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Articles with the Tag: Sanders County

Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres

HOT SPRINGS – The lightning sparked Garden Creek wildfire burning in Sanders County, two miles northwest of Hot Springs, has scorched roughly 2,500 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Monday morning according to fire managers. On Friday morning, fire managers for the CSKT Division of Fire held a...

New Medicare Cards still coming

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging  About half of the states have received or are in the midst of receiving their new Medicare cards. The mailings to Montana residents have not yet begun.  t’s important to keep your old card secure until the new one arrives. Remember, no one legiti...

Don’t ignore Social Security letter, CMS

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging During the months of May and June, Social Security is sending out letters to all those who, according to their records, may qualify for one of two important programs to reduce Medicare prescription costs and eliminate the Medicare Part B premium usually taken out of...

CASA Advocates recognized CASA Advocates recognized

POLSON — On June 7, Dick and Carol Banghart, residents of Polson, were recognized as Montana’s 2018 CASA Advocates of the Year at the recent 2018 Montana Child Abuse and Neglect Conference. They have served the CASA program in Lake County for more than 14 years. In the past year alone, they logg...

Partisan elections explained

The winner of the election for Lake County Sheriff will be determined by the June 5 primary this year. There are two candidates for the position: David Coffman and incumbent Don Bell. Both have filed as Republicans. Therefore, the candidate who gets the most votes on the Republican primary ballot will be the...

Lake County bans e-cigarettes in public buildings

POLSON — Lake County is the sixth county in the state to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. It is now unlawful to smoke e-cigarettes in a place of work or an enclosed public space or within 25 feet of such a building.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolu...

Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses Nonprofit helps develop community, businesses

RONAN – Executive Director Gypsy Ray posted one of Lake County Community Development Corporation’s newest projects on their website to help inform people of all the things going on with the nonprofit business development center. “We are putting out a monthly newsletter,” she said. ...

Monaco elected governor of Kiwanis International’s Montana district Monaco elected  governor of  Kiwanis  International’s  Montana district

News from Kiwanis Barbara Monaco of Polson was elected as Governor of the Montana District of Kiwanis International for the one year 2017-18 term starting Oct. 1. Barbara is one of 48 international governors in the world of this organization founded in 1915 with nearly 600,000 members of all ages and a ...

Looking Ahead - upcoming events summer 2017 Looking Ahead - upcoming events summer 2017

Friday, Saturday, Aug. 18-19    Flathead Lake Blues Festival POLSON — The seventh annual Flathead Lake Blues Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 18. Music includes Andre Floyd and the Mood Iguana, the Mike Murray Band, Halladay Quist, Ticket Sauce, Off in the Woods, the Kenny James ...

Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation

  A lack of rain caused more problems besides wildfires for Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation this summer, and the season isn’t over.  According to the United States Drought Monitor, “below average” rates of rainfall created the drought. The monitor is used as ...


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