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Huckleberries bring the heat

The hottest days of the summer didn't stop hundreds of visitors from descending on Trout Creek for...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 16, 2018

County attorney withdraws from race

Sanders County Attorney Bob Zimmerman decided last week to withdraw his bid for re-election....

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 16, 2018

Agencies address area fires

Fire season is beginning to make its appearance in Sanders County. Tuesday morning, an online post...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 16, 2018

Quick response to Weeksville fire

A fire just west of Weeksville last week could have turned into a major forest fire had it not been...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 16, 2018

Bull River Clinic to re-open

Those on the west end of Sanders County are about to get what they have been patiently waiting for… local medical care. Cabinet Peaks Medical...

 

Our Viewpoint

In journalism school, every students has to take an ethics course. You don’t get that with every area of study. Projessional journalists hold themse...

 

Take action and boycott NFL advertisers

Dear Editor, I’m a huge NFL fan! I love the games but the actions of the players during the National Anthem is infuriating. Beyond that, the NFL...

 

Bad Actors Law protects Montanans

When critics of the Mining Bad Actors Law attacks Montana’s enforcement of a state law that protects taxpayers from shouldering the clean-up bill...

 

Patience appreciated during dam work

Thank you to the Thompson Falls community and reservoir users. Just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their patience and understanding...

 

Remember When

40 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 17, 1978 LEDGER LINES By K.A.E. We’ve never thought of the back of a print shop as being a desirable spot for a party, and...

 

Question of the Week

LARRY SCHMILL, Missoula – “With my fingers right off the bush.” MYRA LEWIS, Clark Fork, ID – “I Iike them on ice cream with a little sugar...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 10; Plains, 4; H. Springs, 2. Sunday, August 5 Fire in the backyard of a Dixon residence. Longhorns out of their fence...

 

Trout Creek couple are adoption angels

Trout Creek is home to two angels...adoption angels that is. Craig and Beck Barrus were recently...

 

David E. Bunch

David E. Bunch, 100, died Thursday, August 9 at Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains. He was born September 3, 1917, at the family farm in... Full story

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 16, 2018

Sewage plant could face problems

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saved the Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant from being overtaken by...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 16, 2018

Blue Slide Road work to resume

Work to install a new culvert under Blue Slide Road, where a creek flooded earlier this year, will begin after Labor Day. Representatives of the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 16, 2018

Plains City Council discusses pool repairs

The swimming pool season in Plains is over as of Saturday, the last day for people to take a cool dip until next year, yet the 2019 pool opening is...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 16, 2018

LaFriniere investigation continues

Authorities with the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office, the state Attorney General’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation continues to...

 

Friday Morning Lights

FIRST PASSES OF THE SEASON were thrown for the Thompson Falls Blue Hawk football team at midnight...

 

Boston runner wins Huckleberry race

The Huckleberry Festival celebrated its 39th year in Trout Creek last weekend, but the Run for Fun o...

 

Hagedorn team brings the heat

Hagedorn Land Surveying sizzled in the heat Wednesday at River’s Bend Golf Course, shooting a team total of 178 for low gross. Team members Ryan...

 

No bull for Big Bull on the course

There was no bull in the way Big Bull Sports played Tuesday at River’s Bend, with Scott Pardee, Ty Pardee, Jake Helvey and Tom Kirkland teaming up...

 

Chip-ins fly in for Over the Hill Gang

The Over the Hill Gang was at it again on Monday, swinging away at River’s Bend in Thompson Falls. Rusty Haggard (Nos. 14 and 16) and Bruce Haflich...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol James Galipeau, 58, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, $125. Driving under the influence, 1st...

 

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