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 By John Dowd    Communities    May 21, 2020

Question of the Week

KRYSTAL McKINNEY, Thompson Falls — “Gas prices.” GARY THOMPSON, Thompson Falls — “I think it has made us all slow down a little bit and...

 By John Dowd    News    May 21, 2020

Superintendent brings experience to T. Falls position

Thompson Falls Schools is welcoming their new superintendent, Bud Scully. Scully brings positive ene...

 By John Dowd    News    May 21, 2020

Principal wants 'the best' for kids

Starting on July 1, Thompson Falls High will be welcoming their new principal, Daniel Schrock....

 By John Dowd    News    May 21, 2020

Huck Fest cancelled

Of the many difficult decisions having been made in the wake of COVID-19, perhaps the biggest for the community of Trout Creek is the cancelation of...

 By John Dowd    News    May 21, 2020

Donations delivered to county

On Monday Dave Williams, with Joint Operation Mariposa, came out to drop off a truck load of...

 By John Dowd    Communities    May 21, 2020

Students get to show off artwork

Teachers are having to find increasingly clever ways to keep their students involved and to keep the...

 By John Dowd    Communities    May 14, 2020

Question of the Week

SUZY MOTT, Thompson Falls - “A moose because a friend of mine said they have a big ponderous head, but I love their antlers and they just look...

 By John Dowd    News    May 14, 2020

Deferred sentences imposed for defendants

A Thompson Falls man was sentenced on Tuesday to a two-year deferred sentence with the Department of Corrections. Eric Malchow, as part of the...

 By John Dowd    News    May 14, 2020

TF council addresses parking, subdivisions

The Thompson Falls City Council met Monday night to discuss several issues facing the town and returning operations to normalcy. The first item... Full story

 By John Dowd    News    May 14, 2020

County sale event canceled

The Sanders County Yard Sale-ing event is considered by many to be one of the most anticipated events of the year. Given the circumstances...


Students lead protest of Noxon board decision

Noxon students gathered to exercise their First Amendment rights leading student-organized protest at the Noxon School on Friday afternoon. Students...

 By John Dowd    Communities    May 7, 2020

Question of the Week

KAITLYNN GRIMM, Thompson Falls — “Thunderstorms and the flowers. It’s the time when the cold goes away, finally.” TERESA JACKSON, Trout Creek...

 By John Dowd    News    May 7, 2020

School board looks at ways to save

The Thompson Falls School Board met Monday to discuss several subjects, including monetary issues facing the district. One expensive challenge being...

 By John Dowd    News    May 7, 2020

High schools getting creative for graduation

Arguably the most important part of high school for seniors is graduation. It is the moment kids become adults and students are handed back off to the...

 By John Dowd    News    May 7, 2020

Businesses re-open as restrictions lift

As the quarantine restrictions for COVID-19 are slowly lifted, various businesses around Sanders County are trying to open their doors to make up for... Full story

 By John Dowd    News    May 7, 2020

Mental health professionals adjust to serving patients

“We felt it was important to operate as normally as possible,” said Abby Harnett, the Regional Director for Western Montana Mental Health Center...


Out on his own

Taxidermy is a dying field, with fewer and fewer practitioners opening their doors each year. A...

 By John Dowd    News    April 23, 2020

Sheets returns as TF mayor

The new mayor in Thompson Falls is a familiar face to the City Council. On Monday, the council...

 By John Dowd    News    April 23, 2020

Local authors help pen book

No matter one's political views, the one thing most Montanans can agree on is their love for the...


Question of the Week

IRENE NYOMO, Plains – “I’m trusting the governor’s opinion on when he feels that our state is ready to open up.” LEE SUTTORP, Thompson...

 By John Dowd    News    April 23, 2020

Long-awaited project under way in TF

On Monday April 13, the city of Thompson Falls broke ground at Ainsworth Park, a long-awaited project hoped to bring much to better the town. The...

 By John Dowd    News    April 23, 2020

Brush fire gets away, burns tree

A small brush fire damaged a power pole along the railroad tracks at Eddy Flats east of Thompson...

 By John Dowd    News    April 16, 2020

TF Council keeps matters moving

The Thompson Falls City Council continues to follow social distancing measures and recommendations...


Question of the week: What are you most excited for after things return to normal?

JACK LEHL, Alberton, Montana – “I am excited to be able to go to a restaurant again.” SHAUN HEWLETT, Thompson Falls – “I want to go back to...

 By John Dowd    News    April 16, 2020

Board votes non-renewal of administrator's contract

The Thompson Falls School Board met last week to address the continuing remote learning efforts in compliance with Governor Bullock’s directives...


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