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Stop fighting over deck chairs while ship is on fire, sinking

We are currently facing three inter-related existential crises: —Climate change causing droughts, storms, floods, killer heatwaves, wildfires and rapidly approaching global tipping points. In addition to the death and destruction resulting from these natural disasters, some experts predict more than...

Jobs Report: Montana’s workforce sets more records in December Jobs Report: Montana’s workforce sets more records in December

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — Following a year of records for low unemployment, labor force growth, and total employment, Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced Montana’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8% in December as the state’s total employment and labo...

Governor celebrates end of military vaccine mandate

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently celebrated the end of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  “President Biden’s military vaccine mandate created an unnecessary national...

Continue to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services COVID tests can help you know if you have COVID-19 when you have symptoms, have been exposed, or are about to meet up with is a website with helpful information and a place where you can order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests t...

DPHHS: Take action to help prevent respiratory illnesses this winter

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting substantial influenza (flu) activity during the first three months of this current flu season, from September through December 2022, that has far exceeded the prior five-year averages. Since...

Animal shelter fundraiser returns Animal shelter fundraiser returns

POLSON — The Mission Valley Animal Shelter is back with its first in-person fundraiser dinner since the start of COVID.  “Things are going great,” commented development director Julyn Dewitt. “We have some amazing items that’ve been donated.” The Wags and Whiske...

Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration Arlee CDC honors founder, anniversary at upcoming celebration

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Founded in 2002 and housed in what was originally the Hangin’ Art Gallery and Café, the CDC will pay homage to those early businesses by offering carrot cake, a specialty...

$50M secured to combat MT housing crisis

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Amid Montana’s worsening housing crisis, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Montana Homeowners Assistance Fund to help homeowners that have experienced financial hardship during t...

Inspired by childhood in Polson, Fugleberg launches music project Inspired by childhood in Polson, Fugleberg launches music project

POLSON — A man from Polson recently launched his new music project that’s bringing together big-name artists from throughout the nation to create messages of hope.  The project “Seeking Permission: Songs in the Key of Hope” started back in 2020, when Polson’s Tom Fuglebe...

Local health boards left in limbo after powers rolled back

News from Kaiser Health News MONTANA — A year after a new Montana law stripped local health boards of their rulemaking authority, confusion and power struggles are creating a patchwork oversight system that may change how public health is administered long after the pandemic is over. The law, w...


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