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Commission tables Kapp’s property trade proposal

POLSON — Gary Kapp came to the Polson City Commission meeting on Monday night to propose a trade. Kapp offered a piece of his property east of La Vista Drive and a sewer easement to the city in exchange for waiving the $5,700 impact fees on his property. The commissioners and Kapp discussed concerns, such as an easement for the city sewer under Kapp’s property, maintenance of the piece of property and liability because golf carts use the property. Kapp eventually would like to subdivide his remaining property after he and his wife build on one lot. He said he couldn’t subdivide if a road bisects the subdivision, and the golf cart path counts as a road. Also Kapp does...


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 periodi...


Tribes schedule groundwater overview

POLSON — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Hydrologist Seth Makepeace said groundwater water quantifying work is on deck for the technical teams. Makepeace spoke to CSKT, State of Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission and United States negotiation teams at the KwaTaqNuk Resort on April...


New law for an old drug

When Montana legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2004, only a handful of patients registered to be legal medical marijuana patients. But in the last few years that number has exploded from 800 people in 2008 to 12,000 registered patients so far this year. The numbers are staggering and leave the...


Monday night fire damages Polson home

POLSON — Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 902 2nd Street W. at about 8:36 p.m. on May 3.  Polson Fire Department Information Officer Karen Sargeant said the department believed the fire started in a back bedroom on the west side of the house.  The door was hot to the touch ...


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...


Training tackles risky behavior in youth

PABLO — According to a national survey done in 2008, 57.6 percent of Lake County eighth-graders had tried more than a few sips of alcohol. By the time these students reach their sophomore year in high school, that number rises to nearly 80 percent.  The shocking numbers are higher than both the...


The kindest cut

The Lake County Spay/Neuter Task Force fixed 212 furry friends this weekend at a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Pablo. The critters yelped and sniffed anxiously at the makeshift kennels while waiting for their turn to go under the knife. Some just waking up from anesthesia, softly mewed, while others atte...


New law for an old drug

Montana's medical marijuana law allows patients to assign themselves caregivers — someone, 18 or older, "who agrees to take responsibility for managing the wellbeing of a person with respect to the medical use of marijuana." In this article, three local caregivers explain what they do and what their jo...


Records continue to fall in Spring Mack Days

Anglers continued to add to the record number of lake trout caught in the Mack Days’ eight-year history. Through seven weekends, the 1,095 anglers – also a Mack Days’ record, have turned in 20,829 mackinaw, which shatters the previous high of 14,451 caught in the 2007 Fall Mack Days. Wit...


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