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Interim city manager receives pay raise

POLSON – Interim city manager Wade Nash’s pay has been increased, and the city isn’t any closer to filling the position permanently.  All members of the commission who attended the meeting voted in favor of awarding Nash the pay increase he requested. His new salary will be $3,000 per month in addition to his salary as Chief of Police. Nash will be paid retroactively starting on June 1.  According to the previous agreement, Nash was paid $461.54 per bi-weekly pay period, which was less than $1,000 per month. In his request for the pay increase, Nash said he took the position because he felt that “the city as a whole was sinking,” after the fo...


Public encouraged to weigh-in at public meeting

News from the Montana Department of Transportation   PABLO ­– Roadway users will have an opportunity to weigh-in on potential improvements to the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Old Highway 93, south of Pablo, at a public meeting on Thursday, June 27, at the Confederated Salish and Koo...


CSKT files right-of-way lawsuit against county, property owner CSKT files right-of-way lawsuit against county, property owner

BIG ARM — A federal court will determine whether the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes or Lake County have authority over an undeveloped road in Big Arm. “This is a disagreement we’re trying to settle over ownership of the underlying land in question and ultimately, who has regulat...


Public meeting days, times listed

Lake County Board of Commissioners Lake County Commissioners meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Public comment on matters within the commission’s jurisdiction are allowed each day the commission meets. For information call 406-883-7204 or email: ...


Ronan releases 2018 water report

RONAN – The annual water report revealed that Ronan’s water meets state and federal standards for water quality. The report calls the document a “snapshot” of the water quality for the year. Water from both of the city’s wells was tested at Montana Environmental Laboratory in...


Court grants immediate restraining order against Secretary of State

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today filed suit against Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton over an unconstitutional decision to ignore the Governor’s veto of HB 132.  “The Secretary of State overstepped his authority,” ...


Senator sponsors bill to simplify irrigation elections

LAKE COUNTY – Sen. Dan Salomon (R) sponsored a bill to help make irrigation elections easier, and the Governor signed it into law on May 1 after a 50-0 vote on the third reading.  Senate Bill 116 revises the voter requirements in irrigation district elections across the state. “Numerous i...


Lake County election officials report early results

  LAKE COUNTY – The unofficial results for the mail-in 2019 District Election are waiting to be canvased.  In the Arlee School District, voters were asked to vote for two candidates for the school board for three-year terms. Kris Gardner has 194 votes; Brian BigSam has 175 votes, and Cr...


Reintroduction of Savanna’s Act offers hope

News from Western Native Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of congressional members reintroduced Savanna’s Act. Representatives Torres (D-CA), Newhouse (R-WA), and Haaland (D-NM), working in coordination with the offices of Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cortez-Masto (D-NV), crafted...


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