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  • Powell County and Deer Lodge Medical Center reach agreement

    Michael Stafford, Editor, Silver State Post|Dec 5, 2019

    DEER LODGE, MONT – Powell County and the Deer Lodge Medical Center (DLMC) have come to an agreement regarding Powell Emergency Medical Services, LLC (Powell EMS), previously the Powell County Ambulance Service. That agreement includes language that Powell EMS will respond to calls throughout the county, will provide the Quick Response Units (QRUs) in the county with assistance for training and supplies, will provide budget and accounting activities to the county, will support call response of the Lincoln and Seeley Lake ambulance services and w...

  • Powell County Commission discusses ambulance contract

    Michael Stafford, Editor, Silver State Post|Nov 14, 2019

    DEER LODGE - The Powell County Commissioners and representative of the Deer Lodge Medical Center have taken another step toward finalizing a contract for the Powell County Ambulance Service, which will now be known as Powell Emergency Medical Services, LLC. Although the discussion was not listed on the commissioners’ agenda and took place during one of the items entitled “usual and regular business,” the group reviewed a draft contract between the government and the privately owned hospital which would provide the latter with appro...

  • Commissioners receive input on ambulance service contract

    Michael Stafford, Editor, Silver State Post|Oct 17, 2019

    DEER LODGE - Representatives of the northern areas of Powell County said they would like a board to govern the ambulance service. This would provide them representation and the return of some of their tax money from the new ambulance levy to the fire districts through which the three quick response units (QRUs) of the county operate. They would also like to see some of the tax money go to the Lincoln Ambulance Service which responds to many calls in northern Powell County. But Powell County Commissioner Rem Mannix said he didn’t think all of t...

  • Residents left with more questions than answers

    Michael Stafford, Editor, Silver State Post|Oct 10, 2019

    HELMVILLE - There were more questions than answers at the second meeting held regarding the Powell County Ambulance Service levy and northern Powell County on Sept. 30 in Helmville. Many of the questions regarding the legality of the levy still have yet to be determined and it is possible that residents of the northern portion of the county may seek an injunction against the collection of the levy money or the allocation of the funds until the matter is resolved. The levy which was voted into...