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 By Annie Wooden    News    February 29, 2024 

Fire destroys Noxon businesses

The town of Noxon suffered a devastating loss on Tuesday when a fire destroyed several businesses. Fire crews responded to an early-morning fire Tuesday in the 700 block of Noxon Avenue that...

 
 By Shannon Brown    News    February 29, 2024 

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A semi truck hauling potting soil wrecked last Thursday morning near mile marker 9 on Highway 28. Hot Springs Fire and Ambulance responded. The Sanders County Sheriff's Office said there were no...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    February 29, 2024 

Filing deadline nears for local candidates

With just under two weeks left in the filing period for 2024 county elections, there are no contested races in Sanders County. This year, voters will cast ballots for five county elected officials, including Commissioner District 1, Clerk of...

 

Split verdict in Sanders County trial

After a three-day jury trial last week, a panel of jurors found Joshua Michael Dodson not guilty of two felony counts of assault with a weapon and strangulation of a partner or family member, but found Dodson guilty of a felony count of criminal...

 

H.S. man pleads not guilty to assault

Coming before the court for his initial appearance, Jesse James Motes pled not guilty to a felony count of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Judge Molly Owen set this case for a jury trial on August 28, 2024. As alleged in the charging documents, on...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 12; T. Falls, 8; Hot Springs, 1; Trout Creek, 1; Noxon, 1; Monday, February 19 Parking problem, T. Falls. Suspicious activity, report of being drugged by friend, Perma. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Civil attempts, Unknown. Inmate...

 

Justice Court

Sanders County Attorney Seth Keller-Keith, 32, criminal mischief, $135; disorderly conduct, 1st offense, $75; Criminal trespass, $75, 6 months jail. Sanders County Sheriff’s Office Andrew Vargas, 65, operating without liability insurance, 1st...

 

FSPW to show wolverine film

Embark on a captivating journey into the untamed wilderness with PBS Special, “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom.” Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Wild Montana for a free film showing that delves into the elusive world of the...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    February 22, 2024

Fair board approves lighting upgrades

It's been confirmed and a contract has been signed - the Sanders County Fair will have a carnival. Manager Kristy Sheehan found an interested carnival last month, but it wasn't until recently that...

 

Climate, energy discussed at forum

A discussion on energy changes and challenges was conducted at the Paradise Center last Sunday. The three guest speakers gave presentations, and answered questions, to a packed house. Several topics...

 

Coffee, gifts available in Hot Springs

The Hot Springs coffee shop previously known as Coffee Hound has been reopened as Bru Coffee by owner Lori Tapani. Tapani recently moved back to Montana from Washington. Bru Coffee opened its door on...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Dustin Gladeau, 42, seatbelt violation, $20. Chaleen Hill, 45, seatbelt violation, $20. Danielle Woodard, 33, day speeding, $20. Zachary Reimnitz, 32, night speeding, $20. Kevin Kerr, 69, seatbelt violation, $20. Andrey...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 12; T. Falls, 5; Trout Creek, 2; Hot Springs, 1; Dixon, 1. Monday, February 12 Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Mental health issue, Plains. Civil attempts, Plains. Civil attempts, Plains. Civil served, Plains. Other law violations,...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    February 22, 2024

Fire destroys Noxon businesses

by Annie Wooden The town of Noxon suffered a devastating loss on Tuesday when a fire destroyed several businesses. Fire crews responded to an early-morning fire Tuesday in the 700 block of Noxon...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    February 15, 2024

Trout Creek man dead after falling through ice

A Trout Creek man died over the weekend after falling through the ice in the Trout Creek area. On Thursday, February 8, the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a report of a missing person after Jim Chambers did not return home from...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    February 15, 2024

TF council hears zoning concerns

More than 50 people showed up to the Thompson Falls City Council meeting on Monday, which was preceded by the much anticipated zoning committee meeting. The council has told community members since last fall that the city’s zoning ordinance would...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: Plains, 8; T. Falls, 7; Hot Springs, 4; Trout Creek, 3; Noxon, 2; Paradise, 1. Monday, February 5 Suspicious activity, T. Falls. Road hazard/blockage, Dixon. Civil standby, Dixon. Threats, Heron. Request for welfare check, Hot Springs....

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    February 15, 2024

New Plains council members take their posts

It was the first regular Plains Town Council meeting for the two new members - J.D. Crabb and Lana Dicken - but they got right to work and actively participated with agenda items. The council tabled...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    February 15, 2024

TFHS chosen by MSU to host geospatial skills camp

“We’re making some noise in science for the state of Montana,” Thompson Falls High School science teacher Doree Thilmony told the Thompson Falls School Board meeting Monday night. Thilmony announced that TFHS was one of five rural schools...

 

Dollar General opens in T. Falls

After several months of delays due to construction, the Dollar General opened its doors at 1902 East Main Street in Thompson Falls on February 2, according to the headquarters main office in Goodletts...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    February 8, 2024

Volunteers make railroad ties for display

Three people are helping to manufacture stacks of railroad ties for a display at the Paradise Center. Instead of being soaked in creosote, the volunteers will use glue and black paint and instead of...

 
 By Ed Moreth    News    February 8, 2024

Top spellers compete in county bee

It took nine rounds of words - invisible, handle, trifle, regiment, dreadlocks, patience, spectral, seclusion, and essential - but no verbiage the judges threw at Talon Ferlan could stop him from...

 
 By Shannon Brown    News    February 8, 2024

SCCFF begins annual candle campaign

The Sanders County Coalition for Families is doing their annual February Candle in the Window Campaign in Sanders County. The campaign is conducted by placing a candle in businesses throughout...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Caitlyn Palin, 18, careless driving, $85. Kelly Ferguson, 50, basic rule-reasonable and prudent, 1st offense, $120; failure to give notice of accident by quickest means, 1st offense, $285. Jess Hobart, 33, basic...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: T. Falls, 6; Plains, 6; Hot Springs, 4; Trout Creek, 2; Paradise, 2; Noxon, 1. Monday, January 29 Fire, Hot Springs. Inmate transport, T. Falls. Request for welfare check, T. Falls. Civil attempts. General animal call/complaint, Hot...

 

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