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Rosendale Introduces the FAIRNESS in Flood Insurance Act

News from the office of Matt Rosendale Washington, D.C. – Representative Rosendale introduced the Fixing Announcements for Intermittent Remapping and Notification Expectations to Stop Surprises (FAIRNESS) in Flood Insurance Act of 2021 to prevent surprise financial burdens at the end of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remapping process. This legislation would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator to notify affected property owners at three stages of the remapping process: 15 days prior to the beginning of remapping that could affect their property, 30 days before the start of the appeals process, and within 15 days of the conclusion of...

MT Internet Crimes against Children Task Force receives $300K+ in support

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that $337,516 will be awarded to the Montana Department of Justice to support the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. “I’m glad to see the Montana Department of Justice receive this sup...

Praise for Nationwide CMS Vaccine Mandate Injunction

New from DHRD, Governor Gianforte and Senator Daines  HELENA — On Nov. 30, Governor Greg Gianforte praised a federal court’s nationwide injunction of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers: “Hundreds of Montanans at risk of losing their livelih...

Marijuana tax referendum to be put before voters next June

LAKE COUNTY — The legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by voters in Lake County and statewide during the November 2020 general election, edges ever closer to reality, with sales slated to begin Jan.1.  For local governments, legalization could mean additional tax income, pending the...

CSKT, County collaborate to repair Terrace Lake Road bridge

News from CSKT The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Lake County are collaborating to upgrade the Terrace Lake Road bridge that crosses the canal three miles east of Highway 93. The current bridges’ planks need replacement. This upgrade will remove the deficient planks and repl...

Public lands access bill discussed at Senate hearing

News from the Office of Senator Steve Daine s U.S. SENATE — The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill that will streamline the permitting process for outfitters and guides to help increase access to public lands and support ...

Ronan council election ties again Ronan council election ties again

RONAN — The question of who will represent Ronan’s Ward 1 ended in another tie vote, this time at last Monday’s City Council meeting, so incumbent Marilynn Tanner decided to step aside.  “I was tired of ties,” she said.  Tanner, a retired schoolteacher and admini...

Commission approves resolution to recover golf course expenses

POLSON — A resolution allowing the city to charge the Golf Fund for indirect costs related to operating Polson Bay Golf Course elicited the most comment during the Polson City Commission’s regular meeting on Nov. 15.  City Manager Ed Meece prefaced the discussion by explaining that the is...

Ronan recount doesn’t break tie vote, city council to make selection Ronan recount doesn’t break tie vote, city council to make selection

Although last Monday’s hand recount of ballots at the Lake County Courthouse failed to break a tie in the race to represent Ward 1 in Ronan, it did yield a couple of civic lessons.  First, voting matters. Incumbent Marilynn Tanner and opponent Ryan Corum each mustered 68 votes. The one ballot t...

County seeks volunteers for planning related boards

News from the Lake County Planning Departme nt LAKE COUNTY — Lake County currently seeks volunteers for the following boards. Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2022. If you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with the Lake County P...

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