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MT to receive a significant increase of vaccines

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — Following his efforts to bring more COVID-19 vaccines into Montana after the state received low per capita allocations, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced that Montana will receive an increase of 2,340 Pfizer vaccines over last week’s supply, totaling 23,270 first doses of the vaccine. These doses are specifically allocated to the state and do not include doses allocated to the Department of Veterans Affairs or Indian Health Service for Montana locations. “This is great news for folks in every corner of Montana, more vaccines means we’re that much closer to reopening our economy and getting folks...


Writing workshops open March 6

News from the Missoula Writing Collaborative MISSOULA —Starting March 6 at 10 a.m., writers of all ages can hone their craft in classes covering a range of topics offered by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. In Emily Freeman’s food writing class, writers with discerning palates will be whi...


Library offers hundreds of magazines electronically

News from North Lake County Public Library POLSON — Montana Library2Go now has magazines. Hundreds of magazines in electronic format are now available to you with just your library card. You can check out and download current and back issues via the Libby app or in a browser. The “Magazine S...


USDA grants available to spur innovation technologies

News from USDA  BOZEMAN — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for grants until April 23, 2021, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation G...


Bill to restore hi-line Amtrack services

News from the office Senator Tester MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester escalated his aggressive push to restore Amtrak service to Montana’s Hi-Line communities by introducing legislation to reinstate furloughed Amtrak employees and return complete long-distance service to routes like the Empi...


Children support other children with caring messages Children support other children with caring messages

A local Girl Scout troop worked on a project to recognize another group of children with messages of love.  Children in the troop, who are under age 10 and members of Polson Girl Scout Troop 3335, sat down with markers, glue and glitter to create dozens of Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered ...


Montana FFA celebrates 2021 National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27

News from FFA MONTANA — The local FFA Chapters in Montana will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This National FFA Week embraces more than 93 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.  More than 760,000 members will participate in National FFA...


Polson School District hires new leader

The Polson School Board has selected veteran administrator and celebrated football coach Michael Cutler, of Philipsburg, to lead the district beginning next year. The board unanimously voted for the candidate at last Monday’s school board meeting.  The board held sessions Feb. 8-9 to interview ...


Legislative update opens to the public in-person, audio link available

News from the  Northwest Counties Farm Bureau RONAN — Northwest Counties Farms Bureau along with the Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Democrats and the Lake County Republican Central Committee are co-sponsoring an event. Please join us for a Legislative Update on Thursday, March 4, a...


GPCF grant writing workshop starts March 4

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON — The Greater Polson Community Foundation has offered grant writing workshops for nonprofits for the past several years and the event will continue in a new way. Due to COVID-19, we will meet via Zoom rather than in person at noon on M...


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