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CSKT statement regarding Public Law 280

PABLO — On Nov. 20, 2023, the Lake County Board of Commissioners notified Montana Governor Greg Gianforte that Lake County has withdrawn its consent to enforce Public Law 280 (PL 280) jurisdiction on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Under Montana law, Governor Gianforte now has six months, until May 20...

Governor calls on Feds to declare drought disaster

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On July 25 Governor Greg Gianforte called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to identify 11 counties, including several in northwest Montana, as primary natural disaster areas. The governor’s statewide drought disaster declaration...

Stage I fire restrictions go into effect for portions of Western Montana

News from Northern Rockies Coordinating Group  MISSOULA — Stage I fire restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 29, 2023, for Flathead County, Sanders County and all State land and private classified as forested land throughout those counties. Factors influencing this decision i...

Summit Independent Living reopens Ronan branch

News from Summit Independent Living RONAN — With the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Independent Living’s branch office located in Ronan and serving Lake and Sanders counties, as well as the Flathead Reservation, is open again Mondays through Fridays. Public hours are from 9 a.m. to ...

Scoping begins for northwest MT conservation easement

News from MT FWP KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is initiating public scoping on a potential purchase of a conservation easement in Flathead and Sanders counties. FWP is working with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Green Diamond Resource Company on a potential project to plac...

CAPNM announces 2023 art calendar contest for students

News from CAPNM KALISPELL — Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) is currently sponsoring its fifth annual Calendar Art Contest within Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties and we are inviting all students from K-12 to participate. The contest is for students to submit ...

Sandpiper Art Gallery opens scholarship

News from Sandpiper Art Gallery POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery and Gifts in Polson has opened the application period for their art scholarship program. Each year they offer art scholarships to deserving students from Lake and Sanders Counties.   Scholarships are available to students accep...

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...

New hire and retirements

POLSON — James Lapotka has been sworn in as the top prosecutor of Lake County. Former Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher’s last day was June 30. Lapotka was sworn-in as the new Lake County Attorney that afternoon by District Judge Molly Owen.  Also retiring this week was Barbara Mars...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...

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