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Lolo National Forest

Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.” The name sounds great, but the fact is this radical bill has zero chance of becoming law and thus no chance of mak…

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…

July 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Wilderness replenishes our soul. Our eyes get a little brighter after a few days in the backcountry. Our stresses slide off like April snowmelt. Traveling to wild country can be a challenging journey, but it’s a journey that changes us for the better.

January 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Montana Snowbowl gets OK to expand from Lolo National Forest

Montana Snowbowl gets OK to expand from Lolo National Forest

The Montana Snowbowl ski area has finally won approval from the Lolo National Forest to add more beginner and intermediate terrain around TV Mountain north of Missoula.

December 07, 2013 9:16 amLoading…

Lolo National Forest supervisor Debbie Austin to retire

Debbie Austin, a 35-year U.S. Forest Service veteran who worked the past 15 years as supervisor of the Missoula-based Lolo National Forest, announced her retirement Friday.

October 26, 2013 10:14 amLoading…
Lolo, Bitterroot national forests say no to Lolo Peak ski resort

Lolo, Bitterroot national forests say no to Lolo Peak ski resort

Both the Bitterroot and Lolo national forests have rejected Tom Maclay’s proposal for an all-public-land ski resort above his former ranch east of Florence.

September 25, 2013 10:15 amLoading…
Missoula wildfire danger lessens, but still 'very high'

Missoula wildfire danger lessens, but still 'very high'

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Fire Protection Association downgraded the local fire danger from “extreme” to “very high” on Tuesday.

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Crews complete defensive line around Lolo Creek Complex fire

Crews complete defensive line around Lolo Creek Complex fire

MISSOULA — Firefighters completed a defensive line around the Lolo Creek Complex on Wednesday and spent Thursday testing its strength.

August 30, 2013 7:49 am Related Loading…
Fire crews move to halt advance of Lolo Creek Complex

Fire crews move to halt advance of Lolo Creek Complex

LOLO — Firefighters took their stand along Sleeman Gulch on Wednesday and dared the Lolo Creek Complex to cross the line.

August 22, 2013 7:13 am Photos

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Environmentalists sue to block Ninemile timber sale

A conservation group filed a lawsuit in district court on Tuesday to block a proposed timber sale on the Lolo National Forest, saying the project will adversely impact a range of species, including the wolverine, fisher and Canada lynx.

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Idaho wildfire smoke chokes Missoula, Bitterroot valleys

Idaho wildfire smoke chokes Missoula, Bitterroot valleys

MISSOULA — Smoke poured into the Missoula Valley on Sunday from fires burning in the region, and it could be even more thick and possibly “unhealthy” by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Missoula City-County Health Department.

August 12, 2013 6:51 am Related Loading…
Man survives in crashed car for several days northwest of Frenchtown

Man survives in crashed car for several days northwest of Frenchtown

MISSOULA — A Lolo National Forest employee heading into the Ninemile on Friday discovered a rollover accident, with the driver inside saying he’d been trapped for an extended period of time — possibly since Tuesday.

August 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montana delegation unites on Glacier protection

Last month, Chuck Roady, vice president and general manager of F.H. Stoltz Land and Lumber Co., a family-owned sawmill that has been operating in northwest Montana for more than 100 years, traveled to Washington, D.C., to share with the powers that be what its like to run a mill in Montana.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bonner fire 100 percent contained; Superior fire holds at 6,300 acres

Bonner fire 100 percent contained; Superior fire holds at 6,300 acres

BONNER – Firefighters backed up by old burn scars put a quick halt to the Stimson fire across the Blackfoot River from Bonner on Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 7:46 am Related Loading…
Restrictions announced as Montana fire danger rises

Restrictions announced as Montana fire danger rises

HELENA — Authorities say the fire danger in western Montana is rising and restrictions will go into effect beginning next month.

July 22, 2013 5:45 pm Related Loading…
Fire near Superior has burned 500 acres

Fire near Superior has burned 500 acres

SUPERIOR — A wildfire that started near Interstate 90 about two miles northwest of Superior had grown to an estimated 500 acres by Monday morning.

July 15, 2013 6:11 am Related Loading…
Alberton fire grows to 80 acres

Alberton fire grows to 80 acres

MISSOULA — Fire crews expanded their containment of a wildfire west of Alberton on Tuesday, even as strong winds pushed the fire to 80 acres.

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Lolo National Forest submits additional lynx analysis for Seeley-area project

Lolo National Forest submits additional lynx analysis for Seeley-area project

MISSOULA — After a legal misstep, Lolo National Forest officials believe they’ve answered a federal judge’s request for lynx analysis on the disputed Colt-Summit Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project.

July 09, 2013 11:10 am Related Loading…

U.S. Forest Service to consider 3rd Lolo Peak ski resort proposal

HAMILTON — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to consider Tom Maclay’s latest proposal to build a destination ski resort on Lolo Peak.

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Elk foundation donates 40 acres for access to Lolo National Forest

MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated 40 acres to the U.S. Forest Service that will give backcountry travelers access to the Lolo National Forest from the Rattlesnake Wilderness.

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