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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Two governments discuss county funding Two governments discuss county funding

PABLO – Lake County Commissioners attended a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council meeting on Thursday to ask if the council plans to supplement the county for lost tax revenue of about $1 million from what will soon officially be named the Salish Kootenai Dam. Tribal Council Chairman Vern...

Rural fire chief lauded on last day Rural fire chief lauded on last day

POLSON — Well-wishers gathered at the Polson Rural Fire Station to wish Polson Rural Fire Chief John Fairchild all the best on his last day Sept. 30. At exactly 5 p.m., Lake County Dispatch honored Fairchild with an emotional call across the scanner thanking him for 28 years of service.  &ldquo...

Fireworks banned in Lake County, Flathead Reservation

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration and notice that discharge of all fireworks, outside of previously approved permits issued by the appropriate authorities, are banned immediately in Lake County due to severe drought conditions. The ban specifically...

Commissioners to issue fireworks ban

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners and emergency services officials met Monday morning to discuss the current fire hazard situation due to  recent warm weather and lack of moisture.  As of press time, commissioners were seriously considering a fireworks ban for the entire county. Whether t...

Lake County road levy passes Lake County road levy passes

POLSON — Unofficial results from the Lake County Election Office indicate the Lake County Road Levy passed with 2,561 voters mailing in ballots in favor of the two-year levy and 1,592 voters casting their ballots against the levy.  About 35 percent of eligible voters returned ballots; the elect...

Proposed levy would update County’s vehicles Proposed levy would update County’s vehicles

POLSON — An older fleet of trucks and pickups requiring more and more maintenance as they age prompted Lake County Commissioners to put a two-year Lake County Road levy on the June mail-in ballot. The newest vehicles in the county’s current stable of workhorses are three 2006 Internationals an...

Court-ordered levy to provide courtroom

POLSON — Lake County commissioners and Lake County Civil Attorney Mark Russell continue hammering out language for a court-ordered levy to provide another courtroom for the 20th Judicial District. Before he retired, District Judge C.B. McNeil signed a court order requiring the second courtroom be pr...

Crisis care facility breaks ground Crisis care facility breaks ground

POLSON — Groundbreaking has been a long time coming for Lake House, an eight-bed mental health crisis care facility, but Western Montana Mental Health Center staffers were joined by well-wishers at a groundbreaking on May 20. “We’re hoping for the facility to be open in December or Janua...

Voters OK Polson school levies

POLSON — Both the Polson High School and the Polson Elementary School building reserve levies passed when voters mailed in their ballots for the May 5 election.  All race results are unofficial until the Lake County Commissioners canvass the ballots, according to Kathie Newgard, Lake County Ele...

Commissioners propose mil levy

LAKE COUNTY — Lake County voters will have the opportunity in June and July to vote for or against a mil levy meant to provide funding for road maintenance equipment.  The 7.44 mil, two-year levy would raise $950,000 per year for road maintenance equipment. It would equal a $19.48 increase in t...


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