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Lake County voters reject jail levy

January 28, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Lake County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a levy request to fund operations and an expansion of the county jail. Unofficial results from the county election office Tuesday night showed that 4...

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Fundraiser celebrates Ninepipes Museum

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana gave Mission Valley residents a great reason to dress up in their finest togs Jan. 18. The museum’s annual “Black Tie Dinner” and auction fundraiser brought ov...

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Second NW Montana moose tests positive for CWD

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader A second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Northwest Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek just south...

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Polson museum launches campaign to fix roof

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader Tarps placed over the thousands of artifacts on display at the Polson Flathead Lake Museum are serving as the main line of defense against the elements this winter. According to museum president Kar...

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Smith, Cross join Polson Chamber board

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader The Polson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently added two new members: Mandy Smith with Glacier Bank and Louis Cross with KwaTaqNuk Resort. Smith was born and raised in Polson. She attend...

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Census counting slated to begin in mid-March

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader Efforts to educate Montanans on the importance of gathering an accurate 2020 census count this spring are in full swing as the counting process is slated to begin by mid-March. The Montana Census ...

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Funding awarded for revitalization of tribal languages

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader The Montana Department of Commerce recently awarded $712,500 through the Montana Indian Language Program to the eight tribal governments in Montana to support language revitalization efforts. The Mo...

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Community news

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader Grizzly football meet and greet Grizzly football coaches and athletic department personnel will hold a meet and greet at MacKenzie River Pizza in Polson on Feb. 5. This year’s event is sponsored by ...

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Bear-human conflicts discussed at Polson grizzly meeting

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Lake County Leader POLSON ­— Wildlife management officials refer to it as “the case of the Stevensville bear.” What happened with this particular bear, as the recently appointed Grizzly Bear Advisory Council came to f...

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