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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Montana unemployment rate remains at 3.3 percent

 News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in September, with no change from the prior month. “As Montana’s unemployment rate stays low and businesses seek skilled employe...

Cheerful heart offers loving care, support for cancer patients

News from Cheerful Heart  Marshall and Betty Bjork and Chip Kurzenbaum were honored Sunday evening at a Cheerful Heart volunteer appreciation dinner for giving 17 years of time and care to cancer patients in Lake County. The Cheerful Heart board of directors fed and thanked volunteers on Oct. 13 at...

Two more graduate Lake County Drug Court, funding continues Two more graduate Lake County Drug Court, funding continues

POLSON – Being a drug addict isn’t easy; turning your life around is even more difficult, but two more people have done it through Lake County Drug Court, according to Judge James Manley. On Thursday, Oct. 17, two graduates accomplished the life-altering victory and were celebrated in Manley&r...

VanNess working to pay back embezzled funds

The imposition of sentencing for a former Ronan auto parts store manager was deferred for six years to allow him time to pay back the more than $84,000 he was convicted of stealing. Tracey Matthew VanNess, 40, was convicted of felony theft during a change of plea hearing at District Court in Polson on Aug...

Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...

Frog involved in power outage Frog involved in power outage

LAKE COUNTY – Although an amphibian was most likely the culprit, the Wednesday afternoon power outage is still under investigation. Mission Valley Power General Manager Jean Matt said that an animal had crossed the breaker on the North Western Energy substation, located near the Séliš ...

Preparations for 2020 census begin

LAKE COUNTY – Once every ten years, the federal government attempts to count every single resident of the United States, and if people aren’t counted, the state won’t get the federal funding it deserves.  The 2020 census won’t begin until next spring, but the National Partners...

New date set for jail levy vote

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to move the Criminal Justice Facilities-Operations mill levy mail-in vote to Jan. 28, 2020. The vote was considered for an earlier date. The purpose of the date change is to satisfy a Montana State statute that requires an 85-day waiti...

Locals participate in worldwide climate protest Locals participate in worldwide climate protest

POLSON – About 50 people gathered on the Lake County courthouse lawn to do their part in what was a global climate protest on Friday. Around the world, masses of young people filled the streets on every continent for a day of global protests. According to the New York Times: “Organizers estima...

Lake County voters to consider property tax hike to finance jail expansion

POLSON – Following months of discussions, Lake County commissioners Dave Stipe, Bill Barron and Gale Decker unanimously decided on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to move forward with a proposed ballot question this fall that will ask the voters to decide whether additional jail and courtroom space is worth a pro...


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