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Jette Meadows upgrades water system

POLSON — A new 200,000-gallon water tank nestles in the pines of Jette Meadows, a tangible symbol of five years of hard work for the Jette Meadows Lake County Water and Sewer District.  The overhaul of the water system began with a well going dry about three years ago, but prior to that periodic shortages of water also had plagued Jette Meadows.  Managing Engineer Shari Johnson said one of the first criteria was to form a water and sewer district, since most of the grants they applied for were available only to a public entity. Russ Barber, president of the JMLCWSD, credited Johnson with guiding the group through a series of public meetings with the homeowners. ...


Community discusses medical marijuana issues

POLSON — About 14 community members attended the first medical marijuana meeting scheduled at the Polson Court House on April 27. Joyce Weaver, City of Polson Building and Planning Department Head chaired the meeting.  Weaver assembled a volunteer committee to meet and solicit public input on m...


City council approves contract with hospital

RONAN — At a Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, the city council moved to approve a contract with St. Luke Community Hospital that would charge the Ronan Police Department $300 per sexual assault exam. “This is a bargain when you look at what everyone else is being charged,” Assistant...


Commissioners approve city engineer contract

POLSON — At the Polson City Commission meeting on April 19, Polson City Manager Todd Crossett’s comments were moved to the beginning of the agenda. Crossett had quite a few people and projects to bring the commission up to speed on, too.  Starting the list, Crossett said he wanted to pers...


Rural Fire Trustees plan for new wildland truck

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District Trustees held their monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. The trustees discussed 323, a truck housed at Irvine Flats. It will cost an estimated $2,000 to fix the truck. Trustee Jack Clapp said there seem to be three choices with the truck: scrap it, repair ...


Arlee water/sewer district honored with public health award

ARLEE — Clean drinking water is something most Americans take for granted. But when you’ve spent 25 years working on providing your community with good water, as Arlee residents Gary and Connie Wining have, certainly some recognition is due. That’s why the Lake County Board of Health recent...


Firefighters hold candidate forum

POLSON — The Polson Volunteer Fire Department, which serves both city and rural districts, held a forum for candidates seeking two spots on the Polson Rural Fire District board of trustees. Beth Hoel and Alison Meslin are running for a three-year term while Paul Laisy and Stephen Stanley vie for a one-...


Rural Fire Board candidates weigh in on issues

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District board of trustees has an election coming up on May 4. Beth Hoel and incumbent Alison Meslin are running for a three-year term. Incumbent Paul Laisy and Stephen “Steve” Stanley are candidates for a one-year term.  The candidates were asked for ...


County runs transportation levy

POLSON — A road grader costs an astounding $240,000, and Lake County’s newest grader is a 1996 model. And years of hard work on the county roads is beginning to catch up quickly on the county's road maintenance rigs. To try and deal with aging equipment and the rising cost of parts and supplie...


Council authorizes amended grant application

RONAN — In an advisory vote at a city council meeting on Monday, the Ronan City Council amended and authorized a Treasure State Endowment Program grant application for $500,000. Originally, engineer Shari Johnson presented the grant application to the city council for the amount of $420,000.  ...


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