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City commission approves budget City commission approves budget

POLSON–The Polson City Commission voted unanimously to approve at $17.32 million budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Sept. 5 meeting.  According to the budget, the city’s total estimated revenue for the fiscal year will be $16,269,907. The city’s budget allows for $17,323,113 in expenditures. The deficit will be covered by reserve funds.  A public hearing on the proposed budget was held on Aug. 27. The budget overview stated that this year’s tax revenue was less than that of last year. The Department of Revenue re-assessed centrally assessed property in the city and assigned the property lower values than they had previously. Accor...


New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

MONTANTA – Starting in September 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly-assigned Medicare ...


Bullock reports on Montana labor

HELENA — The 2018 Montana Labor Day Report to Montanans:  Unemployment remains low, wages are growing, Montana entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful than businesses nationally, our workforce development initiatives are providing a pipeline of talented workers to Montana businesses, and...


Tester secures grant for Lake County domestic violence initiative

News from the office of U.S. Senator for Montana, Jon Tester BILLINGS – U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured nearly half a million dollars to bolster domestic and sexual violence response efforts in Lake County.  The $437,872 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence A...


Tester calls for Senate hearing

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Native American women. In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Tester is demanding the committee bring together law e...


County budget meeting scheduled for Thursday

News from Lake County Commissioners  LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have scheduled time this week for public comment on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget that the Commissioners have tentatively scheduled to adopt on Thursday, September 6. Comments are being taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....


Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process Lake County Growth Policy undergoes final approval process

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Growth Policy was unanimously passed, approved and adopted on Aug. 21 by Lake County Commissioners. The policy states that it will be used as an advisory document for land use, capital improvements planning, infrastructure, and development in the county. “The subj...


Governor increases number of medication collection boxes

News from the office of the Governor of Montana Steve Bulloc k HELENA — Last week Gov. Bullock announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of medication collection boxes at our local pharmaci...


Governer announces partnership to reduce prescription drug abuse

News from the office of the Governer of the State of Montana, Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana is utilizing a $730,000 federal grant to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by increasing the number of communities utilizing medica...


Closed cones sought for purchase

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Forestry in Ronan is now buying closed cones for seed of the following species on the Flathead Indian Reservation: western larch - $40 a bushel; ponderosa pine - $20 a bushel; and Douglas fir - $25 a bushel. (A bushel is eight U.S. gallons.) ...


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