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New Public Health Officer shares information on vaccines New Public Health Officer shares information on vaccines

Dr. Megan Vigil, who was recently appointed by the Lake County Commissioners as the county’s new Public Health Officer, says she wasn’t particularly focused on the coronavirus pandemic when she applied for the post.  “I just thought it’d be cool to be involved in public health and preventative care and some of the larger practices of the county as a whole,” she says.  Vigil, a family practice physician with St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan, replaces Dr. Nichole McKinsey, who stepped down after two terms (2016-’20). The health officer’s position with the Lake County Board of Health, which meets every other month, is largely educ...


Montana to receive $71M+ for COVID testing, vaccine distribution

News from the Offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced that Montana will receive more than $71 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19 through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts....


Governor prioritizes most vulnerable with new COVID-19 approach

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — In his first press conference as governor, Greg Gianforte announced, Tuesday, Jan. 5, how his administration will approach the COVID-19 pandemic. Gianforte indicated his priorities are protecting the most vulnerable, promoting incentives and ...


Endowment established in honor of Penny Kipp

News from SKCF PABLO — Penny Kipp was the first official employee of Salish Kootenai College and served on the Headwaters Foundation board from 2018 until her passing in April of 2020. Headwaters Foundation saw the opportunity to create a legacy for Kipp within the SKC community she loved so much ...


FLIC celebrates its 9th annual film festival Jan. 29-31 FLIC celebrates its 9th annual film festival Jan. 29-31

News from FLIC POLSON ­— The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest premieres its ninth annual winter film festival during the weekend of Jan. 29-31 at the new Showboat Stadium 6 on Main Street.  FLIC screens full-length features, shorts, animation, student films and documentaries. FLI...


FLIC seeks volunteers

News from Flathead Lake International Cinemafest POLSON — FLIC will premiere its 9th annual winter film festival during the weekend of Jan. 29-31 at the new Showboat Stadium 6 on Main Street in Polson. FLIC screens full-length features, shorts, animation, student films, and documentaries and will ...


Youth services librarian selected, trustees election approaches Youth services librarian selected, trustees  election approaches

News from North Lake County Public Library POLSON — Felicia Gill has been selected as North Lake County Public Library’s new youth services librarian. She began her job on Jan. 5, and is very excited to be here. She cannot wait to have in-person story times, but until then, be sure to check ...


Youth services librarian selected, trustees election approaches Youth services librarian selected, trustees  election approaches

News from North Lake County Public Library POLSON — Felicia Gill has been selected as North Lake County Public Library’s new youth services librarian. She began her job on Jan. 5, and is very excited to be here. She cannot wait to have in-person story times, but until then, be sure to check ...


Virtual polar plungers raise money for Special Olympics

POLSON — A handful of cold-water enthusiasts received an icy shower from the Polson Fire Department in response to the Special Olympics of Montana virtual polar plunge fund raising challenge.  “It was cold, but it wasn’t as bad as we thought,” said Bethany Butler. Her sibling ...


Polson Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for Community Awards

News from Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — To ensure as many businesses and individuals receive consideration for our annual Community Awards this year, we are now accepting nominations from Chamber Members to help us recognize businesses and individuals that have contributed their time, energy...


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