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Applications open for small business job retention grants

Missoula County will distribute up to $625,000 in grant funding to help local businesses impacted by the pandemic retain jobs for low- and moderate-income employees through the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund. Applications opened Dec. 10... Full story

 

Missoula County to award COVID-19 small business job retention grants

Missoula County will distribute up to $625,000 in grant funding to help local businesses impacted by the pandemic retain jobs for low- and moderate-income employees through the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund. Qualifying businesses will... Full story

 

Missoula City-County Health Department now accepting public comment regarding possible adoption of COVID-19 directives issued by Governor Bullock

The Missoula City-County Board of Health, at its Dec. 17 meeting, will consider adopting by rule several or all of the COVID-19 directives issued by Governor Steve Bullock this year. The Board of Health will accept public comment ahead of taking any...

 

Missoula County to mail tax bills

Missoula County will mail tax bills to all property owners in the county by Tuesday, Oct. 27. They are already available online at www.missoulataxes.us. Tax payments for the first half of the year are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Tax payments are...

 

Fall burning opened Oct. 12

MISSOULA - In response to a predicted cooling trend and chance of precipitation, Missoula County opened fall burning effective Oct. 12. At that time, the only burning that will be permitted is prescribed wildland and essential agriculture...

 

Fire danger remains high outdoor burning still closed

Missoula County Fire Protection agencies want to remind residents and visitors that fire danger remains High in the Missoula area and that outdoor burning by permit is still closed. Some wetting rain and a brief respite in heat and smoke can...

 

Election Advisory Committee seeks broader membership

The Missoula County Election Advisory Committee restructured its membership to include three new, at-large members. Applicants with rural representation and a knowledge of underserved communities are preferred, but not required. The online...

 

Fire danger increased to high, outdoor burning remains closed

MISSOULA - Warmer, drier conditions have tilted the scales in fire danger from Moderate to High. Recent lightning storms have ignited a dozen fires in the area but since grasses in the forest remain green and fuel moistures in larger forest fuels...

 

Fire danger Moderate, outdoor burning with a permit closed

MISSOULA - Warmer, drier conditions recently have tilted the scales in fire danger from Low to Moderate, indicating the start of fire season in Montana. Even though grass is green, the primary indicator of fire danger is the dryness of dead fuels....

 

Road resurfacing projects start in Seeley-Swan area

Missoula County is planning to resurface portions of Holland Lake Road, Frontier Drive, Canyon Drive and Placid Creek Road.  The project is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13, though scheduling will be dependent on the Montana Department of...

 

Campfire safety is everyone's responsibility

Wildfire prevention personnel and first responders have been encountering a high number of unattended campfires this spring across public lands within Missoula County. Even though mild spring...

 

Respond to Census

Every 10 years we are asked to do one of the easiest, safest and most important things we can do for our communities: fill out our Census form. It doesn't sound exciting or glamorous, but without...

 

Recent phone scam posing as law enforcement in the area

Individual(s), identifying themselves as law enforcement specifically deputies from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, are calling residents and stating that money is owed, they must pay immediately or be arrested. Victims are then asked to...

 

We must work together to ensure justice for all

On May 25 our nation witnessed the horror of George Floyd dying with a police officer’s knee pressed into his neck. Mothers everywhere, from Minneapolis to Maine to Missoula, winced hearing a dying man call to his own. This act is but a snapshot...

 

Survey to address services in Missoula County

Residents across Missoula County will receive mailed surveys this week asking them to provide feedback to help county leaders better understand the broader needs of the communities they serve. The county is working with the National Research Center t...

 

What you need to know for the June 2 primary

These are historic days in Missoula County as our community copes with the changes and challenges of COVID-19. The Missoula County Elections Office and Elections Advisory Committee are looking ahead to June 2 and a primary election unlike any...

 

Use caution when outdoor burning

With warmer, drier conditions expected later this week, interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are expecting an increase in outdoor burning by permit. The fire danger rating is currently LOW...

 

Protect yourself, stay home and help others

We grew up listening to our parents and grandparents tell stories of personal sacrifice during World War II: rationing, conserving, sharing and pulling together as families, communities and the...

 

Commission considers county-wide gas tax, public hearing Feb. 27

MISSOULA - Missoula County Commissioners are seeking public comment as they consider adopting a resolution to place a county-wide gas tax on the June 2 primary election ballot. The first public hearing on the issue will be at the commissioners...

 

Missoula County looks to recruit 2020 election judges

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Elections Office is encouraging civically engaged community members to serve as election judges for the 2020 primary and general elections. The office hopes to recruit 600 election judges, poll book judges and polling...

 

Fire danger remains moderate

MISSOULA - Recent widespread rain, interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are reporting lower fire danger indices within Missoula County. The...

 

MCPS Board approves Operations Levy for May ballot

MISSOULA – Missoula County Public Schools Trustees approved a secondary school levy to appear on the May 7 ballot to support the high school operations budget. This will be a mail-in election with ballots being mailed out April 17. The operations...

 

Missoula County awards $39,000 in capital and maintenance grants

Residents throughout Missoula County will enjoy much needed upgrades and maintenance to parks, playgrounds and trails – and even a new open-air skating rink – thanks to nearly $39,000 in matching grants awarded by the Parks and Trails Advisory...

 

Summary of Missoula City-County 2018 Community Needs Assessment Online Survey

MISSOULA - Missoula County and the City of Missoula recently distributed their annual online Community Needs Assessment Survey. The purpose of the survey was to examine community perceptions of municipal and county needs pertaining to housing, infras...

 

SSHS principal and MCPS superintendent to retire

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School Principal Dr. Kathleen Pecora and Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane will both retire June 30, 2019. Pecora retires after a nine-year career as the SSHS principal. She joined the MCPS team...

 

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