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Archive for date: April 03, 2020

Great Falls – Resources are Limited for Spring Flooding

Lewis and Clark County is reminding residents to be prepared for spring flooding and know the resources that are available and remember safety should always be a top priority during a flooding event. If COVID-19 is still a community concern people should practice social distancing protocols should they need to pick up water or sand. Health car...

Increase in Energy Assistance Program

Since the coronavirus outbreak Montana organizations are seeing more demand for access to a program aimed at helping people pay their winter energy bills. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program covers partial cost on energy bills and helps if heating systems need emergency repairs. Business and school closures and other  changes linked to CO...

Childcare Closures

This week Governor Steve Bullock classified Montana child care providers as essential workers.  However that hasn’t prevented centers from closing. Child Care Connections is a network of child care centers that covers a six county region in Montana. At the beginning of March combined they had 186 licensed child  care providers. Since the...

Top Petroleum Corporation Files for Chapter 11

As the nation’s oil industry struggles to deal with record low oil prices and the coronavirus, one of the top producers in the Bakken filed for bankruptcy protection this week. Whiting Petroleum Corporation based in Denver decided Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is the best path forward for the company. Whiting Petroleum has been involved in ...