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Bill bans members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

News from U.S. Senators WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aiming to shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) reintroduced legislation banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  “Truly draining the swamp means pulling the plug on politicians trying to cash in on their public service,” Tester said. “This bill is simple — it bans members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, ensuring we’re 100 percent committed to the folks we represent, not special interests.” Gardner said this legislation will bring the transparency and accountabilit...


Make Census count

One of the most important civic duties Montanans will participate in next year is filling out and responding to the 2020 U.S. Census.  It’s the Census, done every 10 years, that’s responsible for deciding how much federal money comes into Montana. And in a small state like ours, every dol...

What do you think about the Lake County drug court? What do you think about the Lake County drug court?

Sarah DeMuro , St. Ignatius, 10/18/19 "I think it’s fine and all. They just really need to crack down on the meth problem. I’ve seen too many people in Walmart 'eeking' out and making me really concerned."   Jimmie Reneau,   St. Ignatius, 10/18/19 “I’ve lived ...

Solving a Workforce Challenge: Solutions for Childcare

News from Best Beginnings Children’s Partnership Affordable childcare is one of the biggest workforce challenges in the Mission Valley. The lack of quality, affordable childcare often presents a barrier to employment for potential workers. But there are solutions. “Childcare is a big issu...

Polson Seniors for Oct. 23, 2019

POLSON — There is a hearing clinic at the Polson Senior Center from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and the veteran’s representative will be here from 10 a.m-noon. On Wednesdays there is a Mahjong group that meets at 12:30 p.m., and on Thursdays there is a pinochle group that meets at 12:30 p.m. An...

St. Ignatius Seniors for Oct. 23, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Why did the Monster eat the light bulb? … Because he needed a light snack. Our center is still looking for someone to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to our homebound citizens. If you are interested in this job call the center 406-745-4462 for more information.     Meal...

New gallery unites community around art New gallery unites community around art

RONAN – Nicole Tavenner spent last winter gazing at the vacant building across the street from her desk job, dreaming of the storefront filled with a bustle of art and performance.   Last month, Tavenner’s plans became a reality when she opened the Grey Leaf Gallery on Main Street. Her pl...

Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...

Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station

RAVALLI – During a routine inspection, employees at the Ravalli Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft inspection station found adult zebra mussels stuck to a boat. The inspection station looks at every boat that passes through Ravalli. This is the second time they have identified the destructive, inva...

Polson celebrates fall with Oktoberfest Polson celebrates fall with Oktoberfest

POLSON – The bratwurst sausages were hot and there were plenty of cold beverages to wash them down on Saturday during Polson’s first OktoberFest at the fairgrounds. The Polson Business Community and the Polson Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Polson’s history isn’t exactly ful...

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