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Senator sponsors bill to simplify irrigation elections

LAKE COUNTY – Sen. Dan Salomon (R) sponsored a bill to help make irrigation elections easier, and the Governor signed it into law on May 1 after a 50-0 vote on the third reading.  Senate Bill 116 revises the voter requirements in irrigation district elections across the state. “Numerous irrigation districts all dealt with issues, so we cleaned it up to make the process easier,” Salomon said.    The bill states that electors are not subject to state residency requirements so landowners living outside the state can still vote on issues concerning their property, and the county signature verifications have changed.  Voters are no longer required t...


Lake County election officials report early results

  LAKE COUNTY – The unofficial results for the mail-in 2019 District Election are waiting to be canvased.  In the Arlee School District, voters were asked to vote for two candidates for the school board for three-year terms. Kris Gardner has 194 votes; Brian BigSam has 175 votes, and Cr...

Proceed with caution Proceed with caution

POLSON – Where there once stood a cute little white cottage with blue trim is now just an empty 50-foot lot. The space is located in downtown Polson between the Showboat Cinemas and the Payne West Insurance buildings. At 9 a.m. on Friday morning, crews from Abel Moving and Rigging out of Arlee began...

Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards Polson middle, high schools earn Montana SMART Schools Recycling awards

POLSON – The Polson Middle and High schools were recently awarded for being 2018-19 Montana SMART School Recycling Challenge champions.  The Montana SMART School Challenge, now in its fifth year, challenges schools across Montana to compete amongst each other to see who can save the most money ...

Players to honor Syvrud's love of music Players to honor Syvrud's love of music

News from Port Polson Players June Syvrud played Dolly in the 1996 Port Polson Players production of Hello Dolly. June passed away in September of 2017, but her love of music will live on through a scholarship fund to be set up in June’s name. The grant will accommodate students in any musical dis...

Ronan seniors for May 22, 2019

RONAN — Another month will soon be drawing to a close and another school year ending will not be far behind. My, how time flies. There are crafts every Wednesday after lunch, so if you have a craft project bring it and come and join the ladies and enjoy some time with the girls while you work on you...

Polson seniors for May 22, 2019

POLSON — “If everything seems to be under control, you’re not going fast enough.” - Mario Andretti On Monday, May 27, the center will be closed for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 28, there will be a hearing clinic.  Exercise class is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginn...

St. Ignatius seniors for May 22, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey We would like to thank everyone who donated to our yard and bake sale. The commodities are here and available for pick up. The free community dinner will be on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30-6:30 ...

The MTFP Election Guide: Who’s running in 2020

HELENA — Montana voters will have a hefty ballot to consider in 2020, packed with decisions about the U.S. presidential election, two of Montana’s three congressional seats, and five statewide offices including governor. Even with a year and a half until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Mo...

Reintroduction of Savanna’s Act offers hope

News from Western Native Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of congressional members reintroduced Savanna’s Act. Representatives Torres (D-CA), Newhouse (R-WA), and Haaland (D-NM), working in coordination with the offices of Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cortez-Masto (D-NV), crafted...

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