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Volunteers sought for county boards Volunteers sought for county boards

News from Lake County Lake County currently seeks volunteers to serve on the following boards: Lake County Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission and City County Planning Board.   Appointments begin on Jan. 1, 2020.  For more detail on the scope, needs and schedule of each board or for an application, please contact Lake County Planning Department or visit   Please submit a letter of interest with application on or before Dec. 13.  Lake County Planning may be contacted at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT, 59860, by phone at 406-883-7235, fax at 406-883-7205 or email ...

U.S. Census Bureau to increase field wages for Montana workers in December

News from the U.S. Census Bureau   MONTANA – Beginning Dec. 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will increase Census field workers’ pay rates across the country. In Montana, the wages will increase to a starting rate of $17 per hour for enumerators and $19.50 for those working in Cascade, Gallatin...

Audit dings commerce department’s tracking of tourism grant impacts

MONTANA — The Montana Department of Commerce spends millions in bed-tax revenues each year to promote the state as a tourism destination for out-of-state visitors and to support tourism-related infrastructure in Montana.  A legislative audit of the department’s 2017 fiscal year presented ...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 2020 Census

News from Lake County Democrats RONAN — Lake County Democrats are sponsoring a program devoted to the 2020 Census to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan Senior Citizens Center, located at 528 Main Street SW.      Mary Craigle, Montana U.S. Census Bu...

Commission chooses city recruitment firm

POLSON – After more than a year without a permanent city manager, the commission decided to work with Mercer Group recruiting firm to find a new city manager. The City Manager Search Committee of Polson recommended the group. The group estimated the cost for the search as $16,500, plus expenses less...

Unofficial results for 2019 Municipal General Election

News from Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY – In the city of Polson, for City Commissioner of ward three, a four-year term, Carolyn Pardini received 210 votes and Zoerene Gembala received 72. In the city of Ronan, for City Council member of  ward three, a four-year term, Julie Moore ...

Governor Bullock honors Elouise Cobell

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released the following statement recognizing Nov. 5 as Elouise Cobell Day. “Today, we honor and celebrate the legacy of Elouise Cobell, a fearless Montanan who refused to allow the federal government&r...

More lung injury cases identified in Montana

News from DPHHS MONTANA – Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use or vaping. Montana now has seven identified cases, including one death. DPHHS officials said both new cases invo...

Keep recycling, but do it right Keep recycling, but do it right

News from Mark E. Nelson, Lake County Solid Waste manager LAKE COUNTY – Recycling is far from broken. Lake County saves $49.03 on every ton kept out of the Missoula landfill.  Our current problems with recycling began when other communities threw everything together and shipped it to China...

Lake County marriages and divorces for October 2019

Marriages: Cori Renee Armaly and Strain Sumner Riley Tamara Jo Fisher and William Rhea Alley Jr. Dylan B. O’Bleness and Josephine M. Jensen Thomas Blade Elliott and Katie Joe Sprague Roger Richard Learn and Jessica Lynn Lozeau Adrianna Marie Coe and Michael Hannifin Natalie Anne ...

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