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Locals reflect on the beginnings of the fair and rodeo
July 17, 2024 midnight

Locals reflect on the beginnings of the fair and rodeo

The Mineral County Fair and Rodeo has been the premier three days of socializing for at least 50 years, with this year's edition set for Aug. 1-3.

Superior Cemetery gets upgrades
July 17, 2024 midnight

Superior Cemetery gets upgrades

The land for the Superior Cemetery up Flat Creek was donated by A.P. Johnson, who is considered the "father" of Superior by many residents.

River Street Festival floats on this weekend
July 10, 2024 midnight

River Street Festival floats on this weekend

The second annual River Street Festival Great Montana SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Sprint is next up for family excitement in Mineral County. The name has become larger, but then the event has certainly grown in accordance.

Sales pick up at Saltese Swap Meet
July 10, 2024 midnight

Sales pick up at Saltese Swap Meet

The weather was ideal and the mix of vendors had the shoppers/browsers thoroughly entertained at the Saltese Swap Meet and Flea Market last week.

Gail Lewis selected as featured quilter
July 10, 2024 midnight

Gail Lewis selected as featured quilter

“I saw it on Pinterest,” is often heard as Gail Lewis displays her colorful pieces of art at the of the Mineral County Cabin Fever Quilters Guild monthly meetings.

Church celebrates local couple's long marriage
July 10, 2024 midnight

Church celebrates local couple's long marriage

They met at the Missoula Mercantile in 1955.

Testa celebrates long career with Mineral Community Hospital
July 3, 2024 midnight

Testa celebrates long career with Mineral Community Hospital

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Baby Boomer women on average hold 12.1 jobs in their lifetime, while men hold 12.5 jobs. According to Zippia, a national job search engine, the average American worker has 12 jobs throughout a lifetime.

Superior sandwich shop settles into new location
July 3, 2024 midnight

Superior sandwich shop settles into new location

Longtime Superior residents recall KC Sullivan Management/Tax Preparation, The Strand Theater, The Rocking Rodeo Bar & Grille, and Sully’s on the 100 block of River Street.

July 3, 2024 midnight

Road work begins on highways 200 and 135

Montana 135 between St. Regis and Paradise is a 21.5-mile-long route known as the cut-off road. From 1960 to 1978, it was a connection between U.S. 10 and US 10A and later Montana 200.

Locals compete for Junior Princess
July 1, 2024 midnight

Locals compete for Junior Princess

“I don’t know how many years I’ve been doing this (judging), but this might have been the most difficult year to choose the Junior Princess. It almost came down to a coin toss,” said Shawn Heyer with the Superior LIONS Rodeo Committee.

PHOTO: Red, white and boom
July 1, 2024 midnight

PHOTO: Red, white and boom

Tifani Amberson is on her sixth year selling fireworks in Superior at the KCB Creations stand in the Durango’s parking lot.

June 26, 2024 midnight

Seminar focuses on treating youth trauma

When a child is experiencing traumatic stress, the reactions can interfere with the child’s daily life and their ability to function and interact with others.

June 26, 2024 midnight

State funding supports Superior pool project

On the first day of summer, Superior's Pool in the Park committee received a nice splash from the Montana Department of Commerce.

Groups target cleanup of Frenchtown mill site
June 26, 2024 midnight

Groups target cleanup of Frenchtown mill site

The national conservation nonprofit American Rivers has named the Clark Fork River among the nation’s most endangered rivers, citing industrial pollution and flooding risks from the shuttered Smurfit-Stone pulp mill in Frenchtown.

McKlosky named FWP's Region 2 supervisor
June 19, 2024 midnight

McKlosky named FWP's Region 2 supervisor

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently named Kendra McKlosky as the new Region 2 supervisor based out of the office in Missoula.

June 19, 2024 midnight

Cabin Fever Quilters Guild prepares for annual show

Mineral County’s Cabin Fever Quilters Guild is excited to present the 23rd annual quilt show entitled “Life’s Treasures” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3.

Tour highlights local timber sales
June 19, 2024 midnight

Tour highlights local timber sales

Each year, the federal government sells millions of dollars of timber from federal forests. In 2020, contractors cut and sold $183 million worth of timber from national forests.

Emergency crews practice for chemical incident
June 19, 2024 midnight

Emergency crews practice for chemical incident

A mass casualty exercise was recently held at the Mineral County Airport, allowing participants an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, plans and capabilities for response to an Incident with a chemical component.

PHOTOS: Students learn about the physics of flight
June 12, 2024 midnight

PHOTOS: Students learn about the physics of flight

PHOTOS: Students learn about the physics of flight

June 12, 2024 midnight

Chip sealing work begins on I-90

The Montana Department of Transportation along with construction partner Riverside Contracting, Inc., will begin seal and cover (chip seal) and fog seal activities on I-90.

Tarkio to Crystal Springs newest section of rail-to-trail project
June 12, 2024 midnight

Tarkio to Crystal Springs newest section of rail-to-trail project

The discussion and initial planning began in the 1980s and from the inception, Mineral County has been a key component of the Great American Rail to Trail project.

Flag retirement ceremony planned for Flag Day
June 5, 2024 midnight

Flag retirement ceremony planned for Flag Day

American Legion Post 13 in St. Regis and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6238 are disposing of worn American flags on Flag Day, Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m.

June 5, 2024 midnight

Detours in place on I-90 for recreational exits

I-90 road construction has a few areas tousled up in Mineral County.

June 5, 2024 midnight

Western Montana tourism group works on new stewardship plan

Thursday evening in the St. Regis Community Center, Racene Friede, president and CEO of Western Montana’s Glacier Country, held a town hall meeting to listen to the residents of Mineral County regarding visitors and tourism to the area.

Riverside Soups and Sandz opens in new location
June 5, 2024 midnight

Riverside Soups and Sandz opens in new location

Bailey Moree, owner of Riverside Soups & Sandz paints the front door of her new location on Memorial Day preparing for the grand opening of June 1, to coincide with the Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show. She is now located directly across the street from her original location in the old Superior School on River Street.

Alberton library awarded trio of grants
June 5, 2024 midnight

Alberton library awarded trio of grants

Receiving three grants in one month could knock a person over, but Blue Cutler is giddy because of them.

Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show to mark silver anniversary
May 29, 2024 midnight

Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show to mark silver anniversary

The Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show is boasting its silver anniversary this year on Saturday, June 1.

Wild Horse Rendezvous celebrates mountain man culture
May 29, 2024 midnight

Wild Horse Rendezvous celebrates mountain man culture

Montana’s Largest Flea Market is in the middle of Mineral County and the Wild Horse Rendezvous at the far eastern tip of the county every Memorial Day weekend — rain or shine. They both have become legendary events to start the summer.

Superior student hit a high note at state festival
May 29, 2024 midnight

Superior student hit a high note at state festival

The seven student from Superior High School who competed in the state music festival in Helena earlier this month have raised the bar for student musicians.

Author explores Montana's bucket list ideas
May 29, 2024 midnight

Author explores Montana's bucket list ideas

The title of the book is "100 Things to Do in Montana Before You Die," but the authors’ speaking engagements are called "101 Things to Do in Montana Before You Die."

Sanders County wildfire protection plan earmarked for funding
May 29, 2024 midnight

Sanders County wildfire protection plan earmarked for funding

For communities that face a high risk of wildfires, additional money is being released from the Forest Service. Up to $250 million in Community Wildfire Defense grants for selected vulnerable areas is earmarked to be dispersed, with $5.3 million of the total going to the Northern Region.

Alberton hosts annual All-School Fun Run
May 22, 2024 midnight

Alberton hosts annual All-School Fun Run

After five years of organizing the All-School Fun Run, Amy Park of the Mineral County Health Department, carries clipboards, radios and safety vests to the volunteer sign in a large meadow where the inflatable finish line is being pumped up.

May 22, 2024 midnight

Junior Rodeo Princess applications open

The rodeo at the Mineral County Fair began 42 years ago and was a huge community project with the Superior Lions leading the charge.

New class focuses on foraging in western Montana
May 22, 2024 midnight

New class focuses on foraging in western Montana

Indigenous people knew that the plants and trees were Mother Nature’s pharmacy and there is a trend today to rediscover what is growing in our backyards.

Superior students ace FVCC welding program
May 22, 2024 midnight

Superior students ace FVCC welding program

Montana Technical Institute in Butte offers a two-year program where students are introduced to welding fabrication, pipe and structural welding, and aluminum welding — but a faster-track does exist.

Alberton's Montana River Guides a leader in river safety
May 15, 2024 midnight

Alberton's Montana River Guides a leader in river safety

The Covid-induced tourism boom to Montana introduced a new audience to the Clark Fork River. For two summers, boats, tubers, kayakers, paddleboarders and river boarders had campgrounds and fishing access sites clogged.

Mineral County has new Veteran Service Officer
May 15, 2024 midnight

Mineral County has new Veteran Service Officer

An estimated 84,000 veterans live in Montana.

Litter lingers from last year's train derailment into Clark Fork River
May 15, 2024 midnight

Litter lingers from last year's train derailment into Clark Fork River

On Sunday, April 2 of last year, about two dozen Montana Rail Link freight cars derailed directly across from Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort on the Clark Fork River near Paradise.

GOP candidates meet at Lincoln-Reagan dinner
May 8, 2024 midnight

GOP candidates meet at Lincoln-Reagan dinner

The Mineral County Republican Central Committee held their annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner at the St. Regis Community Center with over 100 people attending.

PHOTOS: Alberton High School prom
May 1, 2024 midnight

PHOTOS: Alberton High School prom

Alberton High School prom

PHOTO: Fire safety meeting
May 1, 2024 midnight

PHOTO: Fire safety meeting

Dave Brink and Cindy Peterson held a class in the old DeBorgia School on creating defensible space around your home before the fire season begins.

St. Regis senior Connolly earns Gaylord Green Scholarship
May 1, 2024 midnight

St. Regis senior Connolly earns Gaylord Green Scholarship

Gaylord Green lived in Haugan and graduated from St. Regis High School in 1958. He received an appointment to the Air Force Academy where he graduated with a degree in engineering science, followed by a master’s in aeronautics/astronautics at Stanford.

May 1, 2024 midnight

Construction begins on I-90 near Montana-Idaho border

A section of I-90 near the Montana-Idaho line will be undergoing an all-summer project.

'Star Wars' themed Galactic Gala benefits PEAK Foundation
May 1, 2024 midnight

'Star Wars' themed Galactic Gala benefits PEAK Foundation

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" is how the 1977 "Star Wars" movie opened.

St. Regis Senior Citizens Center becomes host of commodities program
April 24, 2024 midnight

St. Regis Senior Citizens Center becomes host of commodities program

“It’s going great!” beamed Dave Hannah, president of the St. Regis Senior Citizens Center. “These volunteers know what to do and they jump right in and do it. You can’t ask for better people.”

Bible school's taco sales are legendary among locals
April 24, 2024 midnight

Bible school's taco sales are legendary among locals

The Northwest Indian Bible School used to have six taco sales per school year, but cut it down to four.

American Legion and VFW award Superior students
April 24, 2024 midnight

American Legion and VFW award Superior students

Last week, a special awards ceremony was held in Mrs. Nytes’ eighth-grade class at Superior School.

Auction draws bidders and lookers to Superior
April 17, 2024 midnight

Auction draws bidders and lookers to Superior

At best count, 205 vehicles lined the sides of the Cyr Iron Mountain Road from Quartz Road past the Mineral Country Shooting Sports Associations building about 8 miles east of Superior.

Crescent Ridge ramps up for spring produce
April 17, 2024 midnight

Crescent Ridge ramps up for spring produce

From being a fisheries biologist to a commercial farmer, Michael Davidson has enjoyed the journey immensely.

Mr. Fix It: Minson recognized for work at St. Regis school
April 10, 2024 midnight

Mr. Fix It: Minson recognized for work at St. Regis school

Rich Minson moved to St. Regis from Columbia Falls four years ago for a change of scenery.