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Articles with the Tag: Courts

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...

Judge seeks to implement drug court by summer Judge seeks to implement drug court by summer

Lake County District Court Judge James A. Manley is trying to make a difference in the lives of drug users and the community at large. A $360,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department is expected to come in the spring and could be implemented by summer, he said. Manley wants to use those funds to set up ...

County may withdraw from hearing tribal cases, public meeting set

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners will hold a public meeting about Public Law 280 at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in room 211 of the Lake County Court house. The public will hear both sides of the financial issues surrounding the federal law that defines criminal jurisdiction of Tribal members within the reservati...

Court briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Polson man charged with 7th DUI POLSON — Murnice Edwin Myers pleaded not guilty to DUI in District Court Dec. 28. Myers was stopped at the intersection of Highway 93 and Pablo Light Road in Pablo because his taillights were out. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and could not blow an acc...

Briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Boardmembers needed POLSON — Polson Rural Fire District has two openings on its Board of Trustees. Each vacancy is for a three year term. All interested parties must reside within the boundaries of the Polson Rural Fire District. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 6, 2017. The election will be ...

Polson grads return as school officers Polson grads return as school officers

POLSON — Two Polson High School graduates are giving back to the community and that entails working in law enforcement at local schools. Nate Lundeen, 39, works in Polson schools, while Brian Hines, 30, is in Ronan and Pablo. The men rotate between various schools in those areas throughout the week....

Judge rules FJBC election valid

POLSON – District Court Judge James Manley ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the winning candidates in the Flathead Joint Board of Control election are to be seated at the earliest possible date. He stated that the May 3, 2016, FJBC election results to seat three new commissioners were certified by th...


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