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Fires burning to the east of us

Wildland Fires on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Detected:  July 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Cause:  Lightning Location: Whetstone Ridge:  Latitude 46 ˚2.933 Longitude 113˚38.800 Meyers:  Latitude 45˚59.901 Longitude  113˚34.592 Current Size: Whetstone Fire 371 acres and Meyers Fire 79 acres Containment: 0% Resources on Fire: 3 Handcrews (Lewis & Clark Hotshots, Bitterroot Hotshots, GFP Contract Crew…

Fires burning to the north of us

Lolo Peak Fire   July 18, 2017 As of this morning the fire perimeter and spot fires encompass roughly 60-70 acres with the fire burning mid-slope directly west of Lolo Peak between the Meadow Creek and Falls Creek sub-drainages of the South Fork of Lolo Creek. This is approximately one mile west of the summit…

Fires burning to the west of us

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update Kamiah, Idaho (July 17, 2017) – Several lightning-caused starts, detected July 14-16, 2017, on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts, are currently staffed, in mop-up status, or are being managed for resource benefits. Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their…

Firefighters battle fire started by burn barrel

By Jeff Kushner, Victor Fire District   Saturday afternoon embers from a burn barrel with a screen on top started a large multi-acre fire between two residences in the northern part of the Victor Volunteer Fire District.  In addition to Victor Fire, crews from Stevensville and Corvallis provided mutual aid in order to control the…

Stevensville land swap won’t be on ballot

Temporary boat launch on town property approved   By Michael Howell   When the Stevensville Town Council officially dedicated its river front property as a public park last month, it assured that the issue of accepting a land trade proposal, proffered by the adjacent landowner to resolve his issues concerning public access to the river…

Trains, planes, and … quilts!

By Michael Howell What do quilts and trains have in common? Well, they go together like Barbara and Bob Reutlinger.   The way it works for the Corvallis couple is they have a line drawn down the middle of their basement “hobby room.” Her side is festooned with ribbons and awards she has earned for…

Legendary musician to perform benefit concert in Hamilton

As part of his worldwide tour highlighting songs from all 17 albums of his 35-year career, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will make a stop on Saturday, July 15th at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Building, 223 S. 2nd in Hamilton. Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock…

Former treasurer Stamey sues county commission, others over suspension

By Michael Howell Bitterroot Star publisher Michael Howell has again been named as a defendant in a lawsuit by former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey asking for $20 million in punitive damages.   Stamey has filed suit in federal district court in Missoula alleging that the Ravalli County Commission, “acting under the color of law”…