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Woman faces homicide charges

An Arlee woman is charged with causing a fatal head-on collision on U.S. Highway 93 after fleeing a traffic stop in Polson.  Shannon Sierra Haworth, 18, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 12 to felony vehicular homicide while under the influence. According to court re...

Artists display goods at annual Polson festival Artists display goods at annual Polson festival

For 50 years, the shady green lawn of the Lake County Courthouse in Polson has filled with white tents in mid-August for a summer tradition – the annual Sandpiper Art Festival.  Held Saturday, this year’s juried festival had more than 40 artist booths, offering everything from paintings, ...

Sacajawea Park comes alive for art festival Sacajawea Park comes alive for art festival

POLSON — Art festival-goers filled Sacajawea Park this past weekend during the Flathead Lake Festival of Art held along the tree-lined shores of Flathead Lake. The two-day festival, presented by the Sandpiper Art Gallery, offered a relaxing atmosphere for shoppers to browse a diverse array of artisa...

Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year Lake County detective honored as Deputy of the Year

By Rob Zolman               Valley Journal POLSON — Although he typically tries to avoid the limelight, Lake County Detective Scott Sciaretta said being recognized by his peers is “very special” and appreciated. He was given the 2021 Deputy of the Year ...

Lake County road work project needs public vote Lake County road work project needs public vote

With 1,200 miles of gravel and paved roads, Lake County has more roads to maintain than either of its neighboring counties – Missoula to the south and Flathead to the north – at a fraction of the budget.  To help the county road department keep pace with maintenance needs, on May 13 the c...

City of Polson resort tax mail ballot election to be held Feb. 2

News from the Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY — Notice is hereby given that a City Resort Tax Election will be held on Feb. 2, 2021.  Electors will consider the following: should the City of Polson impose a resort tax in the City of Polson of three percent on the retail value of al...

Lake County Commissioners vote to conduct November election by mail

News from Lake County  LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously to direct Election Administrator Katie Harding to prepare to conduct the Nov. 3 general election by mail ballot.  Early voting begins on Oct. 2 and can be done in person at the elections offi...

County seeks election judges

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Election judges are the boots on the ground that keep elections running smoothly. Lake County is recruiting community members for these important positions. “Election judges are on the front line dealing directly with voters,” La...

Lake County commissioners answer questions concerning jail levy Lake County commissioners answer questions concerning jail levy

News from Lake County Commissioners  LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have conducted the final Town Hall public meeting to present information related to the Criminal Justice Facilities and Operation Levy request that will be decided by voters in late January.  The 20-year ...

Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...


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