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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 candidates filed for the two trustee positions so no election was necessary. The candidates filing were Steve Stanley and Dean Sams. Fire chief John Fairchild reported the fire department responded to 16 runs in February. Of the more serious calls, five were rural, one a fire, one a crash, one a propane spill and one an ice rescue.    The new fire truck, a type 3, is being retrofi...


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...


Commission approves Mission Bay extension

POLSON — A routine request for an extension of preliminary plat approval for Mission Bay Phase 3 until Jan. 20, 2013, generated a lot of discussion at the Jan. 19 Polson City Commission meeting. Although the project’s preliminary plat approval expired in 2009, the city commission could extend the...


A call for help

The plan to bill for Motor Vehicle Response drew more fire at the Polson Rural Fire Board meeting Jan. 12 as the Polson Rural Fire District unanimously voted to accept the Bigfork fee schedule for MVR. The schedule reads: Rescue Rate 1, $500, Motor vehicle crash without using rescue tools with less tha...


Commissioners approve public tree ordinance

POLSON — In a short meeting Jan. 2, the Polson City Commission unanimously voted to pass the second reading of Ordinance #661, to revise chapter 14-10 regulation of public trees. Polson parks superintendent Karen Sargeant said she plans to do an educational campaign for Polson residents about their ...


New county officials take office

POLSON — Several newly elected Lake County officials took their oaths of office Thursday in an afternoon ceremony at the Lake County Courthouse, and they say they’re eager to jump in to their new duties. As the winner of the county’s highest-profile race this election cycle, Jay Doyle wa...


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