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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Proposed dog-training rule nixed

POLSON – A proposed rule that would have limited the number of dogs one could train at one time has been put on hold.  In March, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed a rule that would allow only four dogs to train on wild birds at any one time. The rule would have required dog trainers to ...

Fighting to protect the Flathead Fighting to protect the Flathead

POLSON — An impending state budget cut has forced the Flathead Basin Commission to consider alternative funding mechanisms, including a possible alliance with Lake and Flathead counties and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The FBC is a state entity that was created in 1983 to protect the...

Barron takes over as MACo president

POLSON – Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron was recently named president of the Montana Association of Counties’ Executive Committee.  The one-year term began when he was sworn in Sept. 20 during MACo’s annual convention in Bozeman.  Barron, who has served on the Lake Coun...

County official gives fire wrap up

POLSON – Steve Stanley gave an update on the fire season and also talked about some up-and-coming things in an address to the Lake County Pachyderm Club last week. Stanley, the county’s emergency management director, said 1,147 acres burned in the county this summer, the largest of which was t...

Briefs for Aug. 20, 2017

2017 Letters About Literature student competition open  Montana’s Center for the Book, a program of Humanities Montana, will be giving Montana students a chance to submit to the national Letters About Literature competition again this year. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing co...

County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin

POLSON – The Lake County Commissioners passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week.  Planning for a new court annex and jail are included in the $29.8 million budget, County Finance Director Scott Beggs said.  The previous budget was $27.2 million. He said the difference lies in...

Aber Day Reunion headed back to Polson, commissioner says Aber Day Reunion headed back to Polson, commissioner says

POLSON – Polson should be hosting the Aber Day Reunion concert for one more year.  That’s the word from Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron, who spoke to the Lake County Pachyderm Club on Friday about the Aug. 12 Aber Day Reunion. He talked about the permanent stage that was built on ...

Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation

  A lack of rain caused more problems besides wildfires for Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation this summer, and the season isn’t over.  According to the United States Drought Monitor, “below average” rates of rainfall created the drought. The monitor is used as ...

County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area

POLSON – Some residents of Gray’s Acres were pleased following a decision by the Lake County commissioners last week. Ben Anciaux, who lives in the neighborhood affected by the change, filed an application on April 7 to rezone from medium to low-density residential the area between Eleventh an...

Gerrity new Lake County treasurer Gerrity new Lake County treasurer

POLSON – Lake County has a new treasurer.  Tammy Gerrity took over for Patti Duford-Kugler on Aug. 1.  Duford-Kugler retired after 12 years in the position and 30 years with the county. Her last day was July 31.  Gerrity was sworn in by County Commissioner Gale Decker after she ...


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