GREAT FALLS - As the number of cases of the coronavirus continues to grow across the country, some people have begun taking drastic measures to try to prevent catching the virus.
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BOZEMAN- The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is preparing to give out Thanksgiving food boxes on Sunday, Nov. 22 and Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced earlier this week his participation in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial and that he has since tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
BOZEMAN- The 40th Annual Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll will look a little different this year with no celebration on Main Street but still hope people can support local businesses with a few fun activities.
GREAT FALLS- Coronavirus cases continue to climb in Cascade County. A lead infectious disease doctor who’s battling COVID19 on the frontlines is sharing an important message heading into the holiday season.
BOZEMAN- The state of Montana can still have some friendly competition without the “Brawl of the Wild” by seeing who can give more canned food to their local food banks in Bozeman and Missoula.
BILLINGS- Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton is holding a press conference Thursday, November 19 at 2 p.m. to announce a new Health Officer Order related to rising cases of COVID-19.
BELGRADE- The city of Belgrade is asking you to help them out in deciding how their downtown area should continue to grow at a virtual public meeting on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, at noon.
BILLINGS- Many industries have had challenges getting inventory in during the pandemic and the firearm industry is no exception. With gun sales up this year, a gun shop owner said it's becoming a challenge to get some inventory in.
BOZEMAN- Longfellow and Meadowlark Elementary Schools will be going fully remote on Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, as about a quarter of staffing is undergoing COVID-19 quarantine protocols.
BOZEMAN- Jack and Nan Thanepohn moved out to Bozeman in 1984 thinking they were going to be farm hands but ended up growing a booming mattress company making everything right in the Gallatin Valley.
LAUREL- Laurel Public Schools is facing staff shortages due to COVID-19. They are in the third week of having 1st, 3rd and 4th grade taught online, although the superintendent said she is optimistic they will be able to have all students return to school next week. They are also facing a shortage of bus drivers.
BOZEMAN- The 7th Avenue Streetscapes Project started mid-July as part of the Midtown Urban Renewal Action Plan to make improvements to the right of way between the curb lines and the front portion of properties and businesses.
If you are flipping through the channels this week looking for something to watch, Tuesday night there’s a show that is putting Montana on center stage.
GREAT FALLS- There’s plenty of snow on the ground and it’s finally starting to feel like the holiday season. Saturday, a local flower shop will host an event to help you pick out some gifts while supporting local businesses.
LIVINGSTON- After the first snowstorm of the season in October, Park High School made a call to action for community members to ask students for any help with snow removal for community service hours.
BILLINGS- An administrator at St. Vincent Healthcare said there are more patients in hospital beds at St. Vincent right now than at any other time he can remember since becoming an administrator 10 years ago. He said the increase is primarily due to COVID-19.
BOZEMAN- The Bozeman Public Library is scaling back its in-person services to curbside, virtual and telephone services only starting Nov. 13, 2020.
BOZEMAN- The Kappa Sigma fraternity at Montana State partnered with the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation to host a “Sushi for Soldiers Week” leading up to Veterans Day with their final event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BILLINGS- The 2,000 square foot Rise and Shine Mural is finished after more than 1,000 hours of work spread over 100 days. The mural is on the 6th St W underpass in Billings.
MISSOULA - Starting Nov. 11, 2020 Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior for life.
LIVINGSTON - A jack-knifed semi-truck has blocked eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate-90 early Tuesday morning around 4:15 a.m., roughly 10 miles east of Livingston.
BOZEMAN- With more and more people choosing to move out to “The Last Best Place,” MOBLHOM rental housing company looks to provide short-term places to live for those who need them.
MISSOULA - Protesters gather in front of the Missoula Police Department demanding transparency the day after an officer-involved shooting.
BOZEMAN- The Gallatin County Board of Health’s Nov. 6, 2020, meeting lasted five hours and came to a decision to impose new COVID-19 restrictions.
MISSOULA - Even though Halloween is over, think twice before you throw that pumpkin away because one Montana non-profit actually wants to use it to help out a local farm.
BOZEMAN- The general hunt season in Montana started Oct. 24, 2020, seeing a decrease in hunter participation numbers compared to the same weekend in previous years, but hunter success was at or above average at most hunter check stations.
Cascade County Elections Administrator Rina Moore says there's no need to be worried about your health or safety when coming out to vote today.
LIVINGSTON- James Langteaux finds himself making coffee for the people of Livingston after a long career of filmmaking and being an author, but the journey was a long one.
BOZEMAN- Before heading out to the polls or to drop off a ballot on Election Day, remember to check what you’re wearing as the state of Montana does not allow for political dress attire in buildings where an election is being held.
The Office of the Montana Secretary of State said 535,423 ballots have been returned at the time of this article out of 656,784 ballots sent out. To see the latest numbers go to the link here and click on "Absentee Counts by County."
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