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New HELP plan open for Medicaid enrollment

MONTANA — Montana has become 30th state to expand Medicaid as Governor Bullock announced Nov. 2 that CMS approved the federal waiver for Medicaid expansion needed for state officials to start immediate enrollment in and begin coverage on Jan. 1.  Within hours of the announcement, 80 application...

Driver pleads guilty in cocaine bust Driver pleads guilty in cocaine bust

POLSON — In District Court Thursday, Oct. 29, Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, changed his plea to guilty of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. He is being held on $1 million bail. Court documents state that drugs were discovered June 4 when ...

Local physicians to enhance leadership skills

News from the Montana Medical Association   MONTANA — Two family medicine physicians practicing in Polson have been chosen for the Montana Medical Association’s Physician Leadership Effectiveness program. Cara Harrop, M.D., of St. Luke Community Healthcare Network and LeeAnna Muzqui...

Outdoor briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

  Hunters: store meat properly to avoid bear conflict News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — With the general deer and elk rifle season now open, and in light of the considerable increase of bear activity and bear-human encounters, hunters and other recreationists are remi...

Rural model Rural model

A celebrity of sorts was at the Mission School District on Wednesday, and third-grade students swarmed around her asking for her autograph.  “This is so awesome,” Braedon Ferris, 8, said holding a pen and paper in his hand as he waited his turn. “It’s really cool we are gettin...

Montana Judges elect Judge Christopher Montana Judges elect Judge Christopher

News from the Montana Judges Association FAIRMONT — Twentieth Judicial District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher has been elected president of the Montana Judges’ Association.  Christopher is only the second district judge elected to the Twentieth Judicial District comprised...

news briefs for Oct. 21, 2015

  Clinic offered to receive chickenpox immunization News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON — There could be as many as 200 students in Polson alone that will be affected by the newly-changed Montana Immunization Law, effective Oct. 1, 2015, requiring all K-12 student...

Survey shows Montana teen meth use down 63 percent since 2005

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction Montana’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has found that meth use among teens in the state has sharply declined since 2005, but stayed consistent since 2009. The voluntary survey of teens is conducted every two years by the Montana Office of ...

Guild to raffle Mason oil painting

ARLEE — For their fall fundraiser, Killdeer Artisans’ Guild’s will raffle local artist Joan Mason’s framed original oil painting, “Three Plums,” valued at $450. The painting is 14 inches by 11 inches and may be seen at Hangin Art Gallery and Gallery Café on Highway ...

Tax bills explained by Lake County Commissioners Tax bills explained by Lake County Commissioners

 News from the  Lake County Commissioners Lake County tax bills will be mailed out to property owners at the end of October. Many people have questions regarding their tax bills. This article will attempt to give you some useful information on that topic. If you have questions or comments ple...

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