County health officer resigns citing lack of support

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Flathead County’s interim public health officer is resigning at the end of the year, saying she’s frustrated with the lack of support from county officials for any efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tamalee St. James Robinson submitted her letter of resignation Friday to the county commission and the Flathead City-County Board of Health, saying its clear the actions of the commissioners and the health board “have been at cross purposes with the goal of maintaining our county’s public health.”