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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Sherman pleads not guilty to theft Sherman pleads not guilty to theft

A Ronan man entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to felony theft. Adam Ethan Sherman, 19, is accused of stealing a 1979 Chevy pickup in Polson. According to court records, on March 23, a Polson resident reported his half-ton Chevy Silverado truck missing. Polson police loca...

Salois charged in strangulation case Salois charged in strangulation case

Senlin Shy Blue Salois, 28, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 16 to felony charges of assault with a weapon and strangulation of a partner or family member.  According to court records, on April 6, staff at St. Luke Community Healthcare hospital in Ronan reported to Con...

Lake County Conservation District helps Boys and Girls Club build garden Lake County Conservation District helps Boys and Girls Club build garden

News from the Lake County Conservation District LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Conservation District helped the Boys and Girls Club get their community garden ready for the planting season.  Sarah Klaus, Big Sky Watershed Corps Member, and Zach Lenning, Natural Resource Conservations at the con...

Man charged with selling diamond watch Man charged with selling diamond watch

A Lake County man is facing three separate criminal cases involving a break-in at a warehouse in Pablo and two more incidents involving theft.  Eric Templeton, 33, entered a plea of not guilty to felony theft and one count of felony burglary at District Court in Polson on April 16. In the theft ca...

Candidates vie for Montana House of Representatives seats Candidates vie for Montana House of Representatives seats

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County residents will have their first opportunity to narrow the field of candidates competing for the chance to serve in the Montana State House of Representatives on June 2 in the state’s primary.  Representatives work with state senators and the governor to create la...

Ending stay-at-home efforts too soon could cause surge

News from the CSKT/Lake County Unified Command Center   FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Your efforts to combat COVID-19 are working. Across Montana, numbers are decreasing. However, as spring brings warmer weather, people are tempted to decrease their efforts for social distancing and sheltering in...

Mission Valley neighbors band together during COVID-19 pandemic Mission Valley neighbors band together during COVID-19 pandemic

LAKE COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving many people in need of basic supplies. Just getting to the store is a challenge for some, so a group of volunteers stepped up to help through a program called Helping Hands. “It is a scary time for a lot of us. There’s a lot of uncertainty a...

Correction

Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding was misquoted in the April 8 issue of the Valley Journal. Discussing the upcoming June 2 Federal Primary Election, Harding said, “The county will be sending all active registered Lake County voters a vote-by-mail ballot with a postage-paid return envelop...

Officials warn against in-person graduation ceremonies

LAKE COUNTY – High school graduation ceremonies across the state might be a little different this year as officials consider how hundreds of graduates will turn the tassel while maintaining social distancing. The Office of Public Instruction, Board of Public Education and Montana Public Education Ce...

Law enforcement adapt to COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell is adjusting procedures in an effort to protect citizens and law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Deputies are putting in extra time on patrol and attempting to limit in-person contact. “Our deputies continue to respond to and make arre...


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