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Lake County considered high community transmission area Lake County considered high community transmission area

At the Lake County Public Health office on Main Street in Polson, nurse Leigh Johnson is seeing a small but steady increase in the number of people showing up for COVID vaccines each Friday.  After the big push last spring, the demand for vaccines in Lake County had slowed to a trickle. “For a ...

Census releases local population counts for redistricting

News from Montana Department of Commerce  MONTANA — The last decade has shown important changes in Montana’s population based on the release of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data. The state’s population grew 10 percent over the decade. Most of Montana’s counties continued...

Governor increases access to affordable housing

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will invest up to $15 million to fund affordable housing projects across Montana. “Supply chain disruptions and shutdowns from COVID-19 have limited the housing supply, driven up prices, and m...

American Rescue Plan funding will expand access to healthcare in rural America

News from USDA UNITED STATES — The United States Department of Agriculture is making up to $500 million available in grants to help rural healthcare facilities, tribes and communities expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, healthcare services and nutrition assistance. President Biden’s compr...

COVID-19 related hospitalizations reported

News from the Montana DPHHS MONTANA — State health officials said the trend of hospitalizations in Montana connected to unvaccinated COVID-19 patients has remained constant over the past several months. Specifically, Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier said that C...

Montana schools set to receive $127M+ in funding

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — Montana schools are set to receive more than $127 million in critical funding to help reopen safely in the fall and get students back on track, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today. The $127,339,745 is the second tranche of Elementary and ...

Federal funds used to support Montana families, children

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will invest federal funds to prevent child abuse, expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program, and provide early intervention services and supports for families ...

Eviction moratorium extended through September

News from the USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the extension, through Sept. 30, of the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling from a nationwide housing affordability crisis brought on by the COVID-19 ...

Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations Boulder fire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Early Monday morning, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes handed over management of the Boulder 2700 fire, burning eight miles east of Polson, to a Northern Region Type 2 management team.  CT Camel, fire information officer for CSKT, said the team is geared up to handle major incidents and ca...

Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire Flathead Cherry Festival adds new events, helps people displaced by fire

POLSON — The two-day Flathead Cherry Festival returned to the downtown streets of Polson this past weekend but the event changed a bit by Sunday. Working together as a community quickly became the theme of the festival among both vendors and festival-goers as fire crews battled the Boulder Fire loca...

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