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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall Snowpack below normal despite extreme February snowfall

LAKE COUNTY – Last week’s snowfall closed schools and created treacherous driving conditions, but up in the mountains snow accumulation is still below average.  As of March 3, the Flathead Basin received just 91 percent of its normal snowpack for the season. This was despite significant s...

Briefs for March 6, 2019

USDA-NRCS changes the way it does business  BOZEMAN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is changing the way it does business to better identify and prioritize Montana’s natural resource concerns on private land and to better focus its technical and financial assistance. ...

After-school film class for high school students begins March 6 After-school film class for high school students begins March 6

News from MAPS Media Institute  RONAN — The MAPS Media Institute will bring filmmaking to eighth- to twelfth-grade students at an after-school class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, beginning March 6.  Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from...

The concentration was palpable in the Ronan Performing Arts Center as 40 middle school students from across the county strained to recall the correct spellings of words from “quesadilla” to “tsunami.” In the end, St. Ignatius eighth grader Michelle Jury took first place in the a...

Local hunters’ education class announced

LAKE COUNTY – Classes for the Polson, Ronan and Pablo spring hunter education course will start Tuesday, March 5, in room 118 of the Beaverhead math and science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m and sign-in opens at 6 p.m. S...

Local organizations sponsor training against sex trafficking

PABLO – Local law enforcement professionals and members of the public learned how to prevent and investigate instances of sex trafficking at a training sponsored by Salish Kootenai College and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The Feb. 11 event featured five hours of training exclusively for l...

Knox awaits sentence for pouring gas on a woman with lighter in hand Knox awaits sentence for pouring gas on a woman with lighter in hand

It took a Lake County jury less than three hours of deliberations before finding a Lakeside man guilty of four of five felony charges. Dustin Hayes Knox, 42, was accused of pouring gasoline on a woman after breaking into her Lake Vista Court home on July 5, 2018.  The trial began Monday, Feb. 4,...

Family fills courtroom seeking justice for death of Ronan woman Family fills courtroom seeking justice for death of Ronan woman

Almost eight months after Cassandra Harris, 24, was killed, the person held most culpable for her death was sentenced in an emotion-filled courtroom. At District Court in Polson on Jan. 30, Judge James Manley sent Joseph Conko Parizeau, Jr., 23, of Big Arm, to Montana State Prison for 10 years with none o...

Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension Office LAKE COUNTY — Mid-January marks the beginning of the 4-H market beef project for Lake County members who have elected to raise and care for a steer during the next seven months. Calf weights are recorded along with breeder information...

Government shutdown impacts local operations

LAKE COUNTY – Washington, D.C. may be thousands of miles away, but the Mission Valley is starting to feel the impacts of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown began on Dec. 21 when national leaders were unable to agree upon a budget for the federal government after th...


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