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Commissioners take action to cease fee collection

News from Lake County Commissioner Gale Decker LAKE COUNTY — Mission Valley irrigators will notice a significant change in their tax statements beginning in tax year 2023. Fees for operation and maintenance of the three irrigation districts will no longer be collected by the County Treasurer and distributed to the districts as has been done previously. A Resolution of Intent to discontinue the collection of the fees was considered by the Lake County Commissioners in July of 2021, but action was tabled after the Commissioners received comment from the districts requesting more time to put in place an alternative method of collecting the fees. Another public hearing was conducted o...


DPHHS announces first confirmed case of Monkeypox in Montana

News from DPHHS FLATHEAD COUNTY — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Flathead City-County Health Department today confirmed a single presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in a Flathead County adult. Initial testing was completed August 5, 2022, at the Montana...

Ronan celebrates community during annual Pioneer Days events Ronan celebrates community during annual Pioneer Days events

RONAN — Ronan took center stage in the Mission Valley last weekend with annual Pioneer Days events held Aug. 5-7, with the theme “Born in the USA.” The excitement kicked off Friday morning with a kid’s fishing derby in Ronan City Park and a Golf Scramble afterwards. The main event,...

DPHHS wants to hear from MT centenarians

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians during the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 4-5, 2022.    The hybrid event will take place at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte with a virtua...

St. Luke Resident Council gives to local agencies St. Luke Resident Council gives to local agencies

RONAN — Two local non-profit organizations were the recent beneficiaries of donations from the St. Luke Extended Care Resident Council in Ronan. Verna Drowatzky, President of the Council, presented a check for $500 to Auggie Peterson with the Ronan Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program and another chec...

Polson seniors for Aug. 10, 2022

POLSON — The Polson Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. We deliver meals to qualified persons. Call 406-883-4735, Email: polsonseniorcenter@gmail.com, or visit us at 504 3rd Ave. E. We have air conditioning during hot summe...

St. Ignatius seniors for Aug. 10, 2022

ST. IGNATIUS — Our menu for the week:  —  Friday, Aug.  12: chicken dinner, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, veggies, fruit, cake —  Tuesday, Aug. 16: baked fish, rice, veggies, fruit, lemon bars —  Wednesday, Aug. 17: dinner - barbecue pulled pork s...

Ronan seniors for Aug. 10, 2022

 RONAN — We hope everyone was able enjoy the Lake County Fair and Pioneer Days in spite of the hot days. Just wait, in a few months it will 60 degrees colder.Congratulations to our Donna Daniels for being elected Senior of the Year. If you get a chance, stop at the Mission Valley Senior Center and...

Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained

ELMO — As of Sunday, July 31, a wildland fire burning along Montana Hwy. 28 has burned more than 10,923 acres northwest of Elmo. The Elmo Fire was discovered Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Big Draw north of Hwy. 28. An evacuation order was issued for Chief Cliff estates (about three dozen homes...

Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates

LAKE COUNTY — More than 40 cases filed by inmates of the Lake County Jail have been combined into a single, class-action lawsuit in federal district court, alleging unlivable conditions in the Lake County Dentention Center.  County officials have denied culpability for most conditions in the ja...

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