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Tester opposes potential Medicare cuts

News from the office of Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — Facing the threat of significant Medicare cuts to Montana health providers slated to go into effect Jan. 1, Senator Jon Tester recently voted to protect enhanced Medicare payments through 2022, and issued the following statement: “Rural hos...

Meadowlark Vista Apartments in Ronan completed with ARPA funds Meadowlark Vista Apartments in Ronan completed with ARPA funds

RONAN — The Montana Department of Commerce has allocated funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to create affordable rental homes throughout Montana, including Ronan.  The Meadowlark Vista Apartments in Ronan received $210,000 in ARPA gap financing to complete construction on their 24 r...

Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals Vaccine mandate injunction a temporary relief for hospitals

The Biden Administration’s efforts to mandate COVID vaccines for healthcare workers ran into a roadblock last Tuesday when a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the implementation and enforcement of the rule.  Local healthcare administrators, who had be...

Praise for Nationwide CMS Vaccine Mandate Injunction

New from DHRD, Governor Gianforte and Senator Daines  HELENA — On Nov. 30, Governor Greg Gianforte praised a federal court’s nationwide injunction of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers: “Hundreds of Montanans at risk of losing their livelih...

COVID, flu vaccines available from Tribal Health

News from CSKT Tribal Health Tribal Health is now offering COVID vaccinations to all people (tribal and non-tribal) ages 5+ years. Flu vaccinations are also available for all Tribal Health eligible patients at both Tribal Health pharmacies. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, they will only offer COVID vaccin...

Attitude of gratitude used to combat workforce fatigue

Last summer, a Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of 1,327 front-line health care workers in the United States showed that medical burnout had reached epidemic proportions, accelerated by the COVID pandemic.  According to a story by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the surve...

Arlee celebrates season with parade of lights event Arlee celebrates season with parade of lights event

ARLEE — The community of Arlee kicked off the holiday season Friday evening with the return of the Parade of Lights, however this year’s event had a unique twist.  Doing their part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, parade organizers opted to host a “Trunk or Treat” styl...

MSU webinar series provides Montanans information about COVID

News from MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will host a series of webinars related to COVID-19. “COVID-19 Conversations with Montana Experts” will take place noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and Dec. 14. They are free and open to the public. The webinar s...

COVID vaccine for kids authorized, offered locally COVID vaccine for kids authorized, offered locally

Tribal Health nurses were in Polson schools and other locations last week, offering parents the opportunity to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.  After rigorous studies, the Centers for Disease Control recently authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11. Kids under 12 rec...

Housing needs assessment, homelessness study in planning stages

Affordable housing is definitely in short supply on the Flathead Reservation. Just ask anyone who has tried to rent or purchase a home in the past few years. But how big is the gap and how many homes and apartments are needed to fill it?  A housing needs assessment and homelessness study, spearheaded...

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