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Volunteers clean-up Polson area Volunteers clean-up Polson area

POLSON — Winter’s snow has melted away, but the trash decided to stay.  So on Friday, April 29, Polson community members headed-out with garbage bags and gloves to clean the sides of roads and parks during the Clean Up Green Up event sponsored by Envision Polson Beautification Committee. ...

Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch

RONAN – Two county officials respectively agreed to disagree at the Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, March 7. The issue concerned separating the Lake County Dispatch service from the sheriff’s office, where it is currently operated, and making it a separate entity governed by a 911 Commit...

Fire destroys business Fire destroys business

RONAN – A dark gray cloud of smoke rolled out of S&S Sports on U.S. Highway 93 near mile marker 43 on Monday, March 14, at about 1 p.m.   The business was closed like usual on a Monday afternoon, and the gates surrounding the business were locked. Mark Trim saw the smoke and headed towar...

Public input sought for 911 service management Public input sought for 911 service management

LAKE COUNTY – A big question is being asked around the county: should the 911 emergency service separate from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office? In Lake County, the sheriff is tasked with making the final decision on policy regarding the system that dispatches emergency responders from many age...

Rural fireboard retains fire chief Rural fireboard retains fire chief

POLSON — With temperatures in the 90s, a ban on fireworks and worries about no moisture, fire is on everybody’s mind. The Polson Rural Fire District special meeting on July 1 was blazing, too, from the stifling temperature of the Fairgrounds Fire Station to the opinions of people attending. ...

Heat sets records, drives folks to water Heat sets records, drives folks to water

LAKE COUNTY — The National Weather Service’s heat advisory issued for Saturday and Sunday warned those living in Western Montana to be prepared for some of the hottest weather ever recorded in the month of June, and they were right.  Across the state on Sunday, Helena set an all-time reco...

Fire levels 2 trailers Fire levels 2 trailers

POLSON — A fire first reported as a “controlled burn that got out of control” destroyed two mobile homes in a remote area of Rocky Point Road the evening of May 18, taking firefighters about four hours to extinguish and mop up, according to Karen Sargeant, public information officer for Pol...

Bulls take a trailer break, walk home Bulls take a trailer break, walk home

RONAN — It was a crime of opportunity, and the “criminals” were dressed in black.  The back door on Dave Robbins’ stock trailer sprung open just as he stopped at the traffic signal on Main Street and Terrace Lake Road in Ronan, and the six black angus bulls Robbins was hauling...

Supreme Court

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court has granted permission for a Missoula man convicted of stalking a Lake County woman in 2014 to appeal his sentence.  The high court granted the out-of-time appeal for Brandon Bagnell, 46, because confusion in the public defender’s office led to a timely ...

School staff learns to deal with armed intruder School staff learns to deal with armed intruder

ARLEE — Spending the day learning to run, hide, or fight isn’t usually what happens in Arlee schools, but Lake County Sheriff Deputies Levi Read and School Resource Officer Clay Shoemaker and Detective Rick Lenz were on hand to train educators on procedures to deal with an armed intruder on Jan. ...


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