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Welcome to Sanders County

Sanders County is located in Northwestern Montana. It is bordered on the west by Idaho’s Panhandle and is Montana’s 18th most populous county with approximately 11,000 residents. The county was established in 1905 and named after Wilbur Fisk Sanders, pioneer and U.S. Senator from Montana.

The Clark Fork River, a tributary of the Columbia, runs the length of the valley in Sanders County. The county also encompasses the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and two National Forests.

News

Heron Bridge Update

Cabinet Gorge – Heron Bridge Project – Progress update for Summer 2016 Heron Bridge Project Update Work on the Cabinet Gorge Bridge, also known as the Heron Bridge continues to progress. Work crews encountered a very large obstruction believed to be either one or two boulders at an approximate depth of 60 feet below the water […]

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Thompson Falls TV District, Thompson Falls Airport Advisory, and Sanders County Park Commission (need representation from the west end of the county and the Dixon/Paradise areas).   If you are interested in serving your community and reside within these areas, please consider […]

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