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Open house to present draft US 93 Ninepipe Corridor study

News from MDT LAKE COUNTY — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has developed a study of the US Highway 93 Ninepipe corridor to evaluate the feasibility of improvements to the Ninepipe segment. The 4.5-mile study corridor extends from Gunlock Road to Brooke Lane near the Ninepipe and Ki...

Ferndale area death investigation underway

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY — On Dec. 28, at about 1 p.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting a welfare check at a residence in the Ferndale area. Responding deputies investigated and determined the homeowner was deceased and that the...

Lake County Dispatch receives upgrades Lake County Dispatch receives upgrades

POLSON — Mark Clary, the director for Lake County’s Office of Emergency Management, couldn’t be more pleased with the recent improvements made to the County’s emergency dispatch center. He says “miles of old wire” were removed from the ceiling. Now each of the four worksta...

Car crash at Swan Lake

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY — A fatal crash was reported to Lake County 911 at about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The identity of the person involved the crash on Highway 83 at mile marker 73 is Jordan Laven, 38, of Kalispell. The Montana Highway Patrol is inves...

Local officials sworn in Local officials sworn in

LAKE COUNTY — On Dec. 9, public officials were sworn into their positions at the Lake County Courthouse. The elected officials sworn in included Sheriff Don Bell, Justice of the Peace Rick Schoening, Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Hall, Treasurer Robin Vert-Rubel, Clerk and Recorder Katie Harding, A...

Democrats gather coats for kids Democrats gather coats for kids

News from Suz Rittenhouse LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Democrats celebrated the Christmas season by gathering at the Durham on Friday, Dec. 16. Members brought coats, gloves, and hats to donate to local Coats for Kids program and cookies to exchange.

Lake County Commissioners to vote on PL280 withdrawal Lake County Commissioners to vote on PL280 withdrawal

LAKE COUNTY — On Jan. 3, the Lake County Commissioners will vote on whether or not to withdraw the county from Public Law 280.  In a Dec. 9 meeting, the commission passed their intent to potentially withdraw from PL280, an agreement with the State of Montana passed in 1964 to conduct law enforc...

Brockie pleads guilty to possession

POLSON — A Spokane woman admitted to trafficking the dangerous drug fentanyl into Lake County from Spokane, Washington. Amanda Jean Brockie, 51, entered a guilty plea to criminal possession with intent to distribute at District Court in Polson on Dec. 7. The plea was entered as part of a plea agreement...

Area VI Agency on Aging expands service area Area VI Agency on Aging expands service area

POLSON — The Area VI Agency on Aging has expanded their service area, now offering assistance to seniors and the disabled on a broader scale.  A separate entity from the Lake County Council on Aging, the agency is a private nonprofit responsible for planning, coordinating, and delivering servic...

Butte man sentenced for trafficking meth in Lake County

News from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana MISSOULA  — A Butte man who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine in the Lake County community was sentenced on Dec. 1 to 66 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich sa...

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