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Articles with the Tag: Courts

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam. Blair Jones, 22nd District Court judge in Columbus...

Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control is seeking an appeal on a judge’s energy decision. Judge H. Peter Young stated in his decision that the FJBC failed to prove that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have an obligation to continue to provide low-cost power for the irri...

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

  POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam.  Blair Jones, 22nd District Court j...

Wrong-way speeder sentenced for endangerment, illegal drugs Wrong-way speeder sentenced for endangerment, illegal drugs

POLSON — A Great Falls man who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase along Highway 93 in Lake County will belong to the state for 18 years. On Thursday Judge Deborah Kim Christopher sentenced Marshall Duane Dubois, 32, to five years in DOC for felony criminal possession of dangerous dr...

Bolen loses one, wins one, another pending Bolen loses one, wins one, another pending

POLSON – A St. Ignatius man recently lost a case in district court, had another dismissed, and yet another case is scheduled for trial on Feb. 21. Solomon Preston Bolen, 35, was convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs in a bench trial before Judge James A. Manley on Jan. 6. He was convic...

Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home

POLSON – A 22-year-old man is facing revocation of his two-year deferred sentence after some $10,000 in cash, firearms, ammunition and various illegal drugs were allegedly found in his Missoula residence on Jan. 4. Gage Daniel Stroop received the deferred sentence in Lake County on July 13, 2016 aft...

Problems not over for irrigation board Problems not over for irrigation board

ST. IGNATIUS – Two things occurred during a short Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14. Board members were sworn in after about a year of conflict, although the issue isn’t over. One more seat is now contested. Elected board members from the May 2016 election to...

Judge: County’s judicial system in crisis since 1995 Judge: County’s judicial  system in crisis since 1995

POLSON – Crisis management has been the norm at the Lake County courthouse since 1995, according to 20th District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher. She spoke at the Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday and talked about the challenges she and others in the judicial and law enforcement fields have f...

Woman to serve 20 years for assault Woman to serve 20 years for assault

A woman who admitted to assaulting people in both Lake and Sanders counties was sentenced to Montana State Prison for 20 years on five separate felony charges that include theft and criminal possession of drugs. All sentences run concurrently. Court documents note that on July 5, 2015, Tammie Lee Fisher (...

Bond reduced for man who allegedly threatened detention officers Bond reduced for man who  allegedly threatened detention officers

POLSON – Bond was reduced last week for a man facing multiple charges of assault and intimidation.  Judge James A. Manley reduced bond from $200,000 to $25,000 for Daniel James Kenmille, 53, for assault on a peace officer and intimidation charges stemming from an Oct. 18 incident in the La...


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