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House District 11 candidates talk issues

Four office-seekers are vying for the opportunity to represent House District 11. The three Republican candidates are J. Garth Cox, Josh D. King and incumbent Janna Taylor. Cheryl Wolfe is the Green Party candidate. Cox, King, Taylor and Wolfe all were asked the top three issues they felt should be addressed by the 2011 Montana State Legislature and how should those issues be resolved.     One of King’s top three issues is the recent years of continued unchecked growth in state government and with the recent examples of state governments lack of proper spending and controls on waste, i.e. how many vehicles are in the state’s fleet? And what’s the cost to Mo...


New problems plague Spring Creek Lift Station

RONAN — After approving the draw down for the Spring Creek Project at a council meeting on Monday, the Ronan City Council was informed of new issues that had recently developed with the Spring Creek Lift Station. The impermeable liner that was installed to act as a reinforcement in the station, came...


County commissioner candidates weigh-in on issues

Four Republicans candidates are running for Lake County Commissioner for District #2. Since there are no other opponents, the primary election on June 8 will decide their race. The candidates are Roy Anderson , Ann Smith Brower , Ron Merwin and Paul Tryon .  The candidates were asked for thei...


House District 12 race draws 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat

In the June 8 primary, candidates Dan Salomon and John Swenso n face off for the Republicans, while incumbent John Fleming remains the sole Democrat running for the Montana House of Representatives District 12.  Salomon is 53 years old and resides west of Pablo. He has been married for 30 years ...


Senate District 8 election brings 3 candidates to the ballot

In Senate District 8, two candidates vie for the Democrat name on the November ballot, while Republican candidate Rick Jennison is unopposed as the only Republican candidate on the ticket.  Joey Jayne , of Arlee, is a Democrat candidate for the Senate District 8 seat. Jayne is 52 and married to Harl...


Candidates face off for seat in House District 15

As the June 8 primary election quickly approaches for House District 15, two Democrats, incumbent Forrestina “Frosty” Calf Boss Ribs and newcomer James Steele Jr., make the final push for the chance to run against lone Republican candidate Joe Read.  Joe Read , 55, is the lone Republican...


Polson Rural Fire District welcomes new trustees

POLSON — Newly sworn in trustees Beth Hoel and Steve Stanley jumped right into action at the Polson Rural Fire District meeting on May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Fire Station.  The slate of officers elected were Fred Nelson, chair, Jack Clapp, vice chair, and Beth Hoel, secretary/treasurer...


Commissioners approve trail plans

POLSON — The Polson City Commission Chamber was chock full of Boy Scouts and Scoutmasters at the 7 p.m. meeting on May 17. The Boy Scouts were lending support to fellow Scout Clay Frissell when he asked the commissioners for permission to develop trails at Travis Dolphin Dog Park. These trails will be ...


City, County receive recycling grants

POLSON — It’s going to be easier to recycle in Polson soon. Polson Parks Director Karen Sargeant and Lake County Solid Waste District Program Manager Mark Nelson held a joint press conference to announce recycling grants.  The city of Polson received about $24,000 from the Recycling Infra...


New law for an old drug

Candidates for the state legislature are grappling with medical marijuana issues as more Montanans become patients and caregivers. When the 2011 legislature convenes in January, legislators will address areas from the patient approval process to caregiver regulations. In this article, local candidates discus...


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