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Eystad convicted of eighth DUI

POLSON — A Flathead Valley man was committed at District Court in Polson Jan. 6 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years after being convicted of what records show is his eighth DUI conviction. Earl Dean Eystad, 55, was fined $5,000 and given credit for having already served 223 days ...

Locke sentenced for burglary

POLSON — A Bismark North Dakota man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 13 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with all that time suspended on a burglary conviction. Justin Scott Locke, 30, was already convicted of burglary and theft charges in neighboring counties....

Hawkins sentenced to four years Hawkins sentenced to four years

POLSON — A Pablo man was sentenced at District Court in Polson Jan. 13 to four years with the Montana Department of Corrections with all that time suspended on a felony partner or family member conviction. Cory William Hawkins, 45, has two prior misdemeanor convictions, one involving the same victim. ...

MT Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees MT Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees

News from the MCHF WOLF POINT — The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announces their 14th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored ...

Lake County marriages and divorces for Jan. 2022

Marriages Jim Lee Victor and Christina Lucia Garcia John Auther Jarvis and Cynthia Gene Sperry Matthew Jon Woods and Shanae N. Strowbridge Amelie Magali Dufaut and Nicholas E. Rampton Benjamin Fred Voeller and Irina Borisovna Guseva Bobbie M. Stratman and Collin Michael Sternad Norman ...

Lake County school districts address lead in water Lake County school districts address lead in water

LAKE COUNTY — As of the first of the year, all schools accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education were required to have their drinkable water inspected for lead.  Part of a regulation enacted in Jan. 2020 by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to minimize...

CSKT approves recreation license increases, hay at reduced prices

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council voted to increase prices for non-tribal members to camp and recreate on tribal lands at a Jan. 4 meeting. Tribal council also approved a reduced-price sale of recently acquired hay for tribal members. The most contentious dec...

Vaping education lowers teen usage Vaping education lowers teen usage

As e-cigarette use, or vaping, has grown in popularity among Montana’s young, a stream of misinformation has caused some to deviate more than they might have realized.  According to Lake County Public Health, an increase in public awareness, especially in schools, is what’s needed to comb...

Caution urged on winter roads Caution urged on winter roads

LAKE COUNTY ­— As new arrivals continue to move into Big Sky country from warmer climates, officials remind residents to be safe behind the wheel this winter. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell commented on some common issues he sees on the road. “The biggest thing I see is that people are in a ...

‘Calling Our Warriors’ documentary released ‘Calling Our Warriors’ documentary released

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Michelle Mitchell, head of the CSKT Tribal Education Department, says her own battle with COVID-19 inspired her to make the powerful new documentary, “Calling Our Warriors.”  “The idea came at a time when, after doing everything I could to keep myself an...


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