Saturday, December 02, 2023

Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago

Supreme Court rules counties must levy 95 mills

A rebellion waged by counties against the Department of Revenue’s assessment of 95 mills for school funding was cu…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Glacier View School entertains veterans

About 20 Armed Forces veterans and their guests, plus parents and grandparents of students, filled Glacier View School’s gym near Ronan Friday.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
First generation college students set example for the next generation

Last Wednesday, students and faculty gathered at the Robert Depoe Building on the campus of Salish Kootenai College in Pablo to savor pie and a sense of accomp…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Judge’s ruling favors State in Public Law 280 dispute

In a court decision issued last Thursday, District Court Judge Amy Eddy ruled against Lake County in an ongoing legal battle with the State of Montana over who…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Polson, St. Ignatius elect new council members

Despite some confusion over the write-in election for Polson’s Ward 2 in last Tuesday’s election, Lisa Rehard received 230 votes to David Coffman’s 121. Since neither name actually appeared on the ballot, voters ha…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Charlo replaces water-damaged gym floor

The floor in Charlo School’s old gym, damaged after a pipe burst beneath it last month, will be replaced according to Superintendent Steve Love.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Lights Under the Big Sky postponed during water/sewer overhaul

Due to a major water and sewer project underway on the Ronan Fairgrounds, the Lights Under the Big Sky board decided to postpone the annual light-studded event…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Barbara Monaco: A lifetime of helping kids

Barbara Monaco retired Oct. 6 after nearly 38 years as a juvenile probation officer for Lake and Sanders counties, most of those at the department’s helm. Just…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Grant helps Polson officers, dispatchers deal with stress, trauma

While most adults may experience one traumatic incident in their lifetime, for police officers that number climbs to nearly 200 over the course of a career.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Johnson admits to soliciting 13-year-old girl

Judge Molly Owen set a sentencing date of Jan. 10 for a Polson man who admitted to soliciting a 13-year-old girl for the purpose of having sex.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
McCrea admits to drug charge; arson trial moved to February

The Ronan man accused of intentionally setting the July 2021 Boulder fire, admitted to a drug possession charge. Craig Allen McCrea, 38, entered a plea of guil…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Car thief gets deferred sentence

The imposition of sentencing was deferred for three years in Polson District Court Nov. 2 for a Missoula man convicted of theft, resolving a crime from 2017. According to court records, on Dec. 29, 2017, a woman co…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
City slates community meeting to consider 93 bypass

When it comes to managing traffic congestion in Polson, City Manager Ed Meece has a plan – but it’s a plan with lots of moving pieces.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Taylor Mullen enthusiastically embraces Extension job

There’s a new Extension Agent in the valley. Her title is officially MSU Lake County Ag/4-H Agent, and Taylor Mullen is diving into her new job with enthusiasm.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Graysen O’Connor: Arlee’s newest rodeo star

Graysen O’Connor, a 13-year-old cowgirl from Arlee, returned from Las Vegas last week with the World Championship title in junior and senior barrel racing. She…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Paving nears completion on U.S. 93-Ronan North

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. have completed paving operations from the U.S. Highway 93 intersection with Round Butte Road and Terrace Lake Road, to the intersection …