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Plains library celebrates 100 years

Need a reason to have a celebration? Become a centenarian a you will have 100 reason to do just...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 23, 2018

Rainfall helps area wildfire efforts

The small rainfall earlier this week from a summer storm help slow the progression of the area wildifre season. Officials in the Kootenai National...

 

Community Fountain

NOT JUST FOR THE BIRDS – A heard of young deer gather at a bird bath to get a cool drink on a hot...

 

Shakespeare comes to Plains, T. Creek

Reading Shakespeare in school might have been a chore, but the Plains Woman's Club brings it to...

 

School days return

As the mornings get cooler and preparations continue for the Sanders County Fair, parents, kids and teachers are getting ready to head back to...

 

Coalition finds common ground

Dear Editor, Sanders and Lincoln counties have parallel paths to common goals in economic and community development. This includes strengthening...

 

Vote no to protect mining heritage

Editor: I-186 will appear on the November ballot. If it passes, Montana DEQ will be required to deny a permit to any proposed hard rock mine, if the r...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The word “socialism” is getting tossed around a lot these days without much thought for what it...

 

Remember When

50 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 22, 1968 ANOTHER LAND MARK TORN DOWN AT HERON Another Heron landmark is gone with the razing of the former Dan DeLong...

 

Question of the week?

LISA STEWART, Plains – “Mrs. Revier, Plains High School. She was a wonderful teacher for my two boys. She took all the time necessary for them to...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 10; Plains, 1; H. Springs, 1; Dixon QRU, 2. Sunday, August 12 Fish and Game officer requested. An officer stopped a veh...

 

Suspended sentence for theft

In 20th District Judicial Court on Tuesday, Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher” sentenced Lara Aldridge to a 3-year suspended sentence with the...

 

Justice Court

MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks Andrew Klaus, 36, Insufficient personal flotation devices, $85. Montana Highway Patrol Jennifer Jones, 38, speeding in a...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 23, 2018

TF chamber hosts new school staff

The Thompson Falls Chamber welcomed Superintendent Bill Cain and the new Thompson Falls School...

 

Local challenge promises adventure

People have less than a month now to ready themselves for a challenge – the 3rd Annual Clark Fork Adventure Challenge, a triathlon sponsored by the...

 

County unveils new notification system

Sanders County has a new way of notifying the public in emergency situations. The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in conjunction with the...

 

Arts Council to preview season

Sanders County Arts Council (SCAC) announces the kickoff events for the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season. The First Thread events of the Tapestry...

 

Historic Paradise Center opens to visitors

Happenings at the old Paradise Elementary School building have kept it as busy as it once was before the school closed for education and reopened for...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    August 23, 2018

Reserve deputies sworn in

A swearing in of new reserve deputies brought the pool of available reserves to a total of five. Bry...

 

Park progression

NEXT STEPS - Garrett Strine and Bob Rice of NorthWestern Energy install benches at the Veteran's...

 

Host families sought for exchange program

In Sanders County schools, the foreign exchange program has been a long tradition that has resulted in lifelong friendships with an “out-of-towner,...

 

Huckleberry Festival committee put on a great event

Editor, I would like to commend Debb McNary, and all the people of Trout Creek, for the 2018 Huckleberry Festival, as I feel from all I saw and heard...

 

Community benefits from success of local businesses

Several friends and I enjoyed a lovely and very fun evening at Big Eddy’s Saturday night, visiting and enjoying the band, Nobody Famous. During the...

 

Town should be grateful

Editor, As a patron of Big Eddy’s, I think what happened Saturday night was unjust and simply not true. The owners Katrina and Mark are valued...

 

Thank you, firefighters

  Saturday the 11th of August early in the evening, my wife and I saw smoke rising just to the west and behind our house. I dialed 911 reported a...

 

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