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Governor Bullock announces consumer protections to lessen financial hardships on Montanans during COVID-19 pandemic


News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today, March 31, announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and internet service. “So long as this virus forces Montanans to stay home to save lives, Montanans need a home to stay in,” Bullock said. “This order ensures that a loss of income won’t lead to Montanans losing their homes or having the heat turned off if they can’t pay the rent or make their monthly utility bill.” For the duration of the direct...


Waste transfer stations open in Lake County

News from Lake County Solid Waste LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Solid Waste facilities will continue to operate under normal days and hours, until further notice.  The Lake County Transfer Station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The landfill on Kerr Dam Road is open from 8 a.m....

All travelers required to self-quarantine

News from Lake County Unified Command Center LAKE COUNTY   –If you are returning from any travel outside of the state, there is a state directive that requires a self-quarantine for 14 days. In the Mission Valley, many people return from snow birding after living elsewhere for the winter, a...

Lake County reports third case of COVID-19

News from CSKT/Lake County Unified Command Center LAKE COUNTY - A third Lake County case of COVID-19 was identified on Sunday, March 29. The person is a woman, age unknown at this time. She is the spouse of the first case in the county. She has been quarantined since her husband was diagnosed, and she rem...

Second case of COVID-19 reported in Lake County

News from CSKT and Lake County Unified Command Center LAKE COUNTY – A second Lake County case of COVID-19 was identified on Saturday, March 28. The person is a woman in her 60s who was traveling out-of-state in an area with a high number of cases. The person had been and remains in quarantine. An...

CSKT declares shelter in place order

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Effective immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ordered everyone within their jurisdiction to stay at their place of residence except as needed to maintain critical necessities. Many states have already ordered shelter in place or stay at h...

CSKT, Lake County governments work together to fight COVID-19

News from CSKT LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Unified Command Center, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Lake County have joined to fight COVID-19 by creating a Unified Command Center, which is authorized to address the coronavirus threat in our community. The Unified Command Center will ...

Lake County finds first COVID-19 case

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal   LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Public Health Department reported that one person was quarantined for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, March 26. The department received the call at 9:10 p.m. from the Department of Public Health and Human Services lab. ...

Governor Bullock issues stay at home directive to slow COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for healthcare workers on the frontli...

After 72 hours of negotiating improvements, Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana workers, families, businesses, hospitals

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted (March 25) to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small business...

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