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  • Abbey Road
    This meandering family of ducks waddled across the Stockman Bank property, out across North Montana Street bringing traffic to a halt, through the Big Town Pump property and across Highway 91 North....
  • Bear Lake fire tops 1,900 acres
    The Bear Lake Fire near Wise River had blazed across 1,910 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. A lightning strike last Thursday caused the wildland fire first...
  • Western hires interim provost
      Chancellor Beth Weatherby has appointed Sylvia Moore interim provost at the University of Montana Western. Moore is the former deputy commissioner for academic, research and students affairs...
  • Fireworks but no fires on Fourth
      The skies above Dillon flashed and boomed with fireworks from dusk on the Fourth of July to just after midnight. But despite dangerously dry conditions on the ground, the blare and glare of...
Abbey Road
This meandering family of ducks waddled across the Stockman Bank property, out across North Montana Street bringing traffic to a halt, through the Big Town Pump property and across Highway 91 North....
Bear Lake fire tops 1,900 acres
The Bear Lake Fire near Wise River had blazed across 1,910 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. A lightning strike last Thursday caused the wildland fire first...
Western hires interim provost
  Chancellor Beth Weatherby has appointed Sylvia Moore interim provost at the University of Montana Western. Moore is the former deputy commissioner for academic, research and students affairs...
Fireworks but no fires on Fourth
  The skies above Dillon flashed and boomed with fireworks from dusk on the Fourth of July to just after midnight. But despite dangerously dry conditions on the ground, the blare and glare of...

Abbey Road

This meandering family of ducks waddled across the Stockman Bank property, out across North Montana Street bringing traffic to a halt, through the Big Town Pump property and across Highway 91 North.  At the same slow, deliberate pace, the ducks disappeared into the vegetation on a westward path. J.P. Plutt photo

Bear Lake fire tops 1,900 acres

Lightning sparks blaze near Wise River

The Bear Lake Fire near Wise River had blazed across 1,910 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

A lightning strike last Thursday caused the wildland fire first detected last Friday. The Forest Service reports the fire was "0 percent contained" as of Tuesday afternoon.

BCHS trustees adopt 2015-2016 budget

$6.34 million plan reflects small tax increase

The Beaverhead County High School Board of Trustees approved the district’s budget for the 2015-16 school year at its August meeting.

The adopted budget of $6,345,762.31 requires $1,525,854.47 of property tax monies from taxpayers within the district.  The taxpayer burden increased by $49,866.48 or a 3.38% increase over the 2014-15 property tax requirement.

Area angling restrictions in effect

 

In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures.