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Suspects involved in Missoula theft arrested in Charlo

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal CHARLO – Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped to locate and arrest a suspect involved in a high-speed chase on March 25. Sheriff Don Bell identified the suspects as Seth Houston Williams of Polson and Sean Patrick Forget of Ronan. “Both males were taken into custody and transported to the Lake County detention facility,” Bell said. The incident began on Wednesday morning at about 4:30 a.m. Bell said his office was given information from Missoula County regarding a “theft in progress” in Missoula County. The suspects were then seen traveling north on U.S. Highway 93 towards Lake County.   &ldquo...


Governor Bullock announces extension of closures, mandates social distancing

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive on March 24 to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10 and mandate social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montan...

Governor Bullock extends closure order to April 10

MONTANA – On March 24, Governor Steve Bullock announced the extension of a COVID-19 business closure order that includes public k-12 schools. The order is being extended until April 10. Bullock said the extension could go beyond that date.

Tester Announces $1.2M in funding for senior nutrition in Montana

MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive $1.2 million to support senior nutrition, including $400,000 for congregate meals and $800,000 for home meals.  “Too many Montana seniors are unable to go to the grocery store for fear of contracting the virus, or...

LCCDC offers assistance

News from Jim Thaden, executive director of Lake County Community Development Corporation Fellow Community Members, For the past 25 years, Lake County Community Development Corporation has been here to help our great community weather many economic shocks. We were here with you through the 9/11/2001 cr...

Polson food pantry offers drive through service

POLSON – The Polson Loaves and Fish food pantry thank our incredible supporters and pass along this important information. The pantry is still open during our regular hours, 2-5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10-1:45 p.m. on Fridays. However, we are now a drive-through service only. Folks who are alread...

Governor announces closure of activities that pose enhanced risks to curtail spread of COVID-19

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today (March 20) announced measures to close dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enhanced health risks, effective at 8 p.m. ...

Voters encouraged to register for absentee ballot

News from Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding   LAKE COUNTY – With COVID-19, the Lake County Election Office is recommending voters sign up for an absentee ballot for the Federal Primary Election to be held on June 2. This request is due to social distancing, quarantines and lim...

Lake County District Court makes change to reduce spread of COVID-19

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal POLSON – The 20 th Judicial District Court in Lake County put out a notice to attorneys on March 17 with guidelines concerning how to proceed with cases as the COVID-19 virus spreads.   The administrative order from District Court Judge James Manley stat...

Boys and Girls Club provides meals to children

RONAN – The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County announced that they are providing evening meals for all community school-age or younger children and teens on a grab and go basis Monday through Friday at the Ronan clubhouse from 4:30 to 6 p.m People are instructed to follow t...

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