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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 ti...

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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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’...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Lake County records second COVID-19 case

Lake County recorded its second COVID-19 patient Saturday.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Schools ramp up for distance learning

As schools in Lake County entered their second week of empty hallways and bare desks, the five districts in the area rolled out distance learning enrichment ...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Local schools, internet providers working together

Governor Steve Bullock directed all of Montana’s public K-12 schools to close for two weeks starting March 16, and that closure was extened again through April 10 on Tuesday.

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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.