Press release August 14, 2019: State health officials confirm West Nile Virus

Important to take steps to avoid mosquito bites, state health officials say State and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) detections with three counties reporting positive mosquito samples. Cascade, Sheridan and Yellowstone counties have all had a…

Reduce Rabies Risk

At least one bat has already entered a Cascade County home in 2019, and—though the bat was fortunately not infected with the rabies virus—this is a good reminder to make sure you do what you can to prevent exposure. Below, please find the text…

Superfund Update — May 2019 — from Cascade County Commissioners

A letter from the Commissioners regarding the Black Eagle Superfund Site Cleanup & Art Higgins Memorial Park Plan is below. You can access the full text of the proposed plan for Black Eagle here. Letter from the Commissioners The Board of Cascade County Commissioners…

Flood Safety

Below are links to several of CCHD’s fact sheets to utilize as you take all necessary precautions and plan for your safety. If you have any questions, please call Katie Brewer, CCHD’s Preparedness and Community Planner, at 406-761-9899. Floods: What You Need to Know Safe…

Tick Bites: Avoid, Repel, Remove!

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra cautious in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active. It also helps to know which ticks are most common in your area. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid…

Flooding Information Headquarters for Cascade County, MT

This page is your 2019 Cascade County flood information headquarters! Bookmark it or write the address down, because here you’ll be able to quickly access any information you need about flooding—whether you need to know how to prepare, what to do during a flood,…

Salmonella — Health Tips

Salmonella and live poultry It’s common knowledge that Salmonella germs can be carried by chicken, ducks, geese, and turkey—in fact, Salmonella naturally lives in the gut of these and other poultry. Because of this, people learning to cook are always told to cook poultry…

Cascade County Press Release: Flooding Preparation

Click here to view a PDF of our April 9, 2019 press release. Visit our “In the News” web page to see all our press releases.* To stay tuned for flood-related news and updates, or just to learn how to prepare for a flood,…

Hantavirus Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year again: spring cleaning! As you start to clean out your homes, cabin, campers, sheds, and garages, be mindful of the risk of hantavirus. Hantavirus—or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—is a rare but very serious lung disease transmitted by infected rodents…

What you need to know about “cottage food” laws

Have you seen local cooks who sell their homemade goodies—like cookies, soups, and meatballs—advertising online or on social media? Unfortunately, many of these food items are made in unregistered home kitchens by producers who do not have permits to sell their food items. This…