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April 2, 2020 12:04 p.m.

Homicide charge dropped in son-in-law’s shooting death

A 78-year-old Ronan man charged with shooting and killing his son-in-law in October 2019 has been found unfit to stand trial

April 2, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Republican leadership on COVID-19 preparedness

Montanans should rest assured that their legislative leadership is doing all they can to ensure state government continues to effectively serve them as we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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April 2, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Trina L. Phillips, 49

Trina L. Phillips, 49, passed away peacefully at her home after a hard-fought battle with cancer in St. Ignatius on March 25, 2020. Trina was born April 24, 1970 in Polson to Keith Montgomery and Joyce Owen Montgomery.

April 2, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Olszewski the right choice for Montana

Perilous times demand steadfast leaders. Amid a global pandemic with no clear end in sight, international business operations grinding to a halt, economic stability teetering on a precipice and American people sheltering in their homes, Montana needs an experienced leader to guide our state through this time of adversity. Dr. Al Olszewski is just that man. His qualifications are broad and deep and are just what Montana needs at such a time as this. Dr. Olszewski’s military service and training has prepared him to lead during times of natural disaster. His medical education and experience as a trauma surgeon qualify him to recognize and rapidly implement necessary solutions to prevent the ongoing spread of illness and disease. Olszewski’s legislative experience, political acumen and ability to shepherd legislation effectively through the Montana legislature set him apart from all other gubernatorial candidates.

April 2, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Food pantry changes

The Polson Loaves and Fish food pantry wants to pass along important information.

April 2, 2020 12:03 p.m.

On federal wards

On June 14, 2014, then state Sen. Bruce Tutvedt, Kalispell, met with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. CSKT council, within their public meeting, listened while Mr. Tutvedt expressed a masterful intent. An intent to overcome the very reason the 2013 CSKT water compact failed, introduced by then Representative Dan Salomon.

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April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Pawlowski paves way for Polson volleyball players

Lena Pawlowski’s life revolves around volleyball and she would not want it any other way.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Polson declares state of emergency due to virus

The Polson City Commission voted unanimously in a special meeting March 24 to declare a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Golf courses approved to remain open through COVID-19 order

After a mild winter and with warm early-spring temperatures, golf courses in Lake County opened for the first time this season on the last weekend in February.

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April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Residents coping with stay-at-home order

Lake County residents are taking Gov. Steve Bullock’s “stay at home” directive seriously to avoid contracting or spreading the dreaded coronavirus.

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April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Author Bryce Andrews sees predators from both sides

One might have expected the ghost of Millie the grizzly bear to peer in the window at Ninepipes Lodge. She was a local, after all.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Big Arm man accused of sex crimes moved to Toole County

A Big Arm man accused of sex crimes against children is lodged in the Crossroads Correctional Facility in Toole County.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Energy Keepers reaches deal with Puget Sound Energy

Energy Keepers, Inc. (EKI) entered into an agreement in February to sell 40 MW of carbon-free power to Puget Sound Energy, a Washington state utility, for the next 15 years. The power began to flow from the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ hydroelectric project March 1, helping Puget Sound Energy meet their long-term goals of deep decarbonization, EKI announced in a March 25 release.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Donations sought for Lake County Community Support

Lake County Community Support is seeking donations of non-perishable foods, monetary donations and home essentials (hygiene, personal care, pet care) for all age groups as it works to create free “hand up” boxes for those in need.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Lone Pine man accused of gun crime

A Lone Pine man is facing two felony charges in Silver Bow County after an incident at a motel last month.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

United Way creates COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Northwest Montana United Way is helping victims through a COVID-19 relief fund, but it needs help from the community, too.

April 2, 2020 12:02 p.m.

St. Luke prepares for COVID-19; trying to stay ahead of the virus

Last week Lake County recorded its first positive cases of COVID-19, including one woman who tested positive at St. Luke Community Healthcare’s curb-side convenient care.

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Legals for April, 2 2020

March 28, 2020 2:27 p.m.

Lake County records second COVID-19 case

Lake County recorded its second COVID-19 patient Saturday.

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March 26, 2020 10:24 a.m.

Lake County hunkers down and carries on

Faced with ever-tightening coronavirus restrictions, Lake County residents, businesses and organizations are adapting and supporting each other.

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