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Independent wins awards at newspaper convention

June 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Mineral Independent reporter Kathleen Woodford won three first-place awards and two third-place awards in the Montana Newspaper Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announce...

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Hats off to dads in honor of Father’s Day

June 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm | Mineral Independent Sunday, June 17, was Father’s Day and families celebrated by taking their dads out to dinner or hosted a gathering at home. Fathers received cards with phrases of gratitude and many received gifts fr...

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Whitewater rafting begins as water levels drop

June 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm | Mineral Independent After severe flooding this spring, water levels on the Clark Fork River are finally moderating and people are starting to recreate. This includes the river rafting companies that take clients on ...

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Groups band together to help reforest Sunrise burn area

June 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm | Mineral Independent Looking over the terrain of Sunrise Mountain swaths of black tree stands are a stark reminder of the wildfire that ravaged the area last summer. The fire chewed through 27,000 acres which was primari...

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Super Saturday not dampened by drizzly sky

June 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm | Mineral Independent A wet Saturday didn’t dampen people’s enthusiasm as a number of events took place throughout Mineral County. From yards sales to tournaments, people braved the chilly weather with frequent rain showe...

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Sunrise Fire salvage project OK’d

June 13, 2018 at 7:51 am | Mineral Independent On June 1 the United States Department of Agriculture announced that the acting forest supervisor had signed the Sunrise Fire Salvage Decision Notice. An Emergency Situation Determination was grant...

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Poor landscaping can cause damage along rivers

June 13, 2018 at 7:52 am | Mineral Independent Homeowners with property along the river or streambeds sometimes landscape their lawns too close to the high water mark. This can spell disaster to their beautifully manicure lawn as well as to the...

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Life is a puzzle, at least for a retired Superior couple

June 13, 2018 at 7:53 am | Mineral Independent Due to several health issues, Joanie and Bill Merriman can no longer travel in their retirement years, with Bill approaching the age of 90. “Bill and I decided to make good use of our time,” said Jo...

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New sign in DeBorgia important for drivers’ safety

June 13, 2018 at 7:52 am | Mineral Independent Residents in DeBorgia were thankful to get a traffic sign reinstalled for the intersection of Thompson-DeBorgia and DeBorgia-Haugan Frontage Roads. Michelle Lower who lives in the area, said Jack R...

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