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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week Taking the oath: Ronan judge, reserve officer sworn in last week

RONAN — A couple of men were given their oaths of office last week. Randy Melton, 57, a longtime local rancher, was sworn-in as Ronan’s municipal judge by the man he will replace on Dec. 31: Justin L. Bartels. Bartels, who has served in the one-day-a-week position since 2009, said he will c...

Two women arrested following chase, shootout  Two women arrested following chase, shootout 

A shootout between two women and police on Eagle Pass Trail east of U.S. 93 and Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge last week resulted in no injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Alta Littlelight-Threefingers, 34, of Crow Agency, and Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Missoula, were ...

People across Lake County worked together to light up the night at the Lake County Fairgrounds for the inaugural Lights Under the Big Sky extravaganza. The event begins wrapping up this weekend after the 5:30 p.m. Ronan Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 15, with more activities until Sunday. After payin...

Marine Corps League scholarships available

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 has their 2018 scholarship application in all the Lake County high school counselors’ offices. You can also download a copy of the application from our website: Click on detachments Clink on Hellroaring Deta...

Assault with a weapon charges refiled against father, son 

POLSON — A father and son have been recharged with assault with a weapon stemming from a June 7, 2015 incident related to a dispute about access to property. According to Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher, William Robert Hocker, 59, and Russell Almon Hocker, 28, originally received three-year ...

Update on yesterday's pursuit, shooting

The vehicle involved in yesterday’s shooting/pursuit incident has been determined to have been stolen from Billings on Nov. 14. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, Montana. The passenger has been identified as 27-year-old Roishell S...

Reckless driver, vehicle occupant jailed after fleeing from, shooting at police officers

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, after 12 noon, Missoula PD attempted to initiate a stop on a vehicle, a black Ford Taurus, driving recklessly in a residential neighborhood in Missoula. The vehicle fled and ended up northbound into Lake County on U.S. Hwy. 93 at speeds of up to 85 or 90 mph. Missoula County r...

Local teen wins gift card for getting vaccines  Local teen wins gift card for getting vaccines 

POLSON — Fourteen-year-old Alexis Terry recently won a $50 Amazon gift card for having her vaccines up to date.  Terry, a freshman at Mission Valley Christian Academy, qualified for the TeenVax Challenge award by getting shots for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough), MCV4 (m...

Special session gets mixed reaction from local legislators

POLSON — The Montana Legislature was able to fill a projected $227 million budget deficit during a special session held mid November.  State Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, said it was a difficult task.  Some legislators met for committee meetings on Monday, Nov. 13, and the session official...

No charges for shooter in local man’s death No charges for shooter in local man’s death

POLSON — Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher has decided not to charge Ryan Black for the shooting death of Johnny Thomas McKeever.  Black, 28, was initially arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide and served two days in jail before being released with a GPS-monitoring device following...


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