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Planning board to hold growth policy session

News from the Lake County Planning Board POLSON — Thank you to everyone who reviewed the second draft rewrite of the Lake County Growth Policy and have otherwise participated to date. The second draft was reviewed by the Lake County Planning Board and Polson City-County Planning Board at public he...

Jail, justice system assessment released

POLSON — The National Institute of Corrections recently issued a jail and justice system assessment for Lake County.  According to the assessment, the jail has numerous significant building-related issues that impact staffing and operations, safety and security, manageability, welfare of staff ...

Former lifeguard alleges unjust firing, seeks four years of back pay

POLSON — A Polson-area woman has filed a complaint with the 20th Judicial District Court in Polson seeking four years of lost wages and benefits based on alleged wrongful discharge from her job at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center.  In the complaint, DV 17-50, Tristen Flagen said she started w...

Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt

POLSON — How to proceed in case an impending 100-percent budget cut goes into effect was the main topic of the Flathead Basin Commission on Nov. 12.  The FBC, which met at the Lake County Courthouse, did not have a quorum of members present but some 25 people in attendance had plenty to say. ...

CPS worker charged with rape

POLSON — A former local Children’s Protective Services employee has been charged with rape. Chase Joseph Ripley, age unknown, was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent for allegedly forcing a woman client to have sex with him. According to a court document, Ripley wen...

NIC to present jail observations at town hall meeting

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON – Beginning on Nov. 29 and continuing through Nov. 30, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be on-site at the Lake County Courthouse and jail to conduct a Jail and Justice System Assessment. NIC has distributed surveys to various ...

Olson clarification

To clarify a portion of last week’s court news – Judge James A. Manley gave Nicholas Ayers Olson, 31, of Polson, a three-year suspended sentence to the Department of Corrections for his fourth DUI, a felony, under the condition that Olson completes Lake County Drug Court. Olson also received susp...

LCSO receives grant to supply deputies with defibrillators

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from a local family foundation to supply each sworn deputy with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Additionally, the grant supplied an AED to be installed in the main Lake...

Suicide victim discovered outside courthouse

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office At about 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 Lake County Dispatch received a radio call from the captain of the jail that there was a male with a gun at the west side parking lot of the courthouse on First Street in a car. Deputies who responded from inside the court appr...

County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin

POLSON – The Lake County Commissioners passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week.  Planning for a new court annex and jail are included in the $29.8 million budget, County Finance Director Scott Beggs said.  The previous budget was $27.2 million. He said the difference lies in...

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