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Governor Bullock Announces Closure of Dine-In Food Service and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses, and Other Activities that Pose Enhanced Risks to Curtail Spread of COVID-19

Directive permits food delivery and take-out MONTANA – To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 25, 2020 

Local Administrators Respond to School Closures

The school closure order implemented by Governor Steve Bullock late on Sunday, March 15, came as a surprise to administrators of K-12 schools in Blaine County, who had been told by the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) just four days previous to pre...


Family Connections: Public Service Announcement

From: Family Connections Region 5 - Great Falls office: 202 2nd Avenue South 406.761.6010, 800.696.4503, Fax: 406.453.8976 Region 6 - Havre office: 2229 5th Avenue 406.265.6743, 800.640.6743, Fax: 406.265.1312 Service Areas: • Region 5: Glacier,...


MyVillage Offers Coronavirus Relief to Child Care Providers, Parents

BOZEMAN, Mont. (March 18, 2020) — A startup founded by two moms on a mission to reimagine child care in America announced today that it has raised emergency grant funding from impact investors to ensure that child care providers in its network can...


Fish Wildlife & Parks: Covid-19 Updates

FWP temporarily closes Montana WILD, visitor centers In keeping with social distancing guidelines for COVID-19 to protect public health and safety, Montana WILD will be closed to the public beginning today, March 16, until further notice. In...


FWP to close offices to the public in response to COVID-19

• Licenses purchased online will be mailed • Call center active and ready to help To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Chinook My Neighbor in Need: Washer & Dryer

Chinook My Neighbor in Need is an organization of volunteers that provides local citizens a way to ask for help from their community and a way for the community to give back. Are you in need? Do you know someone in your community in need? My...

 By Ralph Schneider    News    March 25, 2020 

Harlem Golf Course will survive COVID-19

olf Course, Harlem Golf Course Board of Directors is optimistic for the future of our golf course. We would like to thank all individuals and organizations for their donations and support that helped erase a $10,000.00 shortfall of funds needed to...



Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) has experienced a great community response to the request for fabric face masks. The masks have been coming in all weekend, and NMHC is so appreciative for the wonderful and proactive community...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Edward Jones: Support for community is a top priority

In today's challenging times, Edward Jones financial advisors are thinking about the health of their clients, their families and their colleagues, what's happening in their communities and the effect of Covid-19 on the markets. "Most importantly, we...

 News    March 25, 2020 


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 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Seed Show Resilient Despite Winter Storm

Through the years the Oldest Continuously running Seed Show in the country has faced many obstacles. The 71st edition of the Montana Seed Show had the challenge of a severe winter storm to deal with...


Latest News on Closures, Postponements at Press Time

Blaine County Health Department Official Message Blaine County Health Department is actively working on coordinating Blaine County’s response to COVID-19 in light of the ever-evolving situation. Blaine County Health Department is focusing on our... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts Local Events and Entities

In response to a news conference last Thursday, when growing concerns about the coronavirus prompted Governor Steve Bullock to declare a state of emergency. During his news conference at the state Capitol, Bullock said: “Now is still the time to...

 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Marshall Catch Band puts on electrifying show

The Blaine County Fair Foundation has been hard at work for quite some time raising funds for a new indoor arena at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. There certainly have been some very positive results...


NMH: COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Clinic Open

Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) has opened an alternative clinic for suspected COVID-19 patients. It is located on the east side of the NMHC campus in the building formerly known as Medical Group East. NMHC would like to reiter...


State of Montana COVID-19

MEDIA ADVISORY State of Montana COVID-19 March 16, 2020 Contact: John Grassy, Public Information Officer Montana Dept. Natural Resources and Conservation (406) 324-4752 / Amber Conger, Communications Director Montana Dept. Of... Full story


FWP to temporarily suspend hunter, bowhunter ed classes

Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. COVID-19 cases have been...

 By Darin Hannum    News    March 18, 2020

Chinook Schools Lunch Plan

Starting Thursday from 9-10 am for breakfast, and 12-1 pm for lunch for students Chinook Schools will provide sack meals for current students to pick up at Meadowlark's front door. This is free of charge for all students. The bag will include both... Full story


Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Warfel suspends all public Masses until March 30

With the concerns for the most vulnerable and the elderly, Bishop Warfel, after consultation with priests, staff and other vital personnel has determined that the best process going forward was to...


NMH: COVID-19 Update: Cancellations

Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) has implemented several measures as a result of the COVID-19 crisis that they wish to inform the public. Both Northern Montana Hospital (NMH) and the Northern Montana Care Center (NMCC) are... Full story


Updated Response from Blaine County Public Officials

Officials throughout Blaine County met Monday and Tuesday to begin working on individual contingency plans as well that will allow each entity to also work with others in the county to best serve our citizens. Everyones health and safety is a... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

Meadowlark Elementary Student Dioramas Reveal Learning about Biomes

In a science unit on ecology, Ms. Emily Scofield’s third graders at Meadowlark Elementary School studied biomes. To assess their understanding of the information taught, Ms. Scofield invited each...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

Meadowlark Students Participate in Treasure State Award Voting

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card," prove that those who read the most, read the best. Without reading comprehension skil...

 By Janice Gilham    News    March 18, 2020

Harlem Elementary Best Bus Behavior

On Tuesday, March 10th, Harlem Rodeo Drive Bus Route students were treated to a yummy pizza party. It has taken the riders since the 2019-20 school year began until now to finally fill in all of the...


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