Public Service Announcements

All Missoula County residents can now use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the fairgrounds. Anyone living in Missoula County who is having symptoms — and any healthcare worker or first responder working in the county and showing symptoms — now qualifies to use the drive-thru service with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going out to the Missoula County Fairgrounds to be tested.

Missoula County’s new Election Center is now open and providing voter and election services at 140 N. Russell St. The Elections Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Elections Center staff can help with all voter services, including registration, requesting an absentee ballot, address changes, retrieving undeliverable ballots and issuing replacement ballots. Voters can check their ward, registration status and polling place location at www.missoulavotes.com.

Our Website Contains: The “COVID-19 Info” page, the latest information on the virus from reputable sources, Missoula City County Health department, the CDC, WHO, and more.

For the foreseeable future, United Way of Missoula County will earmark all donations to its Emergency/ Disaster Relief fund for COVID-19 Relief.  Missoulians can make a tax-deductible gift today at www.missoulaunitedway.org/emergency-assistance.

Habitat for Humanity is known for building affordable housing. Now, they are constructing Breathable, washable, reusable fabric Face masks. They can do small orders or large orders at $10 each. Hand-crafted by local nonprofit, all profits go towards building more affordable homes in our community. All info about the masks is available at habitatmsla.org

Mountain Line has partnered with First Presbyterian Church to create a drive-in community Wi-Fi hotspot. They will park one of the Wi-Fi-equipped electric buses in the church parking lot providing free internet access to all those who need it Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the foreseeable future. The drive-in hot spot is at 235 South 5th Street West.

Are you earning less right now due to reduced work hours?  If you were previously over income, you may now qualify for childcare assistance through the Best Beginnings Child Care ScholarshipEligibility is for 12 months, so if you qualify now, you will be eligible for the whole year, even if your hours increase again. Contact Child Care Resources today to see if you qualify at 406-728-6446 or go to childcareresources.org

The Darby Bread Box is still open for business. You can visit and get help with your food needs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.6’ from the door. 

The City’s Public Works Department is beginning a sewer main replacement project on Maurice Ave. between 5th St. and 6th St. on June 15 with an anticipated completion date of July 10. This project involves replacing old sewer main with larger sewer main pipe, which will increase the capacity of incoming sewer flows, especially those experienced during University of Montana football games. Traffic will be detoured, and citizens are encouraged to choose an alternate route.

Kids’ & Teens’ Summer Maker Kits, available- This summer, get a weekly maker kit from North Valley Public Library Stevensville, June 8-July 27! Register each week for a different science experiment, art/craft project, or a maker activity. Pick up your kits on Mondays or Tuesdays between 11 am and 5:30 pm. Please register for each week you wish to receive a kit on the Library’s website. Kits will be tailored for age groups ranging from 0-18. North Valley Public Library is on Main Street Stevensville.  For more info visit northvalleylibrary.org.

JULY

Unseen Missoula is back for it’s third season and is booking a limited number of tours this year. So reserve your spot today! Comprised of two main tours: Basements & Back Alleys & Hotels & Hooligans. These tours promote the heritage and uniqueness of downtown Missoula. missouladowntown.com/tours/unseen-missoula/

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