A small group of protesters were outside the Missoula Health Department on Thursday criticizing what they called inconsistencies in the newly increased restrictions.

Governor Steve Bullock held the second press conference this week to announce that two staff members tested positive for COVID 19. Neither Bullock or Mike Cooney were considered close contacts.

Missoula Police spokesman Travis Welsh reminded drivers that the holiday season is the prime time for car thieves and to take precautions to protect their property.

A 50 percent chance of afternoon rain with gusty winds in western Montana today, with highs in the upper 50's.