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.

Service workers and others in need of help with a variety of needs should call 2-1-1, or visit the Montana 2-1-1 website, www.montana211.org   

While the Missoula County WIC clinic is closed to the public, staff continue to serve Missoula and surrounding communities by providing services to all new and current WIC participants over the phone, 406-258-4740.  More information about WIC, including specific income guidelines, is available online at wic.mt.gov

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NEW! COVID-19: MISSOULA CITY-COUNTY JOINT INFORMATION CENTER webpage  http://covid19.missoula.co/   the 258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

May is (still) Bike Month! Missoula In Motion Invites you to take part in activities like virtual Cycle Craft nights, safety webinars, a bike-themed haiku contests, scavenger hunts, historical rides and more. A complete list of Missoula’s Bike Month activities can be found at https://www,missoulainmotion.com/bikemonth.

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

North Valley Public Library in Stevensville, Re-Opens with limited services.• Call to request materials or place holds online. Materials available by curbside pickup. The building is closed. •Wear a mask to curbside pickup or stand back 6’ from the door. •30 minute computer sessions by appointment only IF YOU HAVE A MASK!•Maintain 6 feet social distance at all times. No computer assistance available.•Call us at 777-5061 Varying hours weekdays.

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 Great North American Relay (G.N.A.R.) is a virtual endurance challenge that will traverse the Pan-American Highway from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the Panama Canal, Panama. Lasting from May 25th to 31st, participants will have one week to collectively run, walk, and hike 7,500 miles across the North American continent. The route will of course make a stop at the Runner’s Edge in Missoula. More info and registration at https://www.runnersedgemt.com/events/gnar/

June

21st Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show. Saturday, June 6th 8AM until 3:30 PM, on the Courthouse Lawn in Superior. Entry open to all Cars and Trucks. Cost-$15.00 until May 29th, $20 after that. Vendor Booths, door prizes and a 50-50. Register by calling Mike Curtin at 406-370-2188. Visit Facebook – OSRCARSHOW. (There will be NO out of state entries, social

•30 minute computer sessions by appointment only IF YOU HAVE A MASK!

•Maintain 6 feet social distance at all times. No computer assistance available.

•Call us at 777-5061 Varying hours weekdays.

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.

The Great North American Relay (G.N.A.R.) is a virtual endurance challenge that will traverse the Pan-American Highway from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the Panama Canal, Panama. Lasting from May 25th to 31st, participants will have one week to collectively run, walk, and hike 7,500 miles across the North American continent. The route will of course make a stop at the Runner’s Edge in Missoula. More info and registration at https://www.runnersedgemt.com/events/gnar/

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June

21st Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show. Saturday, June 6th 8AM until 3:30 PM, on the Courthouse Lawn in Superior. Entry open to all Cars and Trucks. Cost-$15.00 until May 29th, $20 after that. Vendor Booths, door prizes and a 50-50. Register by calling Mike Curtin at 406-370-2188. Visit Facebook – OSRCARSHOW. (There will be NO out of state entries, social distancing, taking all temperatures for people entering their vehicles, sanitation stations and if you have a compromised immune system we do not recommend attending. Masks recommended but not required.)

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

Come Rock out July 10th thru the 13th, at the Lincoln Bike Rally They have Hells Belles, the female cover band for AC/DC ! $20 per ticket. Package deals will be made available for gear, poker run tickets, bike show and bike rodeo. Keep up to date on all the latest news about the event, free camping, vendor info and more – find it on our Facebook page, Lincoln Bike Rally

Missoula County’s Election Center online can provide voter and election services 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.

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