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Train spills Coal along Clark Fork River


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August 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

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Train spills Coal along Clark Fork River
Local k9 unit showcases talents during training session

Local k9 unit showcases talents during training session

August 10, 2017 at 11:17 am

The Sanders County K9 unit is more than meets the eye. Last week, the Valley Press accompanied Sanders County Sheriff’s Office K9 Handler Lynn Lanzoni, K9 officer Max and retired LAPD officer Blaine ...

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Sunrise Fire grows to more than 13,000 acres

Sunrise Fire grows to more than 13,000 acres

August 08, 2017 at 9:28 am

By Saturday, Aug. 5, the Sunrise Fire burning east of Superior had grown more than 3,000 acres in the past week to more than 13,000 acres. It was still one of the nation’s top priority fires. A mee...

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Helicopters stand ready to fight area wildfires

Helicopters stand ready to fight area wildfires

August 08, 2017 at 9:27 am

Helicopters of various sizes and shapes sit ready at the Mineral County Airport near Superior. Six have been called in to-date to help fight the Sunrise and Burdette fires burning east of Superior....

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Talent show wows crowd during fair

August 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Mineral Independent A talent show was held during the Mineral County Fair where five brave contestants wowed crowds with performances. On Saturday, Aug. 5, Gordon Henrick announced the acts. There were several age gro...

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Exhibits show increase at this year’s fair

August 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Mineral Independent There were 200 entries in this year’s Mineral County Fair exhibits, said fair board secretary Deb Davis-Quitt, which was 14 more than last year. Participants competed for blue, red and purple ribbons...

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Bikes, fishing poles big hit at county fair

August 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Mineral Independent Kids of all ages gathered in anticipation for their number to be called during this year’s Living Water Bible Study Group bike raffle. It was held on Saturday, Aug. 5, during the Mineral County Fair ...

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Fire camp turns Tarkio field into equivalent of small town

August 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Mineral Independent Dozens of small, colorful pop-up tents dot a field along a dirt road off the Tarkio exit located 14 miles east of Superior. The tents are part of the fire camp set up to fight the Sunrise and Burde...

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Sunrise Fire tops 18,000 acres

August 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Mineral Independent By Sunday, Aug. 13, the Sunrise Fire had grown to 18,629 acres and was 20 percent contained. The fire was moving down Verde Creek and Trout Creek. Stage III evacuation orders went into place on Aug...

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Mineral County court report, Aug. 5-11, 2017

August 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Mineral Independent Aug. 8, William Ralph Anderson, fail to purchase trip permit Aug. 9, Shelley Lynn Bilbrey, speeding Aug. 8, Joseph Daniel Brandvold, speeding Aug. 8, William Lawrence Coles, Jr., no insurance A...

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