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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County Caregivers unite after mental health center closes in Lincoln County

When someone suffering a mental health crisis arrived in the emergency room at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, staff there often called Western Montana Mental Health Center, which would send a mental health professional to evaluate the case and determine a course of action. But that practice ended ...

State assessment results announced

News from Dylan Klapmeier, director of communications and federal relations for the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results, which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewi...

Festival celebrates diverse messages of peace Festival celebrates diverse messages of peace

ARLEE — Families wandered quietly under a blue sky between 1,000 white Buddha statues on their way into the 14th Annual Festival of Peace on Sunday.  The event, held at the Ewam Garden of 1,000 Buddhas, drew visitors, vendors, and presenters from across the region.  Claudette Carlson, a...

Reaching people in nowhere land Reaching people in nowhere land

When Mary Hutton first moved from Kansas to Eastern Montana over 10 years ago, she was at a loss. Living in Baker, a town of 2,000 about 12 miles from the North Dakota border, she had almost no access to mental health resources, not for her own post-traumatic stress disorder and not for her son’s autis...

New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

MONTANTA – Starting in September 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly-assigned Medicare ...

Bullock reports on Montana labor

HELENA — The 2018 Montana Labor Day Report to Montanans:  Unemployment remains low, wages are growing, Montana entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful than businesses nationally, our workforce development initiatives are providing a pipeline of talented workers to Montana businesses, and...

HOT ISSUE HOT ISSUE

MONTANA – With fire season comes conjecture about the causes of the fires and patterns in fire activity. Is fire season getting more intense and longer? Why is fire season so different from year to year? Local experts, politicians, and scientists share their understandings of wildfire and the ways that...

Briefs for Sept. 5, 2018

New walk-in hours for Tribal Health announced News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS —  New walk-in clinic hours for acute medical needs for eligible Tribal Health recipients have been announced. Acute medical conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything fro...

Briefs for Sept. 5, 2018

Hear international spooky stories KALISPELL – Lone Pine State Park invites you to sit around the campfire and enjoy Campfire Stories (from Around the World) on Friday, Sept. 7, from 7-8:30pm.  Cuddle with a blanket and listen to spooky narratives of stories found in different cultures, inc...

Gun shops could be difference maker for suicide prevention

By now, it’s a story Ralph Demicco has told a thousand times: Over a period of six days in 2009, three people bought firearms from his gun shop in New Hampshire and shot and killed themselves in a matter of hours. When he heard the news, there was only one emotion. “I was shocked,” he...


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