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 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...

 By John Dowd    News    June 25, 2020

Trap shooters happy to compete

Father's Day for many means going fishing, camping or just sitting around and watching football...

 By John Dowd    News    June 25, 2020

Pedestrian hit by train in Thompson Falls

Emergency personnel responded Monday to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train in Thompson Falls.... Full story

 By John Dowd    News    June 25, 2020

Bond reduced for defendant

y John Dowd In District Court last week, bond was reduced to $25,000 for Dalton McFarland of Hot Springs. McFarland is charged with aggravated...

 By John Dowd    News    June 25, 2020

Construction Zone Crash

A dump truck and a pickup collided in a construction zone east of Thompson Falls on Monday. A tow...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 25, 2020

Amateur radio field day set

While some consider radio an obsolete tool, however there are many in the Sanders County area keeping the art of broadcast and ham alive. On Saturday,...

 By John Dowd    News    June 18, 2020

Varied reactions at T. Falls protest

Residents gathered on Main Street in Thompson Falls on Sunday to express their opinions about...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 18, 2020

What's the fondest memory you have with your father?

LIAM PALLISTER, Thompson Falls - “It would probably be fishing at my grandpa’s pond in the cabin in Helena. It was really fun.” VANESSA...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 18, 2020

Residents join family in vigil

Locals gathered in front of the Sanders County Courthouse in Thompson Falls for a vigil honoring...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 18, 2020

Travelers' monster draws curiosity from locals

Many have noticed a large beast traveling around Thompson Falls. The creature weighs about 600...

 By John Dowd    News    June 11, 2020

Wood's trial date nears

As soon as COVID-19 began to spread through the United States and regulations had to be put in...

 By John Dowd    News    June 11, 2020

TFPD recognizes retiring officer

Officer Bob Thornhill was recognized during Monday's Thompson Falls City Council meeting for his...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 11, 2020

Question of the Week

CRAIG CAMPBELL, Hawaii — “I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and, in my experience, traveling has broadened my horizons, diversified my...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 11, 2020

Project ASCENT plans silent auction

The local outdoor organization Project ASCENT is holding a silent auction at the Thompson Falls Elks Lodge from June 15 to June 27. Several local arti...

 By John Dowd    News    June 11, 2020

Missing Bonner man found

A man who went missing on Memorial Day showed up in Spokane a week later. James Whitmarsh, from Bonner, Montana, reportedly suffered a concussion and...

 By John Dowd    News    June 11, 2020

Local runners support global effort

A last-minute effort brought almost 40 people to Thompson Falls last Saturday for the Race Against...

 By John Dowd    News    June 4, 2020

Former county employee pleads not guilty

On Tuesday in 20th District Judicial Court, Lisa Koker, a Thompson Falls woman who was the former deputy treasurer for Sanders County. Koker is...

 By John Dowd    Communities    June 4, 2020

What do you think is the least appreciated job and why?

ANDREA CHRISTENSEN, Thompson Falls – “I think that mental health professionals are the least...

 By John Dowd    News    June 4, 2020

Man missing from Thompson River campsite

It has been over a week since a Bonner, Montana, man went missing while out on a camping trip with...

 By John Dowd    News    May 28, 2020

Services prepare for bridge closure

With the Trout Creek bridge closure on the horizon, a big question that has arisen is the query of what to do with the garbage. Since large trucks...

 By John Dowd    Communities    May 28, 2020

Question of the Week

MARY CAMINETTI, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “First of all, I would like to congratulate all the seniors here in Sanders County and just wish you the...

 By John Dowd    News    May 28, 2020

Families gather for Hot Springs graduation

Hot Springs students and family gathered in the football field to celebrate the graduation of the...


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