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Articles with the Tag: government

Planning Board meets to make proposal on Growth Policy

News from Land Solutions, LLC POLSON — A quick update from Wednesday night’s Lake County Planning Board meeting: The public hearing on the proposed Growth Policy has been continued to Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. At the end of Wed...

Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants Polson Redevelopment Agency Funding Program open to applicants

On April 11, 13 community members attended a meeting of the Polson Redevelopment Agency to discuss a new program meant to spur economic development in Polson.  The PRA Funding Program supports projects that will revitalize blighted areas in the city. A blighted area is one that has been identified as...

Briefs for April 18, 2018

Meet, greet candidates   CHARLO — On Monday, May 7, at Leon Hall, 35964 Leon Hall Rd., a meet and greet event will take place. Dr. Al Olszewski and Troy Downing (US Senate candidates), David Coffman (Lake County Sheriff candidate), Gale Decker (Lake County Commissioner), and Joe Read (House R...

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...


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