Though there have been no reported case of the Novel Corona Virus in Ravalli County - or Montana, for that matter, caution to prevent spread of the virus has been affecting activities.

Youth Home Gala Cancelled

The annual Linda Massa Youth Home fundraising Gala, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton, has been cancelled. A note from Skip Rosenthal, the executive director of the youth home was on their Facebook page:

"In light of what we have learned and in consideration of what we still do not know about the incidence spread of COVID-19, Youth Homes has made the decision to cancel the Bitterroot Gala scheduled for Saturday, March 14. While this annual event serves as an opportunity to gather with friends in support of the Linda Massa Youth Home and is the Shelter's biggest fundraiser, we believe it is in everyone's best interest to err on the side of caution and do our part to contribute to worldwide efforts to slow the progress of this pandemic. I apologize for the late notice and for any inconvenience this may cause. We very much appreciate the support you have given the Linda Massa Youth Home and ask for your understanding of the decision."

Special Hamilton School Board Meeting

The Hamilton School Board has planned a special meeting for the public to address the school's response to the virus threat. The meeting will be at Hamilton High School's Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16. Officials will discuss district-sponsored and related travel plans and other issues related to COVID-19. The district has been increasing their sanitizing routines, among other issues. The regular school board meeting will be Wednesday, March 18, at Room 124 of Daly Elementary School. COVID-19 is also on that agenda, along with hiring of the new Daly Elementary Principal.

College Basketball

The Big Sky basketball tournaments have been cancelled, in an announcement this week. The tournaments had just started, but the remainder of the women's and men's basketball tournaments have been canceled due to COVID-19. The Big Sky Presidents' Council voted to cancel the tournament Thursday mornng, March 12.

KLYQ and KGVO Radio will try to keep you informed of the changes due to the COVID-19 threat.