The Montana Gap: Teamwork promises to help improve mental health care in Lincoln County

The Montana Gap: Teamwork promises to help improve mental health care in Lincoln County

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

By JOHN BLODGETT The Western News (Editor’s note: This story is part of The Montana Gap, a mental health reporting project produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network.) When so...

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Advisory board formed for unified approach to EMS

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

With a critical lack of volunteers and growing legal requirements and pressures on all sides, first responders and health care providers in Lincoln County are partnering for the sake of the public th...

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Libby man wanted after skipping theft sentencing

Libby man wanted after skipping theft sentencing

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Repeat failures to appear in Montana 19th Judicial District Court have resulted in two bench warrants for a Libby man. John Boothman was scheduled to appear Monday for an arraignment and a sentencin...

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Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis?

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Western News (Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part report for The Montana Gap. Previously: The story of a mentally ill Livingston woman, “Sarah,” underscored the challenges Montana’s mental health syst...

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Community Calendar

July 13, 2018 at 2:00 am

Western News •Saturday, July 14: The annual Big Sky Bash to benefit Libby’s Center for Asbestos Related Disease happens at J. Neils Park in Libby and features Skid Row, the Flathead V8s, Dead Fervor and Devon Wad...

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12 students from county among UM grads

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Western News Twelve students from Lincoln County graduated this spring from the University of Montana. The graduates are: From Eureka: Brian Benedict (Bachelor of Science: Geography; Certificate: Geographic In...

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Shelter raising money for dog’s surgery

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Western News Kootenai Pets for Life is holding a rummage sale to raise money so one of its dogs can undergo surgery in preparation for adoption. Rolly, a black lab mix, needs the surgery to repair a torn cruciat...

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Stampede keeps later start for 2018 rodeo

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Western News A change in last year’s annual Kootenai River Stampede PRCA rodeo to deal with smoke from wildfires has led to a permanent change in the nightly schedule for the July 27 and 28 event at J. Neils Rode...

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Tips to prevent West Nile Virus infection this summer

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Western News With West Nile Virus in season in Montana from July to October, the Department of Health and Human Services has released tips for preventing infection. “The best way to prevent mosquito-borne diseas...

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