Ravalli County

Wind Blows Smoke into Bitterroot Valley
As predicted, forest fire smoke is being brought to the valley by afternoon winds.
Friday afternoon, the south end of the Bitterroot Valley was invaded by a huge volume of smoke from wilderness forest fires, including the Gold Pan Complex...
Nez Perce Peak Forest Fire Added to the Gold Pan Complex
The Gold Pan forest fire Complex in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness now consists of four named fires - Gold Pan, Goat, Thirteen and Nez Peak. All together, the fires have burned over 18,000 acres on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest...
Bitterroot Moon Walk is the Bark Beetle Moon Saturday
The Saturday, August 17, Bitterroot National Forest Moon Walk will be the Bark Beetle Moon.
The presentation on the Mountain Pine Beetle will start about 7 p.m. at Willoughby Environmental Education Area south of Stevensville. Look for the sign at Bell Crossing...
Ravalli County Museum Continues Musical Hosting
This year, the Ravalli County Museum's lawn has been a little more crowded on Tuesdays because of work on the American Legion Park in Hamilton. The museum has hosted the Tuesday at 12 free noontime concert series during its summer run and that included the Bitterroot Community Band (see photo) …
Bitterroot Home Tour is This Weekend
The annual Bitterroot Building Industry Association Tour of Homes is Friday through Sunday, August 16-18.
There are five homes on the tour and one commercial property to show off the latest in construction and designs in a resurging home market in the Bitterroot Valley...
Ravalli County Treasurer Resigns
For the second year in a row, the Ravalli County Treasurer has resigned. Marie Keeton, who won election to the post last fall, is leaving the position at the end of August. She cited personal family reasons for the resignation.
Keeton has been in the treasurer's office since the 1990s and was appoint…
Hamilton Players Bring Back ‘Nunsense’ to the Stage
Friday is opening night for the Hamilton Players' production of the musical comedy "Nunsense."
For those who remember the Hamilton Players previous production of Nunsense in the 1990s, you'll recognize the majority of the cast, who have come back to reprise their rib-tick…
Storm Shakes Up Hamilton Friday
A slow moving thunderstorm brought out the power crews and firemen Friday evening in Hamilton and Stevensville.
The storm built over Idaho and moved very slowly to the north, bringing with it wind, rain and lightning.
Strikes came down in Hamilton, knocking down trees and power lines in at least three…
My Favorite Meteor Shower is Happening Right Now
I don't do as much stargazing as I used to, but I always try to catch the Perseids meteor shower every autumn. The best time to see 'em - this weekend from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night.
The shower is associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, which leaves debris when it passes through the orbi…

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