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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Planning board to hold growth policy session

News from the Lake County Planning Board POLSON — Thank you to everyone who reviewed the second draft rewrite of the Lake County Growth Policy and have otherwise participated to date. The second draft was reviewed by the Lake County Planning Board and Polson City-County Planning Board at public he...

CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal

PABLO — The Flathead Indian Reservation’s planning director is concerned about the Lake County commissioners’ plan to make the density map advisory rather than regulatory.  Commissioners have said they plan to repeal the map and make it advisory as part of an updated growth policy.&...

Lake County bans e-cigarettes in public buildings

POLSON — Lake County is the sixth county in the state to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. It is now unlawful to smoke e-cigarettes in a place of work or an enclosed public space or within 25 feet of such a building.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolu...

County commissioners opt to make density map advisory, not regulatory

POLSON — Lake County is undergoing the process of repealing its density map and then approving it for use as an advisory document, county commissioners said last week. County Planning Director Jacob Feistner said the goal is to repeal the 2005 document — which is a standalone document used for...

Election filing season begins

POLSON — The election filing season for various local offices has begun.  Lake County elections official Katie Harding said that numerous seats are open on governing boards of 10 fire districts, the Flathead, Jocko and Mission irrigation districts, eight water and sewer districts and the Greate...

Winter wonderland to continue after Ronan lights parade Winter wonderland to continue after Ronan lights parade

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...

State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...

Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting

POLSON — The need for a new jail was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting on Friday, but what to do about it was largely left unanswered.  Lake County’s 45-person jail is frequently over capacity and many arrestees are not incarcerated because there is no room. Sheriff D...

Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt

POLSON — How to proceed in case an impending 100-percent budget cut goes into effect was the main topic of the Flathead Basin Commission on Nov. 12.  The FBC, which met at the Lake County Courthouse, did not have a quorum of members present but some 25 people in attendance had plenty to say. ...

New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion New group leaves divisiveness out of political discussion

POLSON – Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! is a new non-partisan community-led group bringing people together to talk about local and national issues, and Montana’s budget was the focus of their discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The group developed after the 2016 presidential election lef...


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