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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...

New chair elected to CSKT tribal council

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO – Ron Trahan, who has served on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council for a total of 14 years, was elected chairman on Friday, Jan. 5. Trahan had served as chairman once before in 2014. The previous chairman was Vernon Fi...

Nominations for awards sought

News from the Governor’s Office HELENA – The Governor’s Office of Community Service is accepting nominations for the eighth annual ServeMontana Awards. The ServeMontana Awards recognize and thank Montanans for their everyday contributions to their community and civic life through se...

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...


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