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 By John Dowd    News    January 21, 2021 

Testimony continues in Wood trial

---UPDATED 5:40 p.m. January 21, 2021--- Wednesday afternoon in 20th District Judicial Court,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 21, 2021 

Former DCI agent testifies in Thompson Falls murder trial

The murder trial of former Thompson Falls resident Danielle Wood continued Thursday in Thompson...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 21, 2021 

T. Falls murder trial begins

The trial of former Thompson Falls resident Danielle Wood began Tuesday with opening arguments by...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 21, 2021 

HISTORIC WINDSTORM

Sanders County continues to recover from a severe windstorm that swept through the area last week,...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    January 21, 2021 

Question of the Week

Jordan Fisher, Thompson Falls - “One thing I have learned from last week’s storm is there is always someone willing to lend a hand, no matter...

 
 By John Dowd    Communities    January 21, 2021 

Cafe owner looks ahead after fire

A fire destroyed the Thompson Falls Genki Asian Cafe on October 17. The blaze burned all night, and...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 14, 2021

High winds cut power throughout county

It's been a windy Wednesday morning throughout Sanders County as thousands of residents were left...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 14, 2021

Public can follow Wood trial online

The trial of Danielle Wood, charged with deliberate homicide in the murder of her ex-boyfriend,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 14, 2021

'Freedom Rally' draws crowd

A group gathered in front of the Sanders County courthouse with flags to support President Trump...

 

Question of the Week

GIN WEBER, Bigfork - “I do my taxes as soon as the paperwork comes in.” MARC TERRAZAS, Thompson Falls - “I prepare my taxes well before the...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 14, 2021

Trial begins in T. Falls

by John Dowd The trial of former Thompson Falls resident Danielle Wood began Tuesday with opening...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 7, 2021

Wood's trial set to begin January 19

The trial of Danielle Wood, a former Thompson Falls woman charged with deliberate homicide in the death of Matt LaFrieniere, is set to begin Jan. 19....

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    January 7, 2021

How do you stay active during the winter months?

Stephaney Hutchings, Thompson Falls - “I drive around and take photos. I shoot landscapes and like leaves, pinecones whatever.” Shane Robins,...

 
 By John Dowd    News    January 7, 2021

Not guilty plea to drug charge

In 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday, Diamond Goforth pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and attempted...

 
 By John Dowd    Sports    January 7, 2021

2021 Fun Run done virtually

The Fun Run was never done like this before, and probably never will be done like this again. In...

 

An old trapper reminisces

As the world spins on, one trapper still remembers the old days where trapping was a necessity....

 

Question of the week

ROBIN GILE, Trout Creek - “I am looking forward to spending more time with my family. I am also hoping that the corruption is exposed and for those...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 31, 2020

Judge denies request for bail reduction

Daniel Haslage appeared before Judge James Manley in 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday, requesting a reduction in his bail. Haslage is facing...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    December 31, 2020

Woods Journal

When it comes to wintertime, along with all the winter sports and activities comes an inherent danger. Those who live their lives out in the wild...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 24, 2020

Businesses on the move in Thompson Falls

Along with many of the changes happening in the year 2020, one may be an exciting shift for a local...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 24, 2020

Downed utility line blocks traffic

Traffic was blocked on Highway 200 east of Thompson Falls Tuesday morning after a utility pole was...

 

Masonic Lodge honors volunteers

The Masonic Lodge of Thompson Falls are giving back to volunteers in the community, as they do every year. Every year they invite their beneficiary...

 

Question of the Week: Where have you seen the best Christmas lights?

CALEB LAKKO, Plains - “In Chicago, where they did the movie ‘Home Alone.’ That house.” BRYAN LAKKO, Plains - “I like the house on Burnham...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 17, 2020

1 dead in Trout Creek standoff

One person is dead and another injured after an hours-long standoff in Trout Creek on Friday. Accord...

 
 By John Dowd    News    December 17, 2020

A taste of Europe in TF

Two local women are bringing an exotic culinary experience to Sanders County. Lydia LaFriniere, who...

 

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