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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Stipe receives close to 1,000 well wishes on farewell tour Stipe receives close to 1,000 well wishes on farewell tour

Brandt Stipe stands ankle deep in the cold well water seeping into his new swimming pool from a garden hose. “This is super fun,” pronounces the 8-year-old optimist.  “I want it to be fun for you,” replies his grandfather and pool purveyor, former Lake County Commissioner Dave...

Irrigation commissioner: resolution not in best interest of communities Irrigation commissioner:  resolution not in best interest of communities

LAKE COUNTY – As Flathead Irrigation District Commissioner Janette Rosman read about the Lake County commissioners’ decision to halt irrigation repairs, she was a bit perplexed.   She first discovered the changes that impact irrigation water through Facebook. She continued to find more in...

Stanley appointed as Lake County commissioner Stanley appointed as Lake County commissioner

Steve Stanley, who was appointed Lake County’s third commissioner effective Aug. 1, says he’s missed the courthouse since his retirement three years ago.  In fact, commissioner Bill Barron joked during his swearing in last Thursday that Stanley’s wife had called him the week after h...

Lake County halts irrigation repairs, considers traffic problems

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Commissioners have put the brakes on further repairs or replacement of structures, including bridges and culverts, that it deems the responsibility of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  In a letter dated June 8, the commissioners asked Montana Attorney Genera...

Lake County Commissioner Dave Stipe to be honored

Valley Journal The Lake County Commissioners are hosting a retirement party for Commissioner Dave Stipe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 29, in the commissioners’ chambers. The public is invited.  Stipe, a Ronan area rancher, has served the commission for more than 16 years, first from 1...

Lake County road work project needs public vote Lake County road work project needs public vote

With 1,200 miles of gravel and paved roads, Lake County has more roads to maintain than either of its neighboring counties – Missoula to the south and Flathead to the north – at a fraction of the budget.  To help the county road department keep pace with maintenance needs, on May 13 the c...

Zoning change gets initial green light, despite public opposition Zoning change gets initial green light, despite public opposition

With a 2-1 vote, the Lake County Commissioners gave a preliminary green light on May 18 to a controversial zoning amendment that would affect more than 4,000 acres within the Upper West Shore zoning district on Flathead Lake. In doing so, the commissioners voted against the recommendation made by the Lake Co...

Mask mandate removed in Lake County by commissioners

LAKE COUNTY – A joint meeting of the Lake County Commissioners and Board of Health last Tuesday, March 16, yielded two decisions undoing official actions taken a year ago when COVID-19 caused a two-month shutdown of all but those services and businesses deemed essential.  First, the commissione...

Relief money impacts local governments Relief money impacts local governments

Windfall is defined as a sudden and unexpected bounty, as when the wind knocks ripe apples or plums from a tree so you don’t have to reach for them or when the federal government promises to send an estimated $2.7 billion in COVID-19 relief money to Montana’s state, local and tribal governments a...

County residents gather to hear legislative updat County residents gather to hear legislative updat

Five Lake County legislators faced a supportive crowd last Thursday evening during a legislative update at the Ronan Community Center.  The event, which occurred during the mid-session break, drew an estimated 70 people to the center, plus around 25 who tuned in via Zoom. The Northwest Counties Farm ...


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