T. Falls Council approves variance request

The Thompson Falls City Council only had one item on their agenda for Monday's meeting, and with that the council approved a variance request to the city's zoning ordinance. Mosher Transportation...

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Luana Beavers-Sampson, 59, operating without liability insurance, 1st offense, $85. Brandon Wilson, 28, speeding in a restricted zone, $95, deferred imposition of sentence. Scott Trelatsky, 26, seatbelt violation, $20. Daniel...

Not guilty plea entered in DUi case

Appearing for her arraignment in District Court on Tuesday, Shela Laurayne Herring pleaded not guilty to felony charges of criminal endangerment and assault on a peace officer and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated driving under the influence,...

Mercer appointed as district judge

Governor Greg Gianforte last week announced his appointment of John A. Mercer to serve on the Twentieth Judicial District Court, which includes Lake and Sanders Counties. Mercer fills the vacancy created by Twentieth Judicial District Judge Deborah...

Contractor finishes walking path at sports complex

It's been a long time in the making, but the walking path of the Amundson Sports Complex is finally finished. Throughout the day last Thursday trucks filled with asphalt went in and out of the...

Town of Plains offered help with grants, seeds

The Plains Town Council last Monday was offered help to apply for a grant to build tourism in a manageable way while another person offered a way to pretty up the town. Council members again tabled...

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 11; T. Falls, 5; Hot Springs, 3; Trout Creek, 1; Noxon, 1. Monday, May 6 Open door/window, Plains. Mental health issue, Plains. Business contact, Hot Springs. Theft, T. Falls. Animal other, T. Falls. Suspicious activity, T....

Lolo NF to discuss plan revision in TF

The Lolo National Forest invites you to attend an upcoming engagement on Plan Revision to share what we have heard from your comments and identified as issues to address in alternative development for analysis in the next phase of plan revision....

Hawks take down defending state champs

The Lady Hawk softball team took down the defending state champions last weekend, proving they are a powerhouse in Class B play. The Hawks beat state champion Conrad 6-2 in their first game of the...

Hot Springs second at district

The Hot Springs Savage Heat brought home the hardware from the District track and field meet last week, with both the boys and girls placing second as a team. Noxon and Hot Springs traveled to Missoula for the district meet, where one Red Devil and...

Plains, TF athletes best in 7B

The Hot Springs Savage Heat brought home the hardware from the District track and field meet last week, with both the boys and girls placing second as a team. Noxon and Hot Springs traveled to Missoula for the district meet, where one Red Devil and...

Red Devils finish season on road

The Noxon-Thompson Falls co-op baseball team headed to Whitefish for their tournament, first taking on the Troy Trojans falling 10-4. The Red Devils opened the scoring in the first after Logan Buckner singled, scoring one run, but the Trojans were...

Tina and Jeanne lead ladies into competition

Ladies league at River’s Bend started competition play last week, with Tina Wheeler and Jeanne Holleran combining for the low team gross of 97, and Barb Wooden and Katrina Nygaard the low team net of 72. Wheeler had the low individual gross of 44...

Baxter, Nygaard to represent TF at state golf

The Thompson Falls and Plains golf teams took to the road to take on the divisional tournament at the Old Works course in Anaconda on Tuesday. Only two golfers will be headed to state, Hawks Aubrey...

Bear Muscle flexes a win

Bear Muscle Fitness flexed their muscles last Tuesday at River’s Bend, with team members Paul Flemmer, Steve Fairbank, Russ Wood and Cody Mosher combining for the low team gross score of 187, while NLC Inc.’s Bill Nolen, Howard Morkert, Ben...

Plains t-ball takes on St. Regis

It's doubtful that Aaron Boone, manager of the N.Y. Yankees, has called timeout and gone to home plate to help get his player's hair off his face or tied a player's shoes for them at the plate, but...

Sunshine and swings for Over the Hill gang

It felt like summer at River's Bend Golf Course on Monday as the Over the Hill gang enjoyed a warm, sunny round of golf. Ron Beaty had the low men's gross round of 37, with Doug Deck carding the low net round of 32. For the women, Jan Thompson's 48...

Highlead takes the lead

The Highlead team of John and Jesse Mosher, Chadd Laws and Steve Fairbank took the lead for the night in Wednesday play last week at River’s Bend, combining for a low team gross of 181. First-place team Edward Jones (Carter Meyer, Ryan Craven,...

Plains alum gives special performance

A Plains graduate came back home last week to give a free concert at the Paradise Center, where he also attended school for nine years. More than 100 people attended the special piano recital by...

Nealry 2.5 tons of e-waste collected

Dusti Johnson from the Department of Environmental Quality in Helena recorded that 4,858 lbs of electronic waste was collected during the annual Beatification Days in Thompson Falls in April. “The contractors for handling the waste were Green...

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

The aurora borealis, also referred to as the northern lights, put on a brilliant show over the weekend. Those who stayed up for the show of lights were treated to streaks of greens, purples and pinks...

Former TRACS dog in contest

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter's former resident becomes one of the top 10 contestants in a national dog makeover competition. Dolly, a standard poodle mix, arrived at TRACS dirty and in need of...

TF teacher chosen for Germany fellowship

Danice Toyias, Thompson Falls junior high Social Studies teacher, has been accepted to attend a fellowship to Germany. The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) is a partnership that provides...

SCHOOL LUNCH HEROES

Plains High School sophomore Adreanna Nelson presents a School Lunch Hero Day plaque to Larri Jo Ovitt of the school cafeteria for the team's nutritious meals. Nelson heads the school's nutrition...

Noxon students attend art conference

Nine Noxon High School Art Club students were treated to a trip to Missoula to participate in the Montana Art Interscholastic (MAI) program for the third year. MAI is an annual two-day high school...

Remember When?

105 YEARS AGO • MAY 8, 1919 IMPROVING LARGE RANCH The Clarks Fork Land and Cattle Co., of which H.A. White is manager, is preparing to do considerable development work on their large tract of land east of town on Woodlin flat. Mr. White has...

Brown named FWP instructor of the year

A Plains woman has been recognized for the second time for her volunteer efforts to make the woods a safer place during hunting season. Lisa Brown was recently presented the Montana Fish, Wildlife &...

Question of the week

CAIGE MOLZHON, Thompson Falls - “I would like to go on a fishing field trip.” PAISLEY BAIRD, Thompson Falls - “My ideal field trip would be to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.” LINCOLN ADAMS, Thompson Falls - “My ideal field trip would...

Local government review

The Local Government Review (LGR) seems to still generate questions. The 1972 Constitution mandated this be put before the electorate every 10 years. And FYI – what this is not – among other things: Removing or disciplining staff members or...

Sunday's Snapshots: Spring cleaning, selling and saving

It’s the last few days of spring and we’re heading so quickly into summer my head is spinning, although that may be the pollen. Already, we’re looking at pool hours and swimming lessons, at camping trips and vacations, at summer reading lists...

Welcoming 'outsiders'

Thank you! When I first moved to Thompson Falls almost 10 years ago I was amazed at the way the community came together to help people in need. Fundraisers, auctions and spaghetti dinners were just some of the ways those in need were helped. It...

Our Viewpoint: Community minded

I remember being in high school when the movie Titanic was released. My friend and I drove to Missoula to see it on opening weekend. It was a big deal to be able to go to the big city for opening weekend of a movie. That was a whole decade before...

Mortgage Minute: Credit inquiries

A frequent question I get asked when someone applies for a loan is whether pulling their credit report is going to affect their credit score. The answer to that question is “it might.” In general, inquiries have a small impact. A single inquiry...

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