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Articles from the August 2, 2018 edition

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 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 2, 2018

Tester visits TF, asks for county input

Sanders County was well represented, the room was packed full and extra seating had to be brought...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 2, 2018

County imposes stage I fire restrictions

Continued hot, dry conditions prompted Sanders County Commissioners to impose Stage I fire...

 

A DAY AT THE RACES

Engines roared, dust flew, as racers took to the track for the third annual Lawn Mower Races at the...

 

Agencies fight several small fires in county

A thunderstorm came through Sanders County late last week, with lightning sparking small fires...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    August 2, 2018

Police search for robbery suspect

Rumors and speculation on social media muddled facts about an incident that took place Thursday, July 26. Those with an ear to the scanner or in the...

 

Our Viewpoint

A lot goes into planning events such as the Big Sky Blues Festival, Plains Day, or the Huckleberry Festival. Debb McNary, chairperson of Trout...

 

Quick response appreciated

Editor: During the “thundering” and lightning storm on Friday, we noticed a small fire across the river and called 911 and they contacted the...

 

Baroque festival a team effort

Dear Editor, Many thanks to Callie Jacobson for the fine article on the recent Baroque Festival. There are a couple of clarifications that should be...

 

Clarification on veteran care

Dear Editor: Allow me to clarify a misunderstanding in last week’s letter to the editor from Major Jan Manning, U.S. Army (Ret). During my 24 plus...

 

Remember When

40 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 3, 1978 LOGGERS DEVELOPED COLORFUL LANGUAGE By W.L. Olson, Kootenai Logging...

 

Question of the Week

JIM WALKER, Thompson Falls – “With Fiona, who is now my wife of 10 years. I took her on my Bayliner boat in Seattle from Kingston to Edmonds...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 6; Plains, 2; H. Springs, 6. Sunday, July 22 Campers on the big island east of T. Falls started a campfire and...

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Sheriff’s Office Barney Matthew, 33, operating vehicle without valid license, $275. Owner permitting operation of vehicle without...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    August 2, 2018

Vendors on alert after counterfeit bills circulated in Ronan

Last month, Ronan Police Department issued a public statement regarding counterfeit bills turning up in the area. Often, once the fake bills are...

 

Volunteers update park fence

The saying, "Good fences make good neighbors" has new meaning for Frank Owens and Leta Behmerwohld,...

 

Local charity chosen for Avista golf tourney

The 10th annual Avista Charity Golf Scramble will be held August 18 at the Rivers Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls. This year Avista will be...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    August 2, 2018

Logging accident prompts air rescue

Two helicopters were needed to assist a logger who was clipped by a falling tree near Calico Creek up Thompson River, Thursday, July 26. Around 9:30...

 

Festival prepares for sweet competition

If you love pie and have a bit of a competitive side, then the Pie Eating Contest at the Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek is just what you’re loo...

 

CASA fundraiser set for Saturday

A fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake and Sanders County is set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Sanders County...

 

Wild Coyote Days celebrates a decade of fun

With a head count of around 500 attendees at its peak, Wild Coyote Days at Wild Coyote Saloon went...

 

Snell earns trip to 4-H Congress

Madeline Snell, of Thompson Falls, earned first place at the 4-H State Congress for Fashion Revue. Snell was the only competitor in the senior age...

 

Plains man celebrates 100

On July 30, 1918, renown American writer and poet Joyce Kilmer, an American soldier in the famous...

 

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 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 2, 2018

Phase I of Rock Creek mine one step closer

Hecla recently received notice that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has passed Rock Creek’s silver and copper mining Supplemental Environmental...

 

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