Tuesday, September 29, 2020


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

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago

Kalispell Public Schools: Bonuses offered to recruit and retain subs

Substitutes who work for extended periods of time in Kalispell Public Schools will start receiving bonuses as pa...

Updated 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
Veterans Home working to contain COVID outbreak

The Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls is working to contain a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected a total 17 staff members and residents, with nine of those cases being considered “active,” as of Tuesday mo...

Updated 6 days, 2 hours ago
Veterans Home reports first COVID cases

The Montana Veterans Home confirmed it had its first case of coronavirus in a resident at the home last week, despite stringent protocols in place for the facility. Two employees also tested positive for the illn...

Updated 1 week ago
As COVID climbs, Blackfeet Reservation steps up vigilance

Facing an influx in COVID-19 cases, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council recently announced it will not order all reservation residents to quarantine for 14 days as they did recently for Babb and St. Mary, but t...

Updated 1 week ago
Whitefish schools poised to extend hybrid learning

At a school board meeting on Thursday, the Whitefish School District will recommend continuing with a hybrid model of remote and on-site learning through Oct. 9 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and the result...

Updated 1 week ago
Bigfork cancels volleyball matches after COVID-19 contact

Several players put into quarantine

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Schools and COVID: Flathead principal quarantined, new cases in Whitefish, Lake County

A Flathead High School principal is in quarantine and new cases of COVID-19 have been reported over the weekend at Flathead High School and at Muldown Elementary School in Whitefish.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
COVID case shuts down Whitefish City Hall

The city of Whitefish will close Whitefish City Hall Monday after city officials were notified late Friday that an employee working at City Hall had tested p...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana sets COVID case record for second consecutive day

Montana health officials reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, a day after breaking a record that has stood since July. But a state health official said that cases aren't necessarily on the rise.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Bigfork, Flathead high schools report positive COVID-19 cases

Bigfork and Flathead high schools notified families of positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday evening.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Senior living community confirms death of resident with COVID-19

An 87-year-old woman with COVID-19 has died, according to a press release sent by Immanuel Lutheran Communities on Saturday.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Governor releases coronavirus response protocols for schools

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced new coronavirus response protocols Thursday for K-12 schools, as many schools across the state enter their third week of instruction.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Four COVID-19 cases reported in Flathead County schools

Flathead City-County Health Department is reporting four active COVID-19 cases among school-aged children.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count

When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater, gas stations and family cafe along streets...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Whitefish care facility sees sixth COVID death

A total of six individuals associated with Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center have now died from COVID-19-related issues as the facility faces what the Flathead City-County Health Department described in a ...