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Gianforte announces firefighter pay increase

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Together with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Governor Greg Gianforte announced the State of Montana will increase firefighter pay to support, recruit, and retain the highly-qualified, highly-trained personnel who p...

American Legion responds to devastating fires

News from American Legion of Montana HELENA — The devasting December fires that severely impacted Denton, the Gibson Flats area near Great Falls, and Browning has activated the Montana Department of the American Legion call for action in support of veterans and their families as well as the commun...

Reservation outdoor burning is closed until March 1

RONAN — Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire want to remind the public that debris burning is closed for the winter season. Debris burning season will open Mar. 1, 2022. You will not need a permit to burn from Mar. 1-Apr. 30.   If you have any questio...

Ben there, done that for Oct. 27, 2021

Wildfires – almost an inescapable fact of life around the northwest. Every year thousands upon thousands of acres of forest go up in smoke in the waning months of summer. Powerful, shifting wind patterns move smoke hundreds of miles resulting in unpredictable air quality: clear skies one day and thick ...

Boulder 2700 reopened

News from CSKT Division of Fire The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire would like to inform the public that the Boulder 2700 Road is open. DOF officials want to stress to the public that there is fire traffic in the area, and to be cautious when traveling through the fire area. Dri...

Burn debris without permit Oct. 1-Nov. 3

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Open debris burning began on the Flathead Reservation Oct. 1. You do not need a Burn Permit from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30. Though fire danger on the Flathead Reservation is currently moderate, the Division of Fire stresses safety when burning. I...

Fall open debris burning starts Oct. 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Fall burning season is finally here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this fall, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire.  Care...

Crooks Fire road closures lifted

News from CSKT Division of Fire ARLEE — The CSKT Division of Fire announced Sept. 21 that closures for the Jocko and St. Mary’s Roads have been lifted. The South Fork Primitive Area at the gate is still closed for the time being.  D.O.F. officials want to stress to the public that there...

Interior Department, Intertribal Timber Council collaborate on wildland fire management

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Intertribal Timber Council. As climate change propels larger, costlier and more complex wildfires, this agreement emphasizes the importance of co...

Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

Man who died in Arlee structure fire identified as Leroy Houle News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ARLEE — Pursuant to an autopsy conducted by the Montana State Forensic Lab, the Lake County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died as a result of the Aug. 28, 2021, ...


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