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For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Fire officials hosting meeting tonight in Thompson Falls

Local and federal officials will provide updates to the status of work being done on wild fires scattered throug...

Updated 2 years, 9 months ago
Helicopter ignition controlled burn today near Perma

CSKT Division of Fire release

Updated 2 years, 9 months ago
Thompson Falls homicide suspect enters 'not guilty' plea

Danielle Jeanette Wood appeared by video before District Court Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher at the Sanders County Courthouse in Thompson Falls on Tuesday,...

Updated 2 years, 9 months ago
Noxon's Stogner receives Navy Cross Medal

James Stogner of Noxon received the prestigious Navy Cross Medal during a special ceremony Friday afternoon, April 5 at the VFW in Polson.

Updated 2 years, 10 months ago
Woman arrested, charged with murder of Thompson Falls man

The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Polson woman charged with the murder of Matthew George LaFriniere of Thompson Falls, who was killed nearly one year ago.

Updated 2 years, 11 months ago
Pickup struck my BNSF train west of Cyr Exit off I-90

A pickup truck was struck by a train just west of the Cyr Exit on Tuesday morning, Feb. 19. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at the railroad crossing o...

Updated 3 years ago
Blackfoot voice & data communications in western Sanders County restored

Blackfoot Telecommunications crews worked throughout the day New Year’s Eve to lay a ground-based cable restoring voice and data communications after a two-day outage to western Sanders County.

Updated 3 years ago
Damage to Blackfoot line causes communications outage in western Sanders County

A large team of specialists, including cable and fiber-optic technicians and engineers, was assembling along the Clark Fork River on New Year’s Eve to solve a major communications disruption in Thompson Falls and...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Trout Creek man jailed after lengthy standoff

A team effort by Northwest Montana law enforcement agencies helped put a suspect in a Trout Creek shooting incident behind bars Friday.

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Man fires gunshots in Trout Creek

At approximately 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Sanders County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call that a male subject was attempting to start a fire at the Lakeside Motel in Trout Creek. The male had als...

Updated 3 years, 3 months ago
Supporting Hot Springs & Plains teams

Sanders County was a hotbed of high school sports activity late last week. The Hot Springs Savage Heat defeated Denton-Geyser-Stanford 49-24 in the first rou...

Updated 3 years, 4 months ago
New Sanders County blaze under investigation

A new wildfire sparked Thursday, Aug. 30, approximately 10 miles northeast of Hot Springs in Sanders County, according to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Weeksville Fire spreading

A trailer house is on fire Friday afternoon at Highway 200 in Weeksville. The fire is at approximately mile marker 67. There are reports that a propane tank has exploded and is spreading northbound up the hill, a...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Hot Springs fire triples in size overnight

The Garden Creek Fire burning on tribal land near Hot Springs took a drastic turn Tuesday night, growing from 500 acres to nearly 1,800 acres, making it the largest fire in the state so far this season.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Stage I fire restrictions in Sanders County

Late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, the Sanders County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution stating that Stage I fire restrictions be in place on all land in the county, effective at 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Th...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Garden Creek Fire grows to 500 acres

The Garden Creek Fire, burning on the Flathead Reservation about 2 miles north of Hot Springs, made a run Friday, Aug. 3, expanding to a total of 500 acres b...