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Permit burning closed, campers urged to use caution

News from CSKT Division of Fire

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire wants to remind the public that outdoor burning by permit has been closed since June 30. It will remain closed until the end of fire season. 

The Division of Fire has responded to illegal burns since burning by permit has closed. Those found violating the burn ban can be held responsible for the cost of suppression. Help keep firefighters out of harm’s way by adhering to the burn ban. 

While outdoor burning will be closed for the remainder of fire season, the public can still have campfires at this time. By state law, campfires are limited to three feet in diameter. We urge campers to use caution as we head into fire season. Extinguish campfires using a hand tool to mix and stir in water. Campfires should never be unattended, and should be cold to the touch before campers leave the site. 

If you witness anyone setting fires or abandoning campfires please contact your local police or call 1-800-47-ARSON. It’s an anonymous call and your identity will remain confidential. You may also go online to Rewards go up to $10,000. Let’s work together to keep our wildland areas safe and protected.


Special Flathead Irrigation meeting set for July 23

RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District will hold a special meeting on July 23 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at Lake County Community Development, 407 Main Street SW. A partial list of items on the agenda include a discussion on O & M rates going up and the budget.


Enter Lake County Fair Talent Show

RONAN — Bring your best act to the Mission Valley Spotlight Talent Show at the Lake County Fair, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. There will be a participant orientation at 6 p.m. in the fair office. The competition is divided into two groups: 18 years old and under and 19 years old to 99 years old. Prizes in each division are $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. All family-appropriate talent is welcome. Show us your best musical, comedy, or juggling expertise. Space is limited to the first 12 entrants, so sign up soon. Participants can register by calling the fair office at 406-676-8660.


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