Editorial

Plains radio station in need of local help

January 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Plains radio station KWHP-LP may soon have to shut its doors if it does not get help from its listeners.The letter K is designated for radio stations that are west of Mississippi. The letter W is for Wild, H is for Horse, and P is for Plain...

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Editor's response to "Syrian Refugees are not welcome in Sanders County"

April 22, 2016 at 7:13 am

Last Wednesday, the Clark Fork Valley Press published a front page article entitled, “Syrian Refugees are not welcome in Sanders County.” I wrote the article and serve as editor of the CFVP and Mineral Independent.  The article addresses s...

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Syrian refugees are not welcome in Sanders County

April 21, 2016 at 7:38 am

THOMPSON FALLS — The message is clear from the Sanders County Board of Commissioners: We do not want Syrian refugees on our land, “draining” resources, “impacting” the tax base, and possibly putting everyone in harm’s way. In an official le...

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Mineral Community Hospital leads community-wide effort to help families and students

September 02, 2015 at 3:53 pm

MINERAL COUNTY - What started out as an idea among the employees of Mineral Community Hospital (MCH), evolved into a county-wide program to help our children, parents, teachers and school administration start the 2015-2016 school year with ...

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A boy’s will is the wind’s will: Fire everywhere but not in your sector

September 02, 2015 at 2:17 pm

SANDERS COUNTY - Thursday I sat in the back of a Ford Super Duty DNRC Engine as two state employees patrolled for fires and checked on extinguished sites. I witnessed first hand what it means to be on call for fire patrol, where your area o...

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Trials and errors - a gardening column by Green Thumb

October 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Much of gardening is a haphazard sort of adventure. I have a habit, however, of viewing my garden plots as a number of science experiments! My last column concerned my bush green bean trials, with the “Dragon Langerie” variety showing an e...

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An update from Rep. Ingraham

October 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

As I look about at the beauty being displayed this fall, the changing leaves, the crisp air and blue skies, it’s not hard to imagine why one of Montana’s nicknames is “Big Sky Country.” And with Montana’s anniversary of when she became a St...

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Federal Foolishness - An update from Senator Fielder

October 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

“We were ordered to make life as difficult for people as we can” a National Park Service employee told the media. The debacle began when the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives funded all the government functions except Oba...

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An update from Rep. Ingraham

October 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

The State Administration & Veterans Affairs Committee (SAVA) will be meeting on Monday, October 21 in room 102 of the Capitol Building for those of you interested in following the work of the committee, especially in regards to their work o...

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An update from Rep. Schwaderer

October 09, 2013 at 10:32 am

As a member of the State Tribal Relations Interim Committee, between now and the next session I will be attending six meetings for updates on tribal issues in the state. Four of those meetings will be held with various tribes across the sta...

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