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Lolo Peak Fire Update

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Location: The fire is burning directly west of Lolo Peak between Lantern Ridge on the north and to approximately one mile south of Anderson Creek. It has reached but not crossed the Bitterroot divide on the eastern boundary. The Firewise Trailer for fire information is located at the Junction of Hwy…

Hearings held in attorney Myers’ disciplinary case

Attorney for ODC seeks Myers disbarment By Michael Howell On Thursday, July 22, in Missoula, after a series of hearings on three separate complaints that spanned about eleven hours, Jon Moog, state attorney for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), stated that, based on the facts presented, Hamilton attorney Robert Myers should be disbarred. Each…

New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks visits Montana

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the appointment of two Deputy Assistant Secretaries to serve as leaders at the Department. Aurelia Skipwith will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks and former House Natural Resources senior staffer Katharine MacGregor will serve as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and…

Water Forum volunteers help restore East Fork riverbank

By Michael Howell A massive riverbank restoration project is underway this summer along a half-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Bitterroot River as it flows across the Lazy J Cross Ranch in the south valley. The project was born out of discussions between Heather Barber, Executive Director of the Bitter Root Water Forum,…

Unusual reunion in Stevensville

Loey Knapp’s home in Stevensville was the site of a very unusual class reunion this summer. It was the 50th anniversary of the 1967 graduating class of the Kodaikanal International School, located in the city of Kodaikanal in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the…

Bitterroot National Forest Wildfire Update

July 24, 2017 Dominic Butte Fire did not grow in size over the weekend and remains at 55 acres today.  The lightning caused fire located on the Stevensville Ranger District in the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis is now 40 percent contained. Crews made good progress yesterday on continuing mop up activities (extinguishing remaining hot…

Public meetings planned for Lolo Peak Fire

Sunday July 23, 2017, 8:30 pm   There will be a public meeting on Monday, July 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Lolo Elementary School in the cafeteria and on Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Stevensville High School in the Multi-Purpose Room.   Location: The fire is burning directly west of Lolo Peak between…

Bitterroot wildfire update

  July 21, 2017 Dominic Butte Fire grew to 55 acres yesterday.  Most of the new growth and activity occurred on the north and east sides of the fire below Willow Mountain Lookout.  The lightning caused fire is located on the Stevensville Ranger District in the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis. Yesterday, firefighters completed construction…