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Archive for month: March, 2020

Department of Revenue has Mailed Notices to Manufactured Home Owners

The Montana Department of Revenue has mailed notices to property owners of mobile and manufactured homes that are assessed separately from the land on which they are located. The notice is not a tax bill. County treasurers calculate and bill property owners for their 2020 general property taxes based upon the values shown on the notices.

Montana Numbers Continue to Increase

By Sunday evening coronavirus cases in Montana totaled 161 by Monday morning, that number has grown to 171.  Gallatin County continues to have the most cases with 67 and had the largest overnight increase of 9. Three more COVID-19 related deaths have also been confirmed including two deaths in Toole County and an elderly Madison County patient...

Kalispell – Veterinary Community Still Seeing Patients

The veterinary community in the Flathead knows that even amid a virus outbreak affecting humans the valley’s animals need treatment too.  Although  non-essential businesses have been ordered to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19 veterinary clinics and hospitals are still deemed essential and most veterinarians are still seeing patient wit...

Before COVID-19 Unemployment Numbers Stable

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit Montana the state’s unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 3.5% with about 800 jobs added over the month. The Unemployment rate has increased in the last several weeks because of public health and safety measures and their impacts will be evident in next month’s unemployment data.

Before COVID-19 Unemployment Numbers Stable

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit Montana the state’s unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 3.5% with about 800 jobs added over the month. The Unemployment rate has increased in the last several weeks because of public health and safety measures and their impacts will be evident in next month’s unemployment data.

2nd Largest Industry in Montana Takes a Hit

At what is now essentially the beginning of the tourist season travel and tourism related businesses are concerned that current coronavirus restrictions could extend into the busy summer season causing even more economic hardship. In Montana tourism is the second largest contributor to the economy. By mid-March nearly 50% of hotel motel and ot...