Air attack stops two fires on Highway 135

Air attack stops two fires on Highway 135

September 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm

On Sept. 12, Highway 135 had two fires that burned 9 acres between them. Just before noon, a call over the scanner saw fire departments of both Mineral County and Sanders County join forces as two ...

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Sheep Gap Fire still burning, makes run towards Plains

Sheep Gap Fire still burning, makes run towards Plains

September 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Sheep Gap fire made a run for the town last week, but thanks to quick thinking from fire fighters and the Sheriffs Department no one was hurt. It was a surreal day when the massive fire front made a...

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4-H riders prepare for State Horse Show

4-H riders prepare for State Horse Show

September 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Laura Bakker made the trip from Missoula to help local county riders prepare for their state show appearance in Lewistown later in the week. Michele McGuigan, a big supporter of the 4-H horse pro...

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Debris burning at Cyr halted due to dry conditions

September 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

Mineral Independent Cyr residents were in for a surprise last Monday when Forest Service personnel from the Ninemile Ranger District began burning debris in the Mineral County gravel pit located up Saw Mill Gulch. The...

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Health nurse receives prestigious award

September 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

Mineral Independent At last week’s Healthy Communities Coalition meeting, Mineral County Public Health Nurse, Barb Jasper, was in for a surprise when she received a congratulatory cake and announcement that she has been...

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‘Operation Scrubs’ helps Houston nurses

September 19, 2017 at 10:49 am

Mineral Independent Hospital personnel in Houston dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey received some welcomed relief from Mineral Community Hospital in Superior. Nurses were working around the clock to keep ...

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Tarkio man nearly dies in single-vehicle accident

September 19, 2017 at 10:52 am

Mineral Independent A 71-year-old Tarkio man nearly died on Sept. 2 when his white 1993 Subaru Legacy jumped through the median on Interstate 90 and crashed down an embankment near Tarkio. The man, who has not been i...

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Medication disposal bags hope to combat opioid crisis

September 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

Mineral Independent State agencies are working alongside each other to provide at-home medication disposal bags. There will be 1,000 of them, called Deterra Medication Disposal Bags, available in Mineral County, accor...

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Homecoming spirit invades Superior

September 19, 2017 at 10:49 am

Mineral Independent It was homecoming for Superior last week with daily fun leading up to the culmination of a parade and football game on Friday, Sept. 15. Students were asked to dress up each day starting with Dynam...

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