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 By Ed Moreth    Communities    January 26, 2023 

SUNSET SWIM

A group of Canada geese take a swim at sunset in Flathead River just east of Paradise Saturday....

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    January 26, 2023 

Paradise Players to put on new show

The Paradise Players are up to it again - they're planning to make people laugh. Kathleen Hubka will be directing "Play On," a comedy written by Rick Abbott that centers around a community theater try...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Savage Horsemen garner 17 wins in home mixer

Last week's wrestling mixer was a new record for the Plains grapplers, who chalked up 15 pins and a total of 17 wins at the Plains Quad, which included Powell County, Arlee and Darby. Nearly 40...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 19, 2023

BUILDING UP

Patrons of the Paradise Center will soon be able to visit every floor without having to trek up and down three flights of stairs. Volunteers finished framing two shafts last week that will eventually...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 19, 2023

Fair Board starts planning for 2023

It was the first Sanders County Fair Commission meeting of the year and the first time for newly elected Commissioners John Holland and Dan Rowan to attend a fair meeting. "I wanted to see what they...

 

BACK OFF!

They might normally hang together, but when it comes to finding food deep below the snow, the senior doe lets the younger one know to go away....

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 12, 2023

CFVH welcomes first baby of 2023

Jillian and Parker Lee pose with their new baby girl, Remi Nicole Lee, the first 2023 child born at Clark Fork Valley Hospital. Remi came into this world on Tuesday, January 3, at 1:06 p.m. Dr....

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 12, 2023

Plains clinic welcomes new staff members

The Costner Care Family Clinic of Plains has added two additional staff members and might have another one coming in the spring. The clinic's newest member is Heath Gerig, who began work last Monday,...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 12, 2023

Plains selects interim mayor

It didn't take long for the Plains Town Council to unanimously appoint a temporary mayor to replace Dan Rowan, who was sworn in as county commissioner on December 29. Three residents applied for the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    January 5, 2023

End of the holiday season

It's almost an unofficial end to the holiday season when the Plains Lions Club retrieves its Christmas ornaments from Railroad Street. Steve Spurr, the club president, and Ben Miller of NorthWestern...

 

WINTER STILLNESS

Even in freezing temperatures, Baldy Mountain and the Clark Fork River can be postcard perfect....

 

Quinn's hosts bright display for 2023 celebration

It took the owner of Rocketman Pyros about two hours to set up his display, but only five minutes to run through the 550 rockets at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort to ring in the new year. More than 150 pe...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 29, 2022

Long Term Care residents get visit from Santa

They probably no longer believe in Santa Claus, but that didn't stop him from showing up at the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Long Term four days before Christmas. Santa spent more than two hours visitin...

 

SEARCH FOR SUSTENANCE

With temperatures dropping to 17 below zero, a white tailed doe comes up empty after plunging her head deep into the snow to look for food....

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 22, 2022

Couple recognized for volunteerism

The American Association of Retired Persons - AARP - recognized a Plains couple for their volunteer work in the community with the prestigious 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service. John and Karen...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 22, 2022

Science classes get hands-on fish experience

There's something fishy happening at Plains High School, and the new science teacher is definitely involved. It's also been discovered that he did the same thing at his former school at St. Regis. Pla...

 
 By Ed moreth    News    December 22, 2022

HOLIDAY SURPRISE

The Plains Elementary School students went home on Friday afternoon leaving a simple and plain cafeteria behind, but when they got to school on Monday it was filled with colorful lights and...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 22, 2022

Plains students help local kids with fundraiser

The students of Plains Elementary School learned a lesson and helped the community at the same time, said Meg Feist, the sixth grade teacher who came up with a fundraiser idea to buy gifts for the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    December 22, 2022

Hawks host mat mixer

Sixty-five wrestlers hit the mats last week at the Thompson Falls mixer where the Blue Hawks had 12 wins and 12 losses for the night, compiling 10 pins for the night. The Plains-Hot Springs Savage...

 

MERRY MUSIC

Photo by Ed Moreth Ashley Jelich and Nicole Burrows conduct members of the Plains High School choir in "Carol of the Bells" in a special Christmas Concert. The choir performed with three songs as the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

SANTA SEASON

Last weekend was Santa Claus' third time to make a special stop in Plains, but this time he had help from elf Kendall Spurr, 9, as he spent time in businesses downtown. He visited with 23 kids, five...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Volunteers deliver stockings to vets

Members of Joint Operation Mariposa (JOM) doesn't want any senior citizen veteran to be forgotten at Christmastime and on Saturday hand delivered a decorated stockings of goodies. It's part of JOM's...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Plains mayor holds final council meeting

The mayor of Plains was pleased that his final town council meeting went smooth and with no conflicts. "I have been extremely proud of what we together have been able to accomplish during my tenure...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    December 15, 2022

Plains wrestling hosts first mixer

Though there was no team standing or winner in the Plains Mixer last week, it looks as though the Plains-Hot Springs Savage Horsemen came out on top with 18 individual victories. Plains hosted the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    December 15, 2022

Veterans retire Old Glory

All was quiet as veterans lined up in the chilly evening to give a proper send off to the emblem that served them well during their tours of duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast...

 

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