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Strike Ends, Mineral County Deputies, Dispatchers and Detention Officers Return to Work

After more than a week of 24/7 patrols, Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bower and Undersheriff Mike Boone, can finally take a day off. According to Teamsters Local 2 Spokesman Shawn Fontaine, Deputies, dispatchers and detention officers went back to work this morning, June 8, and ended the strike.

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Mineral County Deputy Strike Drags On, Union Points Fingers at Commissioners

County deputies, 911 dispatchers and detention officers in Mineral County are still on strike, despite requests for mediation that were finalized last Friday.

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Mineral County Deputy Strike to Continue Through the Weekend

It looks like it will be a long weekend for Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bauer and Undersheriff Mike Boone, who are left to patrol the whole county alone, while the rest of the deputies are out on strike, picketing commissioners for higher wages and a long term contract.

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Mineral County Mayor Handles 911 Calls During Strike

Tomorrow, June 2, Mineral County Commissioners will meet, but the union contract negotiations that have led to a strike by Sheriff’s Deputies, 911 dispatchers and detention officers aren’t even on the agenda.

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Loss of Mineral County Timber Jobs “a Big Hit” Says State Economist

Mineral County is still reeling from the news that Tricon Timber, a major regional employer, would be laying off around 90 full-time workers.

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Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
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Fish Creek Fire Public Meeting Set, Evacuation Notices Near 300

Residents living near the West Fork Fish Creek Fire burning on the border between Missoula and Mineral Counties received new evacuation notices on Monday...

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Missoula County Deputies Assist Mineral County With Evacuations – Give Pre-Evacuation Notices to Petty Creek Residents

Missoula County Sheriff's deputies have spent the day assisting their Mineral County counterparts in helping to evacuate residents in the area in the path of the West Fork Fish Creek fire complex.

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U.S. Forest Service Orders Evacuations in Parts of Mineral, Missoula Counties

Lightning sparked a fire that ignited Thursday in the Ninemile Ranger District. It’s grown to 2,900 acres since then. The fire is located about 15 miles southwest of Tarkio, west of Missoula. 

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Mineral County Deputy Kills Man Near County Fair

Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bauer says one of his deputies shot and killed a man who ignored orders to stop his vehicle and instead swerved toward the officer.

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Following VA Town Hall Meeting – More Confusion – Delays Over ‘Choice Cards’ [YouTube]

A small hospital in Mineral County has given voice to frustrations by area veterans over confusion and delays in using the new 'Choice Cards' touted at a town hall meeting in Missoula on January 14.

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