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 By John Dowd    News    August 6, 2020 

Health officials warn of scammers

Advances in technology and the prevalance of COVID-19 are augmeting the ability of criminals to take advantage of people. There are numerous ways...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    August 6, 2020 

Paradise fire escape a unique piece of history

One of the most recognizable features of the iconic Paradise schoolhouse, which is now a museum and...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    August 6, 2020 

Question of the Week

BEBE TOWNSEND KENNEDY, Thompson Falls — “Being in the air conditioning.” BELLE COOPER, Thompson Falls — “Swimming, because you get a chance...

 
 By John Dowd    News    August 6, 2020 

Not guilty pleas to drug charges

A Hot Springs woman pleaded not guilty last week after being charged with one count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Meggin Gill was...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 30, 2020

TF Council looks for community input, ideas

Earlier this month the Thompson Falls City Council met to discuss various plans and projects being taken on to improve the quality of life and...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 30, 2020

What should schools should do this fall in response to COVID-19?

SUE JONES, Paradise - “I’m just not sure about having the kids go back to school because you can’t keep kids from touching their face and other...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 30, 2020

BACK IN BUSINESS

After a year of closure, the Circle in Plains has reopened. Due to issues with hot water damage,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 23, 2020

ROAMING FREE

"No matter what side of the fence you are on, most people in the west have a picture of a bison on...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 23, 2020

Question of the Week

GRACE GAMBOA, Plains - “I think that some people are definitely upset with having to wear them. Like in restaurants it is kind of different because...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 23, 2020

Officers join T. Falls police

Police work can be a dangerous and thankless job, especially in today's world. However, there are...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 23, 2020

Noxon restaurant is back in business

The Hereford Restaurant is open after being closed for about three years. At one time, the business...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 16, 2020

4 COVID cases confirmed, fair canceled

UPDATE: A fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Sanders County. As a result of Governor...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 16, 2020

Survey addresses housing in county

Organizations have found the biggest challenge to economic growth in Sanders County is the dire need for housing. According to the new Sanders County...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 16, 2020

Question of the Week

SHEREE SULLIVAN, Thompson Falls - “Yes. There’s too much of the buying of the land with a house put on it, which raises the property tax and the...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 16, 2020

Heron man shot after dispute

A Heron man is in the hospital and another in custody after a shooting on Lower River Road last weekend. According to family members, 36-year-old...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 16, 2020

Man hit by train still recovering

A 78-year-old man remains in a Missoula hospital after being struck by a train at a crossing in Thompson Falls on June 29. Gary Freeman is listed in...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 16, 2020

Sentence for assault

Dixon man Michael Stocking appeared in 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday for sentencing. Stocking was convicted of two counts of assault, one...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Should masks be mandatory in the state of Montana?

Lacy Wieckowski, Thompson Falls - “I do believe that masks should be mandatory. As long as it’s worn properly it should help prevent the...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 9, 2020

Paradise Celebrates Independence Day

been celebrating the Fourth of July as a community. Each year the community comes out with food,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 9, 2020

TF recognizes improvements

Since 2004 the community of Thompson Falls has been striving to maintain the natural beauty of the...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 9, 2020

SCCDC welcomes new director

The Sanders County Community Development Corporation (SCCDC) recently welcomed Ray Brown as its new...

 
 By John Dowd    News    July 2, 2020

Noxon fireworks show to go on

For the first time in 45 years, the Noxon Bicentennial community park committee has canceled the Fourth of July celebrations due to COVID-19 regulatio...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Question of the week

MICHELLE TYLER, West Pasco, Washington - “The Fourth of July celebrates the birth of our country, when the country signed the Declaration of...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    July 2, 2020

Radio enthusiasts participate in field day

The radio has long been the symbol of communication. Ever since its invention in the mid 1890's,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    June 25, 2020

Choosing a trade

When most high school seniors are asked what they plan on doing after graduation, few will say that they plan to pursue a trade. America is built by t...

 

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