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Local non-essential businesses start reopening with guidelines Local non-essential businesses start reopening with guidelines

LAKE COUNTY – Open signs went up in businesses in Lake County earlier this month after being closed for nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We have done pretty well,” said Joanne Simpson of the Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, located on Main Street in downtown Polson. ...

Expanded unemployment benefits can offset COVID-19 losses

LAKE COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped paychecks for many of those whose jobs put them at risk for contracting or spreading the virus.  According to the federal Labor Department, 36.5 million people across the country filed for unemployment benefits between mid-March and mid-May. Speci...

Local school board members sworn back into office

LAKE COUNTY – Last week both the Polson School District and Ronan School District held online board meetings. Both districts administered the Oath of Office for recently re-elected school board trustees. On Monday, May 11, Polson School District board trustees Chanel Lake and Caroline McDonald took the...

CSKT, Lake County collaborate on road projects

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVAION – In respect to the 2015 CSKT Road Safety Audit, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Lake County joined into a state-tribal cooperative agreement for road and bridge construction and repair projects to occur.   During the 2019 season, Lake Cou...

Agreement developed to keep Elmo fishing access open Agreement developed to keep Elmo fishing access open

News from DNRC and Lake County Commission LAKE COUNTY – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Lake County Commission have reached an agreement to enter into a temporary license that will maintain public access to the Elmo Fishing Access site on Flathead Lake. Lake Cou...

Flyover comes to Lake County Flyover comes to Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – To salute and support workers battling on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Air National Guard dispatched two C-130 Hercules aircraft to perform flyovers over hospitals throughout Montana.  “The Montana National Guard salutes each Montanan serving on the f...

New COVID-19 case found in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY ­– An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Lake County – although the case count in the county won’t be going up. The Lake County and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Unified Command Center reported that an individual traveling from out-of-state tested positive ...

Flower Power Flower Power

LAKE COUNTY – As the Mission Valley weather becomes a little warmer, many residents are following a growing national trend created by the COVID-19 pandemic that involves getting their hands dirty and growing plants.   “It’s been crazy,” said Hannah Potter of Delaney’s La...

COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County COVID-19 numbers remain low in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – The good news is that all five of the COVID-19 cases in Lake County have recovered, but it doesn’t mean that it’s time to let down your guard.  The first case in the county was reported on March 26 and the fifth was on April 6. The Governor’s Coronavirus Task For...

Area schools to close out school year with remote learning

LAKE COUNTY – Last week all school boards in the county decided to keep their campuses closed through the end of the school year.  School officials made independent decisions to continue distance learning after Governor Steve Bullock, on May 7, gave districts across Montana the option to re-ope...


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