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 By Annie Wooden    News    August 9, 2018

Dam repairs complete

School is just a few weeks away, but summer is just about started for boaters and other river...

 

Huckleberry Festival set to take over T.C.

The 39th Annual Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek will kick off this weekend. Organizers are touting what an accomplishment nearly four decades has...

 
 By Callie Jacobson    News    August 9, 2018

Signs mark area's historical trail

Linda Haywood broke ground on her Road to the Buffalo sign project with two out of the three...

 

County moving to Stage 2

by Annie Wooden Sanders County Commissioners announced earlier this week that fire restrictions will be elevated to Stage 2 beginning at midnight...

 

Our Viewpoint

We’ve spent the last few weeks in our favorite huckleberry picking spots. It’s been a great year up in the mountains, and it always makes us a...

 

Daines' request is a betrayal

From the early 1970’s through the early 2000’s I made, eight or 10 budget-priced treks into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, sometimes afoot,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 

Remember When

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

 

Question of the Week

JASON PETERSON, Thompson Falls – “It has definitely. I live on Cherry Creek where we fish and play. Now we have to drive 10 miles to get to the...

 

Sheriff's Log

Sunday, July 29 Request for deputy contact regarding neighbor’s dogs constantly barking. Man and woman having domestic issue in blue 4-door vehicle,...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Wallace Burns, 36, fail to carry proof of insurance, 1st offense, $285. Antonio Gomez-Osorio, 55, driving while privilege is...

 

Couple's wrong turn leads to special meal in Hot Springs

The Hot Springs Tribal Nutrition Center had the opportunity to get a new dish on the menu during lunch on July 26. Sue Kim, who is originally from Sou...

 

Lois Lee Derr Cuddy

Lois Lee Derr Cuddy, 85, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Graveside... Full story

 

Robert G. Lawrence

Robert G. Lawrence, 73, passed away July 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Thompson... Full story

 

Plains artist takes second in national contest

A drawing has put Plains, Montana, on the map, according to Carol Harris, coordinator for the VFW...

 
 By Jay Simons    News    August 9, 2018

Downed tree cuts power to hundreds

When a tree falls in a forest, does anyone care? When it takes down major power line and puts 863 people with electricity, it does That’s how...

 

Gianforte staff to visit T. Falls

Congressman Greg Gianforte announced that a member of his staff will conduct mobile office in Sanders County next week. The mobile office hours will...

 

Festival auction features football, resort packages

Like clockwork, the Huckleberry Festival auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11 on Trout Creek Park’s main stage, with sign-ups and...

 

Youths gain valuable experience in conservation program

Wednesday was an informational meet and greet for both sides, as youth from the Youth Conservation...

 

Blues festival amplifies Noxon park

More than 600 people from all across the Northwest filled Noxon's Pilgrim Park over the weekend for...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 9, 2018

Mine reclamation timeline changes

Troy Mine, Inc. has contacted Chris Savage, Kootenai National Forest (KNF) Supervisor, and Operating Permit Section Supervisor for Montana Hard Rock...

 

Trout Creek welcomes cyclists

Much of Sanders County enjoys a cycle of tourists each year to boost business, but there is also an...

 

Arts council readies for performance season

The Sanders County Arts Council (SCAC) is gearing up for the annual Tapestry performing arts series. This year, the SCAC will present six...

 
 By Ed Moreth    Sports    August 9, 2018

Plains Piranhas finish season at state

The Piranhas school of swimmers are out of class for the season. Ten members of the Plains Piranhas...

 

VBS group takes time to enjoy soccer

Children of all ages were invited to come out and join the Vacation Bible School (VBS), that was...

 

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