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Articles with the Tag: U.S. Highway 93

Shourds receives sentence related to high-speed chase

District Judge James Manley committed a Pablo man to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on one count of felony criminal endangerment. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 18. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, pled guilty to the charge as part of...

Briefs for Oct. 28, 2020

Don’t let Halloween pass you by POLSON — New Life Church is hosting a Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch Bash. The Pumpkin Patch Bash team has been working hard to make this year’s event the safest experience for you and your family. Be sure to stop by for candy, free food, a cake drive, bicy...

Negligent assault charges go to trial

A Charlo woman is accused of driving onto U.S. Highway 93 from Eagle Pass Trail without yielding to oncoming traffic and causing a serious crash. Stacy Leann Markus, 53, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Oct. 15 to one felony count of negligent vehicular assault. According to ...

Highway 93 claims matriarch grizzly bear

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD RESERVATION —  The matriarch grizzly bear known as Griz-40 met her demise on a 14-mile stretch of highway associated with Post Creek and the Ninepipe wetland complex. She was struck by a vehicle on Friday, Sept. 4, when she was crossing the highway at 2 a.m.  ...

Johnson sentenced to 5 years after ramming into police car

A St. Ignatius woman has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with none of that time suspended on charges stemming from a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement. Alexis Lee Johnson, 25, was initially facing misdemeanor counts of theft, fleeing from or eluding a peace off...

Shourds faces possible 10 years in prison  

A Pablo man admitted to his role in a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement in July. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 26 to felony criminal endangerment.  Shourds’ plea agreement dismisses, at sentencing, two felony counts of criminal poss...

Polson Police Department recognizes heroic citizens Polson Police Department recognizes heroic citizens

News from Polson Police Department Sergeant George Simpson  POLSON — Chief Wade Nash thanked two citizens for their heroic actions on Aug. 18. He presented them with letters of recognition for heroic citizenship and Polson Police Department coins as a small token of appreciation for their ser...

Polson Police Department thanks citizens for assistance

News from the Polson Police Department Sergeant George Simpson  POLSON – On Aug. 7, during the dayshift, the Polson Police Department responded to two significant crashes on U.S. Highway 93 and one significant medical emergency incident.  The unselfish acts of kindness and good old-fa...

Fourth of July celebrated differently during pandemic Fourth of July celebrated differently during pandemic

LAKE COUNTY – The Fourth of July celebration in Lake County was a little different this year after many traditional activities were canceled due to the COVID-19 virus, including powwows, parades, rodeos, firefighter fundraising, and city-run fireworks displays.  Despite the closure of many acti...

Banners honor graduating seniors Banners honor graduating seniors

This year’s high school seniors won’t sit on stages in caps and gowns to signify the end of their secondary education, but communities are finding ways to celebrate them anyway. In Arlee, Kelly Jo Nagel spearheaded an effort to make and hang banners featuring the seniors’ photos througho...


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