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BRIEFS - Week of August 14

| August 18, 2023 11:55 AM

Swan Lake construction update

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Inc. plan to work on the northern segment of the project near the lake, weather permitting. Crews are working between mile markers 70 and 78 on Montana Highway 83 (MT 83).

The week of August 14:

Guardrail work is nearing completion along the west side of the highway, closest to the lake.

Traffic control in place. Anticipate single-lane closures, 10 to 15-minute delays, temporary traffic lights, and pilot cars.

The next phase of the project includes milling and paving work, which is planned for later this month.

West Shore Community Library kids summer program

The West Shore Community Library will be hosting a Summer Fun Experience program for children ages 3-14. Each age group will receive materials they can use to complete their “bingo” sheet with family members and friends.

There is no need to sign up, but do stop by the library to find out about the program. And then join us on August 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for a community ice cream party.

Nominations open for 15th annual

Captains Award

The Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce is announcing this upcoming event, offering exclusive networking fun including awards, live music by Mike Murray, a photo booth, incredible raffles baskets including our popular “Instant Wine Cellar”, interactive games, with great local food trucks and drink.

This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual who has made a devoted commitment to our community. This award honors a civic and volunteer spirit that spans a lifetime. This person has made the community of Lakeside and Somers a better place to live and work and should be proud of their overwhelming contributions.

With that said, nominations are open for the Captains Award (Community Service Award) and the Chamber Member of the Year Award. Please click the blue button below to submit your nominations by August 31st using our online form at

Lakeside Community Club’s Summer Fair

The Lakeside Community Club would like to remind everyone that we accept donations for The Fair (in July) all year round.

Please contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We can work with short notice. All proceeds of the Fair go to numerous nonprofit charities which help the West Shore Communities.

We do not accept Christmas decorations, used plasticware, large gym equipment, electronics, clothes, shoes, books, pillows or mattresses.

Thank you for supporting our community. Please contact organizers to arrange a drop off or pick up - Fiona D’Agostino 410-320-6882 or Sally Holand (406) 857-3681.

August Chamber B.A.S.H. Aug 29th

Join us for the August Chamber B.A.S.H (business associates social hour). This BASH will be hosted by the amazing Cabins at Blacktail! A short jaunt up Blacktail Road, this beautiful location is the perfect backdrop for community networking!

Join us for cold beverages, a food truck and raffles!

Free for chamber members, $5 for guests | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Community announcements begin approx. 4:40 p.m. If you are a new member or are a current member with a promotion you’d like to talk about, please let us know prior to the event and we’ll add you to our agenda.