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.

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    Indian Fire On Salmon-Challis Forest Grows

    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.

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

    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).

    US Forest Service photo
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    Forest Fire in Idaho Coming to Montana

    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.

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

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

    KLYQ File Photo
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    The Biggest Fireworks Displays Across the Country

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

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    Class C Girls Compete in Hamilton

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

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    Haunted House Visitors Scared to Death in Hilarious Hidden Camera Photos

    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.

    ABC/Nightmares Fear Factory
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    9/11 Victims- Full List

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

    Rick Gershon/Getty Images
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    KLYQ’s Bitterroot Spring Fair – March 5th, 2011

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

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    Major Damage from Fire and Vandalism

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

    (KLYQ Photo)