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Pilot killed in plane crash in Bitterroots; plane en route to Baker

MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.

July 28, 2014 2:19 pmLoading…
USFS, group say megaloads' impact on Lochsa a concern

USFS, group say megaloads' impact on Lochsa a concern

The wild and scenic values of river corridors west of Lolo Pass got two votes of support this week, both focused on the impact of hauling megaloads along U.S. Highway 12.

April 09, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…
Recreationists caught in avalanches across western Montana, region

Recreationists caught in avalanches across western Montana, region

WHITEFISH – Tree wells were hardly the only danger outdoor recreationists encountered over the weekend.

February 18, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…
Highway 12 reopens west of Lolo Pass; more closures expected

Highway 12 reopens west of Lolo Pass; more closures expected

LOLO PASS - U.S. Highway 12 has reopened west of Lolo Pass, but the Idaho Department of Transportation warns to expect continued periodic closures because of the avalanche danger.

February 17, 2014 8:15 am Related Loading…
Dog shooting reveals hunting, recreation, legal gray area

Dog shooting reveals hunting, recreation, legal gray area

MISSOULA — Layne Spence finds himself in a place no dog owner ever wants to be.

November 20, 2013 8:48 am Photos

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Megaload to travel over Lolo Pass, through Missoula, to Canada

One very large truckload of Alberta-bound water purification equipment is headed Montana’s way over Lolo Pass.

October 23, 2012 6:56 amLoading…

Imperial Oil/Exxon withdraws megaload permit application

MISSOULA -- The contentious Kearl Module Transportation Project is officially history. Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has withdrawn an application for permits to transport hundreds of oversized loads over Lolo Pass and up the Blackfoot River to Canada, the Montana Department announced Wednesday m…

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Avalanche center says high risks in Montana, Idaho

HELENA — U.S. Forest Service officials say there is a moderate to high avalanche risk this weekend in backcountry areas in Montana and the Idaho panhandle.

February 24, 2012 5:19 pmLoading…
Monte Voss gets a tow

Monte Voss gets a tow

Monte Voss gets a tow behind a friend’s snowmobile as they go into the backcountry around Lolo Pass for skiing and snowboarding. Winter enthusiasts are heading for the backcountry around Lolo Pass in search of stashes of powder and uncrowded slopes.

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A lone skier and his dog

A lone skier and his dog

A lone skier and his dog tour a road in the Lolo Pass area.

February 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Levi Dibble takes a jump

Levi Dibble takes a jump

Levi Dibble takes a jump off a kicker on Lolo Pass.

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David Boyd rides his bike outfitted with a custom ski kit

David Boyd rides his bike outfitted with a custom ski kit

David Boyd rides his mountain bike frame outfitted with a custom ski kit. Everyone from skiers to snowmobilers to sledders — and everything in between — share the area around Lolo Pass.

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Robbie McGee rides his sled on a ridge

Robbie McGee rides his sled on a ridge

Robbie McGee rides his sled on a ridge in an area known informally as NASCAR for its mix of snowmobilers, skiers and snowboarders.

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Skiers, boarders, snowmobilers play atop Lolo Pass

Skiers, boarders, snowmobilers play atop Lolo Pass

LOLO PASS — The only person ahead of you in the lift line atop Lolo Pass is you.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Timber company looks to swap Upper Lochsa land with U.S. Forest Service

MISSOULA -- .A new proposal to protect timberlands west of Lolo Pass could save jobs for Idaho towns, if its supporters can find a legal way to push it through.

November 25, 2011 1:30 pmLoading…

Judge allows MDT to issue permits for megaloads

MISSOULA - A state judge has issued an order that allows Montana officials to determine whether to open U.S. Highway 12 from Lolo Pass to Missoula to large loads of equipment bound for an oil sands project in Canada.

October 10, 2011 1:32 pmLoading…
Imperial Oil megaloads set to move this weekend

Imperial Oil megaloads set to move this weekend

LEWISTON, Idaho - Two shipments of oilfield equipment headed to an oil sands project in northern Alberta are scheduled to leave the Port of Lewiston this weekend.

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Spills and thrills: Lochsa River runners challenge whitewater over Memorial Day weekend

Spills and thrills: Lochsa River runners challenge whitewater over Memorial Day weekend

A friend keyed me into this YouTube video which shows numerous failed attempts, and a few successful ones, at negotiating the rapids in the Lochsa River over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 01, 2011 10:02 am Video Loading…
Test megaload crosses Lolo Pass into Montana

Test megaload crosses Lolo Pass into Montana

MISSOULA - A huge test module that Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil is hauling from Idaho into Canada has crossed into Montana and arrived at Lolo Hot Springs.

May 04, 2011 2:58 pmLoading…
Test megaload near Montana border

Test megaload near Montana border

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Transportation says an Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil oversized test load traveled more than 100 miles on U.S. Highway 2, stopping at a chain-up area about 5 miles from the Montana border.

April 27, 2011 11:37 amLoading…

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