Two are dead, including a five year-old boy from Helena, after a vehicle crashed into the icy Clark Fork River on Saturday night. The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating.

State Epidemiologist Stacey Anderson asked Montanans to reconsider traveling and gathering in large family groups for the holidays, citing the reapid spread of COVID 19.

Incident Commander Cindy Farr delineated the legislative authority of the Missoula County Board of Health and Ellen Leahy the Health Officer.

A slight chance of rain in western Montana today, with highs in the low 40's.