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Volunteer planner sought

POLSON — Lake County is in need of a volunteer to serve on the Polson City-County Planning Board. This volunteer must reside within the county portion of the Polson City-County Planning Area. Meetings are typically on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more details on the board’s scop...

Reservation sees series of thefts

LAKE COUNTY - According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, Lake County has seen more than three thefts in the past two months in which firearms were taken, and several more dating back to November 2012. He has reason to believe the thefts are related and said, “It is likely that there is a connect...

Judge reprimands county attorney in court Judge reprimands county attorney in court

POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil reprimanded County Attorney Mitch Young for his handling of media inquiries into accused killer Clifford Oldhorn’s case but refused Oldhorn a reduction in bail last week.  Oldhorn denied Wednesday in Lake County District Court that he violated condition...

Bridge on Little Bitterroot Road to close for replacement Bridge on Little Bitterroot Road to close for replacement

HOT SPRINGS — Christensen Bridge, the third bridge from Montana Highway 28 traveling east on Little Bitterroot Road about three and a half miles from Hot Springs, will be closed for replacement March 18-April 8, according to a press release from the Lake County Commissioner’s Office. “It...

Candidates file for irrigation, fire, library boards

Tuesday, May 7, is Election Day for fire districts and service areas, irrigation districts, library districts and school board elections.  Those filing for candidacy by Feb. 21 were:   Charlo/Moiese Rural Fire District Trustee Ronald R. Bucholz Irvin Long   Montecahto R...

Bridge closure to limit travel between Ronan, Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — According to Lake County Commissioner Ann Brower, the State of Montana will close Christiansen Bridge, the third bridge east of Montana Highway 28 on Little Bitterroot Road between Ronan and Hot Springs, March 4-29. During this time, the bridge will be replaced with a steel bridge.  ...

Montana traffic fatalities on the rise

MISSION VALLEY — According to the Montana Highway Patrol’s annual report for 2011, four people died as a result of vehicle accidents in Lake County last year. As this was the lowest number of deaths in the county since 1958, the low figures were a cause for celebration.  However, recent d...

New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing New South Valley Creek bridge open for crossing

ARLEE — Located four miles northwest of Arlee, the old South Valley Creek Bridge allowed residents, emergency vehicles, school busses, logging trucks and farm equipment to cross the Jocko River for more than 100 years.  The bridge, owned and maintained by Lake County, was a metal truss design w...

Locals invited to share spirit of Christmas Locals invited to share spirit of Christmas

Share the Spirit is beginning its 15th year helping children from needy families with toys, clothes and gifts at Christmas. We are fortunate enough to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots program, which helps us manage the daunting task of providing for these children. In 2011, we served more than 1,100 chi...

Lake County votes predominantly Republican Lake County votes predominantly Republican

Though Election Day is over, vote counting continues in the Lake County Election Office.  Election administrator Kathie Newgard started sifting through the 142 provisional ballots voted throughout Lake County on Nov. 7, after working until 5 a.m. the night before counting absentee ballots and ballots...

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