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Articles from the July 15, 2020 edition

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Bullock mandates masks in public settings

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive effective today requiring people in public settings and gatherings of 50 or more people where social distancing is not possible to wear a mask... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story


Rocky Boy extends lockdown, health center closed

Editor’s note: This clarifies that the order is extending an existing lockdown and the Rocky Boy Health Center is closed to general use until further notice and updates the total... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Blaine County confirms first case of COVID-19

Blaine County has now confirmed its first case of COVID-19, coming during a surge in cases in the state and additional deaths due to the disease, right before surveillance testing is scheduled for the county Thursday and Friday.... — Updated 7/15/2020


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 2,096 with 145 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 145 with 37 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 123,758 with 2,362 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP warns St. Mary Diversion problems could impact fisheries

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warned Tuesday in a story in its newsletter that the collapse of part of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works could have an impact on fishing in the area. “Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Hill County ambulance district meeting held in Hingham

Representatives from the City of Havre, the Hill County Commission and the Havre Ambulance Service held a public meeting in Hingham Tuesday evening, to explain their proposal of a c... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Havre schools still working on plans for fall activities

The Havre School Board of Trustees discussed the high school fall activity schedule during its meeting Tuesday in Havre Middle School. Havre Public Schools Interim Superintendent Craig Mueller said he hasn’t had any... — Updated 7/15/2020


For the Record, July 15, 2020

Havre Police Department Forrest Anthony Church of New Town, North Dakota, 36, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a caller at a First Street West business reported a... — Updated 7/15/2020


Nearly $14M in coronavirus relief sent for seven rural Montana health providers

Note: This was provided by the Office of Sen. Jon Tester  As part of his efforts to ensure that Montana’s rural hospitals and clinics have the resources they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story


Tester doubles down on push to expand telehealth in Montana as pandemic continues

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and after Montana health care providers were left out of a critical telehealth expansion program, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story


Daines calls for more funding for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutic drugs

Note: This was provided by the Office of Sen Steve Daines  U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont, called Tuesday for more robust funding for the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in any upcoming coronavirus... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story


Obituary - Leland 'Lee' J. Nicholson

Born March 21st, 1949 in Sidney, Montana, Leland "Lee" J. Nicholson passed away peacefully at his Helena home July 12, 2020, aged 71 years. Lee was a Vietnam veteran, having served... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story


Letter to the Editor - Why did FWP stop stocking Fresno?

Editor, I would like to thank you for your recent article in the July edition of Hi-Line Living Magazine regarding one of the Hi-Line’s assets, Fresno Reservoir. However, I think there is a need to clarify a few things. First,... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: New slippers

I’ve worn out a pair of slippers. To be fair, I wear slippers quite a bit under normal circumstances, but over the past four months my slipper use has exceeded previous records. I... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

When Jeremy MacDonald speaks, we all need to listen

These are trying times we live in. There's so much anxiety and uncertainty globally, in the United States, in Montana and right here on the Hi-Line. But, in times like these, I'm... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Skylights ink a pair of Montana hoops standouts

Montana State University-Northern head women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has added two new players to his 2020 recruiting class. First, Mouat announced the signing of Glendive... — Updated 7/15/2020


MFU participates in Farmers to Families Food Box program

Press release GREAT FALLS — Montana Farmers Union is partnering with the Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Lake County Community Development Corp. to distribute  boxes of Montana-grown produce to families in need as part... — Updated 7/15/2020


More than 1.2 million acres accepted in CRP Grasslands signup

Press release BOZEMAN — The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced Friday the acceptance of more than 1.2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands during the recent signup... — Updated 7/15/2020


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