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Flathead County searching for new jail site

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is back to square one after county commissioners voted unanimously to not purchase the former Weyerhaeuser property in Columbia Falls for a new jail.

Community members were overwhelmingly against the purchase since the location would put the new jail near a school and residential areas. 

The Flathead County Jail has been overcrowded for multiple years, with an additional recently being added on. This is just a temporary fix for a larger problem though and a new jail site will need to be secured.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says they haven't narrowed the search down at this time.

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