Montana News

Friday, February 26, 2021

Gallatin, Madison counties offer more vaccination clinics

Gallatin County announced Wednesday that a third public vaccination clinic will be held March 4 at the fairgrounds in Bozeman. The 480 appointment slots for the clinic will open on at noon on Friday and will likely fill quickly. The clinic is for people eligible in Phase 1B — adults over 70, those between 16 and 69 with specific underlying conditions and people of color. The health department is also working with Bozeman Creek Family Health, Bozeman Clinic, the Human Resource Development Council and Bozeman Senior Center to sign up 400 people who may not have access to technology or may need help registering to ensure they can participate in the clinic, according to a notice published Wednesday by Gallatin County Emergency Management. Next week, there will also be a clinic in West Yellowstone.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Crews rescue hiker in Rattlesnake area

A hiker was rescued in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula Wednesday night. Missoula County Sheriff's Department posted to Facebook the hiker called for assistance after they noticed changes in their physical condition and a quick decrease in temperature -- which they did not have proper clothing or equipment. The hiker also had spotty cellphone service. MCSAR volunteers were able to locate and rescue the hiker around 11:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Emergency crews respond to reported fire on the SW side of Great Falls

VIDEO: Emergency crews are at the scene of a reported fire on the southwest side of Great Falls. Initial reports indicate the fire is at a residence on the 5400 block of 57th Avenue SW. At this point, there are no reports of any injuries, and no word yet on the suspected cause. Responding agencies include Great Falls Fire Rescue, Gore Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, and MT Air National Guard firefighters.
KRTV-TV CBS 3 Great Falls

Celebrating Joe Testa of Columbia Falls, 51 years a firefighter

When Testa retired from Dupont, the couple decided to move to Columbia Falls. It was 2009. A few months later, in January 2010, Testa started a second career as a volunteer firefighter, serving another 11 years with Bad Rock, until he recently retired from that department. All told, Testa has been a firefighter for 51 of 71 years of life. It’s been rewarding work, he said. “I helped build this place,” he said, looking around at the Bad Rock fire hall, which was built a few years ago. When Testa first moved here, he said he couldn’t believe the old hall, which sat just off Highway 206 on a corner at Kelly Road that was host to many accidents over the years. Working with fellow firefighters and chief Kirk Katzenmeyer, they put together a modest plan to build new bays at first, and then add on a hall later, thinking the fire board, which governed the budget, would like that plan better.
Hungry Horse News

Traffic accident on Polson bridge snarls traffic

VIDEO: Troopers say a truck headed south across the Polson bridge crossed the double yellow line and hit a semi headed north. We’re told the first vehicle then collided with another truck traveling behind the semi. Troopers say the driver who crossed the lines appears to have been distracted. Officials say the wreck left one person with minor injuries.
KECI-TV NBC 13 Missoula

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