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Lake County digs for lost revenue Lake County digs for lost revenue

POLSON – Lake County’s budget broke even for regular expenses this year but it was a tight fit. “Right now we have enough money for operating costs but nothing to expand or grow,” Commissioner Bill Barron said. His wish list includes the expansion of the county jail with about an additional 100 beds, and if he can get the addition paid for, he said, grants are available to add a wing for mental health resources for things like drug addiction. The county is also under a court order to build courtroom offices to accommodate two judges to help make cases move quickly. Business and home development did expand in the county, which brought in $192,000 in tax revenue,...


POLSON — Where’s the beef? Where are the eggs? In our freezer and refrigerator, thanks to Dave and Sue Nash. And yet another day has passed and I didn’t use algebra once. But simple mathematics will show that Dave and Sue have made a huge difference in our operating budget. Thank you again ...

2016 Fall Mack Days opens 2016 Fall Mack Days opens

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2016 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began Sept. 23 and continues through Nov. 13. Anglers can eat, sleep and breathe fishing for 45 days — what more could an an...

Small town celebrates patriotic pride, fire department Small town celebrates patriotic pride, fire department

DAYTON — Patriotic mom Nancy Riggio waved her hands in excitement, riding on a giant inflatable Pegasus, attached to the top of a truck and wearing an American flag swimsuit in the 25th Annual Dayton Daze Parade on Saturday. She got down from the truck and stopped the parade so her cousin, Dennis Kr...

Airplane falls from sky Airplane falls from sky

RONAN – Robert Christensen was flying through sunny skies southwest of Ronan in his ultra- light airplane on Friday when he started losing altitude. “(A) witness stated that Christensen was testing his plane for the first time,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said. After quickly losing ...

Library fundraiser tickets available

LAKESIDE – The West Shore Community Library will soon hold its annual fundraiser to ensure kids and people keep smiles on their faces when it comes to information access. “Thank you for all the wonderful books you loan us,” said Zaylyn, Dayton Elementary School student, in a letter to th...

Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception Traditional stick game tournament demands focus, keen perception

Take a guess. Where are the bones? Keen observation, pattern recognition and a sharp mind could pay off with big bucks. More than 500 people, mostly Native Americans, came to the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson Aug. 26-28 to try their hand at stick game, a traditional tribal contest predating recorded history. &l...


RONAN — An emotional tribute honoring 102 emergency personnel in attendance in advance of 9/11 Patriots’ Day took place prior to the Ronan Chiefs football game against Libby Friday night. Members of local police and volunteer fire departments, the Lake County Sheriff’s department, Search...

Back to School night a success Back to School night a success

Submitted by Lexie Gallegos, FoodCorps Service Member and member of the Linderman Family Partnership Committee POLSON – The Linderman Back to School Night was a great opportunity for students and their families to meet their teachers, enjoy dinner provided by Super 1 Foods and McDonalds, and learn...

Perch, bass biting

Fishermen, In my last report I predicted good perch and bass fishing in the Polson area above the dam and good bass fishing below the dam. Well “good” has progressed to beyond “better,” on the verge of “best.” Saturday the 4th of September while fishing for bait fish...


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