Friday, May 07, 2021


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

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago

Blackfeet gifts vaccines to neighbors across the border

BABB (AP) — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing ...

Updated 2 days ago
Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

HELENA (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the sta...

Updated 1 week ago
Gianforte proposes amendments for worker vaccine bill

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has proposed amendments to a bill that seeks to prevent discrimination based on vaccine status that appear to try t...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Montana bill aims to stop work bias based on vaccine status

HELENA (AP) — Montana's Legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment — a measure that...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Largest firefighting plane may be sold for COVID-19 response

DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year's wildfire season, the world's largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to h...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Health officer: Pause on J&J won’t dampen vaccination efforts

Flathead County's health officer says the national pause on Johnson and Johnson doses won’t dampen local vaccine efforts

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Vaccine appointments available for veterans, spouses and caregivers

All Montana veterans, veteran spouses and caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine from the Montana VA Health Care System.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Governor bans use of vaccine passports in Montana

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte issued Tuesday an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Montana counties pausing use of J&J vaccine

HELENA (AP) — The federally recommended pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination canceled clinics at two colleges in Billings on Tue...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

BROWNING (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Mon...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Health officials: More Flathead residents must sign up for vaccine

Flathead Count health officials say more people must sign up to be vaccinated

Updated 1 month ago
Gov. Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19

BOZEMAN (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has continued to show mild systems after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Updated 1 month ago
Vaccination events planned for Lake County

Two vaccine events open to all Lake County and Flathead Reservation residents are planned for later this month.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
U.S. outlook improving as vaccinations rise and deaths fall

More than three months into the U.S. vaccination drive, many of the numbers paint an increasingly encouraging picture, with 70% of Americans 65 and older rec...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants

HELENA (AP) — Montana has a total of 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in 11 counties, the state health department said Wednesday.