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People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” s...

UM Scientists study shifts in forest cover caused by fires, climate change UM Scientists study shifts in forest cover caused by fires, climate change

UM News Service MONTANA — New University of Montana research highlights how climate change and wildfires could profoundly alter forests across the Rocky Mountains. UM scientists examined where high-severity wildfires – combined with hot, dry conditions following fire – are likely to...

Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears

SEELEY LAKE — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smo...

Debris burning starts Oct. 1

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Fall burning season is finally here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before lighting piles or grass this fall, people should take the necessary precautions to ensure the burn doesn’t become the next wildfire.  Careless ...

Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside

PABLO – Flames engulfed the People’s Center on Sunday night where the rich cultural artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people were housed. “We lost a room full of the stories and belongings of our ancestors, but they are still in our hearts, and we will pick up th...

Briefs for Sept. 9, 2020

DPHHS to receive nearly $6M in pandemic relief funds  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY – To help offset costs incurred through Montana’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will receive $5,713,6...

Two fires west of Ronan could be caused by arson

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Two fires by Sloan’s Bridge, 12 miles west of Ronan, are under investigation and suspicious in nature. Initially reported on Thursday, Aug. 13, Sloan fire number one was at 94 acres and Sloan number two fire was at 90 acres as of Friday, Aug. 14. &n...

Hunters should check for closures

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas.  Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some fires may limit public access to roads and areas of public land. Wildfires can also cause...

Bird Island closed due to wildfire Bird Island closed due to wildfire

News from FWP FLATHEAD LAKE — Bird Island on Flathead Lake, near Finley Point, closed to public access due to wildfire danger last week. A wildfire was actively burning on the island, creating unsafe fire conditions with hazardous trees. These safety concerns pose threats to public safety, and ...

Magpie Rock Fire contained at 75 percent

News from the CSKT Division of Fire DIXON – Firefighters continued to focus on a heavy mop-up operation on the Magpie Rock Fire on Sunday, Aug. 9.  The fire burned 3,539 acres and is 75 percent contained as of Sunday. Crews are utilizing engines, water tenders and hose lays. One hundred an...


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