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On the line

LAKE COUNTY – Tax values for an energy company running transmission lines through Lake County were reduced at the last minute, causing an unexpected loss of revenue for the county, and commissioners chose not to ask property taxpayers to pick up that loss. “We wanted to keep people’s tax...

Voters make their mark Voters make their mark

LAKE COUNTY — The Ronan Public Safety Mill Levy to match funds for a $124,311 grant to hire additional police officers may be facing a recount after it failed by just two votes on Nov. 8. The K-12 St. Ignatius School District No. 28 also failed 574-712, although it fared better than when it was introdu...

Lake County questions dam’s tax status

POLSON – Lake County filed court documents in late August asking the Montana Department of Revenue to tax the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam. The county states the loss of revenue from the dam affects taxpayers of Lake County and results in a significant reduction of services from many entities including f...

Lake County digs for lost revenue Lake County digs for lost revenue

POLSON – Lake County’s budget broke even for regular expenses this year but it was a tight fit. “Right now we have enough money for operating costs but nothing to expand or grow,” Commissioner Bill Barron said. His wish list includes the expansion of the county jail with about a...

Lake County appoints new health officer Lake County appoints new health officer

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — The Lake County Commissioners and Health Board have appointed Dr. Nichole McKinsey as Lake County Health Officer effective August 31, 2016. Under administrative and policy direction of the Board of Health, Dr. McKinsey performs consultativ...

Barron to speak at Pachyderm Club

POLSON — When Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron speaks to the Lake County Pachyderm Club on Friday, Sept. 9, he will be talking about the impact the reappraisal of the property value of Shelter Island has had on the Lake County budget. The reappraisal lowered the valuation from $30- $60 million to $...

Polson event center survey deadline nears

  News from BillieLee Project Consulting POLSON — The Lake County Commission has retained BillieLee Project Consulting to help them determine if the citizens and businesses of Polson and Lake County think that the Commissioners should further consider requests to build a multi-purpose t...

Poison city council votes on resort tax Poison city council votes on resort tax

POLSON – The Polson City Council meeting was full of people waiting to hear how the council would vote on the resort tax and a proposed mill levy on Monday, Aug. 1. For over a year, the possibility of running a resort tax was debated where local luxury items would be taxed 3 percent for the next 20 ...

Grant to fund study for Polson event center

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN – Lake County Community Development Corporation recently received $10,800 from the State of Montana, Department of Commerce, Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Planning Grant program to assist Lake County and Polson Fairgrounds, In...

Progress being made through Envision Polson

POLSON – Envision Polson continues to work toward goals and desires following a community assessment. Here is an update from the following committees. Youth and Education The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting their annual Mud Run fundraiser on July 16 at the Polson Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon. Te...

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