COVID-19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr has released a new You Tube video updating the new COVID numbers for Missoula, as well as warnings to be masked and get vaccinated.

Montana's Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing issued a statement on Friday strongly encouraging all Montanans to be vaccinated, but fell short of supporting a vaccination requirement.

Missoula's municipal primary election will be held on Tuesday. Click the links in the story on our website on how to register to vote, which must be completed before noon on Monday.

Mostly sunny in western Montana with highs in the low 80's.

LOOK: Here are the best lake towns to live in

Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.

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