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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

County may withdraw from hearing tribal cases, public meeting set

POLSON — Lake County Commissioners will hold a public meeting about Public Law 280 at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in room 211 of the Lake County Court house. The public will hear both sides of the financial issues surrounding the federal law that defines criminal jurisdiction of Tribal members within the reservati...

Officials ready to tackle county duties Officials ready to tackle county duties

POLSON — Lake County District Judge James A. Manley swore in district court clerk Lyn Fricker, Lake County Schools Superintendent Carolyn Hall and County Commissioner Dave Stipe on Wednesday, Dec. 21. “They come and they go, but Lyn’s still here,” Manley said of Fricker’s car...

Commissioners approve additional funding for mussel prevention Commissioners approve additional funding for mussel prevention

POLSON – Responding to the threat of an aquatic invasive species, the Lake County commissioners last week approved an additional $5,000 in funding for the Flathead Basin Commission’s efforts to stop a mussel infestation in Flathead Lake. The added funding comes in addition to the $5,000 the co...

mussel memory mussel memory

Thinking about mussels infesting Flathead Lake may not be pleasant, but it’s necessary now that the invasive species has been found in one or two Montana lakes. Zebra mussel larvae were recently found in Lake Elwell southeast of Shelby and may be in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena, Lake Co...

County could move to regulate houseboats

YELLOW BAY – What to do about year-round houseboats on Flathead Lake rose to the surface at last week’s Flathead Basin Commission meeting. The idea of regulating houseboats is a new topic locally, Lake County Commissioner Gale Decker said. The issue arose after it was noted that two housebo...

On the line

LAKE COUNTY – Tax values for an energy company running transmission lines through Lake County were reduced at the last minute, causing an unexpected loss of revenue for the county, and commissioners chose not to ask property taxpayers to pick up that loss. “We wanted to keep people’s tax...

Voters make their mark Voters make their mark

LAKE COUNTY — The Ronan Public Safety Mill Levy to match funds for a $124,311 grant to hire additional police officers may be facing a recount after it failed by just two votes on Nov. 8. The K-12 St. Ignatius School District No. 28 also failed 574-712, although it fared better than when it was introdu...

Lake County questions dam’s tax status

POLSON – Lake County filed court documents in late August asking the Montana Department of Revenue to tax the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam. The county states the loss of revenue from the dam affects taxpayers of Lake County and results in a significant reduction of services from many entities including f...

Lake County digs for lost revenue Lake County digs for lost revenue

POLSON – Lake County’s budget broke even for regular expenses this year but it was a tight fit. “Right now we have enough money for operating costs but nothing to expand or grow,” Commissioner Bill Barron said. His wish list includes the expansion of the county jail with about a...

Lake County appoints new health officer Lake County appoints new health officer

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — The Lake County Commissioners and Health Board have appointed Dr. Nichole McKinsey as Lake County Health Officer effective August 31, 2016. Under administrative and policy direction of the Board of Health, Dr. McKinsey performs consultativ...


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