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CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

How to volunteer, give safely during a pandemic How to volunteer, give safely during a pandemic

POLSON — The Thanksgiving holiday typically marks the start of the charitable giving and volunteerism season, but 2020 isn’t your typical year.   Many of the traditional ways people give back to their community or help those in need have been severely disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pan...

Bill to protect jobs, provide full pandemic loan forgiveness for MT small businesses

News from the Senator Jon Tester   MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced new, bipartisan legislation to ensure that small businesses receive promised loan forgiveness for Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Advance Grants, which were distributed to provide relief to small businesses hard hit...

Governor announces new public health measures to curb COVID-19 cases

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA — On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Governor Steve Bullock announced new public health measures to limit capacity in bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries and casinos; to limit public gatherings to 25 individuals where social distancing is not possible; and to ...

Nursing homes see record number of new COVID-19 cases Nursing homes see record number of new COVID-19 cases

News from the AHCA / NCAL  The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report in November sho...

It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too

Families are under an extraordinary amount of pressure right now, and the next few months will provide little relief. The trials of 2020 include economic uncertainty, winter dread, an emotionally charged presidential election and a worrying rise in coronavirus cases. Then there’s the disrupted school y...

People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” s...

Briefs for Nov. 18, 2020

Ronan Thanksgiving dinner continues RONAN — The annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner will be curbside pick up only on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting volunteer help to ens...

‘Giving Tuesday’ donations doubled at library

News from the North Lake County Library Foundation POLSON — Giving Tuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspi...

MHSA releases winter prep sports updates MHSA releases winter prep sports updates

MONTANA — During a virtual executive board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Montana High School Association released updated regulations, guidelines and formats for the upcoming winter sports season. Last month, the MHSA announced that the winter sports season would be delayed until Dec. 7 for scho...


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