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16-year-old shooting suspect sought

The Ronan Police Department responded to reports of an individual seeking treatment at St. Luke Community hospital at 4:33 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 for a gunshot wound. The 25-year-old shooting victim is in stable condition. The incident occurred on 12th Avenue NW in Ronan. The shooting suspect is a 16-year-old juvenile. A 33-year-old male is also being sought as a person of interest. The suspect has not been found. Names are not being released at this time.


Lake County predicts close Senate race Lake County predicts close Senate race

 LAKE COUNTY – Ballots for the 2018 General Election were still being counted during the early morning hours in Lake County after the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election day.  The unofficial count was finally finished and ready to be recorded on the state’s website around 5 a.m. on Wednesday. ...

Polson police chief to act as interim city manager

POLSON – Polson Police Chief Wade Nash’s job responsibilities have increased since Nov. 7.  At their regular meeting, Polson City commissioners unanimously authorized Nash to act as interim city manager until a contract officially appointing him could be finalized. Nash has been police ch...

Unexpected resignations rattle City of Polson

POLSON – A series of employees in leadership positions have left vacancies in the City of Polson’s staff. On Oct. 22, the commission held a special meeting to renew city manager Mark Shrives’ contract, offering him only a one-year employment agreement. The following day Shrives declined ...

Arlee community meets to discuss gun incident Arlee community meets to discuss gun incident

ARLEE – An Arlee High School student put a nonworking BB gun in a backpack and got on a school bus on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Principal Jim Taylor found out about the weapon during the morning hours and removed it from the student’s possession. The student was sent home with a parent. Lake County Sch...

Polson officers now carry naloxone hydrochloride Polson officers now carry naloxone hydrochloride

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – The mission of your Polson Police Department is to make Polson a safe and pleasant place to live, work, learn and play.  Our business is community service and we are in a constant learning mode to enact positive changes to the ways we c...

Students salute area veterans for their service Students salute area veterans for their service

RONAN – Glacier View School students gathered together on Thursday afternoon to pay special tribute to the women and men who served in the armed forces.  The students worked hard for weeks in preparation for their annual celebration by decorating the school with thank-you messages and rehearsin...

Community Thanksgiving celebrations planned Community Thanksgiving celebrations planned

LAKE COUNTY – Homemade food and good company will be readily available throughout the region this Thanksgiving. Volunteers from St. Ignatius to Polson will provide free community meals to celebrate the holiday on Nov. 22.   In St. Ignatius, Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 12 p.m. to 2 p...

Local hydrologist awarded Science Foundation fellowship Local hydrologist awarded Science Foundation fellowship

Tyler Fouty spends his days in his lab at Washington State University, focused on engineering calculations about culvert design. But when you talk to the engineering graduate student, it’s clear that the heart of his work is improving the world: for salmon, and, by extension, for people who rely on sal...

County begins hazard mitigation update

POLSON – In an effort to keep citizens safe, Lake County emergency officials and their counterparts from a variety of agencies kicked off a series of meetings on Nov. 7 in an effort to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan.  A proactive hazard mitigation plan is a publicly guided doc...

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