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U.S. to charge up to 22 percent tariff on Canadian newsprint

The U.S. government has announced a preliminary determination in an antidumping duty investigation of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. That class of paper includes newsprint, as well as paper for printing and book publishing. The Commerce Department says it determined that exporters from ...

Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 released

The Internal Revenue Service has released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right am...

Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers Missoula Democrat touts ties to farmers, ranchers

POLSON — Grant Kier came to town last week and touted his collaboration skills. Kier, 42, is one of five Democrats running for their party’s nomination on June 5 to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in November.  Kier, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado, has worked as executi...

Retired Billings judge targets Tester in Polson event  Retired Billings judge targets Tester in Polson event 

POLSON — One of five Republicans running for their party’s nomination to the U.S. Senate came to town last week and spent much of the evening throwing jabs at U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Russ Fagg, a 57-year-old retired district court judge from Billings and a former state legislator and prosecutor,...

Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC

POLSON – After about four years of working together, voting on issues, and managing funds concerning water distribution for irrigation, it was recently discovered that the Flathead Joint Board of Control isn’t a valid governmental entity. Lake County District Court Judge James Manley ordered t...

Lake County swears in new treasurer Lake  County swears in new  treasurer

POLSON — Lake County has another treasurer. Robin Vert-Rubel was sworn-in on Thursday, Feb. 1, replacing Tammy Gerrity, who stepped down for personal reasons.  Gerrity was appointed on Aug. 1 last year to replace Patti Duford-Kugler, who resigned after 12 years in the position. Gerrity remai...

Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action Veteran suicide numbers spur local group to action

When Sarah Dumont talks about the number of military veterans dying by suicide, it brings tears to her eyes.   “This shouldn’t be happening,” she said. “They risked their lives for our country. We need to do something to help.” Dumont is part of a local group that sta...

Density map purpose detailed

(Editor’s note:  The following excerpt comes from the Lake County Density Map and Regulations document that was adopted Oct. 1, 2005 under the section: Purpose.) The purpose of the Lake County Density Map and Regulations is to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure from fire, panic, and ot...

Gianforte touts tax bill in visit to Polson Gianforte touts tax bill in visit to Polson

POLSON — Montana’s congressman came to town last week to meet locals and discuss goings-on in the nation’s capital during the past seven months since he was sworn in.  Rep. Greg Gianforte spoke at Lake City Bakery & Eatery for an hour Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, and touted the i...

Election administrator clarifies irrigation forms Election administrator clarifies irrigation forms

LAKE COUNTY – The Flathead Joint Board of Control recently sent out three forms to irrigators in preparation for the May 2018 election that have been a bit confusing. Three forms were inside the envelope including a green instruction form, a designation form, and a signature form. Lake County Electi...


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