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Cherry Valley school shooting threat resolved peacefully

News from the Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 23, law enforcement were notified about an individual making vague threats of violence, identified as Linde Lambson.  “The Polson Police Department takes all threats of violence seriously and beg...

Lake County Sheriff reports traffic accident fatality south of Ronan

RONAN ­— Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the man killed during a head on collision at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 21, as 70-year-old Jack Howlett of Ronan. Lake County 911 Dispatch Center was notified that a passenger vehicle and a semi-tractor trailer had hit head on in a c...

Early morning fire destroys multiple mobile homes Early morning fire destroys multiple mobile homes

PABLO — Charred wood and crumpled metal are all that remain of two uninhabited mobile homes destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. At about 1:45 a.m., the Ronan Fire Department received a call concerning a report that multiple structures were on fire at the corner of Division Street and Old U.S. Hi...

People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” s...

Body found at Big Arm State Park, information requested

BIG ARM — As an unidentified person was walking a dog in the Big Arm State Park, they discovered a decomposing body along the path.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the person called Lake County 911 to report what they were seeing on Nov. 25 at about 4 p.m.  “The caller r...

Man sentenced for assault

Judge James Manley sentenced a Polson man in District Court at Polson on Oct. 28 to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with five years suspended on one count of assault with a weapon and another 10 years with all that time suspended on one count of tampering with witnesses or informant. Alan Lewis Kibl...

Hot Springs death under investigation, COVID-19 found in detention center

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office  LAKE COUNTY – On Oct. 15, during a routine medical check of Lake County Detention inmates, a COVID-19 test was administered to four inmates who were exhibiting mild cold-like symptoms.   “Approximately 48 hours later, we were not...

Hesse found guilty of homicide Hesse found guilty of homicide

It took a Lake County jury a full day of deliberations before finding a former Colorado man guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with physical evidence. William Lowery Hesse, 54, was accused of beating Gyme Kelley, 63, to death. The incident occurred inside Kelley’s fifth-wheel trailer. Hesse...

Brooks charged with felonies after shooting incident

A request for a bond reduction was denied for a Ronan man accused of firing a weapon at partygoers during an alleged underage drinking party. Christopher Steven Brooks, 21, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of criminal ...

Sheriff’s report: man who saved other from fiery crash honored Sheriff’s report: man who saved other from fiery crash honored

 News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell  LAKE COUNTY — Lake County citizens aided in helping law enforcement with two incidents last week that deserve gratitude.  On Aug. 16, at around 1:10 p.m., a two-vehicle crash occurred at mile marker 41 on U.S. Highway 93.   A Dodge...


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