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Briefs for July 29, 2015

Shooting under investigation  RONAN — A juvenile was airlifted from St. Luke Community Hospital with serious injuries Saturday evening after being shot in the abdomen.  Sheriff Don Bell couldn’t release further details pending an ongoing investigation, but he said that the Ro...

Resources attacking Arlee fire

    ARLEE — A downed power line started a fire southeast of Arlee Sunday afternoon. Arlee Rural Fire Department and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire responded quickly to the blaze, reported around 4:30 p.m. along the power lines off South Cou...

Illegal campfire burns five acres on Wild Horse Island Illegal campfire burns five acres on Wild Horse Island

WILD HORSE ISLAND — An illegal campfire is the cause of a five-acre fire that burned on Wild Horse Island State Park last week. The fire started Wednesday, July 22, at about 4 p.m. on the west side of the island.  Several agencies responded to fight the fire from both the water and air. No indi...

Fireworks banned for rest of year in Ronan

Fireworks banned for rest  of year in Ronan RONAN — Mayor Kim Aipperspach followed suit of many other governments in banning fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend by emergency order, but the fun sparks won’t be allowed in Ronan from now through New Years Eve.  The Ronan C...

Reynolds Creek Fire 30 percent contained

Reynolds Creek Fire  30 percent contained    News from the National Park Service GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — As of Monday morning, the Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park was 30 percent contained, with more than 3,200 acres reported burned.  The fire, located app...

Charlo-Moiese home to new fire truck Charlo-Moiese home to new fire truck

CHARLO — As extreme dry conditions continue, Lake County residents can take some solace in the fact that local emergency responders now have a larger ar-senal of tools to pull from.  Charlo-Moiese Volunteer Fire Department received the keys to a new Type 6 engine capable of fighting wildfires a...

West side access to Logan Pass planned, fire not viewable from Logan Pass

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — The Going-to-the-Sun Road is planned to be open to Logan Pass from the west side of Glacier National Park Wednesday, July 29. Visitors should expect delays and congestion along the road. The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road remains closed to Lo...

Reynolds Creek fire continues to burn in Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The Reynolds Creek Fire is burning along the north shore of Saint Mary Lake, in rocky, rugged terrain and burning in timber, brush, and grass. Recent rains have subdued the fire, but it still possesses potential for activity when drier weather conditions return. Yes...

Wildland fire limits access to Going-to-the-Sun Road

UPDATED 9:54  a.m  Thursday, July 23   ST. MARY, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Eight firefighters from Ronan and Polson Volunteer Fire Departments arrived in St. Mary’s last night with two trucks to assist with the fire at Glacier National Park. Local firefighters ...

Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, department Hay fire put out by generous neighbors, department

RONAN — A lightning strike caused a large pile of round hay bales to catch fire at Round Butte Road and Gillette Lane on Wednesday, but fast thinking neighbors and the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department were able to minimize the losses.  The fire started after 3 p.m. and neighbor Shane Orien immed...

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