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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence

A former school bus driver and owner of a bus company who was caught in possession of methamphetamine had his sentence deferred for three years in accordance with a plea agreement on March 14 by District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher. Scott William Johnson, 55, pled guilty to a single count ...

Vaile avoids jail time in Harris case Vaile avoids jail time in Harris case

By Jeff Smith of Anderson Broadcasting for the Valley Journal Another person involved in the death of Cassandra Harris had their case resolved with no jail time. Julia Vaile, 18, of Missoula, was convicted of misdemeanor careless driving during a change of plea hearing at District Court in Polson on March...

Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point Local representatives share update as state legislature hits halfway point

RONAN – Considering what could happen when people with differing political views gather together, the legislative update held in town on Tuesday, March 5, was mostly civil. The event was hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged (a community led group committed to protecting community rights...

Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause Ronan’s top cop takes chilly plunge for worthy cause

With temperatures hovering around zero degrees on Saturday morning, Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver took a chilly dip in the icy waters of Spring Creek in the Ronan park for a good cause. Weaver signed up to help raise funds for the annual Special Olympics with the Flathead Rez Polar Plunge, along with othe...

Drugs found during residential search in Polson Drugs found during residential search in Polson

POLSON – On the afternoon of March 1, your Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant as part of a short-term drug investigation. The warrant was executed at the Boettcher Terrace Apartments in the 800 block of 10th Avenue East. Evidence found during the search included methamphetam...

Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall

LAKE COUNTY – Last week’s snowfall closed schools and created treacherous driving conditions, but up in the mountains snow accumulation is still below average.  As of March 3, the Flathead Basin received just 91 percent of its normal snowpack for the season. This was despite significant s...

Briefs for March 6, 2019

USDA-NRCS changes the way it does business  BOZEMAN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is changing the way it does business to better identify and prioritize Montana’s natural resource concerns on private land and to better focus its technical and financial assistance. ...

After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...

The concentration was palpable in the Ronan Performing Arts Center as 40 middle school students from across the county strained to recall the correct spellings of words from “quesadilla” to “tsunami.” In the end, St. Ignatius eighth grader Michelle Jury took first place in the a...

Local hunters’ education class announced

LAKE COUNTY – Classes for the Polson, Ronan and Pablo spring hunter education course will start Tuesday, March 5, in room 118 of the Beaverhead math and science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m and sign-in opens at 6 p.m. S...


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