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Doctors urge vaccination, not livestock dewormer, in fight against Covid
September 12, 2021 midnight

Doctors urge vaccination, not livestock dewormer, in fight against Covid

At least a few people in the Flathead Valley have become ill after taking a widely available antiparasitic drug meant for animals in hopes of treating or preventing Covid-19, according to local hospital officials.

Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care
October 19, 2021 noon

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 is not federally approved to treat the respiratory disease, officials of St. Peter's Health said.

Query of hospital threats finds voicemail by former senator
November 23, 2021 3 p.m.

Query of hospital threats finds voicemail by former senator

An investigation into a complaint that public officials tried to intimidate employees of Montana hospital into treating a COVID-19 patient with unapproved medication uncovered a voicemail left by a former state senator in which she said she didn't think "senators would be too happy to hear about" the hospital's care of the patient.

Special counsel requests information in hospital complaint
October 29, 2021 3 p.m.

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 a complaint over the way a COVID-19 patient was being treated at the hospital in Helena.

November 7, 2021 midnight

Smells like a cover-up

An Associated Press article Oct. 19 featured the headline “Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care.”

Bio station director Jim Elser joins National Academy of Sciences
April 27, 2022 midnight

Bio station director Jim Elser joins National Academy of Sciences

After a two-year pandemic delay, researcher Jim Elser finally will attend his official induction ceremony for the National Academy of Sciences during the NAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 29.

Sanders County health officer resigns to ease conflict
September 20, 2021 3:25 p.m.

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 strife and conflict coming from a minority of people objecting" to his recommendations in responding to the coronavirus.

May 16, 2019 12:49 a.m.

Bigfork's Christiaens, Reichenbachs 2 matches away from state net titles

BOZEMAN — Bigfork’s Trey Christiaens (singles) and Clayton and Colton Reichenbach (doubles) have advanced to semifinal play at the Class B-C state tennis tournament.

Eureka appoints retired doctor to county health board
March 11, 2022 midnight

Eureka appoints retired doctor to county health board

Eureka Town Council added a fresh face to the Lincoln County Health Board last month, likely realigning the panel’s outlook on the pandemic and public health in the process.

April 27, 2019 12:31 a.m.

Flathead, Glacier netters fall in tourney semifinals

MISSOULA — Rain was a constant companion both days for tennis players from all 14 Class AA school at the Missoula Invitational.

August 30, 2019 1:56 a.m.

Soccer Stillwater girls split, boys drop 2 on Idaho trip

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Two late goals allowed Bonners Ferry to escape with a 2-0 boys nonconference soccer victory over Stillwater Christian School (0-2) on Friday afternoon.

Whitefish native serves in Navy’s prestigious TOPGUN program
May 22, 2022 midnight

Whitefish native serves in Navy’s prestigious TOPGUN program

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Zignego is a 2003 Whitefish High School graduate.

December 7, 2021 1 p.m.

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency.

January 2, 2020 5:10 a.m.

Legals January 2, 2020

No. 26688 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE'S SALE on April 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main Street, Kalispell MT 59901, the following described real property situated in Flathead County, Montana: Lot 10 of Lion Mountain Subdivision No. 6, according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana Marc W. Blackwell and Cynthia Blackwell, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Flathead County Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Community Resource Bank, NA, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on December 14, 2006, and recorded on December 20, 2006, as Document No. 200635415110. The beneficial interest is currently held by Wilmington Trust, NA, successor trustee to Citibank, N.A., as Trustee f/b/o holders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc., Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust 2007-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-2. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is currently the Trustee. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments beginning February 1, 2009, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 29, 2019 is $1,840,000.00 principal, interest totaling $832,385.26, escrow advances of $269,270.23, suspense balance of -$9,540.00, and other fees and expenses advanced of $43,437.39, plus accruing interest, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee's fees and attorney's fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier's checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee's Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee's sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney's fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee's Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: November 27, 2019 Rae Albert Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services PO Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ss. COUNTY OF Bingham On this 27 day of November, 2019, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Rae Albert, known to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. S. Pope Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Wilmington Trust, NA, successor trustee to Citibank, N.A., as Trustee f/b/o holders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc., Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust 2007-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-2 vs Cynthia Blackwell; Marc W Blackwell 101611-5 December 19, 26, 2019, January 2, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

April 24, 2019 12:21 a.m.

Nuce HRs for Lakers A in 7-2 win over Twins A

WHITEFISH — Hank Nuce homered and drove in three runs for the Kalispell Lakers A in a 7-2 American Legion baseball victory over the Glacier Twins A on Wednesday evening at Memorial Field.

Richard ‘Max’ Bullock, 29
June 19, 2022 midnight

Richard ‘Max’ Bullock, 29

When asked how he would want to be celebrated, Lt. TJ Hall, Max’s Wingman, said, “Fast, Loud and Awesome!”

July 5, 2019 1:15 a.m.

Glacier Twins top Eastside 14-5 at Sell Tournament

HELENA — Leadoff hitter Jack Schwaiger, 1 for 3, drove in five runs and Austyn Andrachick, 2 for 4, had two RBIs for the Glacier Twins A in a 14-5 American Legion baseball victory over Eastside on Friday at the Keith Sell Tournament.

Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'
October 22, 2021 noon

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 Patrol trooper to a Helena hospital over a complaint from the family of a COVID-19 patient.

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general
October 26, 2021 9 a.m.

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general

Republican leaders in the Legislature on Monday approved a request by Democratic lawmakers to look into the Montana Department of Justice's involvement in investigating a complaint made by the family of a COVID-19 patient at a Helena hospital.

August 29, 2021 midnight

Vaccine law hinders efforts to keep our community safe

The ongoing Covid pandemic resulted in some interesting laws passed by the Montana Legislature.