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Lake County to vote on marijuana tax

LAKE COUNTY — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Montana since January 1, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, but neither are taxed locally in Lake County. That could change on election day.  Voters will decide whether to impose a 3% local tax on the sale of recr...

Polson school bond vote approaches Polson school bond vote approaches

POLSON — At Cherry Valley Elementary in Polson, the wriggly kindergarten and first grade students forming a line for recess are among those whose futures will be most impacted by votes cast in the next few weeks. After all, these kids are apt to spend the next 12 years learning, playing, and growing in...

Valley Views

This is the year Montanans celebrate the 50th anniversary of our nation’s first citizen-initiated wilderness, the Scapegoat, and our first new constitution since 1889 statehood that guarantees each of us the right to a clean and healthful environment, a safeguard not explicitly provided for in the Unit...

New CSKT elected officials sworn in

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes convene Friday, Jan. 7, at tribal headquarters in Pablo for the quarterly meeting, which begins with the swearing in of a new slate of elected officials. The general election was held Dec. 18. With five council seats up fo...

CSKT Tribal Council election results certified CSKT Tribal Council election results certified

News from the CSKT Tribal Council PABLO — Election officials of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recently certified final election results, including all absentee and contested ballots, with livestream coverage of the process. On Saturday, Dec. 18, Tribal Members cast their votes for...

Marijuana tax referendum to be put before voters next June

LAKE COUNTY — The legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by voters in Lake County and statewide during the November 2020 general election, edges ever closer to reality, with sales slated to begin Jan.1.  For local governments, legalization could mean additional tax income, pending the...

Ronan council election ties again Ronan council election ties again

RONAN — The question of who will represent Ronan’s Ward 1 ended in another tie vote, this time at last Monday’s City Council meeting, so incumbent Marilynn Tanner decided to step aside.  “I was tired of ties,” she said.  Tanner, a retired schoolteacher and admini...

Ronan recount doesn’t break tie vote, city council to make selection Ronan recount doesn’t break tie vote, city council to make selection

Although last Monday’s hand recount of ballots at the Lake County Courthouse failed to break a tie in the race to represent Ward 1 in Ronan, it did yield a couple of civic lessons.  First, voting matters. Incumbent Marilynn Tanner and opponent Ryan Corum each mustered 68 votes. The one ballot t...

Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat

POLSON — Two candidates are seeking to replace Ward 1 commissioner Lou Marchello, who is stepping down after a long tenure in public service, including stints as mayor and now commissioner. The district extends across the river to Rocky Point Rd., east to Fifth Street E., and north to 11th Avenue. ...

Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1 Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1

RONAN — Incumbent councilwoman Marilynn Tanner faces Ryan Corum in a bid to represent Ward I in Ronan. The district encompasses much of the east side of Highway 93.  Ryan Corum  Background & Education: Born and raised in Ronan; earned a bachelor’s in general studies from Ida...


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