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COVID-19 treatment clinic opens at Butte hospital

Oct. 21, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The state has helped open a monoclonal antibody infusion clinic at St. James Health in Butte as part of an effort to reduce the severity of COVID-19 cases and free up hospital beds, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Thursday. The clinic is being run by a...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Belt 64, Shelby 8 Big Sandy 57, North Star 18 Bigfork 48, Anaconda 0 Billings Central 39, Sidney 20 Billings West 30, Billings Senior 0 Bozeman 21,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Baker 41, Roundup 6 Belt 64, Rocky Boy 26 Bigfork 42, Missoula Loyola 0 Billings West 63, Billings Skyview 0 Carter County 46, Forsyth 24 Circle 30,...

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana hunt

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three gray wolves from a large pack in Yellowstone National Park that’s popular among tourists have been killed by Montana hunters, park officials said Monday. The two female pups and a female yearling from the Junction Butte pack were killed...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Absarokee 61, Ennis 16 Bainville 54, Jordan 19 Belt 60, Cascade 12 Big Sandy 56, Heart Butte 6 Big Timber 25, Manhattan/Manhattan Christian 19, OT ...

Health officer resigns, citing pushback on COVID guidelines

Sep. 23, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — The public health officer in a small northern Montana county is resigning because of the “constant negativity, pushback, disregard and lack of support” that health officials have faced throughout the coronavirus pandemic, she said. Blaine County...

California man convicted for role in Montana deputy's death

Sep. 22, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A California man who, along with his son, went on a “suicide mission” involving law enforcement officers, has been convicted for his role in the death of a Montana sheriff’s deputy and for shots fired at two other officers during a pursuit. ...

Gianforte sends National Guard to aid in virus response

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Guard soldiers will assist Montana hospitals with their COVID-19 response as the state struggles with a surge in infections, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday. A total of 70 soldiers will assist six different hospitals in Helena,...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bigfork 20, Jefferson (Boulder) 19 Billings Central 37, Havre 7 Billings West 42, Great Falls 0 Bozeman 31, Belgrade 0 Browning 40, East Helena 22 Butte...

Helena hospital critical care at capacity amid virus surge

Sep. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A hospital in Helena was forced to implement crisis standards of care amid amid a surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital officials said Thursday. Critical care resources are at maximum capacity at St. Peter's Health hospital. Crisis standards of care...