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Governor Greg Gianforte Announces He Will Lift The Statewide Mask Mandate Friday In A Directive

The two conditions for lifting the statewide mask mandate have been fulfilled. Vaccinating vulnerable people continues. Senate Bill 65 to create liability protection for businesses nonprofits churches health care providers and other organizations over exposure to COVID-19 fulfilled another requirement Wednesday afternoon when Gianforte signed ...

Montana Navigator To Help Former Employees And Others For Obamacare Open Enrollment Starting Next Week For Three Months

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act marketplace will reopen February 15th for three months. Jeremy Smith is the program director for Montana Navigator a nonprofit that assists people in health-care enrollment. He says people who have been laid off likely have lost their employer-based health care as well.

Alpine’s Sam Gertsch is Wyoming’s Ultimate Angler

Some October days in Wyoming can feel more like full-on winter than fall. And it was one of those days, with a cold steel wind blowing across the water of Soda Lake north of Pinedale. Sam Gertsch of Alpine admits he had thought twice about whether he really wanted to be out in it that day, but he decided to go for it. Turns out he was awfully ...

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Montana Urging Lawmakers Not To Roll Back Anti-Smoking Policies

Montana advocates fighting cancer are urging state lawmakers not to roll back anti-smoking policies this session. February is Cancer Prevention Month and volunteers are speaking with Montana legislators for cancer action week this week. Kristin Page-Nei with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Montana says one bill House Bill ...

Montana’s Distinguished Nurse Of The Year Leesha Ford On Pandemic’s Effect On Nurses In Montana And Nationwide

Leesha Ford a clinical nursing instructor on the College of Nursing’s Bozeman campus has received the Distinguished Nurse of the Year award from the Montana Nurses Association. Monday on Voices of Montana she was asked about the pandemic and its effect on nurses.