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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, illegal debris burning, operating internal combustion engines around cured grasses, and tow-chains dragging on highway surfaces have ignited wildfires. Here is how we can all prevent the most common human-caused fires: —  Keep campfires small, and never leave them unattended. Drown, mix, and stir in water until  the campfire is cold to the touch before leaving your c...


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...


Growth policy hearing planned

News from Land Solutions, LLC LAKE COUNTY — We’re approaching completion of the Lake County Growth Policy rewrite. The Board of Lake County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Office of the Lake County Commissioners, room 211 of the Lake County Court...


Council recommends eDNA testing, policies  

News from the Montana Invasive Species Council                                                    HELENA – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) issued recommenda...


Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

POLSON – Voters across Lake County went to the polls Tuesday, June 5, to pick their party nominees for several local, state and federal primaries in preparation for the 2018 General Election in November. The Lake County Election Office will canvas local votes and make them official this week.  ...


Unofficial 2018 Primary Election results tabulated

LAKE COUNTY – The 2018 Primary Election was held on Wednesday to decide the voter’s preference for candidates in the upcoming general election. The Lake County Election Office hasn’t officially canvassed the local results, but the votes are in as follows:       L...


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