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Governor deploys Montana National Guard to help secure southern border

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On April 2, Governor Greg Gianforte announced a deployment by the Montana National Guard (MTNG) to support the state of Texas in its efforts to secure the southern border of the United States. The announcement coincided with the governor signing an executive order declaring a disaster on the southern border. “Today, I signed a disaster declaration to mobilize Montana resources to help secure our southern border,” Gov. Gianforte said. “President Biden has left our southern border completely exposed and overrun by drug cartels, who are bringing deadly crime and drugs into our country. While he refuses to do...


Public Service Commission announces ‘Safe Digging Month’

News from the Public Service Commission HELENA — The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC), in cooperation with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are highlighting April as “Safe Digging Month” in Montana and across the United States.  &ldquo...


Polson seniors for April 17, 2024

  POLSON — A Computer Scam Awareness presentation by Dustin Blush will be presented on April 18 at lunchtime. Meatloaf is on the menu. Open to all younger people as well. Time updates are available at the Polson Senior Center. Call the center for more information. Western Pleasure Tours will...


St. Ignatius seniors for April 17, 2023

ST. IGNATIUS — AARP’s Safe Driving Course will be held on May 21, 2024, from 1-5 p.m. Call 406-745-4462 to registered for the course. The cost is $20 for AARP member and $25 for non-members. This is a very good course to refresh your driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road. Discover...


Ronan seniors for April 17, 2024

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu is the following: —  April 17: chicken chow mien, salad, dessert —  April 19: lasagna, salad, de...


Polson musician releases first EP album Polson musician releases first EP album

“The mountains to the east have got a hold on my soul,” and “I will never leave Montana” are the lyrics to a song by Polson musician Joe Martinez. Martinez, a 2022 Polson High School alum, recently released his first extended play album on Spotify. His debut album, titled “Monta...


Area law enforcement involved in shooting incident

 News from Sheriff Donald R. Bell POLSON — On Saturday, April 6, 2024, at about 6:45 p.m., Lake County 911 took the report of a domestic violence incident that had taken place at a residence on Kerr Dam Rd. The victim had left the residence and a relative reported the assault to 911 after see...


Attempted escape from Lake County Jail

News from Sheriff Donald R. Bell POLSON — On April 5, 2024, at around 7 p.m., two inmates in the Lake County Jail assaulted a Lake County detention officer and attempted escape after gaining control of the officer’s keys. The escape was prevented by another detention officer who was able to ...


Senate President subpoenas ballot initiative from Secretary of State

News from Lyle Schmauch, Communications & Policy Manager, Senate Republicans,  MT Legislature HELENA — Montana Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, today issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen for Constitutional Initiative 14, the proposed ballot issue to p...


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation

News from Energy Keepers, Inc POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved a request from Energy Keepers, Inc (EKI) to deviate from the Flood Risk Management plan by allowing for a higher spring lake level than usual. Typically, each spring, the water level is taken down to 2883&rsqu...


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