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Governor Bullock deems Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, other magical creatures essential

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive designating the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, unicorns, friendly dragons and other magical creatures as essential ahead of the upcoming Easter holiday weekend. “I recognize this is a difficult time for families across Montana. Right now, parents are having to explain the many recent changes and challenges in their children’s lives,” Bullock said. “I believe it’s especially important we remember to find ways to bring joy into our homes. We must look for the goodness that surrounds us in each day all throughout this crisis.” The directive specific...

Non-resident recreation temporarily suspended on Flathead Reservation

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council passed a resolution to temporarily suspend non-resident recreation on tribally owned land and to also restrict residents to day use recreation only.   The modifications are similar to restrictions tha...

Governor Bullock announces measure to protect first responders

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a measure on April 7 that will allow first responders to be notified in advance of potential exposure to COVID-19 and ensure they can take appropriate measures to safely perform their duties and avoid exposing other pati...

Lake County’s second COVID-19 case shares her story Lake County’s second COVID-19 case shares her story

RONAN – Heather Roan Robbins wishes she could go back in time and get off the plane that took her to New York for the trip where she contracted COVID-19.  Robbins, 64, was the second person diagnosed with the virus in Lake County. She received her diagnosis on March 28. Robbins did not spread t...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

I have had the honor of serving the people of Montana as a State Representative for the past four years. One of my proudest accomplishments in this position is that we were finally able to change our law so that people can no longer share private or sexual images of another person without their permission. T...

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy found deceased

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a law enforcement officer.  “It is with great sadness that I report that one of our Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ross Holcomb, 32, of Ronan, was found deceased in his home,” Lake County Sheriff Do...

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 wi...

DPHHS announces expansion of mental health resources to help Montanans during COVID-19

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may be experiencing a range of emotions including loneliness, sadness and fear as a result of the current COVID-19 situation. ...

Self-Responding to the 2020 Census is more important than ever for Montana

News from the 2020 Census MONTANA – All Montanans can now fill out their 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail – even without receiving an official invitation to participate.  The 2020 Census is available to fill out now online at, by phone at 1-844-330-2020, or vi...

Lake County voting by mail during time of 'unprecedented challenges' Lake County voting by mail during time of 'unprecedented challenges'

POLSON – Lake County voters will vote by mail instead of at the polls in the upcoming June 2 primary election in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the county.  The Lake County commissioners unanimously approved the election change during a public meeting streamed live through the Lake...

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