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Growing local food, clean up topics at commission meeting

POLSON — Polson Commissioners got the scoop on activities planned for the community at their April 4 meeting. Kelly Ware, Jason Moore and Bud Papin presented information promoting local food production and their plan for public gardens and gardening classes in Polson. They did not want any action from commissioners. Ware, Papin and Moore announced free, hands-on classes on permaculture on Monday evening at the Art Bistro at 4 p.m. followed by a raw foods dinner. Ware added that the group would like to get gardens started at all area churches. While green and growing gardens will help make Polson pretty, local business people Jackie Cripe, Penny Jarecki and Paul London and thei...


Commissioners get the lowdown on downtown

POLSON — The Polson Community Development Agency’s fundraising sub-committee received $12,000 from its first mailing, according to Joslyn Shackelford, Alpine Landscape and Design. Shackelford, a volunteer on the committee, gave Polson City commissioners a PowerPoint update on progress on Main Str...


Ronan Parks department low on funding

RONAN –  Ronan City Council spoke with the city’s parks and recreation coordinator Jennifer Rolfsness Monday, March 14 to discuss funding issues for 2011. According to Rolfsness, the parks and recreation department is feeling the economic crunch after overspending in 2010. Rolfsness is cu...


Commissioners poo poo permanent porta-potties for putters

POLSON — City commissioners were asked to approve portable toilet facilities for long-term use at the Polson golf course at their meeting on March 7. As soon as the golf course opens a porta-potty will be situated at the 15th hole and another by the John Dowdall Theatre.  A building housing toi...


Two candidates file for Rural Fire Board positions

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire Board learned they’ll save approximately $2,500 since they need not run an election in 2011. At their meeting on March 9 at the Fairgrounds Fire Station, the trustees received a letter from Lake County election administrator Kathie Newgard stating only two candidate...


Ronan City Council discusses upcoming changes to urban traffic flow

RONAN - On Monday the Ronan City Council discussed Ronan urban traffic flow, as the city prepares for the final phase of U.S. Hwy 93 renovation through Ronan. Montana Department of Transportation district administrator Douglas Moeller was present to speak with the council about the status of the Hwy. 93 reno...


Lake County legislators meet with public

POLSON — Lake County residents crowded the North Lake County Library District meeting room on Feb. 28 to talk to their legislative representatives. Attendees were asked to submit questions on note cards, and then Lake County legislators State Senator Carmine Mowbray, R-Polson, and representatives Ja...


Commission approves Mission View/Skyline MOU

POLSON — A memorandum of understanding between the city of Polson and Will Mavis for a street renovation project underway on Mission View and Skyline Drives was the main topic at the Polson City commissioners meeting on Feb. 7.  The entrance to Mission View is dangerous and very steep, Polson c...


Rural fire board requires agenda items 10 days prior to meetings

POLSON — Due to the lack of time to prepare for agenda items being presented on the night of a meeting, the Polson Rural Fire Board passed a motion Feb. 9 requiring agenda items to be submitted to board secretary Bonnie Manicke or one of the board members at least 10 days prior to a meeting.   ...


Mission loses 2 police officers

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius is once again hiring police officers after Tony Buff and Scott Sciaretta resigned last week. Buff’s resignation was effective immediately, and Sciaretta’s last day of employment is Feb. 11, Mayor Charley Gariepy noted at the Feb. 1 city council meeting. In Buf...


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