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Burned trees along the Magruder Corridor. (USFS Photo)

Gold Pan and Moose Meadows Forest Fire Update – August 7

Firefighters have had opportunities to prepare for movement of the Gold Pan Forest Fire in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

The 16,000 acre fire in the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest has stayed in the wilderness area so far, but crews have built over 25 miles of fireline as a contingency to the east of the fire between the wilderness and Painted Rocks Reservoir...

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The Bitterroot Community Band at theCreamery Picnic. (KLYQ Photo)

Busy Week for Bitterroot Community Band

The next seven days will be full of music for the Bitterroot Community Band.

The group of volunteer musicians perform every other week throughout the summer at the bandshell at Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton, and at the Creamery Picnic and the Ravalli County Fair...

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Lake Como
Lake Como. (KLYQ File Photo)

Bitterroot Valley’s Lake Como Level is Dropping Early

It's several weeks early, butthe moveable boat dock on the south side of Lake Como is being removed Wednesday, August 7.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said the water level of the popular lake has dropped steadily in recent weeks...

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Fairgrounds Road will not have many cars for a week. (KLYQ Photo)

Hamilton’s Fairgrounds Road Construction Starts Wednesday

Fairgrounds Road on the northeast edge of Hamilton has new sidewalks. Work continues this week on the road itself.

Starting Wednesday, one lane of the popular street will be closed each day from Kurtz Lane to Old Corvallis Road...

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Gunny sacks and kids, reliving the past. (KLYQ Photo)

The Simple Pleasures of Stevensville’s Creamery Picnic

The Stevensville Creamery Picnic had something for every member of the family again this year, and the crowds came out to enjoy it.

After the grand parade at 11 a...

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One of the all-female fire crews at the Creamery Picnic. (KLYQ Photo)

Firefighters Compete at Creamery Picnic

The annual firefighters competition was equal parts sweat and water Saturday afternoon at the Stevensville Creamery Picnic.

The fire crews from the valley (and one from Butte) competed in a relay that included pulling a bundle of hose to the top of ladder truck, dragging a dummy down the street, breaking open a door, and hitting a target with a water stream from a fire hose (see photo)...

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Hamilton High Broncs
Hamilton High Bronc football team. (KLYQ File Photo)

Hamilton High School Gets Ready for Fall Sports

Hamilton High School will have an important meeting for parents and athletes involved in autumn sports.

The August 6th meeting will be at 6:30 p...

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Limit Campfires to These Places on Bitterroot Forest

Even with the occasional rain shower, Western Montana is under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to the dry, hot weather and the increasing fire danger...

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Gold Pan Fire from the Salmon Point Lookout. (USFS Photo)

Moose Meadows and Gold Pan Forest Fires – August 1 Update

The Gold Pan Forest Fire on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest is now estimated to be over 15,000 acres, after experiencing 40 mile per hour downdrafts from passing thunderstorms Wednesday...

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Sprinklers to help protect Magruder Ranger Station structures are dipping into the Selway River. (USFS Photo)

Moose Meadows and Gold Pan Forest Fires Grow – Update July 30

The Gold Pan Forest Fire in the Frank Church Wilderness at the south end of the valley increased about 2,000 acres Monday and is now estimated at 13,335 acres, moving toward Pole Mountain...

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