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Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases

LAKE COUNTY – Healthcare providers know it’s just a matter of time before more people come down with the virus locally. Abigail Byers, St. Luke Community Healthcare’s director of nursing, said the hospital has different options for how to deal with the virus, depending on how the situation plays out in the area. “It will depend on how sick our patients are,” Byers said. “We will serve our community, whatever happens.” According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, most cases of COVID-19 do not require hospitalization. According to the CDC report, 45 percent of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were for people above the age of 65. Tho...


Mission Valley seniors share COVID-19 concerns Mission Valley seniors share COVID-19 concerns

POLSON – Montana seniors are at a greater risk for COVID-19, especially those who have underlying health conditions. While the growing precautions and restrictions have had a big impact on daily routines, many seniors are trying to keep their lives and routines as normal as possible.  “Th...

Library looks forward to children's return

Many of you may be missing our many children’s activities while we collectively work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our wonderful community. We have certainly been missing you! We look forward with great anticipation to the day when we may safely resume our routine weekly programs, including ...

Governor Bullock waives CHIP Copays, authorizes continued Medicaid coverage

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock  announced, on March 27, measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose coverage for inability to pay premiu...

Governor extends school closures through April 10

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Today, Wednesday, March 25, I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in M...

Polson seniors for April 1, 2020

POLSON — It is important to continue all social distancing and hygiene measures as the weeks continue with the threat of the virus. As time goes by, we sometimes let our guard down.  The Polson Senior Center remains closed for all activities. Home lunch delivery is still available Monday thru F...

Dixon seniors for April 1, 2020

  DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community. In light of President Trump’s leadership request for social distancing precautions, we are accepting “take-out meal” requests only. Please leave a message by noon on the day of the meals being requested. Call ...

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 ...

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...

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