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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election

LAKE COUNTY – Two Republicans are currently campaigning for the title of Lake County Sheriff and Coroner in the June 5 Primary Election, and the candidates – David Coffman and Don Bell – separately answered a few questions last week.  Where are you from? Incumbent Sheriff Bell is ...

Masons recognize first responders Masons recognize first responders

News from Mission Valley Lodge #78 POLSON – Sometimes things in our lives just go suddenly and terribly wrong. When that happens, we need someone’s help and we need it right away. Fortunately, we have men and women in our society who are trained to deal with emergency situations, our communi...

Partisan elections explained

The winner of the election for Lake County Sheriff will be determined by the June 5 primary this year. There are two candidates for the position: David Coffman and incumbent Don Bell. Both have filed as Republicans. Therefore, the candidate who gets the most votes on the Republican primary ballot will be the...

Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving Ghost Out event drives home consequences of drunk, distracted driving

RONAN – By 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Ronan High School, Ronan Police officer Trevor Sheridan had notified his first class of a “fatality” from a mock crash that claimed the life of a fellow classmate caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.  Officer Sheridan performed his u...

Charlo schools shut down following discovery of bomb threat note

CHARLO – A bomb threat caused the closure of Charlo schools last Wednesday while buses were out collecting students during the early morning hours. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said nothing was found on the campus after he and three detectives, five deputies, and several tribal officers searched the...

Charlo schools shut down following discovery of bomb threat note Charlo schools shut down following discovery of bomb threat note

CHARLO – A bomb threat caused the closure of Charlo schools last Wednesday while buses were out collecting students during the early morning hours. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said nothing was found on the campus after he and three detectives, five deputies, and several tribal officers searched the...

Bomb threat note shuts down Charlo schools for a day

CHARLO – A bomb threat caused the closure of Charlo schools today while buses were out collecting students during the early morning hours. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said nothing was found on the campus after he and three detectives, five deputies, and several tribal officers searched the premises...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located yesterday by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. According to...

Ronan police officer joins force, misdemeanor fee added Ronan police officer joins force, misdemeanor fee added

RONAN – Ronan police officers wearing their uniforms filled one side of Ronan City Hall during the regular council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. The officers were in attendance to support Joel Diaz who was sworn in as the newest member of the department. “This will completely fill our staff with ...

Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell wants the community to see just how many people are being released from jail each week that would have remained incarcerated if it weren’t for a lack of space. “We want to be transparent about the problem and show people how badly we need a new deten...


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