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 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 29, 2021

Separation of powers crisis, recreational marijuana bill on the move, anti-trans bills split votes

Republican Lawmakers Locked in Battle with State Supreme Court over “Judicial Transparency” As the Montana Legislature nears the close of its biennial business, Republican lawmakers are mounting a case against the judicial branch and the state... Full story

 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 1, 2021

Montana State Budget Clears House of Representatives, Lawmakers Consider Criminal Justice and Ag Bills in Week 12 of Legislative Session

Montana House of Representatives Advances State Budget in Partisan Vote The state budget cleared another major hurdle in the Montana Legislature after lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed it down party lines on Wednesday, March 24, with... Full story

 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 18, 2021

Montana Legislature Kicks Off Second Half With Bills Combating Drug Trafficking, Limiting Gov.'s Emergency Powers and Expanding Prison Education in Week 10

Lawmakers Hear Bill to Combat Drug, Sex Trafficking in Montana A bill drafted with the help of former Republican state Senator Dr. Al Olszewski would add a new set of signs to Montana’s highways and airports greeting visitors with notice of a... Full story

 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 18, 2021

"Hard Times, Hard Choices:" What you need to know about Montana's budget-building process

Hot off its first 45 days filled with contentious policies and partisan clashes, the 67th Montana Legislature is buckling down to the task of building the state’s budget for the next two years. While the budget is arguably the most critical bill... Full story


Dealing with isolation during COVID-19

SEELEY LAKE - As the anniversary of COVID-19 coming into the U.S. passes, the majority of its citizens have experienced an unprecedented period of social isolation. The threat of the virus makes it difficult for certain institutions to be fully... Full story

 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 11, 2021

As 2021 Legislature Wraps First Half, Here's What's Moving Forward

Despite all the challenges brought by the pandemic, lawmakers in the 67th Montana Legislative Session are wasting no time in pushing through a deluge of bills -- some new and untested, some vetoed numerous times before, but all being considered in a... Full story


Gov. Signs COVID-19 Liability Bill, Legislature considers family medical leave, wolf hunting, income tax and Indigenous Peoples Day in Week 6 of the Montana Legislature

Look What’s Law: Governor Signs Bill Reducing COVID-19 Liability, Rolls Back Mask Mandate Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed into law a major COVID-19 liability bill, which soared through the Montana Legislature during its first month. Senate... Full story


Montana Legislature Considers Resuming Lethal Injection, Restricting Voter Registration, Reducing Drug Costs and Increasing Teacher Pay in Week 5

Bills Aim to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in Montana A House committee tabled a bill in the Montana Legislature that would have limited copays for insulin to $35 for a month’s supply after it drew support from families and healthcare providers...


Revised COVID-19 mitigation requirements recommended for restaurants, bars and casinos

At its meeting Jan. 21, the Missoula City-County Board of Health (MCCHD), will consider adopting revisions to current COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos. These revisions have been under... Full story

 By Chris Aadland    News    January 21, 2021

Lawmakers consider limiting authority of local health officials

Wading into a public debate that has grown heated on social media, the House Local Government Committee held a hearing Thursday afternoon for House Bill 121, which would limit the authority of public health officers and health boards, and give... Full story


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, 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: Five candidates: My ballot: 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


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