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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Students host friendly political forum Students host friendly political forum

RONAN — In an effort to show students that it’s okay to disagree about politics, four Montana legislators, three Republicans and one Democrat answered questions about current issues including invasive species, Public Law 280, and election ballots. “It’s great that the kids get invo...

Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control is seeking an appeal on a judge’s energy decision. Judge H. Peter Young stated in his decision that the FJBC failed to prove that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have an obligation to continue to provide low-cost power for the irri...

Problems not over for irrigation board Problems not over for irrigation board

ST. IGNATIUS – Two things occurred during a short Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14. Board members were sworn in after about a year of conflict, although the issue isn’t over. One more seat is now contested. Elected board members from the May 2016 election to...

Judge: County’s judicial system in crisis since 1995 Judge: County’s judicial  system in crisis since 1995

POLSON – Crisis management has been the norm at the Lake County courthouse since 1995, according to 20th District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher. She spoke at the Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday and talked about the challenges she and others in the judicial and law enforcement fields have f...

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...


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