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Articles with the Tag: Lake County

Authorities mull vicious dog solution

  LAKE COUNTY — Residents and government authorities say some parts of Lake County are literally going to the dogs because of a network of non-uniform, unenforceable and lax laws that span jurisdictional boundaries.  While a string of animal control problems have intensified across the ...

Westland Seed burglar pleads guilty Westland Seed burglar pleads guilty

      POLSON — Matthew Adam Darnell, 25, of Pablo, pleaded guilty on April 10 to ramming a car through Westland Seed to steal guns and attempting to steal firearms from two other establishments earlier this year. In a plea agreement Darnell pleaded guilty to felony burglary, ...

Commissioners request extended comment period

News from the Lake County Commissioners POLSON — Lake County Commissioners wrote Kimberly Bose, Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, requesting an additional 30-day comment period for Kerr Dam Hydroelectric Project.  In the April 3 letter, LCC Chair Bill Barron said, &ldquo...

Commission works to stop invasive species Commission works to stop invasive species

PABLO — The Flathead Basin Commission is in the process of rolling out new tools meant to keep invasive species at bay. At an April 9 meeting, commission members reviewed plans for new video public service announcements and the deployment of scent detection dogs trained to sniff out specific invasiv...

Melvin Madplume, Jr., sentenced to life in prison, no parole Melvin Madplume, Jr., sentenced to life in prison, no parole

POLSON — District Judge John Larson sentenced Melvin Madplume, Jr., 30, to life in prison with no parole for killing his cousin Laurence Kenmille on May 25, 2013. Kenmille was 28 years old when he was killed at Wild Horse Hot Springs near the town of Hot Springs.  Judge Larson from Missoula pre...

Blasting caps shut down dump Blasting caps shut down dump

ARLEE — An illegally dumped, tangled mess of unexploded blasting caps, forced the temporary closure of the North Valley Creek Container site on April 2.  The first batch of caps were found by staff in a dumpster at the site on April 1, according to Lake County Solid Waste Manager Mark Nelson. T...

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...


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