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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.  ...

City approves payment to wastewater plant engineers

POLSON – Members of the commission voted in favor of paying $67,446 to DOWL-HKM Engineering, which is the firm overseeing construction on the town’s new wastewater treatment plant.  Initial plans expected the project’s completion to be in October of 2018. DOWL has incurred extra exp...

Polson pauses search for city manager

POLSON – After nearly six months without a permanent city manager, last week’s commission meeting didn’t bring the city any closer to deciding on a hiring process. Commissioners were tasked with deciding whether to accept the City Manager Search Committee’s recommendation to contra...

Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service Assistant police chief retires after 30 years of service

POLSON – Assistant Police Chief John Stevens is leaving a legacy in the Polson Police Department. At the Dec. 17 Polson City Commission meeting, Stevens was honored with a plaque and a personal message from Governor Steve Bullock commending his work in law enforcement and celebrating his retirement. ...

Commission considers unanticipated addition to wastewater treatment facility

POLSON – Commissioners will visit the wastewater treatment facility construction site before deciding whether to approve a request for a $119,000 drainage improvement that was not included in original designs for the project. Kevin Johnson, project manager from DOWL, the engineering firm that design...


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