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Governor Bullock announces funding for health information exchange

News from the office of Governor Bullock  MONTANA – On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Governor Bullock will join providers and patients to announce funding to support a statewide health information exchange. The health information exchange will provide patient data in real time to improve care, and reduce healthcare costs by allowing doctors, nurses, and other health officials to access and securely share a patient’s medical records to improve the quality of care, eliminate unnecessary duplicative treatments, and reduce costs.  Governor Bullock will also sign an executive order establishing Big Sky Care Connect as the state’s designated health information exchange. ...


Three men killed in airplane crash

ST. IGNATIUS – A single-engine 1962 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane struck a power line and crashed in a hayfield near Pinehaven Lane at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29. Three occupants were killed in the crash. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the names of the victims as Timothy R. Arnold, 59; Grant O. Weythman...


Construction of new Linderman gym underway

POLSON – The second phase of the three-phase Linderman Gymnasium construction project began last week as crews from Swank Enterprises moved equipment and building supplies onto the site.  “The project is right on track for a winter 2020 completion,” said Rex Weltz, Polson School Dis...


Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot Commissioners consider putting new jail on ballot

POLSON – Lake County Commissioners are considering the development of a resolution to allow voters to decide whether a new jail should be built.   “We have gotten to a point where we have to do something, in my opinion,” said Commissioner Bill Barron. “We have reached a point ...


Bullock welcomes MT students, educators back to school

News from Governor Steve Bullock  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement to welcome Montana students and educators back to school. “As Lisa and I send our three kids back to school, I know that Montanans all across the state share the same excitement for th...


Art Docent Program seeks volunteers

POLSON — The Art Docent Program at Linderman School is a volunteer based art history program that allows students to become immersed in art, through classroom instruction. In this program a docent is a volunteer that is trained to present art related information and lessons in the classroom. If you ...


Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment Polson Rural Fire District receives funds for new equipment

POLSON – Polson Rural Fire membership representatives presented a check to the Polson Rural Fire District Friday morning to help purchase a new 2,500-gallon tactical tender truck recently added to the district’s firefighting fleet. A press statement released by the Polson Rural Fire Membership...


Dayton Daze events commemorate D-Day Dayton Daze events commemorate D-Day

DAYTON — On Sept. 7 the Dayton Daze Grand Marshal will ride in the D-Day themed Chief Cliff VFD / QRU annual parade in a troupe carrier/truck. Any vets who would like to ride in the parade are invited to do so. There may even be residents of the Veterans’ Home in Kalispell present to honor the fu...


Montana takes comprehensive approach to school safety

News from Elsie Arntzen, State Superintendent, Montana Office of Public Instruction MONTANA – As parents send their children into the new school year and teachers welcome them into the classroom, safety is on everyone’s mind. When it comes to student safety, the Office of Public Instruction ...


DOJ task force meets for second time DOJ task force meets for second time

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Justice’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force held its second meeting in Great Falls on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Montana Free Press founder John S. Adams interviewed task force members Deputy Attorney General Melissa Schlichting and Ellie Bundy McLeod of the Co...


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