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Density regulations become advisory in Lake County Density regulations become advisory in Lake County

POLSON – A document regulating development in rural Lake County for more than a dozen years will now be considered advisory with the rules no longer set in stone. “This won’t be as good as some think or as bad as others believe it will be,” Commissioner Dave Stipe said. Lake County Commissioners voted 3-0 to repeal the Lake County Density Map and Regulations on Tuesday, April 24, during the final reading. Commissioner Gale Decker said public comment would not be taken before the vote due to the many hours of comments and letters already reviewed. During the short meeting, he read Resolution 18-15 to repeal the DMRs. The resolution states the Density Map and Regulatio...


Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election

LAKE COUNTY – Two Republicans are currently campaigning for the title of Lake County Sheriff and Coroner in the June 5 Primary Election, and the candidates – David Coffman and Don Bell – separately answered a few questions last week.  Where are you from? Incumbent Sheriff Bell is ...


Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe Commission votes to remove Boardwalk Outdoor Cafe

POLSON – Starting this summer, a new city-run concessions operation will replace a family restaurant in Boettcher Park. The Boardwalk Outdoor Café, which has provided food to visitors at Boettcher Park for several years, will be shut down. On April 16 the Polson City Commission voted four to one...


Republican, Democrat women host forum

PABLO — Lake County Republican and Democratic women will co-host a non-partisan judicial candidate forum for the position of district judge. Candidates participating will be Deborah “Kim” Christopher, Ashley Morigeau and Ben Anciaux. The forum will be held May 8 in the Johnny Arlee/Victor C...


Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations

 POLSON – The Lake County Planning Board, tasked with giving the county’s governing body recommendations, voted on their official opinion concerning the Density Map and Regulations during a meeting on Wednesday, April 11. The DMRs are currently used to guide growth and development for rur...


Planning Board meets to make proposal on Growth Policy

News from Land Solutions, LLC POLSON — A quick update from Wednesday night’s Lake County Planning Board meeting: The public hearing on the proposed Growth Policy has been continued to Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. At the end of Wed...


Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants

On April 11, 13 community members attended a meeting of the Polson Redevelopment Agency to discuss a new program meant to spur economic development in Polson.  The PRA Funding Program supports projects that will revitalize blighted areas in the city. A blighted area is one that has been identified as...


Partisan elections explained

The winner of the election for Lake County Sheriff will be determined by the June 5 primary this year. There are two candidates for the position: David Coffman and incumbent Don Bell. Both have filed as Republicans. Therefore, the candidate who gets the most votes on the Republican primary ballot will be the...


U.S. to charge up to 22 percent tariff on Canadian newsprint

The U.S. government has announced a preliminary determination in an antidumping duty investigation of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. That class of paper includes newsprint, as well as paper for printing and book publishing. The Commerce Department says it determined that exporters from ...


Ronan Chamber of Commerce honors community, business leaders Ronan Chamber of Commerce honors community, business leaders

RONAN – The Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce held an awards luncheon last Thursday to honor people, businesses, and organizations that have made a difference in the community. The event was held at the Allentown Restaurant at Ninepipes with about 50 chamber members and guests present. “Our va...


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