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 now use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Garden City building 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 out to be tested.
Our station webpages have the “COVID-19 Info” page, the latest information on the virus from reputable sources, Missoula City/County Health department, the CDC, WHO, and more. >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
The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: They will be happy to meet you outside to collect your donation. Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions.
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.
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.
Starting to work in your garden? Contact Missoula County Weed District and Extension Office’s Plant Clinic with any plant care or pest management questions. Bring samples, and they can help you. To find out more call 406.258.4200 or visit www.missoulaeduplace.org/plant-clinic
Construction has started on the on the intersection of Third Street and Higgins Avenue. During construction, you can expect temporary sidewalk displacement and limited vehicle access. Stay up to date with weekly emails, by emailing a request to Kristine@BigSkyPublicRelations.com, registering for text message alerts by texting “HIGGINS” to 41411, or calling the project hotline with any questions at (406) 207-4484.
Missoula County Community and Planning Services is now accepting nominations for the annual Land Stewardship Award. The award recognizes landowners and residents who are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a difference. The nomination form is due Friday, April 30th, and is available on the CAPS Open Lands website at http://missoula.co/stewardshipaward.
Blue Mountain Pickup 2021 happens on Saturday May 1st from 7a-12p. Unleashed Doggy Daycare is hosting a volunteer poop pick up on Blue Mountain. You are invited to join in and try to pick up as much as you can in those hours. Face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and trash bags are provided. Call 406-926-1477
The Missoula County Elections Office has several board positions available and are seeking applicants to fill them. They become vacant end of May. Applicants must be residents of Missoula County and at least 18 years old. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, May4th. To see them and apply online visit https://boards.missoulacounty.us/apply/ (look on county webpage)
Rhino Roofing is asking graduating High School seniors in Missoula and Ravalli Counties to apply and enter an essay for one of four $1000.00 scholarships, for tuition, books or expenses to any accredited college or trade school this fall. Get details and apply at Rhino roofing MT dot com. Apply by 12pm (noon) on Monday, May 10th. https://www.rhinoroofingmt.com/scholarship-application
Register now to learn Heartsaver First Aid and CPR at the Lifelong Learning Center from 8:30am to 3:00pm on May 8th or June 5th. The course features hands-on instruction with managing illness and injuries for the first few minutes until professional help arrives. People will earn a two-year Heartsaver First Aid and CPR certification card if the complete the course successfully. The price is $96, find out more at missoulaclasses.com
Save the Date for Missoula Gives, May 6th & 7th! Missoula Gives & Bitterroot Gives, an initiative of Missoula Community Foundation, is a 26-hour online celebration that connects generous Missoulians and Bitterrooters with the causes they care about. Find out more at https://www.missoulagives.org/
Sunday, May 26th the Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County has their 3rd annual Tutu Trot Fundraiser. Run 2.2 miles in a tutu to support the 22,000 youth living in Missoula County. You can also run virtually any time between May 16th and the 31st. If you don’t have a tutu you can make one when you register with the BGCM team at Silver Park. Registration is going on now at bgcmissoula.org/tutu-trot.
Sign up for History Camp at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. For Ages: 8- to 13-year-olds. Become a History Detective & Travel back through time to learn what life was like when the Fort was built in 1877. July 19th-July 23rd from 9am to 4pm. Cost: $150.00, 10% discount for members. Deadline for registration: July 1st. Call 406-258-3473 or visit: https://fortmissoulamuseum.org/education/summer-camps/
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.