Wednesday, January 20, 2021


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

Updated 6 days, 15 hours ago

Gianforte relaxes COVID-19 restrictions on businesses

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday that he is removing existing health mandates issue...

Updated 1 month ago
Covid vaccines arrive at Kalispell Regional

More than 10 months after the coronavirus pandemic reached the Flathead Valley, frontline workers at Kalispell Regional Healthcare are expected to begin rece...

Updated 1 month ago
'Relieved': U.S. health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

The biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history kicked off Monday as health workers rolled up their sleeves for shots to protect them from COVID-19 and star...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Surgeon General commends Montana for reducing virus spread

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was joined by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams Thursday as they commended residents for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the state even as the number of cases in other ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Billings nurse in hospital with COVID, fighting for her life

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In late November, like so many health care workers across the world, Ellen Edlund was diagnosed with COVID-19 and went from provider to patient.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Skiers should expect changes for opening day

It’s been a long off-season in the Flathead Valley since Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area closed early in March due to the COVID-19 ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Kalispell mall prepares for Santa's arrival

Last week Dr. Anthony Fauci said Santa Claus is immune to the COVID-19 virus, but the Kalispell Center Mall is taking a few extra precautions to ensure safet...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Toys for Tots coordinator confident despite COVID

Like Rudolph’s red nose lighting the way through a blizzard, Kelley Hamilton is leading Flathead County’s Toys for Tots program through the tumult of the COV...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana could receive first vaccine doses by Dec. 15

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday that the state could receive around 9,750 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by drug company Pfize...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
County begins tough task of replacing health officer

The Flathead City-County Health Department is in flux after the Interim Public Health Officer Tamalee St. James Robinson announced she will step down at the ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana launches new hotline to address COVID-19 struggles

HELENA (AP) — A new counseling hotline is available to help Montana residents struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Montana adds 100 virus deaths in seven days

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

Updated 2 months ago
Yellowstone County sees more virus restrictions

HELENA (AP) — The health officer in the state's most populous county is implementing additional restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 because, ...

Updated 2 months 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 ...