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Articles with the Tag: Fire

Mountain fire swiftly knocked out Mountain fire swiftly knocked out

ST. IGNATIUS – A helicopter pilot with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire flew toward a smoke plume coming off the mountainside five miles east of town in the tribal wilderness area on Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot hovered the aircraft over an irrigation ditch a few miles sou...

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

Reservation fire danger ‘Very High’

RONAN — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire wildland fire officials have moved the Flathead Indian Reservations fire danger to “Very High.”  After a wet spring, fuels have dried to the point that fires will spread quickly. Last week, unattended campfires, i...

Briefs for July 25, 2018

Fundraiser held to fund new facility for adults with disabilities RONAN — On Aug. 4, during Pioneer Days, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m., a fundraiser will be held at the Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Road. The event will include a silent auction, a yard sale and food. Your help will...

Briefs for July 18, 2018

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 ...

Fire danger raised to moderate

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Division of Fire have elevated fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to moderate. Debris burning is closed. Open debris burning ...

Briefs for July 4, 2108

Open burning season closes News from CSKT Division of Fire PABLO — The Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning by permit closed June 30th on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Open burning re-opens on Oct. 1.  Please call C.T. Camel at the ...

Briefs for May 23, 2018

FWP to meet in Polson News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks POLSON — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend.  The board is co...

May is Wildfire Awareness Month: prepare, prevent, protect

News from CSKT Division of Fire More than 1.3 million acres burned across Montana in 2017; making it one of the most significant wildfire years in history. While wildfires can occur at any time of the year, the majority of wildfires in Montana occur between May and September of each year.  May i...

Students learn origins of food, explore ag-related topics Students learn origins of food, explore ag-related topics

POLSON – Joey Fulwiler, fourth grader, looked into an observation box full of bees moving about. He put his ear close to the clear partition and listened. “I heard their wings buzzing,” he said. “They sound cool.” Joey was participating in the annual Fourth Grade Ag Days o...


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