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New law being used by county's attorney's office

POLSON – A new state law has resulted in the Lake County Attorney’s office filing multiple strangulation charges.  Deputy county attorney Brendan McQuillan said that prior to the strangulation law taking effect on Oct. 1, the state had to use partner family member assault, aggravated assa...

Montanans light Capitol Christmas Tree Montanans light Capitol Christmas Tree

News from Office of Senator Jon Tester  WEST LAWN, U.S. CAPITOL – U.S. Senator Jon Tester kicked off the holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 7, alongside Bozeman sixth-grader Ridley Brandmayr as they lit the Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. As the senior S...

State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...

Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting

POLSON — The need for a new jail was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting on Friday, but what to do about it was largely left unanswered.  Lake County’s 45-person jail is frequently over capacity and many arrestees are not incarcerated because there is no room. Sheriff D...

Special session gets mixed reaction from local legislators

POLSON — The Montana Legislature was able to fill a projected $227 million budget deficit during a special session held mid November.  State Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, said it was a difficult task.  Some legislators met for committee meetings on Monday, Nov. 13, and the session official...

Citizen involvement sought for various boards

News from the City of Polson POLSON – As we start to look ahead to 2018 the City of Polson is actively looking for citizens who are interested in contributing to our community. We invite people to become more involved with the city by serving on various boards. Here is a list of our boards and how...

Modernizing tax code will help Montana small business

It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit ...

USDA offers assistance to protect valuable lands

BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest $250 million...

Montanans agree: Legislature must work with Governor to balance budget

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – For the last two months, Montana local officials, community leaders, business owners, organizations and ordinary citizens from across the state have publicly stated support for the Governor’s plan to balance the budget in a way that minimizes t...

Volunteers sought for numerous county boards

News from the Lake County Planning Department Lake County currently seeks volunteers for several boards. Positions begin on Jan. 1, 2018. For more information about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with Lake County Planning Dept.     ...

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