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Articles with the Tag: Polson Rural Fire District

Fire department struggles with politics

POLSON — Underlying turmoil has been plaguing the fire department, and it came to a head when several fire department officers signed a letter of no confidence in Fire Chief John Fairchild and gave it to Polson City Manager Mark Shrives in November of 2014. Shrives immediately did his own investigation...

Rural fireboard retains fire chief Rural fireboard retains fire chief

POLSON — With temperatures in the 90s, a ban on fireworks and worries about no moisture, fire is on everybody’s mind. The Polson Rural Fire District special meeting on July 1 was blazing, too, from the stifling temperature of the Fairgrounds Fire Station to the opinions of people attending. ...

Space junk possible explanation for Big Arm fire Space junk possible explanation for Big Arm fire

BIG ARM — Reports about space debris falling from a Chinese satellite’s rocket body over the Western United States fueled one man’s curiosity about a fire near Walking Horse Lane at 11 p.m. Saturday. A Big Arm resident and volunteer firefighter, Matt Sisler responded to the fire with 15 ...

Study shows public well served by fire department

POLSON — At a joint meeting of the Polson City Commissioners and the Polson Rural Fire District on Feb. 20, Lane Wintermute, Emergency Service Consulting International, hit the high points on a fire department agency evaluation.  Wintermute said ESCI was engaged in the summer of 2013 by the PRF...

Water compact negotiators to speak

  News from Lake County Republican Women POLSON — Melissa Hornbein, attorney for the Reserve Water Compact Commission, and Ethan Mace, DNRC Surface Water Hydrologist with the Water Resources Division, Missoula, will provide information on the CSKT Water Compact at the Monday, Feb. 10 meeting...

Pachyderms to host Simpson

News from the Lake County Pachyderm Club POLSON — Jim Simpson, chairman of the Lake County Conservation District, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, Feb. 14 meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club. He will discuss and describe a major conservation initiative the LCCD has been studying ...

Rural Fire District looks at station sale Rural Fire District looks at station sale

POLSON — The Rural Fire Board held its monthly meeting on Dec. 8 at the Fairgrounds Fire Station, and one item on the agenda drew quite a crowd. That item was discussion about the possible sale of the Fairgrounds Station to Lake County Search and Rescue. LCSAR members attended and had an impromptu l...

Rural fire district considers selling Fairgrounds Station

POLSON — Polson Rural Fire District trustees are considering the proposed sale of Fairgrounds Station No. 4. “This board did not go looking to sell (the station),” Chair Jack Clapp said. “We were approached.”  Lake County Search and Rescue has offered $289,000 to purc...

Stage 1 fire restrictions now in effect

PABLO — Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect Thursday on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks also enforces the same restrictions throughout most of Lake County. Until further notice, the following acts are prohibited:  • Building, maintaining, attendi...

Accident response fees a bad idea

Editor, Folks, this "crash tax" is not a done deal and it is not just us fighting this bad idea. All across the nation communities just like ours are speaking out, forcing many fire districts and city councils to reconsider their decisions. Because of public protest, many cities have rejected the idea, ...


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