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Special election results announced

POLSON – The Lake County Election Office released the unofficial results for the May 8 School and Special District Election last week with five items on the ballot.  The count for the Jette Meadows/ Lake County Water and Sewer District came in with 54 votes for Richard W. Beauchamp and 29 for Lee Perrin. Jon Raymond received 46 votes and Brent J. Sliker has 32. In the Polson Rural Fire District election, R. Jack Clapp received 648 votes. Elizabeth Hoel received 217 votes and Paul A. Laisy has 245. Fred Nelson picked up 690 votes and Joe Stark has 170. The Dayton School District election to seat a new board member came in with Ben J Adams at 205 votes, and Jill Sundvahl h...

Primary Election Voter Guide, Democrats

Q:             John Heenan Grant Kier John Meyer Jard Pettinato Kathleen Williams What legislation would you support do to help create go...

Primary Election Voter Guide, Republicans

Q:           Troy Downing Russ Fagg Al Olszewski Matt Rosendale If elected, what legislation would you support to create good, high-paying jobs? ...

Two attorneys challenge Christopher for district judge position Two attorneys challenge Christopher for district judge position

Two candidates will challenge incumbent Deborah “Kim” Christopher for the position of district judge for Sanders and Lake counties. All candidates will be listed on June 5 primary ballots with the top two vote winners advancing to the Nov. 6 general election.  Deborah “Kim” C...

Lake County Democrats host fundraiser

NORTH CROW – Jenny Eck, Montana House Minority Leader, and Jon Sesso, Montana Senate Minority Leader, will be the featured speakers at the Lake County Democrats Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, May 31 at the North Crow Clubhouse off of Old Hwy. 93 in Pablo. A delicious homemade spaghetti dinner will be s...

Candidates share views at 20th Judicial District Forum

Incumbent Deborah “Kim” Christopher, Ashley Morigeau, and Ben Anciaux are candidates for district judge. All three attended a recent public forum hosted by the Lake County Republican Women and the Lake County Democrats. The forum was held at Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Performing Arts Center in Pa...

Density regulations become advisory in Lake County Density regulations become advisory in Lake County

POLSON – A document regulating development in rural Lake County for more than a dozen years will now be considered advisory with the rules no longer set in stone. “This won’t be as good as some think or as bad as others believe it will be,” Commissioner Dave Stipe said. Lake County Co...

Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election

LAKE COUNTY – Two Republicans are currently campaigning for the title of Lake County Sheriff and Coroner in the June 5 Primary Election, and the candidates – David Coffman and Don Bell – separately answered a few questions last week.  Where are you from? Incumbent Sheriff Bell is ...

Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe

POLSON – Starting this summer, a new city-run concessions operation will replace a family restaurant in Boettcher Park. The Boardwalk Outdoor Café, which has provided food to visitors at Boettcher Park for several years, will be shut down. On April 16 the Polson City Commission voted four to one...

Republican, Democrat women host forum

PABLO — Lake County Republican and Democratic women will co-host a non-partisan judicial candidate forum for the position of district judge. Candidates participating will be Deborah “Kim” Christopher, Ashley Morigeau and Ben Anciaux. The forum will be held May 8 in the Johnny Arlee/Victor C...


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