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Articles with the Tag: Elmo

Local State Farm agents make donation to Chief Cliff Fire Department Local State Farm agents make donation to  Chief Cliff Fire Department

News and photo from State Farm POLSON — The cost of a wildfire like the recent Elmo Fire can be devastating to a community and an already stretched thin fire department. That helps explains why the Chief Cliff Fire Service Area Department took to social media requesting donations to help feed and ...

CSKT Division of Fire shares updates CSKT Division of Fire shares updates

News from the CSKT Division of Fire LAKE COUNTY — As of Sunday evening, Aug. 21, the Garceau fire is 6,724 acres and 33% contained. 340 personnel are working on the fire, led by Local Type 3 organization, and Incident Commander Darrell Clairmont. There are no evacuations and there are no struct...

Community rallies to help with Elmo Fire response Community rallies to help with Elmo Fire response

LAKE COUNTY — As the Elmo fire continues to impact many in the county, several ways for the community to help firefighters and those evacuated have become available.  Evacuation orders at time of writing affect Camp Tuffit/West Shore Road, while residents of Chief Cliff Lane, Black Lake Road, B...

Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained Elmo Fire burns 10,000 acres, 0% contained

ELMO — As of Sunday, July 31, a wildland fire burning along Montana Hwy. 28 has burned more than 10,923 acres northwest of Elmo. The Elmo Fire was discovered Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Big Draw north of Hwy. 28. An evacuation order was issued for Chief Cliff estates (about three dozen homes...

Standing Arrow Powwow brings visitors to Elmo Standing Arrow Powwow brings visitors to Elmo

ELMO — The Standing Arrow Powwow returned this year on July 15 to 17, spiking the population of Elmo and filling the air with music, singing and laughter.  Started 45 years ago in 1977, the Standing Arrow Powwow has been a main attraction of the summer ever since, bringing in visiting royalty f...

George found guilty of rape George found guilty of rape

POLSON — An Elmo man has been found guilty of rape by way of a plea agreement. Tristan Tesh Palouse George, 22, entered a “no contest” plea at District Court in Polson Feb. 24 to sexual intercourse without consent. In a “no contest” plea, a defendant concedes the case based on t...

DPHHS lists Lake County days/hours of at-home rapid test distribution

News from DPHHS Polson: Lake County Public Health, 802 Main Street Suite A, Tuesday 9–11 a.m. and Thursday 2–4 p.m. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  Arlee: Arlee Tribal Community Center, 34086 Pow Wow Rd., email: COVID19@cskthealth.org,  Days/Hours of At-Ho...

Nichols sentenced to 10 years for violation of release conditions Nichols sentenced to 10 years for violation of release conditions

POLSON — An Elmo woman had a six-year deferred sentence for felony criminal endangerment revoked at District Court in Polson Dec. 16 and turned into a 10-year term in the Montana State Women’s prison for continued violations of her release conditions Rachel Rae Nichols, 50, was initially given...

Big Arm State Park remains identified Big Arm State Park remains identified

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office   BIG ARM — On Nov. 25, 2020, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the discovery of human remains in Big Arm State Park.   At the time, it was suspected they could be the remains of 37-year-old Miranda “Rosie...

90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines 90 mph winds take out large trees, power lines

LAKE COUNTY – A winter windstorm blew through the valley on Wednesday, Jan. 13, damaging homes and cars, downing power lines and toppling massive trees. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts across northwestern Montana moving up to over 90 mph during the day. Mild damage included a slew o...


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