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Ronan's K. William Harvey awarded

News from the office of Governor Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, and the Montana Commission on Community Service today announced the recipients of the 2020 “ServeMontana Awards” and the “First Lady School Nutrition Awards.” These awards are presented every year to outstanding community volunteers, organizations, and schools for their dedication to service in Montana.  Honorees represent the best in positive change through service, volunteerism, innovation, and community leadership. Due to the current COVID-19 directives, the annual awards ceremony and luncheon has been canceled and replaced with an online recognit...


Senior news for St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center will not supply meals on Friday, July 3, because of the July 4th holiday. The center remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but takeout noon meals are available on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and every Tuesday and Friday. ...


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 S...


Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...


Coronavirus food assistance program for farmers, ranchers

News from the USDA MONTANA – People can now apply for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28. T...


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...


Births for July 1, 2020 Births for July 1, 2020

Mariana Charlo-Martinez RONAN — Mariana Rose Charlo-Martinez was born May 11, 2020, at St. Luke Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces. Parents are Chimeco Martinez of Pablo and Rayona Charlo of Arlee. Paternal grandparents are Lisa Bigby of Polson and Wilcoxson Martinez of Pablo. Mater...


‘Crazy pills’ weren’t enough to cure the stigma of mental health issues

Traditionally, in Appalachia, a diagnosis of nerves can mean a number of things: anxiety, disorientation, loss of energy, chronic discouragement. In her research in Appalachian North Carolina, Lisa Curtin, director of the clinical psychologist program in Appalachian State University’s department of psy...


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