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Oktoberfest celebration

The Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge celebrated the beginning of Fall with its first annual Oktoberfest celebration last Saturday. There was plenty of fun for the whole family, with a kids' craft tent,...

 

Friends fore life

The game of golf is a popular pastime and the River's Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls offers a scenic 9-hole course for a relaxing game. David Tallant and Rees Woolford are two friends that have...

 

TC woman wins senior bowling title

Competition was fierce at the National Senior Bowling Championships in Cincinnati August 6-9. A total of seven bowlers qualified from Rimrock Lanes and four others from throughout Montana. There were...

 

PURPLE PARADISE

by Callie Jacobson Trout Creek was overrun with huckleberries last weekend as the 40th Annual Huckleberry Festival provided entertainment, a parade, crafts and wares and of course, all things...

 

Cross-country journey

Some people walk to exercise and some people take a walk to enjoy the fresh air Glenn Koster, Sr. walks to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. Starting in Miami Beach, Florida on February 1, 2018, Koster’s journey cuts through 16 states f...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    August 8, 2019

Plains discusses sewer rate increase

The Plains Town Council held their monthly meeting Monday, discussing proposed increases of the sewer rates. The council discussed how to approach an increase that would be most appropriate for all residents affected. The discussion included whether...

 

Community keeps T.Falls beautiful

The Thompson Falls Beautification Committee honored three properties with a Thumbs Up Award for keeping Thompson Falls looking beautiful last week. Each year the awards are given out to a residence,...

 

Bass fishers net big catches in tourney

The fish were biting for the fishers at The Bass Federation (TBF) Tri-State Open Buddy Tournament in Trout Creek July 27 and 28. The fishing began bright and early at 6 a.m. and didn’t slow down until 3 p.m. A total of 41 boats entered the c...

 

Summer studies for Dixon kids

Students at Dixon Elementary had the opportunity to express their creativity and exercise their brains at the "Nature Art 'n' Writing" summer camp July 15-18. The camp focused on exploring nature thro...

 

A howlin' good time at Wild Coyote Days

The weather was perfect for three days of festivities that the Coyote Days at the Wild Coyote Saloon hosts annually. According to owner Karen Ferguson, there were around 700 people coming and going...

 

Wolverine expert speaks at CICC event

Fine dining, friends and wolverines were the themes at the Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls on June 12. The Cube Iron-Cataract Coalition (CICC) hosted a banquet with a catered meal from the Dog Hill Bistr...

 

Wild Coyote gears up for weekend fun

What do you get when you mix lawn mowers revving, ducks racing, and horseshoes flying? The Coyote Days at the Wild Coyote Saloon in Thompson Falls. The fun starts on Friday, July 26 and doesn’t slow down until Sunday. There will be live music from Th...

 

Blues festival marks 10 years

This year will mark 10 years for the Big Sky Blues Festival. The festival will be held in at Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon next weekend, August 2-4. The festival highlights the blues style of music and all that makes the genre so loved. This year, the...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 25, 2019

Local forester earns state recognition

Dale Peters was named Trust Lands Forester of the Year for 2018 in the state of Montana. Peters has been serving as Forest Management Supervisor on the Plains Unit since 2014. Peters earned this...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 25, 2019

YCC, MCC crews work to improve Big Hole area trails

Crew members from the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) worked hard to improve the access points and trails surrounding Big Hole Lookout. These trails provide...

 

Human rights vigil held in TF

Members of the Sanders County Human Rights (SCHR) group gathered on the grass in front of the courthouse last Friday for a candlelight vigil to open discussion about the current situation on the U.S....

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 11, 2019

TF Council to take over veterans memorial

It was a smooth evening for the Thompson Falls City Council, with every action item on the agenda gaining approval to move forward. Those items included a Memorandum of Understanding that the City Council will oversee and take care of the...

 

Recovery continues 20 years after accident

July 3 marked 20 years since Justin Knutson fell about 150 feet while climbing near Noxon. Knutson was climbing with friends, Rob Buchan and Matthew Larkin, who went to get help after the fall....

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 11, 2019

Summer lunch program changes

The Thompson Falls Elementary School offers breakfast and lunch during their two sessions of summer school. The first session was Monday through Thursday, June 17-20 and June 24-27 and the second session is coming up July 15-18 and 22-25. In past yea...

 

Food, fellowship at Chicken Jamboree

The Christian Men’s Prayer Breakfast group will once again host the Chicken Jamboree at Thompson Falls Power Park on July 20. Originally set up by nine men in Big Timber 35 years ago, the Chicken Jamboree started when those men were brainstorming h...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 4, 2019

TF airport awarded funding for upgrades

The Thompson Falls Airport will be receiving almost $150,000 to reconstruct the runways, taxiways, and aprons. The money that is being given is part of the effort to connect Montana. Senator John Tester announced that more than $8 million dollars...

 

Dogs celebrate summer at canine festival

Dozens of dogs took to the park in Thompson Falls for the Canine Carnival, hosted by the Sanders County Dog Training Club (SCDTC). There were plenty of activities to keep dogs occupied, whether it be...

 

MSU leaders make stop in Trout Creek

The faculty of Montana State University embarked on their eighth annual bus tour of different parts of Montana. This year the team headed northwest to engage with the different communities. The crew was made up of faculty, staff and student leaders,...

 

Labor of Love

The Paradise Center has gone through quite a few improvements recently. Behind the effort to replace aged and broken window and louver units in the center's bell tower is Rudi Boukal of Thompson Falls...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 4, 2019

Bull trout finds its way over fish ladder

A bull trout has made its way through the fish ladder at the Thompson Falls Dam last week, bringing to 16 the total number of bull trout that have used the fish ladder since its installation in 2011....

 

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