Saturday, November 28, 2020


The latest news on COVID-19 and how it affects Northwest Montana.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

Yellowstone County sees more virus restrictions

HELENA (AP) — The health officer in the state's most populous county is implementing additional restrictions to ...

Updated 3 days ago
Flathead reports 9 more virus deaths

The Flathead City-County Health Department on Wednesday confirmed nine additional COVID-19 related deaths of individuals in Flathead County.

Updated 4 days, 19 hours ago
Contract health workers arrive in Montana to aid virus fight

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in Montana to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday.

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Montana adds 100 virus deaths in seven days

Montana tallied 100 COVID-19 related deaths over the last week.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
National Guard, federal personnel assisting KRH with COVID duties

Kalispell Regional Healthcare recently became one of a handful of hospitals in the state to receive COVID-19 support from the Montana National Guard and the ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Flathead businesses sue state over COVID claims

Five Flathead County businesses accused of flouting Gov. Steve Bullock's masking and social-distancing mandates have filed counterclaims against the Montana ...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Montana official says lawmakers should caucus remotely

HELENA (AP) — A public health officer in Montana has recommended that local lawmakers participate remotely in upcoming caucuses and orientations.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Bullock expands mask mandate, tightens restrictions

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday he is expanding a statewide mask mandate and tightening restrictions on businesses and public gatherings as cases of ...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Virus-related deaths in Montana climb over 500

Montana recorded another 37 COVID-19 related deaths Saturday, pushing the state’s death toll over 500.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Local health officials face challenges with eventual deployment of COVID vaccine

With health experts predicting a COVID-19 vaccine will likely become available in limited quantities by the end of the year, Flathead County health officials...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Assault with a weapon charge filed in mask-wearing conflict

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is charged with felony assault with a weapon after a confrontation over his not wearing a mask in a Helena restaurant, Lewis and Clark County prosecutors said.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of corona...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Judge favors Flathead County businesses in COVID-19 lawsuits

After a long day of testimony, a Flathead County judge declined state requests for preliminary injunctions against five local businesses accused of violating...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Bullock hangs COVID inaction on lack of federal relief funds

HELENA (AP) — As Montana's COVID-19 case toll continues to mount, Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he is wary of imposing stricter statewide restrictions to ...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
U.S. health team arrives to help as virus surges in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have dispatched a team of nearly 30 physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care workers to Montana's largest city to address a surge in COVID-19 cases that's straini...