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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Tribes, county reach historic agreement

News from CSKT Public Affairs & Communications POLSON — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council and the Lake County Commission announced a historic agreement to reduce the financial impact on local taxpayers and improve the delivery of services in Lake County and on the Flathead Re...

Lake County to vote on marijuana tax

LAKE COUNTY — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Montana since January 1, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, but neither are taxed locally in Lake County. That could change on election day.  Voters will decide whether to impose a 3% local tax on the sale of recr...

Valley Views for Dec. 22, 2021

A three-member arbitration panel recently rendered decisions in favor of Lake County on two of the three issues contested in a lawsuit brought against the Montana Department of Revenue (MDOR), by the County related to the Temporary Tribal Tax Exemption (TTTE), a statute enacted in 2012. The statute provides ...

Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions

News by Valley Journal Staff LAKE COUNTY — More than two dozen prisoners have filed lawsuits against various officials in the City of Polson and Lake County and the entities themselves in the past six months in regard to conditions at the Lake County Jail.  A judge in federal court in Miss...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board holds first meeting Flathead Reservation Water Management Board holds first meeting

RONAN — Watching last week’s inaugural meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board was like watching an egg crack open after five years in a turbulent nest. The hatchling was predictably a little disoriented, but absolutely committed to finding its footing and moving forward. Th...

Water Rights Protection Act impacts local use

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Since the Montana Water Rights Protection Act was signed into law a year ago, changes to how water rights are assigned and managed on the local level are beginning to fall into place – and impact some local land use and subdivision plans. The CSKT Water Compact was activ...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board appoints new members

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Water Management Board is gradually taking shape, with two members recently appointed by the CSKT Tribal Council, and county commissions in Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Flathead counties having submitted their nominees to Gov. Greg Gianforte by Dec. 16.&n...

Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson Marijuana ordinance passes first reading in Polson

LAKE COUNTY — Although sales of recreational marijuana become legal in Montana Jan. 1, locals won’t see a deluge of dispensaries selling pot. Instead, suggests Polson City Manager Ed Meece, “we’ll probably see the licenses issued in a constant trickle rather than a flood over 2022.&rd...

Marijuana tax referendum to be put before voters next June

LAKE COUNTY — The legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by voters in Lake County and statewide during the November 2020 general election, edges ever closer to reality, with sales slated to begin Jan.1.  For local governments, legalization could mean additional tax income, pending the...

County to spend $500K to clean, renovate jail County to spend $500K to clean, renovate jail

Lake County Commissioners unanimously voted last Monday to spend an estimated $500,000 to clean and renovate the county’s detention facility, located in the courthouse basement. Commissioner Steve Stanley, who has taken the lead in the remodeling effort, told commissioners and sheriff department sta...


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