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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

FAA grant to fund new airport projects FAA grant to fund new airport projects

POLSON – A reconstruction project at the Polson Airport is a go.  The Polson City Commission approved a $737,355 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration at a special meeting on July 31.  Also approved at that meeting was a $596,954 bid from Bjorn Johnson Construction of Missoula,...

Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to nearly 4,000 acres as of Sunday night, Aug. 6.  Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on July 31, said 363 firefigh...

St. Ignatius council hires new city attorney, attends to several issues St. Ignatius council hires new city attorney, attends to several issues

ST. IGNATIUS – During the St. Ignatius City Council meeting on Tuesday, Molly Owen was hired as the new city attorney. Owen will continue her position as Lake County Deputy Attorney along with the new position in St. Ignatius. It is common for county attorneys to fill positions within town governmen...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...

Gerrity new Lake County treasurer Gerrity new Lake County treasurer

POLSON – Lake County has a new treasurer.  Tammy Gerrity took over for Patti Duford-Kugler on Aug. 1.  Duford-Kugler retired after 12 years in the position and 30 years with the county. Her last day was July 31.  Gerrity was sworn in by County Commissioner Gale Decker after she ...

Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind

It was a perfect home for their growing family. James and Josephine Slack had purchased a small house in a rural neighborhood on Mill Road just north of Helena, Mont. The home had a big yard surrounded by mountains in the distance, ideal for the Slacks’ two young daughters and soon-to-be born son. ...

Polson Chamber hears about manufacturing Polson Chamber hears about manufacturing

POLSON – One may not realize it, but Montana is a good place for manufacturing.  Lake County native Paddy Fleming tried to get that message across to the Polson Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 2.  Fleming, who has been director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State ...

Fire update

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to 3,652 acres as of Thursday night, Aug. 3. Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on Monday night, said 363 firefighters f...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

Lake County Growth Policy needs input

First, I would like to thank the nearly 100 people who attended and participated in the five public meetings held in Ronan, Polson, Proctor, Ferndale, and Arlee. Many thanks also go out to those who helped with our use of buildings and spreading word of the meetings. There were many productive discussions...


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