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Digital currency mining explained

Digital currencies are types of money that exist only in digital form. Unlike paper or coin money, digital currencies do not have a physical form. However, just like U.S. dollars, digital currencies can be traded, earned, and exchanged for other forms of currency. Cryptocurrencies are a variety of digital currency. They are distinct from other digital currencies because cryptocurrency transactions are highly anonymous and secure. Security is a central reason that people use cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency users can also avoid fees for transferring money internationally. Cryptocurrencies are not generally accepted for everyday transactions, but a growing number of vendors do accep...


Polson City Commission approves sublease

Polson has not historically been a mining town, but a new company could bring a distinctively 21st century industry to Polson: cryptocurrency mining. This week the Polson City Commission voted unanimously to allow the sublease of a building on city property to CryptoWatt Mining LLC. The company “mines&...


Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Density Map and Regulations are one step closer to being used as advisory documents in growth planning instead of being regulatory in the county. The documents impact land use decisions for private property.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolutio...


Public hearings scheduled for county growth policy

LAKE COUNTY — Draft 3 of the Lake County Growth Policy rewrite is now available for review on the project website: https://www.planlakecounty.com/ Please look for the link to draft three under the documents section. Public comments sent to Lake County about density over the past month also have a link ...


CSKT Council approves free-use permit for club

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have long supported the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation for its dedication to area families and children. Recently, CSKT’s Council approved a free-use permit that allows ...


Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 released

The Internal Revenue Service has released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right am...


CSKT help Blackfeet Reservation residents

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO – In an effort to help our tribal neighbors to the east, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will contribute $5,000 for food and water for residents of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.   Relentless blizzard conditions, pu...


Polson approves application to access TIF funds

POLSON — The Polson Commission last week approved an application that locals can use to apply for Tax Increment Financing. TIF funds are provided by a tax on properties in the city and are typically used to renovate or renew blighted areas.  City officials said several people have expressed ...


New Survey Shows Widespread Support for Public Lands Protections in Montana

News from Skye Borden, Environment Montana Director According to the eighth annual Conservation in the West Poll by the State of the Rockies Project, support for public lands protections remains extremely high in Montana. “Montana’s public lands truly are some of America’s last best...


Lake County Density Map discussed, public hearing set for March 13 Lake County Density Map discussed, public hearing set for March 13

POLSON — It may not have been a sweet deal, but the Lake County Planning Board and 15 community members met the evening of Feb. 14 during a snowstorm.  The Planning Board — which is in the process of writing a new growth policy to update one approved in 2003 — took public comment on...


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