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DPHHS announces notice to enforce restriction on flavored e-cigarettes DPHHS announces notice to enforce restriction on flavored e-cigarettes

News from DPHHS MONTANA – The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced its notice of intent to begin enforcing emergency rules that temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. Enforcement of the emergency rules begins on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. The restrictions include the sale of all flavored e-cigarette products, including flavored nicotine, THC and CBD e-cigarette products, in-store and online. The rules do not require retailers to destroy their existing inventory.  DPHHS is proceeding with enforcement of the rules after a temporary restraining order preventing enforcement expired by operation of law ...


Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge

MONTANA — Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second morning of the council’s Dec. 4-5 meeting in Missoula.  Bauer and Bullock sat across from each other in a crowded conference room on th...

St. Ignatius seniors for Dec. 18, 2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Who is Santa’s favorite singer? Elf-is Presley. The quilters are in the center on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bingo is played after almost every lunch. Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors and if you would like to order or cancel a meal, please call 406-745-44...

POLSON – Downtown was aglow Friday evening as Polson’s annual Parade of Lights lit up Main Street bringing hundreds out to celebrate the holiday season.  Festive holiday music filled the air as more than 25 bright and colorful illuminated floats and fire trucks inched their way past cheer...

Voters say ‘No’ to Polson School District bond measure

POLSON – Voters in the Polson School District last week rejected a two-bond measure that would have garnered a combined $61 million for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools.  Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz said the issues that needed to be addressed have not...

Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius Friendship guides MCT play in St. Ignatius

Children of all ages filled the stage in the St. Ignatius Elementary School to tell the story of “Johnny Appleseed” with the help of the Missoula Children’s Theater. The kids practiced their lines for several hours after school for one week to get ready for the show. On Saturday, the cur...

St. Ignatius celebrates holiday season St. Ignatius celebrates holiday season

ST. IGNATIUS – On Saturday, the town was full of the holiday spirit. Families spent the day competing in Christmas games, visiting Santa Clause and the Grinch, and appreciating the huge town Christmas tree, newly lit with many-colored bulbs.  After a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of chili, ch...

Coats for kids in full swing for 20th year Coats for kids in full swing for 20th year

POLSON – Everyone needs a warm coat to make it through the Mission Valley winter; however, as quickly as children grow, it can be hard for parents to keep up with the need for cold-weather gear, so Anne Engebretson’s Coats For Kids program steps in.  Engebretson started the program 20 yea...

Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute

An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step forward Thursday when Montana Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce a bill that would implement a new settlement framework. “Today is a really importan...

Don’t let the ‘Cyber GRINCH’ steal your Christmas

POLSON – Heather Miles, technology specialist at the North Lake County Public Library, has offered some simple, safe and secure online shopping tips for those who plan on shopping online. “When shopping online, be sure to update your security software and check that your firewall and antivirus...

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