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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

Man gets 5 years for high speed chase Man gets 5 years for high speed chase

POLSON – District Court Judge James A. Manley sentenced a 40-year-old Elmo man to five years in the Department of Corrections last week for his sixth felony.  Manley rejected a proposed plea agreement that called for Boe Alan Miller to receive a three-year suspended sentence for theft.  ...

Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills Teens gather to learn suicide intervention skills

RONAN – One of Kylei BigBow’s friends died by suicide last year. The 17-year-old Polson High School student was so overcome with grief from the loss that she decided she needed to do something about the issue. “I wanted to take that grief to help conquer this,” she said of suicide....

Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires Rain, cooler weather dampens Blue Bay, Liberty fires

The Blue Bay 1 and 2 fires that broke out on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal land on Thursday, Aug. 10, were dampened by rain, cooler weather and cloud cover on Sunday.  Lightning is the suspected cause of the fires which are burning in the Mission Mountains east of Blue Bay. Brent Burland...

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 ...


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