Land managers across western Montana raised their fire danger ratings to “extreme” on Tuesday as hot, dry weather patterns entrenched over the border with Idaho.
The inversion should lift by Monday afternoon as new breezes blow in, but if surrounding fires produce more smoke, that could get added to the mixing process and degrade air quality again by Monday evening.
Worsening fire conditions prompted an evacuation warning Saturday evening west of Lolo Hot Springs and numerous road closures near St. Regis.
The Bitterroot Runoff 5 and 10-mile trail runs are set for an in-person showing Saturday morning just outside of Lolo.
Spring officially ended last Sunday. For Montana wildland firefighters, training time has shifted to waiting time as the forests dry and the people play.
Regarding your online letter to the editor of May 26, Erwin Curry, let's examine "irresponsible choices."
Scott Peryam was walking around the top of Hillview Way on Monday when he spotted something much different — a possible pair of wolves.
On Friday, community members will gather along Highway 93 to remember Christine Howe and others who have been impacted by the dangerous stretch of road between Florence and Lolo.
Voters will be asked if they support the bond and if the Board of Trustees can sell the current school property to help offset bond costs and site improvements for the new school, according to a press release.