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Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

High-speed chase ends in crash near Lakeside

POLSON – Two women were arrested after a high-speed chase late Wednesday, July 19.  According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at 11:20 p.m. near St. Ignatius after a four-door Hyundai sedan was seen traveling erratically northbound on U.S. 93...

Town celebrates Good Old Days weekend Town celebrates Good Old Days weekend

ST. IGNATIUS – Besides the climbing wall, another new event was at the Good Old Days celebration this year.  A crowd watched as emergency responders from across Lake County gathered together to stage a mock rescue. Mission Valley Ambulance Auxiliary Vice President Jade Michel said emergency res...

Starting small fires is illegal, dangerous

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. The DOF has had a number of suspicious starts in the last couple weeks and would like the public to be on the loo...

Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James

POLSON – They finally got their man. The Lake County Attorney’s Office won a rape trial last week when a seven-man, five-woman jury voted unanimously to convict Vaughn James. James, 44, had defeated a rape charge at a June 12-14 trial when the jury split 10-2 in favor of conviction. That wa...

Help keep wild lands safe

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. Unattended campfires or other small starts may easily spread and spark much larger fires that could damage pristine lands and ca...

Marsy’s Card,’ lethality screening designed to help victims

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies are implementing a new procedure to better comply with  a new victim’s rights law, although the law was put on hold on Friday. Marsy’s Law is a citizens’ initiative that was overwhelmingly ...

Marsy’s Card,’ lethality screening designed to help victims

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies are implementing a new procedure to better comply with  a new victim’s rights law, although the law was put on hold on Friday. Marsy’s Law is a citizens’ initiative that was overwhelmingly ...

More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp More than 50 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp

LAKESIDE — Some 32 people were transported via ambulance to hospitals across Flathead, Lake and Missoula counties on June 17 after a deck collapse at Glacier Camp near Lakeside, according to the Somers/Lakeside Fire Department.  Six people injured were transported by air ambulance. Both A.L.E.R...

Search continues for Nebraska man who fell into Flathead River Search continues for Nebraska man who fell into Flathead River

By Karen Peterson  Valley Journal FLATHEAD RIVER – Lake County Search and Rescue brought in underwater cameras to search for a 23-year-old Nebraska man who fell into the Flathead River below the spill way of the Selis Ksanka Qlipse dam on Wednesday, May 31.  Lake County Sheriff Don B...


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