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Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition

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 By Annie Wooden    News    May 16, 2019

Hwy. 200 project ahead of schedule

Construction is ahead of schedule on the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) project east of...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    May 16, 2019

Fire season begins

Only a couple weeks ago, it seemed winter would never end. Here we are experiencing summer-like temperatures and drying conditions, reminding us...

 

PICTURE PERFECT

COLORFUL SKY – A break in spring weather along Swamp Creek west of Plains brings out a...

 

Athletes carry flame of hope through county

The Montana leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run began bright and early at 7 a.m. Saturday, May...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week our question of the week is "At what age should a child have a smartphone?" In rural Montana, we still have people with flip phones or, in r...

 

Commissioners are patient

I had the opportunity (as did you) to attend the May 9 Sanders County Commissioner meeting on ordinance No. 2019-01: an ordinance to control barking...

 

Freedom or censorship?

I was wondering when the coordinated attacks on the Blaine Blackstone column would occur and now, I see that they have started. Just like the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid...

 

Remember When?

100 YEARS AGO • MAY 8, 1919 BIG PICNIC AT ALGER Will Entertain All Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Sanders County Arrangements are being...

 
 By Jay Simons    Communities    May 16, 2019

Question of the Week

LARRY McBRIDE, Thompson Falls – “I think eleven or twelve before they get one. That’s the age they understand the dangers out there.” KYLE...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Luke Nickelson, 18, speeding in a restricted zone, $55. Clifford Galinat, 28, careless driving, $85. Zackkory Palmer, 21,...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 4; T. Falls, 7; Plains, 3; H. Springs, 3; Dixon QRU, 1. Friday, May 3 Welfare check requested, Plains. Motor vehicle crash, Hwy....

 

Keep up the good work, Mr. Blackstone

Wow, Mr. Blackstone really has the ladies fired up. One of them even using your first name (Annie) in a personal appeal to dump him. Pretty sure...

 

Club can help county dog owners

Editor: The possibility of a “nuisance dog barking” ordinance has understandably raised the ire of rural Sanders County citizens on both sides of...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    May 16, 2019

Running club finishes with a 5K

by Ed Moreth Anyone who thinks mermaids can't run didn't go to the Mini Mermaid and Young Triton 5K...

 

SNAP clinic to be held in T. Falls

The Montana Food Bank Network, Inc. will be offering a clinic to assist with the process of applying for SNAP. SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition...

 

Fresh steps for local Elks

The Clark Fork Valley Elks is kicking off the summer season with some fresh faces and fresh ideas....

 
 By Jay Simons    News    May 16, 2019

NLI members gather in Sandpoint

About 350 Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) members gathered at the Panida Theatre in Sandpoint last Saturday to celebrate the 84th annual meeting of the...

 

In the sun

I hiked down off the mountain at 3:44 in the morning. It was the day after the summer solstice and there was already a thin line of light blue along...

 

HELPING OTHERS

The GFWC Thompson Falls Woman's Club donated two benches for visitors at Island Park in Thompson...

 

Mark Edward Legard

It is with great sadness that the family of Mark Edward Legard announces his passing. Mark was born to Kathy and Patrick Legard, May 27, 1974. Mark wo... Full story

 

Jerry Clinton Taylor

Jerry Clinton Taylor passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rathdrum, Idaho, on April... Full story

 

Moms celebrated with Rex show

The Rex Theatre entertained a nearly full audience for the Music for Moms event that included...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    May 16, 2019

No bids for T. Falls Ainsworth project

The City Council of Thompson Falls met May 13 for a regular meeting. Among the topics for discussion were the possibility of participating in...

 

New law allows recovery of bighorn sheep skulls, horns

With the passage of Senate Bill 344 into law, it is now legal to pick up and possess the skulls and horns of bighorn sheep that died of natural causes...

 

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