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Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions

News from CSKT Tribal Conservation Program Chief Pablo Espinoza, Tribal Conservation Program, announces promotions of Sergeant Dan McClure to Captain and Investigator Brandon Couture to Sergeant. The promotion of officers comes after three retirements and a desire to improve the responsiveness and organizational capacity of the Conservation Program.   Captain Dan McClure has extensive supervisory experience with the Conservation Program and former supervisory experience with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Law and Order Department and also with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Couture has supervisory experience with the US Air Force Security Police...


Final hearing to adopt growth policy rewrite held

News from Joel Nelson, Community Planner, Land Solutions, LLC LAKE COUNTY — On July 9, 2018, the Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution of intention to adopt the draft Lake County Growth Policy rewrite, subject to changes outlined in the resolution. The changes have been made to the documen...


AmeriCorps VISTA seeks nominees for Recognition honor

News from The Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with Karen and Leroy Zent, is accepting nominations for the Abby M. Zent Recognition, the office announced today.  Provided in memory of Abby M. Zent, the re...


Democrats open campaign office in Polson Democrats open campaign office in Polson

POLSON – Last Wednesday evening, the Montana Democratic Party opened an office in Polson to support the campaigns of candidates in the upcoming November election.  Announced by the Montana Democratic Party in a press release, “Polson is just the latest installment in the Montana Democrati...


Reservation fire danger ‘Very High’

RONAN — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire wildland fire officials have moved the Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger to “Very High.”  After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will spread quickly. Last week, unattended campfires, i...


paw patrol paw patrol

POLSON – Reducing the amount of illegal drugs in town has become a top priority of the Polson Police Department with the help of search warrants and the skills of a canine team.  Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson said the efforts began as a reaction to limited space for offenders in the Lak...


Lake County Democrats open office

News from the Lake County Democrats POLSON – Lake County Democrats partnering with Senator Jon Tester’s re-election committee are having an official office opening on Main Street in Polson next to 101 Main. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Democratic candidate for U.S. Co...


Applicants sought for ‘Get Outdoors Council’

News from the Governor's Office MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently announced that he is seeking applicants for the newly-created Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Council that will guide efforts of the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation as it enhances Montana’s outdoor recreati...


Commissioners plan to approve growth policy, taking comments

Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution of intent to adopt the 2018 Lake County Growth Policy on Monday, July 9. The vote was not the final action on the matter and members of the public still have time to make comments and recommendations for changes within the policy. The pol...


Ronan Police Department swears in two members Ronan Police Department swears in two members

RONAN – After pressing his paw into an ink pad, the Ronan Police Department’s canine member signed an Oath of Office on Monday, July 2, during the city council meeting. Sandor, a Belgian Malinois, whose name means defender of man, promised an allegiance to the Constitution of the State of Mont...


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