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New law changes regulations on ballot delivery

LAKE COUNTY – There are new restrictions on Montana residents who convey other people’s absentee ballots to the election office this year. The change comes as a result of the Ballot Interference Prevention Act, which was approved by 63 percent of Montana voters in the November 2018 election.  The new law restricts who can deliver ballots, how many they can deliver and require those who drop off ballots to fill out a form. Election Administrator Katie Harding said the change is significant. “It’s going to effect everybody,” Harding said. “But it’s not going to be that complicated.” According to BIPA, an individual can only turn in...


Job Service scholarship winners announced Job Service scholarship winners announced

News from the Lake County Job Service POLSON — The Lake County Job Service Employer Committee is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Ken Rohrenbach Scholarship: Allison Delaney and Lisa Costilla.  Allison is a senior at Charlo High School, maintains a 4.0 GPA, is class president, N...


Hundreds attend St. Ignatius egg hunt despite rain Hundreds attend  St. Ignatius egg hunt  despite rain

The St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce put on their annual Easter egg hunt with five cases of donated hard-boiled eggs and 48 dozen plastic eggs. Randi Gariepy dyed a case of eggs. The Old Timer Cafe colored a case, and Heidi Riddle colored two cases. A Boy Scout troop pitched in to color another case of eggs....


Ronan Easter egg hunt a success Ronan Easter egg hunt a success

Hundreds of kids braved the rain and mud during Mission Mountain Enterprises' Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan. The Easter bunny made an appearance for pictures along with a clown who made balloon animals. There were gifts and prizes for the kids who found th...


Polson pauses search for city manager

POLSON – After nearly six months without a permanent city manager, last week’s commission meeting didn’t bring the city any closer to deciding on a hiring process. Commissioners were tasked with deciding whether to accept the City Manager Search Committee’s recommendation to contra...


honor roll

Seniors 4.0: Rakeena Caye, Emilee Cheff, Emilie Corley, Corbin Davis, Michelle Davis, Kara Holmlund, Hannah Moss, Nicolas Peterson, Sacorra Reum, Rose Marie Santos, Austin Taylor, Tiana Ulutoa, Aurrora Watkins 3.50-3.99: Samuel Cates, Ethan Christopher, William Coe, Diana Diaz, Martin Frisk, Tyle...


Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...


Register for workshop at Job Service

News from Polson Job Service PABLO — Come to the “Unleash the Leader Within You” workshop with coach Sherry Winn on Tuesday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Salish Kootenai College's Johnny Arlee and Victor Charlo Theater. Sherry is a two-time Olympian and national championship baske...


Governor Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate

 News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 3.7 percent for the month of March. The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent.   “We must c...


Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness offers swim lessons Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness offers swim lessons

News from Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness POLSON – On the Monday after spring break, the pool at Mission Valley Aquatics and Fitness was filled with third-grade students from Linderman Elementary.  Many of the regular patrons and swimmers were startled to hear the laughter and excited voi...


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