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Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review

LAKE COUNTY – To wear or not to wear a mask? That was the question before the Lake County Board of Health during a public hearing Feb. 16, as board members crafted a response to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s repeal of his predecessor’s statewide mask mandate.  In a four-to-one decision, the...

Children support other children with caring messages Children support other children with caring messages

A local Girl Scout troop worked on a project to recognize another group of children with messages of love.  Children in the troop, who are under age 10 and members of Polson Girl Scout Troop 3335, sat down with markers, glue and glitter to create dozens of Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered ...

Legislative update opens to the public in-person, audio link available

News from the  Northwest Counties Farm Bureau RONAN — Northwest Counties Farms Bureau along with the Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Democrats and the Lake County Republican Central Committee are co-sponsoring an event. Please join us for a Legislative Update on Thursday, March 4, a...

Man pleads not guilty to harassment

A St. Ignatius man is accused of repeatedly harassing a Lake County woman while he was on probation for harassing another woman in Lake County in 2017. James Joseph McGuire, 38, entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on Feb. 17 to 13 counts of privacy in communication. The first two counts ...

Issues about taxes needs clarified

The Valley Journal re-printed an informational article from the Montana Free Press newspaper on Feb. 10 related to Lake County’s attempt to have the Temporary Tribal Tax Exemption statute repealed by the 2021 legislature. I would like to clarify some of the points raised in the article. The Temporar...

COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges

 A reduction in bond was denied for a Lake County man facing car theft and drug possession charges. Orlando M. Powell, 47, entered a plea of not guilty to charges at District Court in Polson on Feb. 11. According to court records, on Jan. 22, a Polson woman reported to Lake County emergency dispatch ...

Polson, county officers respond to missing person, school threat, dead body in little more than a week

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement in Lake County searched for a missing person last week, notified the public of the identity of a body found at Flathead Lake and continued to respond to a school threat. In the first incident, on Monday, Feb. 1, Lake County 91...

Polson voters reject resort tax a second time Polson voters reject resort tax a second time

POLSON — An initiative to impose a three-percent resort tax within the city of Polson was resoundingly defeated by a margin of 1,014 to 577. The Lake County Election Office tallied votes Feb. 2 for the mail-in election. The ballot measure, approved by the city commission in October, aimed to raise r...

SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties

MONTANA — Tribal leaders and advocates pushed back Tuesday, Feb. 2, against a Republican lawmaker’s bill that would eliminate a property tax exemption for tribal lands.  The Senate Taxation Committee held the first hearing for Senate Bill 138 on Tuesday. Bill sponsor Sen. Greg Hertz, R-Po...


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