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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 Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Board extended the public hearing on the proposed Growth Policy to April 18.   Wednesday night before the Planning Board decided they would need more time to get through the board’s agenda, specifically the Growth Policy rewrite, the board had passed a motion by a vote of 6-4 in favor of recommending the Lake County Commissioners n...

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...

Commission approves schedule of fees for Polson parks

POLSON – Starting this summer, the Polson Parks and Recreation Department will collect fees for special use of city parks. Last week the City Commission approved the proposed schedule of fees for the Parks and Recreation Department for the 2018 season. This will be the first year that fees are requi...

Commissioner-proposed road levy will be on June ballot

News from Lake County Commissioners When voters in Lake County cast their votes in the June primary election they will have the opportunity to weigh in on a road levy that the Lake County Commissioners decided to put on the ballot. If approved, the levy would raise about $400,000 over two years to purch...

Ronan Police Department adds canine unit Ronan Police Department adds canine unit

RONAN – Police Chief Ken Weaver stood on Pennsylvania soil last week and took dozens of photos of the department’s new canine member in an effort to share the addition with everyone back home. “We want community involvement with this project,” he said after coming home with the pho...

Updates on Lake County elections

In the upcoming elections, residents in precincts POL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will vote at the Polson Middle School gymnasium rather than the Linderman Elementary School gymnasium. Those voting at the middle school should park at the south end of the New Life Church parking lot. Elderly voters and those wi...

Polson City Commission approves sublease

Polson has not historically been a mining town, but a new company could bring a distinctively 21st century industry to Polson: cryptocurrency mining. This week the Polson City Commission voted unanimously to allow the sublease of a building on city property to CryptoWatt Mining LLC. The company “mines&...

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