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Hunting numbers continue to be low

The check station totals are lower this year than last year and the 5-year average, according to the Dept of Fish Wildlife and Parks.
Mike Thompson of Fish Wildlife and Parks said in a news release this week, "We've seen less hunters in the field this season, primarily in the southern Bitterroot, and a large reason for this is the really restricted hunting regulations in district 250 (the West Fork)

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KLYQ File Photo (USFS Photo)
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The Friday Fire Update – Sept 9

As of 7am Friday, the Up Top Fire in the 41 Complex was 5,634 acres. That fire is expected to continue to be active in the dry, hot days to come. The fire has moved south and west in the last 24 hours

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Another lightning caused fire in the Salmon-Challis Forest. (USFS Photo)
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Fire Lines Added to Saddle Complex – Aug 30

Lightning caused fires are keeping Forest Service crews busy in Montana and Idaho. The accompanying photo is of the Salt Fire in the Salmon District.
However, the largest fire in the area, the Saddle Complex is about 24,000 acres and is still south of Hughes Creek in the West Fork of the Bitterroot National Forest

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Lots of water. (KLYQ Photo)
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River Reaches Flood Stage

The Bitterroot River has been edging toward Flood Stage for the past couple of weeks, and at Bell Crossing near Victor, it reached the 11-foot Flood Stage mark Wednesday, with the peak expected to be about a half-foot higher

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A closed fishing access site (McConnell Photo)
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Water, Water Everywhere…

The high water in the Bitterroot Valley has caused some closures of Fishing Access Sites and Forest Service campgrounds for the Memorial Day Weekend. And in other places, too much snow is the problem

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(L to R) Alyssa and Amber (Becka Marshall Photo)
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New Rodeo Royalty Crowned

The new Ravalli County Rodeo Queen and Princess and their courts were crowned Saturday at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds.
Amber Powell is 2011's Miss Ravalli County Rodeo and First Runner Up is Tayne Tingle

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KLYQ Archive Photo
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Ready for High Water?

Everybody's talking about it. High water. The experts are cautioning that the valley's streams and creeks and the Bitterroot River will be running up toward record highs this year.
The photo here is from a few years ago, when the river was almost bankful in Hamilton

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It’s 1, 2….Tri…Triathlon!

The 6th Annual Bitterroot Classic Triathlon will be August 27th. The race is centered around the Bitterroot Aquatic Center in Hamilton, on Kurtz Lane.
Organizers said the event is a sprint distance race, a 75-yard swim (15 laps in the Bitterroot Aquatic Center pool), a 20K Bike Run and a 5k Run

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A forest road (KLYQ archive)
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You Can’t Get There From Here

Forest Service crews will be replacing a culvert on a road in the south end of the Bitterroot Valley next week.
The Bitterroot National Forest crew from the Sula Ranger District will be closing Road #729 near Indian Trees Campground on the west fork of Camp Creek

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KLYQ Archive Photo
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KLYQ’s “Most Bestest” Survey – Part Two

In the category of "Food and Drink," our month-long on-line survey brought us these favorites from those who voted, (completely non-scientific, by the way):
1. Best Cup of Coffee - No Clear Winner (some of the favorites - Caroles Coffee Place, Friendly Giant, Bitterroot Beanery, River Rising)
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