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Articles with the Tag: St. Ignatius Fire Department

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...

Rain doesn’t dampen firemen’s picnic, auction Rain doesn’t dampen firemen’s picnic, auction

ST. IGNATIUS – The constant pour of rain during the 24th annual Fireman’s Auction on a cloudy Saturday didn’t bother nine-year-old Levi at all. He was one of three kids enjoying the inflated bouncy slide without a crowded line this year due to the rain. “This is so fun, and I&rsquo...

Outgoing mayor honored for service Outgoing mayor honored for service

ST. IGNATIUS – Newly elected mayor Steve McCollum took his place on the council bench during the Tuesday, Feb. 6, meeting. He replaces Charley Gariepy who served as mayor since 2006.  Board member Ray Frey presented Gariepy with a plaque during the meeting to thank him for his service. Frey sai...

St. Ignatius fire crew opens house to community St. Ignatius fire crew opens house to community

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department opened their doors to the public on Saturday and served up lunch to let community members learn about the department and ask questions. “If anyone is interested in volunteering, we are taking applications,” said St. Ignatius Volun...

Town celebrates Good Old Days weekend Town celebrates Good Old Days weekend

ST. IGNATIUS – Besides the climbing wall, another new event was at the Good Old Days celebration this year.  A crowd watched as emergency responders from across Lake County gathered together to stage a mock rescue. Mission Valley Ambulance Auxiliary Vice President Jade Michel said emergency res...

Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear Firefighters raise money to purchase wildland fire gear

Story and photos by Karen Peterson  Valley Journal  ST. IGNATIUS – Volunteer Erich Morigeau, 12, held up a small sculpture and made his way through the crowd for people to get a closer look at it during the 23rd Annual St. Ignatius Fireman’s Auction at the Old Town Field on Saturd...

Do your part to help Montana firefighters

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation MONTANA — With increasingly dry conditions in many areas of Montana, the potential for accidentally starting a wildfire is also very high. Here are a few fire prevention tips to keep in mind as you set out to enjoy your weekend. ...

Home lost in morning fire Home lost in  morning fire

ST. IGNATIUS – Within minutes, flames fully engulfed a single-wide trailer home on Sunrise Boulevard near the Mission Dam turn-off at Foothill Road. “It’s a complete loss,” said Greg Gould, St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer and Captain. The fire started somet...

Home lost in morning fire Home lost in morning fire

ST. IGNATIUS – Within minutes, flames fully engulfed a single-wide trailer home on Sunrise Boulevard near the Mission Dam turn-off at Foothill Road. “It’s a complete loss,” said Greg Gould, St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer and Captain. The fire started somet...

Two vehicles wreck on highway Two vehicles wreck on highway

ST. IGNATIUS — Three people were taken to the hospital after a collision occurred on U.S. Highway 93 north of the St. Ignatius turnoff yesterday around 5 p.m. A small maroon four-door Honda was traveling south and a white, mid-size, sports utility vehicle hauling a trailer was headed north when the ...


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