Thompson Falls Council endorses the Scotchmans . . . again!

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 by »

The City Council of Thompson Falls renewed their endorsement of the Scotchman Peaks proposal at their regular meeting on June 16. FSPW Sanders County Outreach Coordinator Jen Kreiner made a presentation to the group that evening before the public meeting began, and the council took the lead of Mayor Mark Sheets and unanimously approved the resolution as the first item on the agenda of the evening.

“The City  previously endorsed the Scotchmans in 2006,” said Kreiner,” but it’s very nice to have the current board and mayor renew that commitment.”

The endorsement statement is short, sweet and to the point: “The City of Thompson Falls would like to endorse the designation of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness as wilderness. The City Council voted unanimously to support the formation. It would improve the recreational opportunities, economics and draw tourists to our City.”

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness thanks the Thompson Falls City Council and the Mayor for their support!

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

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