About Us

Your Community News Team

Al  Kirkwood Sales Manager, Publisher
Al Kirkwood
Al Kirkwood is the publisher for the North Thompson Star/Journal and the Clearwater Times. Al is also the Fire Chief for the District of Barriere's Volunteer Fire Department.
Jill  Hayward Editor
Jill Hayward
Jill Hayward is the recipient of the Black Press Jerry Mac Award for outstanding community journalism. Currently she is the President of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, and the president of the McLure Wildfire Monument Society. Jill also serves on the board of directors of Barriere Rural Crime Watch.
Margaret  Houben Office Clerk, Reporter, Classified Manager
Margaret Houben