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New executive director steps in at MWCDP New executive director steps in at MWCDP

RONAN — As Heather Knutson-Walter steps into her new role as executive director of Mission West Community Development Partners (MWCDP), she brings decades of experience and a fresh, yet homegrown approach to the job.  “The neat thing about this position is that I feel like it’s a re...

New Polson officials sworn in New Polson officials sworn in

POLSON ­­— On the same week citizens were remembering last year’s armed assault on the U.S. Capitol, grassroots democracy was unfolding across the nation in its usual, somewhat sedate fashion as local governments welcomed new and returning elected officials.  At the Polson City Co...

Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson

LAKE COUNTY — Although sales of recreational marijuana become legal in Montana Jan. 1, locals won’t see a deluge of dispensaries selling pot. Instead, suggests Polson City Manager Ed Meece, “we’ll probably see the licenses issued in a constant trickle rather than a flood over 2022.&rd...

Two run for Polson mayor seat Two run for Polson mayor seat

Two newcomers to the political arena are vying to serve as mayor of Polson, a post currently held by Paul Briney, who opted not to run for a second term.  Eric Huffine Background: Born, raised and educated in Polson; has three children in middle school and high school Work & Volunteer Exp...

Polson commission addresses housing crisis

POLSON — Housing – or lack of it – was at the forefront of a Polson City Commission meeting last Monday, July 19. City manager Ed Meece and community development director Juan Escano gave the commission a rundown of efforts to address what city government is calling a “housing cris...

Polson City Commission considers spending plans for federal funds

POLSON — In a somewhat muddled voting process, the Polson City Commission chose Laura Dever to represent Ward 2 for the remainder of a four-year term vacated in June by interim commissioner Patricia Corrigan-Ekness.  Dever received four votes and candidates David Coffman and Tim Delaney each re...

Multiple candidates file for local seats Multiple candidates file for local seats

Municipal elections in the Mission Valley’s three incorporated communities suddenly became races when multiple candidates filed on, or just before, the deadline of June 21.  All three towns went from one, or in Polson’s case, no candidates for mayor to contests for each seat. In St. Ignat...

Cougar Ridge Development dispute settled, in-city chickens approved Cougar Ridge Development dispute settled, in-city chickens approved

POLSON — The Polson City Commission settled a long-simmering dispute with Cougar Ridge Development during its regular meeting Monday, April 19, giving City Manager Ed Meece the go-ahead to sign an agreement authorizing the construction of a new wastewater gravity line and lift station that will serve t...

Polson City planner moves to Oregon Polson City planner moves to Oregon

POLSON — During the five years Kyle Roberts has spent as Polson’s city planner, he’s witnessed a lot of change and positive growth. When he heads to his new job as a senior planner in Redmond, Oregon – a community on the east side of the Cascade Range that’s at least six times l...

Polson officials encourage mask use

News from the City of Polson POLSON – Because of the recent spike in the positive number of COVID-19 cases, Polson Mayor Paul Briney and Interim City Manager Wade Nash are strongly encouraging the use of masks or cloth face coverings in public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  ...


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