By Annie Wooden    News    May 24, 2018 

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...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    May 24, 2018 

Blue Slide Road open, but restrictions in place

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

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

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. Noise...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 24, 2018 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Justice Court

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

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 24, 2018 

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 vot...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

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...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 17, 2018

MDT begins Blue Slide Road stabilization

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) officials are hoping to have one lane of Blue Slide Road...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 17, 2018

Agency replaces tainted wells

Each winter, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) uses salt and magnesium chloride as...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 17, 2018

Clark Fork breaches banks

Rising rivers have caused flooding throughout Sanders County, and the Clark Fork River is expected...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 17, 2018

T. Falls hires new Public Works Director

The Thompson Falls City Council unanimously voted Monday to hire Neil Harnett as the city’s new Public Works Director. Harnett is no stranger to wor...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 2; T. Falls, 4; Plains, 3; H. Springs, 4; Dixon QRU, 2. Sunday, May 6 Report of juveniles jumping off the Plains Fairgrounds bridge...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 17, 2018

Woman sentenced for meth possession

A woman currently on probation was sentenced Tuesday for felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, methamphetamines. District Court Judge...

 

Justice Court

Sander’s County Sheriff’s Office Curtis Mallert-Graham, 22, $55, speeding in a restricted zone. Carol Brooker, 64, $55, speeding in a restricted...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 17, 2018

Clark Fork River gets closer to lagoon

The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle Division visited Plains Sunday to take a...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    May 17, 2018

Church ordered to release information in abuse case

Thompson Falls Jehovah’s Witnesses organization has been ordered by District Court Judge James Manley to release all internal documents, reports,...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 17, 2018

Plains decay ordinance advances

Members of the Plains Town Council signed off on the first reading of the proposed amendments to the Decay and Junk Vehicles Ordinance at last...

 

Noxon HS, TC school levies pass

School elections this week included school board positions in Thompson Falls and Noxon, and levy measures in the Trout Creek and Noxon school...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    May 10, 2018

Clark Fork closes in on Plains sewage lagoons

In the most recent round of Mother Nature versus the Town of Plains it seems the town is losing,...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 10, 2018

Death of TF man under review

The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is investigating the death of Matt Lafrieniere, 51, of Thompson Falls. On Thursday, May 3, a 911 caller...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    May 10, 2018

Captured grizzly moved through T. River drainage

A grizzly bear that Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) staff believe traveled through the Thompson...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 4; T. Falls, 6; Plains, 2; Dixon QRU, 1. Sunday, April 29 Dog bite, Hwy. 28, Dog Lake. Two vehicles sitting on Hwy. 200, T. Falls....

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Sheriff’s Office Thomas Elder, 24, $135, driving while privilege is suspended or revoked. Robert Weiss, 26, $20, day speeding....

 

NLI hosts annual meeting Saturday

Northern Lights Inc. will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday, May 12, in Sandpoint. The meeting will be 8:30-10 a.m. (PDT) at the Sandpoint...

 

ELECTION 2018: Sanders County Sheriff/Coroner

NAME: Darlene Lee EDUCATION: Associates (AA) degree in Criminal Justice; Basic, Intermediate and...

 

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