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 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 30, 2018

County to limit recycling

Sanders County Solid Waste Department board members recently met to discuss modifications to their recycling program. Rising costs associated with the...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 30, 2018

County lowers wildfire status

The Sanders County Commissioners on Monday downgraded the fire restrictions in the county, moving from Stage II to Stage I. Cooler temperatures and...

 

Special Visitors

SANDHILL CRANES have become a common sight in Sanders County as they migrate in the spring and...

 

Rock Creek mine moves forward

The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) has issued the Final Record of Decision (ROD) for Phase I of the Rock Creek Project, a proposed underground copper...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 30, 2018

Coroner pleads not guilty

Sanders County Coroner Kathy Harris has been charged with two felonies. Harris is charged with one count of elder exploitation and one count of...

 

Our Viewpoint

With the passing of Arizona Sen. John McCain, we’ve heard a lot about his patriotism, his service and his commitment to this country. If you... Full story

 

Many thanks to area firefighters

Two weeks ago, during the fire that started along Highway 200 just west of Weeksville, I was told to prepare to evacuate. At the time I must have...

 

DEQ's actions are inconsistent

I respect the importance Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has in ensuring protection of Montana’s environment. We acknowledge Director...

 

Street Smart

I recently submitted a letter to the editor regarding my thoughts on the NFL players actions during...

 

Remember When

70 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 11, 1948 A BIGGER & BETTER COUNTY FAIR Sanders County promises a bigger and better fair for this year. In fact, next week...

 

How do you prepare for a football game?

EDISON VANVLEET, Noxon ­­— “Pump up with music and do a lot of practicing.” LEVI BRUBAKER, Noxon — “Start three weeks in advance of the...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 3; T. Falls, 5; Plains, 7; H. Springs, 2. Sunday, August 19 Loud party at Noxon Reservoir. Boat in Noxon Reservoir with no...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 30, 2018

Not guilty pleas to drug charges

Two defendants made their initial appearances in court Tuesday on drug charges stemming from a traffic stop Aug. 10. Steven Ely, from Ronan, is...

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Sheriff’s Office James Phillips, 59, night speeding, $120. Larry Crain, 69, speeding in a restricted zone, $55. Casey Caldwell, 43,...

 

Brent Prophet

Brent Prophet, our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather met our... Full story

 

S.C. Arts Council kicks off season

In a move to support local music and promote their upcoming performing arts season, Sanders County...

 

Quick, healthy dinners for busy weeknights

Summer is winding down. Kids are back to hitting the books and fall sports are in full action. This...

 

SCCDC announces business workshops

This fall Sanders County Community Development Corporation (SCCDC) is inviting all business owners to participate in multiple training opportunities...

 
 By Justin Harris    News    August 30, 2018

Area schools welcome new staff

With Sanders County students returning for school, districts are welcoming new staff in their ranks. Plains School saw a slew of retirements and one...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    August 30, 2018

Fire damages Plains home

Firefighters were able to save a Paradise house from total destruction after a fire started in an upstairs room last Tuesday. Plains-Paradise Fire...

 

Brews and tunes at Barber's place

It was an idea with a vision for local brews and live tunes that has gained momentum in the last...

 

Savage Heat ravage Hanna Hawks 43-8

HOT SPRINGS – This is how 6-Man football is played down under the Canadian/American border. Back...

 

Charlo Vikings fight past Horsemen

PLAINS – The Horsemen hung tough for awhile but, in the end, the Landers Smith-led Charlo Vikings...

 

Blue Hawks fall to Townsend

At the road’s end was Townsend. Coach Jared Kosekla and his Blue Hawk football team opened the season with a brutally long road trip to Townsend...

 

Devils level Lincoln Lynx, await game with Hornets

Better than advertised. It’s hard to argue with that assessment of the Noxon Red Devil football team after the West End boys ran over and squashed...

 

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