THE MISSOULA CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT is now offering booster doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to eligible county residents. Boosters are for people 65 and older and residents of long-term care facilities. Also, people 18-64 with underlying medical conditions or at risk of Covid-19 exposure due to their occupational setting. Booster shots are by appointment only at the Southgate Mall Vaccine Site.
Residents are asked to bring their Covid-19 vaccination card. To schedule an appointment call 258-4636 or online at covid19.missoula.co
-Campfires and outdoor smoking are banned on city open space and conservation lands (for Ravalli County restrictions, see below)
-Operating lawn equipment, chainsaws and other internal combustion engines along with welding and other torch devices are restricted from 1pm – 1am.
-Operating motor vehicles off designated roads and trails is also restricted.
Get the latest information on air quality and call the Missoula Air Quality Hotline at 406-258-3600, or log-on to todaysair.mt.gov
Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety. 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 out to the Flynn Lane location to be tested.
Our station webpages have the “Vaccine Info” page, for the latest information. Webpage http://covid19.missoula.co/ OR 258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
THE MISSOULA PADDLEHEADS AND MISSOULA DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION will host SWING FOR DOWNTOWN a golf outing at Ogren Park – Allegiance Field on FRIDAY OCTOBER 1st. Team registration includes a meal, swag bag and more. It’s a full day of golf, raffles, prizes and entertainment. All funds from the event will help The Missoula Downtown Association with programs, projects and improvements. For information go to email@example.com or call 406-543-4238.
A FREE DEVELOPMENTAL AND PRESCHOOL SCREENING CLINIC for children up to 5 years of age in the Lolo and Woodman School Districts will be held on FRIDAY OCTOBER 1st at Lolo Elementary School. The clinic will begin at 9:00am and include communication skills, hearing and vision screenings and more. For information or to schedule an appointment for your child call Kathy at 273-0451.
OCTOBER OUTDOOR DEBRIS BURNING HAS RE-OPENED IN RAVALLI COUNTY.
From now thru November 30th, fall outdoor burning will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on air quality and fire danger conditions. A burn permit is required and if you are burning, make sure you have plenty of water available and tools to control the fire.
To obtain a burn permit and to check current burn conditions go to app.egovmt.com
THE ANNUAL MCINTOSH APPLE DAY FESTIVAL is coming up SATURDAY OCTOBER 2nd FROM 9am to 3pm at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton. The “Biggest Bake Sale Under The Big Sky” offers locally grown apples and made-from -scratch apple pies. Plus arts and crafts, food and produce and vendors from around the area. For information and tickets call 406-363-3338.
THE 2021 SCARECROW BREWFEST AND LIGHT UP STEVENSVILLE EVENT happens SATURDAY OCTOBER 2nd from 3pm to 8pm. Music provided by Ronnie Riptide and The Riptones. Tickets are on sale now at THE BURNT FORK MARKET IN STEVENSVILLE and PATTEE CREEK MARKET IN MISSOULA.
CAMP MAK-A-DREAM celebrates their 25th Anniversary with THE GOLD CREEK GALA ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 2ND. The event will be held in Missoula at the HILTON GARDEN INN at 6:00pm with dinner, dancing, silent and on-line auctions and more. For tickets and information CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE OR CALL 406-549-5987.
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
LOST TRAIL SKI PATROL’S 49TH ANNUAL “SKI-SNOWBOARD AND OUTDOOR GEAR SWAP” happens on FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH FROM 5-8PM, AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 16TH FROM 9:30am to 1:00pm. The event will be held at BITTERROOT COLLEGE ON SOUTH 9th STREET IN HAMILTON. Find clean, gently used ski, snowboard and outdoor gear….a portion of each sale helps to fund lifesaving efforts by the Ski Patrol. For information check out their Facebook page, OR AT firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RAVALLI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is accepting applications for the WINTER SHERIFF’S CITIZEN ACADEMY. The 8 week course will start in EARLY 2022 and cover a variety of law enforcement topics. Classes are free but limited to 20 people and will be held TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6pm to 9pm. You must be 18 years old and live in Ravalli County to attend. For applications and information, stop by THE RAVALLI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ON BEDFORD STREET IN HAMILTON OR CALL 406-531-7031.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Missoula Movers Coffee Walks are on Mondays, for active adults. Enjoy the company of new friends on guided walks through Missoula’s conservation lands, parks, and trails. After the walk, enjoy a hot drink with fellow hikers! Meets Mondays at Currents, 9 am-12 pm. Registration is $7 per walk. 406-721-7275
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.
The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions at https://www.thepoverellocenter.org/donate/
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. the Missoula County Animal Control Shelter responds to over 3,500 calls and investigate nearly 150 animal bites each year and provides the best care possible at the shelter for Missoula’s animals in need. To license your dog, contact Missoula County Animal Control at 406-541-7387 or license them online.
Missoula County Animal Control are offering low cost vaccinations for dogs with no appointment required. Just bring a copies of previous vet records. The clinic is open from 10am and 3pm. They’re also offering $5 microchips and shots for rabies, bordatella, and distemper for both dogs and cats.
If you are 55+ and unemployed Easterseals-Goodwill can help; providing transitional employment services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Finding a job after temporarily leaving the work force can be difficult. Participants may also receive help updating resumes and learning interview skills. For details call 406-836-0670.