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Governor announces updated directive

News from the office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced an updated directive that permits safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are able to follow infection control protocols per guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “I’d like to offer my thanks to the staff of residential facilities for older adults across Montana for all they have done and continue to do to keep Montanans safe and healthy,” said Bullock. “We recognize this has been a particularly challenging time for Montana’s older adults and it&rsqu...


Coronavirus relief funds awarded

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture today announced that over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program. The grants are designed to provide relief to small and...


Wounded Veterans Recreation Act passes

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — After sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Senate unanimously passed S.327, the, legislation to make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for a free, lifetime entry to United States national parks and othe...


Governor announces $1M in coronavirus relief funds

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced that over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program. The grants are designed to provide relief to small and medium-s...


Lifting Voices: Tackling Montana’s 2020 census challenge

MONTANA — With Montana’s response rate in the 2020 census lagging the national average, the state’s census promoters have an uphill climb to retool get-out-the-count efforts that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the stakes of ensuring the state has the most complete...


MSU Extension discusses financial power of attorney during pandemic

MSU News Service MONTANA — If a person falls ill during the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions may need to be answered about their finances.  Montana State University Extension educators suggest creating a financial power of attorney to help protect a person’s assets if they are hospi...


Montana grant recipients announced

News from OPI MONTANA — The Office of Public Instruction announced grant award recipients under the Montana Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project. Polson and Ronan school districts are receiving MCLSD funding. Last year, Montana received a five-year, $50 million federal Striving Read...


Tester pushes administration to cut red tape

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – As businesses across Montana continue to cope with coronavirus fallout, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is pushing to cut red tape for a critical small business relief program.  Tester urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Busi...


Governor Bullock announces new loan deferment program for Montana businesses

News from the office the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Montana Loan Deferment Program will allow businesses and other entities to defer payments on existing loans for six ...


Commission to interview four finalists for city manager

POLSON – The Polson Commission voted unanimously to accept the four finalists for city manager, chosen by consulting firm The Mercer Group, Inc. and the city’s commission-appointed City Manager Search committee, in a vote held via Zoom meeting.  City planner Kyle Roberts said Jim Mercer r...


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