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 By John Hamilton    News    August 22, 2019 

Wildfire season continues

Fire season is not really done yet, in spite of recent rains which have temporarily knocked back the danger. Warily eyeing this week’s weather forec...

 

Scammers targeting Montanans

Two weeks ago a man in Havre gave out his Social Security number to a scammer. Last week, a woman in Great Falls became another victim. Calls are...

 

Sheriff's Log

Monday, August 12 Animal, Plains. Child custody issues. Motorist assist. Theft of personal records by family member, Noxon. Nuisance complaints,...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Robert Oliver, 50, fail to obey direction to be weighed, $85; operating commercial vehicle without commercial driver’s licens...

 

Forest Service plans prescribed burn

The Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest is planning a fall prescribed burn of up to 2,400 acres associated with the Minton-Trout...

 

Change of scenery

One of the oldest trees in Thompson Falls was taken down this week. The Cottonwood tree behind...

 

Investigation of Plains man's death continues

by Ed Moreth Things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace for Pat Legard, who has waited five months for the findings on his son’s death. Mark...

 

Comments sought on Swamp Eddy project

The Forest Service is asking for public feedback on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Swamp Eddy project located on the Plains/Thompson Falls...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 15, 2019

HUCKLEBERRY HERO

Sometimes it is hard to remember the things that matter in life. Sometimes we get caught up in who... Full story

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 15, 2019

Sewer project moves ahead

With the City of Thompson Falls moving forward on the wastewater treatment project, crews from Great West Engineering have been in town working on...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 15, 2019

FWP to discuss CWD

UPDATE: According to FWP, the special CWD B licenses sold out in two hours this morning. Licenses went on sale at 8 a.m. and were all sold by 10:13...

 

City of TF warns of phone scam

The City of Thompson Falls Police Deaprtment (TFPD) is warning residents of a phone scam using the department's non-emergency telephone number. Calls...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance: H. Springs 4, Plains 9, T. Falls 6, Dixon 3, Trout Creek 1 Sunday, August 4 Animal complaint, Dixon  Animal complaint, Plains  Animal...

 

Justice Court

Montana Highway Patrol Robin Mills, 49, day speeding, $20. Benjamin Walker, 48, improper passing, $85. Connie Brown, 60, speeding in restricted zone,...

 

PURPLE PARADISE

by Callie Jacobson Trout Creek was overrun with huckleberries last weekend as the 40th Annual...

 
 By John Hamilton    News    August 15, 2019

Cold front helps slow down f ire season

A rare August cold front with quenching rains poured into Montana last week, at least temporarily slowing down the 2019 wildland fire season. Just as...

 
 By Shana Neesvig    News    August 15, 2019

Paul Fielder announces plan for state Rep. run

Wasting no time in candidacy campaigning for the 2021 to 2023 legislative term, Paul C. Fielder has...

 

FWP investigates grizzly death

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a grizzly bear from a reported...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 15, 2019

Masons give back to schools

The Thompson Falls Masonic Lodge presented checks to the Thompson Falls, Noxon and Trout Creek...

 

County schools welcome new staff

by Shana Neesvig and Callie Jacobson With August almost half over, parents and students are most likely thinking about going back to school. Sanders...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

HUCKLEBERRY MILESTONE

Forty years is quite a milestone for any event or relationship. Especially when it's an event that...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

City well fixed, water restrictions lifted

UPDATE: Mayor Jerry Lacy notified The Ledger today that the pump has been fixed and residents and businesses can resume normal water usage. The city...

 
 By John Hamilton    News    August 8, 2019

Crews battle new wildfires

Local fire control organizations are winning the war with wildfires – for now at least. Several new fires were discovered and dealt with in Sanders...

 
 By Annie Wooden    News    August 8, 2019

Two injured in plane crash

Two Trout Creek men were injured when the small airplane they were flying in crashed into trees...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulances: Noxon, 1; T. Falls, 4; Plains, 4; H. Springs, 6. Sunday, July 28 Disturbance, Hwy. 200, Noxon. Burglary of storage units, H. Sprins....

 

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