U.s. Route 212
An 18-year-old Lame Deer man was hit and killed early Saturday morning on U.S. Route 212 in Rosebud County, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
The Beartooth Pass portion of U.S. Highway 212 south of Red Lodge has re-opened to regular traffic all the way to Cooke City.
Firefighters are continuing to rework fire line around the 950-acre Rock Creek fire south of Red Lodge, a fire information officer said Thursday.
The 950-acre Rock Creek fire about 5 miles south of Red Lodge is 85 percent contained and no structures are threatened, fire officials reported Monday morning.
Cooperative weather helped fire crews push containment of the 910-acre Rock Creek fire to 40 percent by Tuesday evening, according to a news release on the fire.
Fire officials reported the 900-acre Rock Creek fire burning south of Red Lodge picked up in intensity slightly Sunday because of higher temperatures and increased winds, according to a news release.
A day after Montana Gov. Steve Bullock visited the 900-acre Rock Creek fire south of Red Lodge, the blaze remained 25 percent contained Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Rock Creek fire information office.
The Beartooth Pass will close to auto travel on Oct. 11, another sign that fall is on the way. A snowstorm could close the pass before Oct. 11.
The Beartooth Highway to Vista Point from Red Lodge reopened this morning after snow and ice forced the pass to close Monday, the Montana Department of Highway said. The Park Service has closed its section from the Montana-Wyoming state line to Long Lake for the season. The road, U.S. Highw…