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COVID-19 vaccination protocol and testing in Seeley

Greetings, If you were wondering about current vaccination protocol, the Missoula City-County Health Department has a new web address, https://www.missoulainfo.com/ that will keep us up to date about...

 

Updated vaccination distribution plan released

Governor Steve Bullock announced Dec. 30 the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been updated to incorporate the new federal recommendations for allocation to critical groups in Montana and an estimated timeline.   “As the first... Full story

 

Health care workers to receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday, Dec. 7 that the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expected to be delivered to Montana in mid-December will target health care workers at Montana’s major hospitals.  “For nearly nine months, Monta... 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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 3, 2020

Local schools receive additional funding for safety measures

Governor Steve Bullock announced Wednesday, Nov. 25 that the state’s Coronavirus Relief Funds have been redistributed to provide approximately $13 million for K-12 schools to cover remaining expenses incurred due to COVID-19 through Dec. 30. This... Full story

 
 By Montana DNRC    News    December 3, 2020

DNRC to invest $4.5M in cross-boundary forest restoration and management projects  

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) will begin a formal solicitation process for forest restoration and management projects Dec. 1 as it seeks to address forest health and wildfire risks identified in the...

 

Governor Bullock sets new statewide regulations to limit COVID-19 cases

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he would implement a new set of public health measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana beginning on Friday, Nov. 20. The measures would limit capacity in bars,... Full story

 

Newly elected district leaders make initial statements

SEELEY LAKE - Respective House and Senate winners Mike Hopkins and Shannon O’Brien talked about the upcoming legislative session, their priorities during their time in office and what committees they would like to be a part of during the monthly...

 

Governor Bullock reveals new statewide public health regulations to limit COVID-19 cases

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he would implement a new set of public health measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana beginning on Friday, Nov. 20. The measures would limit capacity in bars,... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 5, 2020

COVID case at Potomac School shows communication shortfalls

POTOMAC – When Potomac School Principal John Rouse got the call from the Missoula City-County Health Department in mid-September that one of the students had tested positive for COVID-19, months of planning and policies were put to the test.... Full story

 

Preliminary election results for select races and ballot issues

As of Wednesday at 1 p.m., Montana has voted to give its three electoral votes towards Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. They received 320,650 votes (56%)... Full story

 

Consumer complaint form available for public to report COVID-19 violations

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday, Oct. 23 the public can now notify health officials of violations of COVID-19 directives by using the Consumer Complaint Form used to report food borne illnesses and other public health and safety i... Full story

 

What my ballot will look like - Part three

Here is how I am voting: Judges, Propositions and Public Service Commission: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot-part1.pdf Five candidates: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot-part2.pdf My ballot: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot2020.pdf U.S. Senator: STEVE BULLOCK has...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 1, 2020

Emotions flare over mask mandate

SEELEY LAKE – The Filling Station sign on Highway 83 "The days of zombie apocalypse" has been a source of entertainment for nearly 200 days of the coronavirus pandemic. While they updated the sign...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 1, 2020

Census deadline extended

Thursday, Sept. 24 the U.S. District Court extended the deadline for completing the 2020 Census until Oct. 31, 2020. Even though the Trump Administration has appealed the decision, local residents can continue to use the services offered at the... Full story

 

Grizzly Bear Advisory Council releases final report

HELENA - After working for a year to provide recommendations and input on the future of grizzly bear management in Montana, the Montana Grizzly Bear Advisory Council released its final report Sept. 10. “The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council members...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 20, 2020

Potomac announces Pioneers re-opening plan

POTOMAC - Potomac School is preparing for students to return Aug. 26 since remaining closed after spring break in March. Principal John Rouse presented the re-opening plan and recommendations to the School Board at their Aug. 10 meeting. They agreed... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Swan Valley School to open in-person, offering remote option

SWAN VALLEY – At their meeting Aug. 11, the Swan Valley School Board voted 3 to 1 to approve Principal Ralph King’s recommended guidelines for reopening Sept. 8. The Swan Valley School will begin face-to-face instruction five days a week with... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 13, 2020

Bullock: Counties given option for all mail-in ballot

Governor Steve Bullock announced Aug. 6 that like the June primary, counties will be able to opt in to an all-mail voting system. He also directed early voting to be expanded based on recommendations... Full story

 

A Republican vote is a vote for jobs

Montana governor candidate Greg Gianforte has brought high paying private sector jobs into Montana. Greg’s opponent Mike Cooney and his mentor Steve Bullock are lifelong politicians. Neither knows how to create private sector jobs. They never...

 

Governor's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council updates recommendations

The Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has updated its consolidated draft recommendations report and it is posted online: fwp.mt.gov/gbac.  The council will review all public comments on the July 17 and July 24 versions of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Statewide mandate adds to county-wide face covering order

On Thursday, July 16, Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 in an effort to... Full story

 
 By Annick Smith    Opinion    July 23, 2020

A message of healing

Listen up! Montana is our home, and we love it. From the mountains to the prairies, from trout-streams and lakes to sagebrush hills and big-sky grasslands, we praise its beauties and natural bounty. We are proud of our friendly cities and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Local schools eligible for CARES Act funding

Governor Steve Bullock directed $75 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to Montana K-12 schools to cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19 and take precautions to keep students and staff safe this fall. This includes nearly $140,000 to... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 16, 2020

Missoula County requires masks in public spaces, with exceptions

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department board voted unanimously to require facemasks in every indoor public space in the county at their July 9 meeting. They received over 4,000 comments from the public before the hearing, of which...

 

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