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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Judge raises restitution in murder case

POLSON — Diana Cote and her three sons appeared before District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher seeking additional restitution in the murder of her daughter, Tasheena Craft.  Craft was brutally murdered in 2007. Her murderer, Kelly Birmingham, is serving a 100-year sentence in the Montana State P...

Lake County Marriages and Divorces for February 2013

The following marriages and divorces took place in February in Lake County. Marriages Desiree Dawn Krahn and Timothy Andrew Pierce Eugenia Maye Garlick and Miguel Thomas Vasquez Divorces Brittany D. Roberts (Scott restored) and Ryan D. Roberts Staci A. Marquez and Ernest L. Marquez Sara E. Schonbro...

School board candidates needed

For people who’d like to get involved in their community and their schools, local school boards need candidates. Filing deadline is March 25, and the election will take place on May 7. Polson has the most number of seats up for election with two one-year terms, two three-year terms and one two-ye...

Volunteer planner sought

POLSON — Lake County is in need of a volunteer to serve on the Polson City-County Planning Board. This volunteer must reside within the county portion of the Polson City-County Planning Area. Meetings are typically on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more details on the board’s scop...

Reservation sees series of thefts

LAKE COUNTY - According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, Lake County has seen more than three thefts in the past two months in which firearms were taken, and several more dating back to November 2012. He has reason to believe the thefts are related and said, “It is likely that there is a connect...

Judge reprimands county attorney in court Judge reprimands county attorney in court

POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil reprimanded County Attorney Mitch Young for his handling of media inquiries into accused killer Clifford Oldhorn’s case but refused Oldhorn a reduction in bail last week.  Oldhorn denied Wednesday in Lake County District Court that he violated condition...

Bridge on Little Bitterroot Road to close for replacement Bridge on Little Bitterroot Road to close for replacement

HOT SPRINGS — Christensen Bridge, the third bridge from Montana Highway 28 traveling east on Little Bitterroot Road about three and a half miles from Hot Springs, will be closed for replacement March 18-April 8, according to a press release from the Lake County Commissioner’s Office. “It...

Candidates file for irrigation, fire, library boards

Tuesday, May 7, is Election Day for fire districts and service areas, irrigation districts, library districts and school board elections.  Those filing for candidacy by Feb. 21 were:   Charlo/Moiese Rural Fire District Trustee Ronald R. Bucholz Irvin Long   Montecahto R...

Bridge closure to limit travel between Ronan, Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — According to Lake County Commissioner Ann Brower, the State of Montana will close Christiansen Bridge, the third bridge east of Montana Highway 28 on Little Bitterroot Road between Ronan and Hot Springs, March 4-29. During this time, the bridge will be replaced with a steel bridge.  ...

Montana traffic fatalities on the rise

MISSION VALLEY — According to the Montana Highway Patrol’s annual report for 2011, four people died as a result of vehicle accidents in Lake County last year. As this was the lowest number of deaths in the county since 1958, the low figures were a cause for celebration.  However, recent d...


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