No new cases of COVID-19 today in Idaho's five northern counties, with 42 cases in Kootenai County and three in Bonner County. Boundary, Shoshone and Benewah remain free of the illness.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, issued an update on the Paycheck Protection Program, a provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service say that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment.
Public health plays a critical role in building strong, prosperous, and free societies around the world. Today, as our Nation and entire global community continue to combat the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we reaffirm our commitment to do our part to stop the spread of this …
In North America, we often call the April full moon the Pink Moon, Grass Moon or Egg Moon. In 2020, this April full moon also presents the closest, and thereby largest, supermoon of the year.
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, D-Montana, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the Trump Administration to grant farmers more flexibility in their Farm Service Agency loans in order to ensure the continuity of the country's food supply and support rural areas during the co…
U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Montana, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to work with our allies around the world and fully investigate China’s response to the emergence of the virus causing COVID-19.
Any business, school, organization or agency with news of a COVID-19 related closure or postponement in Lincoln County, Montana, Boundary County Idaho or the Kootenay Region of British Columbia is encouraged to message notices here, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 2…
Two more positive COVID-19 cases today in Kootenai County brings the total up to 44 cases in Idaho's five northern counties; 42 in Kootenai and two in Bonner County.
The Centers for Disease Control reports 277,205 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today in the U.S. and a cumulative total of 6,593 deaths, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Baltimore, shows 311,301 confirmed cases in the U.S., 14,694 recovered and 8,476 deaths as of 5:21 p.m. Eastern today.
With over a million people around the globe suffering COVID-19, more and more people with the sniffles or a cough wonder if it could be ... and wonder at what point they should take their symptoms seriously and when and how they should seek a test or medical attention.
“Grandma: I’m in the hospital, sick, please wire money right away.” “Grandpa: I’m stuck overseas, please send money.” Grandparent scams can take a new twist – and a new sense of urgency – in these days of Coronavirus.
The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of Montana, with up to two inches of new snow expected by noon today, when the advisory expires.
As the world struggles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff at KootenaiValleyTimes.com has dusted off and revitalized KVT Internet Radio, adding world news at the top of every hour along with local news, weather, sports and more.
As New York reels under the strain of COVID-19, with 92,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,400 deaths as of Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a scathing letter to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who had requested the president appoint a military general to oversee the Defense Production Act.
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced that over 35,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were distributed from March 23 through April 1, providing benefits to Montanans who have lost their job or have had to reduce work hours due to COVID-19.
Road conditions across the region are reported slick; give yourself extra time as you set out this morning and use extra caution as you drive in. We see about half an inch of snow on Bonners Ferry's South Hill and deputies report slick conditions in the south half of Boundary County.
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive providing additional guidance on childcare facilities to ensure that Montana’s essential workers can receive access to childcare during the state of emergency.
As the number of cases of Covid 19 level off, scientists from around the world aren't breathing a sigh of relief -- they're holding their breath to see if a second, even more deadly wave happens.
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive implementing measures at correctional facilities in Montana to protect inmates and staff and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Venus – the brightest planet – blazes mightily in the western sky after sunset, starting out the month in close conjunction with the Pleiades star cluster. It’s the only bright planet to light up these April evenings all month long.
There has been a lot of criticism over the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” and rightfully so. Names have not always been an accurate way of identifying ground zero for any disease.
You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the Coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours.
It has been a month like no other at KootenaiValleyTimes. Previously our highest months for hits was six-million, an astonishing figure. Here are the hit counts for March, 2020, and on behalf of all of us to all of you, thank you!
President Donald Trump today appeared to accept at last what experts have been saying for weeks; Covid-19, the illness wrought by the novel coronavirus that first landed in the United States on January 20 is serious.
The Post Falls Music Academy is pleased to offer free fun music lessons to those cooped up by Covid-19 as part of their "Boredom Busters" series!
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.
As the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, I am entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the civil rights of the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces, and our nation’s veterans.
Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine.
The Lincoln County Health Department received notice today that an additional individual has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. The fifth case is a male with direct contact of a known positive.
The Panhandle Health District and Kootenai Health have confirmed one additional case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases to 28 in the Panhandle area.
The Idaho State Police and the Adams County Sheriff's Office are seeking information leading to the arrest and capture of William "Bill" Pearle James for the attempted murder of two sheriff's deputies on March 29.
Staying at home right now is hard, especially if you have kids. The Pearl Theater and Missoula Children's Theatre have a solution: Get ready to put on a theatrical production in your own home!
The global COVID-19 total passed 700,000 cases today, just one day after passing the 600,000-case mark, fueled by steep rises in Europe and the United States, where President Donald Trump said today that social distancing guidelines will be extended through the end of April.
The Lincoln County Health Department today received notice that a fourth individual has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. The individual is a male in his 20s and engaged in domestic, in-state travel.
For the millions of American and Canadian snowbirds the question of whether to stay or go is compelling, and there is no clear answer.
As the nation's hospitals clamor to acquire the face masks, respirators and other medical materiel needed to treat the rising number of Covid-19 patients nationwide, a February 7 press release from Secretary of State Michael Pompeo touting our nation's generosity to China is getting renewed …
We've received a report from a customer there that Kootenai Drug True Value, 611 East Missoula Avenue, Troy, are taking telephone orders, offering a parking spot up front and delivery to the cars of the elderly, those at high risk of infection and those unable to do their own shopping!
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories.