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A satellite view of a smoke plume Friday afternoon, August 16. (NCAR/NOAA/GOES)

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

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The Nez Peak Fire August 14. (USFS Photo)

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

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The Moon. (KLYQ File Photo)

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

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Bitterroot Community Band
The Bitterroot Community Band at the Ravalli County Museum lawn. (Fullerton Photo)

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) last Tuesday

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The Como Peaks Craftsman is one of the homes on the BBIA tour. (Fullerton 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

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The Ravalli County Administration Center. (KLYQ File Photo)

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

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Nunsense cast members
(l to r) Peggy Bucheit, Jennifer Doering and Diane Myers entertain at Daly Days. (KLYQ Photo)

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-tickling roles

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Along the Magruder Road, burned trees were uprooted by thunderstorm microbursts Friday. (USFS Photo)

Friday Storm Snaps Trees – Humans Leave Campfires Burning

The Friday thunderstorms, which stretched from Lost Trail Pass to the Canadian border, caused power outages, fallen trees and broken branches throughout the Bitterroot Valley. Over 10,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were counted by satellite

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Storm out of Blodgett. (KLYQ File Photo)

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

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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 orbital path of Earth every 166 years

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