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Articles with the Tag: Fire

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...

Fire-damaged homes repaired with auction proceeds Fire-damaged homes repaired with auction proceeds

ST. IGNATIUS – At the Amish School site on Allison Road, the children were more interested in the baby goats than the Saturday, April 14, benefit auction. The adults, however, busily bid on items bringing in about $28,000.  Toby Yoder helped organize the event. He said people in the community d...

Prescribed fire planned at the National Bison Range

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services MOIESE – Prescribed fires are on the schedule at the National Bison Range this spring. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, and two units have been prepared for controlled burns...

Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire tests new Jaws of Life Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire tests new Jaws of Life

News from the Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department   On March 28, the Finley Point Fire Department put their newly acquired Hurst Jaws of Life eDRAULIC battery-operated rescue tools to the test by cutting up two vehicles destined for the junk yard. “Unfortunately, we respond to vehicle ...

Visitors spent $3.4B in Montana last year

News from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research MISSOULA – Last year 12.5 million visitors contributed nearly $3.4 billion in travel spending, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana....

Review debris burning checklist Review debris burning checklist

News from CSKT Division of Fire Pre-burn checklist: Have you considered other alternatives to burning? Have you obtained your burn permit (required, May 1-June 30)? Have you checked the weather forecast (forecasted winds)? Have you checked to see if it is a “Burn or No Burn Day” by calling...

Viable communities need housing options: solving the affordable housing crisis Viable communities need housing options: solving the affordable housing crisis

When fire destroyed two mobile homes in a Boulder trailer court and damaged two others in June 2016, it underscored what the community had known for years: affordable housing was at a premium. Calling the blocks of closely placed pre-1976 mobile homes “a ticking time bomb,” Boulder Fire Chief ...

Big Arm postal services relocated due to fire Big Arm postal  services  relocated due to fire

BIG ARM - A fire at the Big Arm Post Office at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 resulted in postal services being moved to the Elmo office.  Polson Rural Fire Chief Gordon Gieser said 25 firefighters from Polson Rural, Polson City and Chief Cliff fire departments responded and had the fire contained within 30...


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