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Polson police chief to act as interim city manager

POLSON – Polson Police Chief Wade Nash’s job responsibilities have increased since Nov. 7.  At their regular meeting, Polson City commissioners unanimously authorized Nash to act as interim city manager until a contract officially appointing him could be finalized. Nash has been police chief since 2011. He will continue to serve as chief along with his new duties. The city manager position became vacant when former city manager Mark Shrives declined to renew his contract, which expired Oct. 29. Commissioners voted to offer Shrives a one-year contract renewal rather than the previously negotiated two-year contract. Shrives declined to renew the amended contract. City a...


Unexpected resignations rattle City of Polson

POLSON – A series of employees in leadership positions have left vacancies in the City of Polson’s staff. On Oct. 22, the commission held a special meeting to renew city manager Mark Shrives’ contract, offering him only a one-year employment agreement. The following day Shrives declined ...


Lake County volunteer positions available

News from Lake County LAKE COUNTY – Lake County currently seeks volunteers for several boards. Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2019. If you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with the Lake County Planning Department.   &nb...


Polson officers now carry naloxone hydrochloride Polson officers now carry naloxone hydrochloride

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – The mission of your Polson Police Department is to make Polson a safe and pleasant place to live, work, learn and play.  Our business is community service and we are in a constant learning mode to enact positive changes to the ways we c...


County begins hazard mitigation update

POLSON – In an effort to keep citizens safe, Lake County emergency officials and their counterparts from a variety of agencies kicked off a series of meetings on Nov. 7 in an effort to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan.  A proactive hazard mitigation plan is a publicly guided doc...


Unofficial election results announced

Unofficial Lake County 2018 General Election results for Wednesday morning are as follows. Ballots still being counted across the state.   United States Senate, Lake County Rep. Matt Rosendale 6,393 Dem. Jon Tester 6,687 Lib. Rick Breckenridge 352   United States Senate, s...


Free leaf pick up available in Polson

News from City of Polson Street Department  POLSON – Every Monday in November the City of Polson's street department will be offering free pick up of leaves that have been placed in biodegradable leaf bags. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. Please place biodegradable lea...


City of Polson shares information about city manager, next meeting

News from the City of Polson POLSON – On Monday, Oct. 22, Polson city commissioners held a scheduled special commission meeting to vote on renewing City Manager Mark Shrives’ employment agreement. After a tie vote on the proposed two-year agreement failed the motion, a second motion was made...


Tribal council funds programs for kids, approves opioid policy Tribal council funds programs for kids, approves opioid policy

PABLO – Two issues supporting health were on the agenda during the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1. The first issue was about children and the second focused on reducing addiction.  Brandon Burke, program manager for the Reason to Live Native suicide ...


Governor recognizes outstanding student leaders Governor recognizes outstanding student leaders

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today recognized high school students for their commitment to academic excellence and leadership development at the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates 25th annual LEAD Conference. “Jobs for Montana’s Graduates helps ensure every Montana student, no matter...


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