Firefighters battled late-season blazes on the Bitterroot and Lolo national forests Monday. Fire officials say conditions remain ripe for wildfires to spread rapidly.
Air quality in Missoula is still lingering in the “unhealthy category for sensitive groups” category as wildfire smoke from Western states continues to flow through the region.
Fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest remains at extreme, and although there is plenty of smoke in the valley there have been no new fires in the past 24 hours.
A little precipitation and milder temperatures helped cool the 2,000-acre Cinnabar Fire burning through heavy timber in the Welcome Creek Wilderness east of Stevensville on the Lolo National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service has approved a commercial logging and wildfire reduction proposal in northwestern Montana that includes about 25 miles of new recreational trails.
SEELEY LAKE — The trek into Morrell Falls required more leaping and hurdling than old fashioned hiking earlier this month.
Bitterroot National Forest firefighters have been busy chasing smoke left behind by a series of powerful thunderstorms that swept through the …
BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has upheld two of three death penalties for a man convicted in a gruesome child kidnapping and murder case, and put a third death sentence on hold for now.
Snow has started piling up on the Montana Snowbowl Ski Area north of Missoula, but anticipated lifts may not be finished before the ski season opens.
UPPER ROCK CREEK — The winter of 1996-97 was a bear up here in Granite County.
Nobody has to fight for a parking space to enter the Rattlesnake Wilderness’ backdoor.
Lightning sparked dozens of small fires last weekend, including a one-acre blaze west of Lolo and one that has grown to 50 acres near Troy, and the forecast is calling for perfect conditions for more wildfires to start.
The haystack: the deep, dark Bitterroot Mountains surrounding Lolo Hot Springs after midnight.
Fire scientists and managers may need an incident commander to shepherd them through next week’s Fire Continuum Conference in Missoula.
As floodwaters on the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers begin to climb again, the ripple effects of the record-high snowpack and spring rains are being felt across western Montana.
Way-above-average snowpacks could start melting into area rivers early next week, bringing more flooding problems to the Missoula, Bitterroot and Blackfoot-Seeley-Swan areas.
It’s a simple fact: Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) have resulted in less access for Montana sportsmen and sportswomen. In a literal sense, thes…