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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Officials meet for infrastructure discussion

POLSON — On Wednesday, Nov. 17, officials from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Lake County and the Montana Department of Transportation sat down at the Polson Red Lion Inn to discuss infrastructure concerns regarding Lake County roads. Also joining the conversation were Montana Lt. Gove...

Housing needs assessment, homelessness study in planning stages

Affordable housing is definitely in short supply on the Flathead Reservation. Just ask anyone who has tried to rent or purchase a home in the past few years. But how big is the gap and how many homes and apartments are needed to fill it?  A housing needs assessment and homelessness study, spearheaded...

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

No place like home No place like home

MONTANA — Six years ago Angela Claver sold her home in Great Falls and decided to move to Polson to work in the public library. She had visited friends in the area previously and knew that finding housing wouldn’t be easy. Even then, housing was hard to come by, especially something affordable. S...

Water management board applicants sought

MONTANA — Since the Secretary of Interior signed off on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact Sept. 17, state and tribal governments are moving ahead to establish the Water Management Board, charged with administering water rights on the reservation. County Commissioners in the four c...

Lack of irrigation water discussed at Mission Jocko meeting Lack of irrigation water discussed  at Mission Jocko meeting

ST. IGNATIUS — A lack of water, particularly for livestock, was discussed during last week’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Mission Jocko Irrigation District commissioners. “It’s a big deal here for some of us, I’d love to go another month,” Joint Board Chairman Ray...

Polson establishes task force to regulate recreational marijuana

The City of Polson has established a Marijuana Task Force to begin developing initial strategies and recommendations for regulating recreational marijuana. Sales of legal pot are set to begin Jan. 1 under guidelines passed by the 2021 Legislature.  At the city commission meeting on Sept. 8, city mana...

Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues

LAKE COUNTY – Four Lake County legislators met with county commissioners last Tuesday to discuss a laundry list of concerns, ranging from an over-crowded jail and traffic congestion to redistricting and frustration with the local office of the Department of Revenue.  State Senators Greg Hertz, ...

County tables irrigation resolution following public meeting County tables irrigation resolution following public meeting

When the Lake County Commissioners held a public meeting last Monday regarding collection of irrigation fees, only one thing was certain: Confusion and controversy continue to muddy matters surrounding the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  Commissioners sought public comment on a Resolution of Int...

County Commissioner responds to irrigation issues, requests comments

The August 4th Valley Journal published an article related to the collection of irrigation fees by the Lake County Treasurer’s Office. For decades the treasurer has collected those fees and distributed them to the districts upon demand. The Lake County Commissioners are considering ending this service ...


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