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Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

St. Joseph offers non-symptom COVID testing for travel, work News from Providence St. Joseph Hospital POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson offers a variety of COVID-19 testing options. Patients who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID positive patients ca...

Tester announces $679,000 UM College of Health

  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $679,441 in new Federal Communications Commission pandemic relief funding for the University of Montana College of Health in Missoula to purchase telemedicine kits. The kits will enable critical, re...

MT medical, nursing communities issues statement

News from Montana Medical Association HELENA — The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services today issued a temporary emergency rule on masking in schools.  The Montana Medical Association, Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Montana Association of Pediatric...

COVID cases rise, new bills restrict response measures COVID cases rise, new bills restrict response measures

Two bills passed by the 2021 Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte make it even more challenging for public health officials to address the current upswing in COVID cases, accelerated by the highly contagious Delta variant.  House Bill 257 limits the ability of health boards or schoo...

Polson School District welcomes new superintendent Polson School District welcomes new superintendent

“How do you not fall in love with Polson, Montana?” asks Mike Cutler, the community’s new school superintendent. “To me, it’s one of those jobs, those school districts, those communities – no other can compete.”  Cutler was hired in February to replace interi...

$1.15M to support unhoused MT veterans

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, recently announced $1.15 million in federal funding to help end veterans homelessness in Montana.    Tester secured $1 million for the Poverello Cent...

$3.5M secured to bolster MT COVID response

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As the Delta variant continues causing cases to spike and hospitals’ ICUs to be at capacity across Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he has secured millions of dollars to help vaccinate young Montanans and to support health ca...

County schools prepare for students as COVID cases rise County schools prepare for students as COVID cases rise

As students were released from school in May and June the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be looking up. Vaccinations had been made available and infection numbers had plummeted.  A mere month ago, educators were incredibly hopeful that this school year might look much closer to normal ...

Housing problem discussed, several ideas generated Housing problem discussed, several ideas generated

Blodgett Creamery in Polson hosted an unusual mix of community members last Thursday, including business owners, contractors, developers, realtors, home owners and renters, all looking for answers to the Mission Valley’s housing crisis. They left with no concrete solutions, but a fistful of ideas fr...

Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake

Unceasing change was the theme of basketball giant Phil Jackson’s talk to the Flathead Lakers last Friday in Polson. The Montana native, who played as a power forward with the New York Knicks before leading the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a combined 11 NBA titles, recounted his long history...


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