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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Man held on $1 million bail in cocaine drug seizure

RONAN — A Calgary, Alberta man remained behind bars in Lake County on Monday after a routine drug stop last week ended in one of the largest drug seizures in the county in recent memory.  Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, was being held on $1 million bond, after being pulled over by a Montana Highway...

Group effort re-opens highway, contains leaking acid Group effort re-opens highway, contains leaking acid

BLUE BAY — Three Draggin’ Wagon wreckers, including the big mama of all wreckers, were some of the heroes of a Blue Bay truck wreck that closed Montana Highway 35 for an hour on Thursday, April 23. With chains connecting to the flipped vehicle, the big engines whined and one wrecker’s fr...

Truck carrying hydrochloric acid flips on Highway 35 Truck carrying hydrochloric acid flips on Highway 35

Truck wreck BLUE BAY — Three Draggin' Wagon wreckers, including the big mama of all wreckers, were the heroes of a Blue Bay truck accident that closed Montana Highway 35 for an hour on Thursday, April 23. With chains connecting to the flipped vehicle, the big engines w...

Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender

RONAN — A violent offender is behind bars again after a short pursuit that involved multiple county agencies.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, Glen Parker, 45, of Ronan, was arrested on Haystack Mountain Lane around 9 p.m. April 14 after a brief pursuit.  According to Bell, P...

Future workforce considers career options Future workforce considers career options

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s a question that might take a lifetime to answer, but Mission High School students were asked to get started trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up. Dozens of professionals were brought into the school on Wednesday to share their experiences in the workforce to...

Neighborhood Watch needs more members Neighborhood Watch needs more members

ST. IGNATIUS – Extra eyes are watching out for crime since the Neighborhood Watch began a few months ago. “Keep doing what you are doing,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Rich Salois said at the group’s last meeting. “Keep these meetings going. The word will spread: don’...

Shots fired at police officer Shots fired at police officer

ST. IGNATIUS – Tribal officer T.J. Haynes rolled to the ground to avoid bullets from a .22 caliber handgun on Arrow Road at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. “Haynes dove out of the way when he heard a round go off,” said Lake County Sheriff Don Bell. “It started north of the doct...

On thin ice On thin ice

An ATV operator walked away from a potentially life-threatening situation Saturday, when the vehicle they were using to clear a pond of snow, fell through the ice. Officials said the operator was trying to clear a patch of ice adjacent to the scenic turnout south of Ronan for skating purposes when it broke t...

Storm front dumps snow Storm front dumps snow

A continual snowstorm throughout the weekend piled up enough of the white stuff to cause some schools to cancel classes on the first day back from holiday break and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to declare a snow day Monday.  Area residents were shoveling out Monday, while street and tr...

Answering the call Answering the call

POLSON — For such a busy place, Lake County Dispatch is deceptively calm and quiet. Two dispatchers with headsets are seated before two horseshoe-shaped desks placed back to back. They are in a 28 by 20-foot room with pale walls, industrial carpeting and two east windows that offer a glimpse of sky, tr...


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