Fires on the Kootenai
Updated: August 30, 2015
The IMT will have an information booth at the Lincoln County Fair, Aug 28-30.Community Update Meeting Suday, Aug 30, 7:00pm at the Trego Civic Center.
As of Thursday, August 20, our area is under Stage 2 fire restrictions: go to MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks for specifics.
Weather conditions across the Pacific Northwest, very hot and dry, have created a situation that is resulting in a lot of fires here and across the northwest. July was the hottest month on Earth since records began, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The conditions are "unprecedented for the northern Rockies....we had half the precipitation normal for June and July this year. It's dry....leaves and plants are dying back and drying up like they normally do in the fall. This is providing fuel for fires," said Steve Munson, fire behavior analyst for the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (IMT) that has been assigned to the Northeast Kootenai Fire Complex.(Click on that for fire updates)
Shakespeare in the Parks: A Community Affair
For forty-two summers, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been been taking professional theater to towns across the region. This year they will put on seventy-five performances throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington with an emphasis on underserved, rural areas.
Down from the Mountain Music Fest in Eureka
It is always a treat to have something special come through the Tobacco Valley in the summer and that happened on August 22. Corb Lund, talented singer-song writer from Alberta played at the Lake Koocanusa Arena with a whole bunch of other great bands that hail from north and south of the border. Micky and the Motorcars from Austin, Texas and Daniel Romano with his Trilliums Band performed as well as Montanan Sam Platts and his band.