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Commission allocates funds to repair street

POLSON – Commissioners voted to allocate funds for a sidewalk improvements project on 17th Street during the last meeting, involving the installation of a 10-foot section and repaving another area. Funds for the project were raised through an increased tax on gasoline and diesel. In order for the project to be completed, residents of the area receiving the improvements will have to approve another small tax increase to fund the remainder of the project.  The stretch of road receiving repairs is currently used by senior citizens who live at the St. Joseph Assisted Living Center and is near the site for the new Boys and Girls Club. Interim city manager Wade Nash said the road...


Governor, Montana Police Protective Association reacts to loss of deputy Governor, Montana  Police Protective Association reacts  to loss of deputy

News from the State of Montana’s Police Association and Governor's office Governor Steve Bullock ordered all flags flown in the State of Montana to be displayed at half-staff on Friday, Oct. 25 to honor Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy Jake Allmendinger, who lost his life in the line of duty on Oct....


Locals host event for governor candidate Locals host event for governor candidate

News from Whitney William s POLSON – Joe McDonald and Co Carew will host a wine and cheese event for people to meet governor candidate Whitney Williams on Friday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Bickford Building, 220 Main St. Williams is a sixth-generation Montanan and businesswoman. As CEO o...


Bill bans members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

News from U.S. Senators WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aiming to shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) reintroduced legislation banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  “Tr...


Tester presses BIA, HUD to cut burdensome red tape in Indian country

WASH. D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester pressed the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Housing and Urban Development to cut burdensome red tape that has prevented Montana tribal members from obtaining home loans. “The fact of the matter is that if you want to have a healthy community, you...


Make Census count

One of the most important civic duties Montanans will participate in next year is filling out and responding to the 2020 U.S. Census.  It’s the Census, done every 10 years, that’s responsible for deciding how much federal money comes into Montana. And in a small state like ours, every dol...


Governor Bullock calls on RNC to halt deceptive surveys

News from the Governor's office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to the Republican National Committee urging the group to cease and desist from issuing imitation Census surveys in a fundraising effort.   “These imitation Census surveys are designed to confuse Mont...


Missoula post office named for Jeannette Rankin

News from U.S. House of Representatives WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bill to name a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. The legislation, H.R. 1972, names the post office at 1100 West Kent Ave. in Missoula aft...


 Governor directs ban on flavored e-cigarettes

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative rules to temporarily prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  “Young Montanans are using e-cigarette...


Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...


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