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Polson city manager, engineer, attorney resign

POLSON – The City of Polson will be searching for a new city manager after former City Manager Mark Shrives’ contract ended on Oct. 29. When a vote to renew Shrives’ two-year employment contract failed during a Monday meeting, the Polson City Commission voted five to one to amend the contract to retain Shrives for just one year before further review. According to Commissioner Bob Martin, Shrives chose not to accept the one-year contract. Martin said that he had not received any official announcement, but a member of the city staff told him that Shrives had resigned. On Oct. 29, the city’s website listed the city manager position as vacant. Commissioners and ...


Commission grants Ridgewater extension

POLSON – Last week, commissioners decided to honor Ridgewater developer Mike Maddy’s application for a fifth extension on plans for the development. The Polson City Commission initially approved the Ridgewater Development Master Plan Subdivision in 2005. The plan proposed development of commer...


Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information Flathead Irrigation District shares water rights information

RONAN – As the water compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana sits at a standstill, the Flathead Irrigation District decided to hold an informational meeting about water issues. The Flathead District supports the CSKT-Montana Water Compact. Paul Guenzler of the Flathea...


Experts identify design flaws in wastewater facility

POLSON — Commissioners heard the results of an investigation into issues with the construction of the wastewater treatment facility and advised Polson City Manager Mark Shrives on the action that should be taken to resolve the problems. The City of Polson hired two specialists to look into issues wi...


City of Polson shares strategic plan

News from the City of Polson  POLSON – The City of Polson Strategic Plan for 2018-2021, developed by the City Commissioners, City staff and input from the public, was adopted on August 20, 2018.  The plan is being used to guide the city’s goals and priorities, to further the mis...


Judicial Nomination Commission solicits applications

News from Judicial Nomination Commission  MONTANA – Chief Justice Mike McGrath has notified the Judicial Nomination Commission that the Hon. Douglas Ritter will retire from his position of associate water judge for the Montana Water Court effective Dec. 31, 2018.   The Commission is n...


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 $...


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...


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