Monday, December 06, 2021


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

Updated 2 hours, 11 minutes ago

Gianforte allocates $5M in federal funds to cover child care costs for medical workers

Montana will disperse $5.5 million in federal funding to assist health-care workers with the cost of child care,...

Updated 1 month ago
Kids' Covid shots available at Flathead clinic

The Flathead City-County Health Department will begin administering Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 next week.

Updated 1 month ago
Gianforte nixed a kids’ vaccine campaign, so health officials plan their own

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the sum...

Updated 1 month ago
U.S. gives final clearance to Covid-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation's vaccinat...

Updated 1 month ago
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy recovering from Covid

After nearly losing his life to Covid-19, Ben Fisher has changed his mind about getting vaccinated against the virus.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Special counsel requests information in hospital complaint

The Legislature's special counsel has given Montana's attorney general a Nov. 5 deadline to turn over information related to his office's investigation into ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Legal challenges stack up over state vax law and federal mandate

Two breaking legal developments on the vaccination front occurred in quick succession Friday.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Flathead health officials confirm first flu case in over a year

Flathead County confirmed its first flu case of the season on Thursday.

Updated 1 month, 1 week 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 Wednesday that the governor allocate $4 mill...

Updated 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 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 2 months, 1 week 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...