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MISSOULA COUNTY IMPLEMENTED STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. Campfires and outdoor smoking is banned on city open space and conservation lands. Operating lawn equipment, chainsaws and other internal combustion engines along with welding and other torch devises and fireworks are restricted from 1pm – 1am. Operating motor vehicles off designated roads and trails is also restricted. The Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect until further notice. You can find more information at missoulacounty.us.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to enroll in SMART911. Wildfires are spreading throughout Montana and if fires should effect your area, notification of Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders can be obtained thru this system. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office will also post warnings and orders on their Facebook Page. Residents can get signed up at smart911.com.

Wildfire Season is underway and air quality is a big concern for many residents. Stay informed by calling the Missoula Air Quality Hotline at 406-258-3600, or you can check current conditions and log-on to todaysair.mt.gov. Links are also available to real-time maps that show where fires are burning and how to prepare for changing conditions at MontanaWildfireSmoke.org.

Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety from the pandemic. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs (no spaces) to 66746

All Missoula County residents can use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at 4025 Flynn Lane just off West Broadway with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going.

Do you or someone you know need help paying for childcare? Many families struggle to pay for childcare because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage.  Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify for a scholarship at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org.

Mountain Line’s trolley service to the Saturday downtown markets begins at 8:55 AM each Saturday and runs approximately every 20 minutes until 11:45 AM, from the Lewis and Clark Villages, down Higgins Avenue to the XXXXs. See each stop for the trolley and find out more information at mountainline.com or call 406-721-3333.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America‘s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about caregiving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker. 

A Missoula County dog license is your furry friend’s ticket home. More than 1,500 animals are sheltered every year at the Missoula County Animal Control Shelter, and some of those have trouble finding their way back home. Licensing your dog will help them get home to you sooner if they get lost because their tag number can be traced to your address. Through licensing fees, you’re supporting Missoula County Animal Control so they can investigate animal abuse and cruelty cases, respond to over 3,500 calls and investigate nearly 150 animal bites each year, and providing the best care possible at the shelter for Missoula’s animals in need. Licensing your dog also ensures that your dog is current on his or her rabies vaccination. To license your dog, contact Missoula County Animal Control at 406-541-7387 or license them online.

The First Annual Dubbers Care Foundation Cornhole Tournament is coming up Wednesday August 4th from 5pm-9pm at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. Dubbers Care Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports Western Montana families by offering housing assistance during emergencies or financial crisis. The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday July 23rd. For information, contact Emily at dubberscare@gmail.com.

The Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship has temporarily increased eligibility  using pandemic funding. The updates to the program also include $10.00 dollar monthly co-payments per scholarship family and a sliding fee scale for more Montana families. Find out more by calling Child Care Resources at 728-6446 or online at childcareresources.org.

Flint Creek Valley Days Car Show is back to celebrate 25 years of gathering classic cars in downtown Philipsburg!  The show will take place on Sunday July 25th from Noon to 4pm. Come join the fun and everything Philipsburg has to offer. Registration is $25 and will be from 10 am to Noon the day of the show.  For further details, please call 406-544-7424.

The Moon-Randolph Homestead is offering public tours from 11am to 5pm every Saturday through October, available on a first-come-first-served basis. Check out the Homestead’s heritage apple orchard, livestock and more. Play, picnic, draw, write and spend time in this cultural location. Find the best way to the Moon-Randolph Homestead and more at moonrandolphhomestead.org

Out to Lunch and Downtown Tonight features live music and local food vendors. Out to Lunch begins at 11am-2pm on Wednesdays and Downtown Tonight is each Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30. Find out more under the events section of this station’s website.

Reformers Unanimous can help people struggling with addiction. The Lighthouse Baptist church hosts meetings Fridays at 7pm, with childcare provided. For more information call 240- fifty two, ninety four.

The Bitterroot Humane Association has their “2nd Time Around Jewelry Sale coming up on Saturday July 31stfrom 9am til 2pm in the Floral Building at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Many donations from their supporters include vintage jewelry and precious gems and there is something for everyone. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the care of homeless pets at their new shelter. For more information, call or text Michelle at 406-210-1375.

The Missoula Police Department is inviting all residents to take part in their National Night Out Block Party. It’s a great campaign to build stronger relationships between law enforcement and the community. The outdoor event will be held Tuesday August 3rd at 435 Ryman Street in Missoula from 5pm til 8pm. Stop by and enjoy the evening with Missoula Police Officers and community members.

Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join their Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a leader of a youth-serving nonprofit organization in the Missoula community, reach out to BGCM’s CEO, Katie Holman, at katie@bgcmissoulacounty.org.

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