Wednesday, October 27, 2021


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

Updated 2 hours, 9 minutes ago

Relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers

A commission created to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funding to help stabilize Montana's economy recommended...

Updated 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
Covid surge pushes Kalispell hospital over capacity

Logan Health opened its temporary alternate care unit this week as a mounting number of Covid-19 patients continues to tax the Kalispell hospital’s bed capac...

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago
Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway...

Updated 6 days, 3 hours ago
Covid-19 treatment clinic opens at Butte hospital

The state has helped open a monoclonal antibody infusion clinic at St. James Health in Butte as part of an effort to reduce the severity of Covid-19 cases an...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care

Three public officials threatened doctors at a Helena hospital after they refused to treat a Covid-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Nine school districts offer free Covid testing

Nine school districts are offering free rapid Covid testing to staff, K-12 students and parents at three Kalispell and Evergreen locations.

Updated 2 weeks ago
54 hospitalized with Covid at Logan Health

The number of patients at Logan Health Medical Center hospitalized with Covid-19 reached a new high Wednesday.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Covid cases stress Logan Health bed capacity

Logan Health Medical Center continues to be challenged by an influx of mostly unvaccinated Covid-19 patients, with the Kalispell hospital routinely approachi...

Updated 1 month ago
National Guard to assist at Logan Health hospitals

Logan Health hospitals in Kalispell and Whitefish are set to receive assistance from the Montana National Guard as Covid-19 patients continue to tax the loca...

Updated 1 month ago
Gianforte sends National Guard to aid in virus response

National Guard soldiers will assist Montana hospitals with their Covid-19 response as the state struggles with a surge in infections, Gov. Greg Gianforte ann...

Updated 1 month ago
Covid surge pushes Billings Clinic past the tipping point

Nurses fill the hospital room to turn a patient from his stomach to his back. The ventilator forcing air into him is most effective when he’s on his stomach,...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Sanders County health officer resigns to ease conflict

The public health officer in a politically conservative county in northwestern Montana has resigned his post to ease what his resignation letter called "the ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
UM study explores vaccine hesitancy in Montana

As the delta variant grips the nation, understanding the “why” behind Montanans choosing to get vaccinated — or not — is the topic of a National Institutes o...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
What are 'crisis standards of care?'

As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Al...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to in...