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COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – The good news is that all five of the COVID-19 cases in Lake County have recovered, but it doesn’t mean that it’s time to let down your guard.  The first case in the county was reported on March 26 and the fifth was on April 6. The Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force reported that, as of May 4, there are 457 total cases in the state.    “We are very fortunate that we’ve only had five,” said Lake County Public Health nurse Leigh Estvold.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, once the highly contagious virus begins to spread in a community, it becomes difficult to control. “Given the rapid rate o...


Area schools to close out school year with remote learning

LAKE COUNTY – Last week all school boards in the county decided to keep their campuses closed through the end of the school year.  School officials made independent decisions to continue distance learning after Governor Steve Bullock, on May 7, gave districts across Montana the option to re-ope...

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to the arrest. Fehrenbach was charged ...

Spring debris burning permits needed

News from CSKT Division of Fire  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – To burn from May 1 to June 30, a burn permit is needed. Applications are available at the Division of Fire website, csktfire.org.    People should burn early in the day, check weather for afternoon or next day wind condition...

Ronan School District hosting kindergarten registration by phone due to COVID-19

News from the Ronan School District  RONAN/PABLO — This spring, due to social distancing as a result of COVID-19, the Ronan School District No. 30 is conducting their annual Kindergarten Round Up preregistration for Ronan and Pablo residents, via telephone call-in. Registration to pre-enroll,...

Dixon Seniors for My 6, 2020

DIXON — The menu for the coming week is: —  Monday, May 11:  dinner - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert —  Thursday, May 14: dinner - Indian tacos, dessert Feel welcome to place an order in advance, call 406-246-3310. All ages are always welcome.  

Polson seniors for May 6, 2020

POLSON —  As of April 30, the Polson Senior Center is still closed except for meal delivery for $5 Monday through Friday. Lunch menu: —  Wednesday, May 6: hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, frozen cranberry salad, peach cobbler —  Thursday, May ...

Local governments make high school graduation recommendations

News from Lake County / CSKT Unified Command Center Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Unified Command Center, a joint task force to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter to local high school superintendents concerning graduation ceremonies.   The letter...

Dixon Seniors for April 29, 2020

DIXON — Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community. In light of President Trump’s leadership regarding social distancing precautions, we are accepting “take-out” meal requests only. Please leave a message by noon on the day of meals being served. Call 406-246-3310 and leave ...

Lake County Detention Officer arrested

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal POLSON – Korren Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, was employed as a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detention officer and was arrested on Tuesday, April 28. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, an internal affairs investigation uncovered details leading to t...

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