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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

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...

News briefs for Jan. 23, 2019

Restore the Ronan Arch Committee offers update RONAN — In September of 2018 the replacement logs from Dupuis Lumber were cut and delivered to Access Montana to be peeled by Ronan High School students. The Ronan sign was removed in October. In December RHS students recreated the sign to be...

Parenting program supports caregivers, kids

LAKE COUNTY – Parenting can be difficult. All parents at one time or another feel lost about how to fulfill their child’s needs. It can be intimidating to ask for help sometimes, especially when we don’t know where to turn to for help or what to expect. The good news is that help is out the...

Ninepipe highway construction project could begin in 2022

News from the Federal Highways Administration RONAN – The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are proposing the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 93 (US-93) between Redhorn Road and Brooke Lane located south of Ronan in Lake County.  Currently...

Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault

A Ronan man who was initially charged with sexual assault is receiving a recommended sentence to Montana State Prison for 20 years on the amended charge of aggravated assault. Keith Lee Michel Jr., 28, entered into a plea agreement during an appearance at District Court in Polson on Jan. 2. Lake County Attor...

Missed athletes recognized on Wall of Fame

RONAN – There are going to be some new names and pictures added to Ronan High School’s “Wall of Fame” this month. The “Wall of Fame” originated in the early 1970s with the intent of recognizing all Ronan High School athletes who achieved All-state status.  Requirem...

Judge Christopher takes oath Judge Christopher takes oath

Deborah “Kim” Christopher was sworn in by Mike McGrath, Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court, for her fourth term as State District Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District, Lake and Sanders counties on Jan. 2 in Helena. The ceremony was held in Helena at the Montana Supreme Court.  ...

Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service

POLSON – Assistant Police Chief John Stevens is leaving a legacy in the Polson Police Department. At the Dec. 17 Polson City Commission meeting, Stevens was honored with a plaque and a personal message from Governor Steve Bullock commending his work in law enforcement and celebrating his retirement. ...

Representatives answer to constituents Representatives answer to constituents

RONAN – With the next legislative session on the horizon, three representatives to the Montana State legislature conversed with local residents on topics ranging from healthcare to aquatic invasive species. Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! sponsored the forum. The local group works to promot...


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