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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff Department

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...

Llamas found dead on sheep farm Llamas found dead on sheep farm

ST. IGNATIUS – Two llamas were shot and killed sometime around April 5 at a small sheep farm on Grizzly Hollow Lane at the top of East Post Creek Road.  Things seemed out of place when Kathryn Yelsa came home on Thursday, April 6, around dusk to find a grizzly bear cub in her field. She never s...

Saga over ‘coyote club’ draws to close

POLSON — After six years, multiple court cases, numerous investigations and employee turnover, the saga over the so-called “coyote club” may be coming to an end. The “coyote club” was brought to the limelight in 2010 as a result of an investigation by Frank Bowen, a longtime ...

County seeks bids for drone services

POLSON – Lake County will soon request bids for drone services. The county commissioners announced that they would seek the bids following a hearing on April 12. Commissioner Bill Barron said the county could use drones for search and rescue operations, which it has used a private contractor for ...

Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning

Ronan police officers followed several groups of high school students around town last week. The Ronan High School students were on a mission to rid the town of as much garbage as they could for a few hours after school on Wednesday, April 12, to coincide with Earth Day. They filled garbage bags with old ...

Briefs for March 8, 2017

Preston to serve on state committee HELENA — Jay Wilson Preston of Ronan was appointed to the Committee on Telecommunications Access Services for Persons with Disabilities by Gov. Steve Bullock. Preston is qualified for the position because he is a member from an Inter-LATA Interexchange Carrier, ...

Name released of driver in fatal wreck

RONAN – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell recently released the name of the woman killed in a crash that occurred on the morning of Monday, Feb. 27, between a Ronan school bus and a Honda Pilot on U.S. Highway 93 near Spring Creek Road and Lake’s Corner. Cheryl Ann Brown, 56, of Kalispell died in a...

School bus involved in fatal crash School bus involved in fatal crash

RONAN – A Ronan School District bus full of children was involved in a fatal crash on Monday morning about 8 a.m. as the bus was returning to school from a morning route to collect students. “The kids had minor injuries,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said of the students on the bus. T...

Hundreds consider employment opportunities Hundreds consider employment opportunities

PABLO – Many job opportunities were available at the Salish Kootenai College Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 21. About 350 people attended the event including local high school students thinking about their futures. There were students from Mission, Polson, Charlo, Ronan, Two Eagle River and Valley Chr...

Bomb threat suspect apprehended Bomb threat suspect apprehended

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