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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

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 ...

Polson city commission considers new public safety building

POLSON – A new public safety building may be in Polson’s future. The city commission began considering that topic with a work session on Monday, June 26. The current city hall is housed in a former grocery store and space is tight.  Any new public safety building would house the city&r...

Loss of Kerr Dam results in property tax increases, complaints, officials say

POLSON – Lake County residents have seen an average increase of 8 percent or so in their property tax bills during Fiscal Year 2016-17, primarily due to the removal of the former Kerr Dam from the county’s property tax rolls. That’s the word from county finance director Scott Beggs. This...

Governor’s rep: tribes’ gas tax agreement legal

POLSON — The governor’s office has responded to questions raised about the gas tax on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and may help erase doubt as to the legality of a compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state. In a March 29 letter to Gov. Steve Bullock, county ...


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