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Sanders County Community Housing Organization (SCCHO) would like to give a round of applause to First Security Bank of Thompson Falls, Plains, and Missoula! SCCHO received a donation of $5,000 from First Security Bank in June. This donation will help the efforts of SCCHO to provide and promote affordable housing...
SANDERS COUNTY, MT

Roadside fountain closed due to bacteria concerns

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Paradise II, coming to a theater near you soon. Folks from throughout the area who have for decades stopped for a cool drink of water from the Kennedy Creek fountain 2 miles south of Paradise just off Montana 200, were greeted by ominous warning signs and a hastily rigged “fence” around the longtime landmark due to an apparent outbreak of an intestinal malady that Sanders County officials say can be traced to the fountain. “Data indicate the outbreak (of Campylobacter infection) is attributed to consumption of water from the...
PARADISE, MT

Area rivers still running high and fast

While Mineral and Sanders counties haven't faced serious flooding like other parts of Montana this June, high water levels on area rivers are still keeping sportsmen from casting their poles at this point. And although fishermen are impatiently waiting on the shorelines for water levels to recede, this later spring runoff is actually on the more normal scale. Ladd Knotek, Montana FWP Fisheries Biologist, explained, “The flow rates are just about two or three weeks later than we are typically used to seeing. They’re not necessarily extreme, it’s just late to us. Normally we’ve had earlier peaks than traditionally observed,...
MINERAL COUNTY, MT
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Multiple agencies respond to crash near Hot Springs

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Hot Springs Police Department reports multiple agencies responded to a crash on Little Bitterroot Road near Hotsprings on Wednesday. Hot Springs Ambulance, Hot Springs Fire Department, Sanders County Sheriff's Department, ALERT, Flathead Tribal Police and the Montana Highway Patrol all responded in addition to Hot Springs Police.
HOT SPRINGS, MT
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