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The area wasn't hit too badly by forest fires this year, but those that did occur topped the news on our website, as did a handful of sporting, community and national events.


The Indian forest fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, as of July 26. (Salmon-Challis Natl Forest Map)
The Indian forest fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, as of July 26. (Salmon-Challis Natl Forest Map)
 

The Indian Fire, which was the first major forest fire in the area this season, was located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest south of the Bitterroot Valley.

 
US Forest Service photo
US Forest Service photo
 

The Saddle Fire, which started in Idaho, spread over 600 acres and into Montana. It was a big newsmaker for the area (as you'll note when you see it again in our top 10 list).

 
The view of the Saddle Fire in Idaho from Hamilton, MT. The wind is blowing to the west. (KLYQ Photo)
The view of the Saddle Fire in Idaho from Hamilton, MT. The wind is blowing to the west. (KLYQ Photo)
 

A forest fire, known as The Saddle Fire, south of the Bitterroot Valley lit up the Salmon-Challis National Forest south of Woods Creek Pass in late August.

 
KLYQ File Photo
KLYQ File Photo
 

The Coravills boys basketball team ended its season with a 65-60 loss to Butte Central in the state tournament in Bozeman.

 
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Prior to this year's Fourth of July, we shared a list of 10 great fireworks displays in America.

 
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In March, Hamilton played host to the State Class C Girls Basketball Tournament at Dale Berry Court at Hamilton High School.

 
ABC/Nightmares Fear Factory
ABC/Nightmares Fear Factory
 

In the days leading up to Halloween, ‘Good Morning America‘ shared a slideshow of photos of people making their way through the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls.

 
Rick Gershon/Getty Images
Rick Gershon/Getty Images
 

In recognition of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we displayed the list of of names of all 2,977 victims.

 
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The Bitterroot Spring Fair, an annual trade show, was held at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton.

 
(KLYQ Photo)
(KLYQ Photo)
 

In May, an early morning vandalism spree caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage in Hamilton.

 

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