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Commission approves changes to development code

POLSON – The city commission approved two staff-recommended changes to the Polson Development Code and denied another during the last meeting. A state-mandated change to subdivision regulations related to agricultural use was the first update. They also passed a city-staff recommended addition to the development code that would allow development without increasing the number of lots that don’t conform to zoning. The commission failed to approve a change to the code that would redefine permitted use and special use multi-family dwellings. According to a staff report, the city received proposals for multi-family housing developments but a conflict as to whether the projec...


Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020 Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020

MONTANA — Responding to concerns from county clerks that rushing to replace Montana’s voter registration system with new software before the 2020 presidential election could put the integrity of the state’s elections at risk. Montana’s top election administrator acknowledged in a July...


SKC president appointed to commission

News from Governor Steve Bullock POLSON — Governor Steve Bullock appointed Dr. Sandra Boham, President of Salish Kootenai College, to the Montana University System Restructuring Review Commission.   


Gianforte introduces bill creating ‘National Suicide Hotline’

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Congressmen Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) to create a universal telephone number as the National Suicide Hotline.  The legislation design...


Lake County opposes CSKT lawsuit

News from Lake County Commissioners  Lake County is actively opposing the lawsuit filed by the Confederated, Salish and Kootenai Tribes concerning a case developed in late May of 2019 in Missoula Federal Court against Lake County and Lori Lundeen who is a campground developer. A portion of the i...


City approves payment to wastewater plant engineers

POLSON – Members of the commission voted in favor of paying $67,446 to DOWL-HKM Engineering, which is the firm overseeing construction on the town’s new wastewater treatment plant.  Initial plans expected the project’s completion to be in October of 2018. DOWL has incurred extra exp...


St. Ignatius council member resigns

ST. IGNATIUS – One of the seats on the St. Ignatius City Council was empty during the Tuesday, Aug. 6, meeting. Annie Morigeau resigned from her position after she was charged with felony theft and forgery involving the St. Ignatius Fire Department’s auxiliary program. Annie sent a letter to M...


Application deadline for conservation program admission approaches

News from the Natural Resources Conservation Service The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set an Aug. 30, 2019, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.&n...


St. Ignatius man to serve on Grizzly Bear Advisory Council

News from the office of Governor Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he has appointed 18 Montana citizens to the Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to facilitate a statewide discussion on long-term grizzly bear management and conservation. Governor Bullock also issued an execu...


Special irrigation election ballots being counted

LAKE COUNTY – The 2019 Irrigation District Election ballots have been sent in by voters, and the the Lake County Election Office released the unofficial results on Tuesday, July 26. The ballot measures were originally scheduled to go out with the May 7 Special District and School District Election m...


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