Articles from the July 25, 2019 edition

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Jammin' and chicken

The three C's in life; community, camaraderie and...CHICKEN! Put them together and you have the annual Chicken Jamboree. For 29 years the Thompson Falls Christian Men's Prayer Breakfast Group, led by...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    July 25, 2019

Webb Brown announces candidacy

Trout Creek resident Webb Brown announced his candidacy in the 2020 election for the state Public Service Commission (PSC). Brown told The Ledger this week that he is ready to give back to the state b...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    July 25, 2019

ARTISTS' PARADISE

A group of Plains people showed their artistic talents in Paradise last week with the Artists in Paradise 2019, an annual event put on by the Sanders County Arts Council. An estimated 350 people...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    July 25, 2019

Cabinet project to aid bull trout

Avista has initiated the construction of the Cabinet Gorge Dam Fishway (CGDF), expected to be complete in the fall of 2021. This is part of Avista’s compliance with its federal operating license and the Endangered Species Act to provide safe and...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    July 25, 2019

Paving to begin on Hwy. 200

Crews will begin paving the roadway next week at the Montana Department of Transportation (DOT) project to improve a 2.7-mile stretch of Highway 200 east of Thompson Falls. Traffic delays will be similar to those seen recently by travelers, with 10-...

 

Our Viewpoint

Over the weekend we visited our favorite fishing spots and our favorite huckleberry picking spots. We love that there are places in Sanders County where cell service is impossible. Hiding away for just a few hours and disconnecting for everything is...

 
 By Denley Loge    News    July 25, 2019

Legislative Update

I wanted to let the constituents of HD14 know a little of what I have been doing since our legislative session ended. Upon returning from Helena much of my time has been spent on the tractor catching...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

A crowd chants “send her back” referring to a United States congresswoman. They reason that because she is an immigrant and she criticizes the status quo, she is un-American. If those are the two...

 

Remember When

50 YEARS AGO • JULY 24, 1969 TC RANCHER NOTES BIRTHDAY NUMBER 99 While the astronauts of Apollo 11 were walking on the moon Sunday, a red letter event occurring at the Pedersen ranch here was the 99th birthday of Matt Pedersen. Since the event...

 

We need thoughtful ideas

Mr. Blackstone, I am in favor of you being allowed space to have your say in the SCL. And indeed of SCL hosting many differing viewpoints. When, as you have, the power of a continuing prominent platform that gives you a certain power, how you use it...

 

Question of the Week

LIAM MCPHERSON Trout Creek – “Probably the river. Jump in, get cooled off, continue until you feel good. “ ADRIAN WALKER, – Trout Creek – "Jump into the lake. Come into a store where it’s cool.” FIONA WALKER, Thompson Falls – “I...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Hot Springs 4, Plains 9, Trout Creek 2, T, Falls 12.   Saturday, July 13 Animal complaint, H. Springs  Threats, T,Falls Road hazard, Plains Traffic, T,Falls  Animal complaint, Weeksville Trespass, Noxon Animal complaint, H. Springs Tra...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Kathryn Hensrude, 29, night speeding, $70. Jamasson Lacer, 40, careless driving, $85; failure to carry proof of insurance, $275. Brandon Larson, 36, daytime speeding, $55. Derek Klatzkin, 23, daytime speeding, $120. Franklin He...

 

Classics shimmer and shine in Trout Creek

Trout Creek was graced by the presence of more than a couple dozen classic cars Saturday when Cool Summer Nights Car Show took on its 15th season showcasing some of the finest automotive selections...

 

Performance scheduled

Butte’s Grandstreet Theatre is bringing the play Every Brilliant Thing to communities throughout Montana, including Thompson Falls, to engage residents in a conversation about suicide prevention. This play delivers a unique angle on suicide...

 

Wolverine expert speaks at CICC event

Fine dining, friends and wolverines were the themes at the Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls on June 12. The Cube Iron-Cataract Coalition (CICC) hosted a banquet with a catered meal from the Dog Hill...

 

Wild Coyote gears up for weekend fun

What do you get when you mix lawn mowers revving, ducks racing, and horseshoes flying? The Coyote Days at the Wild Coyote Saloon in Thompson Falls. The fun starts on Friday, July 26 and doesn’t slow down until Sunday. There will be live music from...

 

SCVT announces spring raffle winners

Sanders County Veterans Transportation (SCVT) announced the successful completion of its Spring Fundraising Raffle on July 4. This event is made possible by the continued support of the People of Sanders County and many others in their own communitie...

 

Blues festival marks 10 years

This year will mark 10 years for the Big Sky Blues Festival. The festival will be held in at Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon next weekend, August 2-4. The festival highlights the blues style of music and all that makes the genre so loved. This year, the...

 

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HIGHWAY COLLISION

A semi and an SUV collided on Highway 200 in front of Aitken's Quik Stop east of Noxon last Thursday. both drivers were transported to hospitals. The semi, which came to rest on its side, blocked...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    July 25, 2019

Local forester earns state recognition

Dale Peters was named Trust Lands Forester of the Year for 2018 in the state of Montana. Peters has been serving as Forest Management Supervisor on the Plains Unit since 2014. Peters earned this honor...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Communities    July 25, 2019

Musicians take a break from baroque

Baroque music is centuries old, but the following for the yearly Montana Baroque Festival at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort is nothing new either, as more than 460 people flocked in from Montana and...

 

Summer hits with a splash

There was no lack of entertainment along Main Street in Thompson Falls Saturday afternoon. Rose Park was bustling with informational and vendor booths at Summer Splash, a summer celebration series. A...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    July 25, 2019

Coaching corps set for fall season

The sports will remain the same, only some of the faces in charge of local high school programs will change. Several coaching changes have been made at Sanders County schools ahead of the 2019-2020...

 

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