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Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review Mask mandate continues in Lake County with 30 day review

LAKE COUNTY – To wear or not to wear a mask? That was the question before the Lake County Board of Health during a public hearing Feb. 16, as board members crafted a response to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s repeal of his predecessor’s statewide mask mandate.  In a four-to-one decision, the...

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 ...

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...

Anticipating normalcy — but not yet Anticipating normalcy — but not yet

The question of how quickly Montana can vaccinate its population against COVID-19 hung heavy over two separate events Wednesday, Feb. 17. In one, Gov. Greg Gianforte offered the public a mix of optimism and frustration regarding the current state of vaccination distribution. In the other, Dr. Anthony Fauci, ...

Spring wolf trapping class offered online

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer an online wolf trapping certification class on March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is required for trappers. To register for the class, please visit: and then follow the link “Wolf...

COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

Western Native Voice makes impact with COVID-19 relief Western Native Voice makes impact with COVID-19 relief

News from Western Native Voice MONTANA — Western Native Voice, a nonprofit social justice organization, has been working since May 2020 to bring COVID-19 relief to their hardest-hit communities in Montana with COVID-19 relief funds, safety training and educational Facebook-Live events.  Th...

Governor issues new directives

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Consistent with Governor Gianforte’s announcement on Feb. 10, the statewide mask mandate is allowed to expire. Local jurisdictions may still choose to implement their own mask requirements. Gianforte emphasized how providing incentives ...

DPHHS to receive more vaccine doses

News from DPHHS On Feb. 9, the Department of Public Health and Human Services was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series. This allocation will be distributed to local jurisdictions the week of Feb. 15. DPHHS continues to be n...

Efforts support research, development of methamphetamine treatment options

News from the office of Senator Daines MONTANA — U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in support of efforts to research and develop effective medication treatment options for those struggling with addiction to m...


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