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Pumping iron reaps awards Pumping iron reaps awards

MISSOULA — Six Lake County weight lifters walked away with awards at the annual Welker Association of Bench and Dead Lift competition held in Missoula March 22. The group of weight lifters, ranging from age 15 years to 75 years, broke both Montana state records as well as world records for the Welke...

Bears are emerging, hungry

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — While it may still feel like winter, some bears have emerged from winter hibernation and very few natural bear foods are available.  Stacy Courville, Tribal Wildlife Program Bear Biologist, reminds the public that springtime on the Flathead Reservation, with its warmer te...

Seatbelt wearers honored after surviving wreck Seatbelt wearers honored after surviving wreck

POLSON — Two men who survived a three-car wreck north of Polson on Feb. 25 were honored on Friday with a Saved by the Belt award, presented by Diana Schwab, representing Montana Department of Transportation’s Buckle Up program, and Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Rosenbaum.  Robert R...

Commissioners vote to create Rural Improvement District Commissioners vote to create Rural Improvement District

RONAN — Chip-sealing of Canal Road will likely begin this summer, after Lake County Commissioners voted last week to create a rural improvement district to shoulder the estimated $79,200 cost of oil and administrative fees for the project.  Proponents of the improvement project argue that it wi...

Deadline passes, many remain without health coverage Deadline passes, many remain without health coverage

LAKE COUNTY – Last week the Obama administration extended the deadline to mid-April for people not quite finished registering for healthcare under new law, but that won’t help an estimated 70,000 Montanans who find themselves without coverage because of the state legislature’s decision not ...

Scammers pose as IRS via telephone

News from the Office of Consumer Protection, Montana Department of Justice HELENA — The Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice wants to alert you to a fast-moving phone scam. Called the largest of its kind, scammers are targeting taxpayers across the country. Victims...

Hammer attacker pleads not guilty

  POLSON — Last week Desmond Mackay, 35, Polson, pleaded not guilty in district court to killing his father-in-law with a hammer.  He pleaded guilty to one charge of deliberate homicide and an additional charge of felony assault with weapon in Lake County District Court.  Mackay...

Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for child abuse

  GREAT FALLS — Last week a former St. Ignatius resident was sentenced to 35 years, none suspended, in the Montana State Prison for child abuse.  According to officials in Montana’s 8th District Court, Riley James Charlo Whitworth, 21, will also have to register as a violent offen...

Political season opens Political season opens

POLSON — It’s election season, and the filing deadline has passed.  The primary election on June 3 will decide some positions, such as the Lake County Sheriff’s race, because all four candidates are Republican. Donald Bell, Kim Leibenguth, Rick Schoening and Dan Yonkin are running f...

Farm to School video released Farm to School video released

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation and Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center are happy to announce the release of a short documentary video about farm to school and its positive economic effects in western Montana. Through ...


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