Posted: Jul 4, 2012 1:19 PM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News
EAST MISSOULA- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the woman who was killed on I-90 near Easy Missoula Tuesday afternoon. The victim is Miranda House, 31, of Milltown.
MISSOULA - Open burning season has officially come to a close in Missoula County with fire officials also bumping up the area's fire danger to "moderate". MCFPA President Frank Maradeo says that while open burning has been closed until further notice, the public can still have camp fires, but he's urging that folks use extra care because of continued dry conditions.
MISSOULA- The Garden City's big Fourth of July celebration will kick off on Wednesday evening at the Southgate Mall, where fireworks will light up the sky at 10:30 p.m. The mall is once again playing host to the annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks on July 4th with fun kicking off at 9 p.m. in the parking lot west of Bob Ward & Sons Sporting Goods.
MISSOULA- You can step back in time at Fort Missoula on the Fourth of July. Independence Day started with a pancake breakfast and features entertainment including a performance by the Montana Tuba Chorale at 10 a.m., followed by the Black Mountain Boys at 11 a.m., Silk Stockings at noon and 2 p.m. and the Quartet Caribe at 3 p.m.
DARBY- Bitterroot National Forest managers are preparing to close another campground as efforts continue to control the infestation of mountain pine beetles. The U.S. Forest Service is trying to control the worst of the beetle problem around "high value" areas like campgrounds and trailheads to preserve scenic areas and maintain public safety.
The weather has finally turned nice in the Flathead which means many people are heading out to the lake to recreate. One local, non-profit, group wants to make sure people with a handicap or disability will have the same opportunity to get out on the lake this month as well.
From the StormTracker Weather Center: For the fireworks this evening, you may want a light sweater as our temperatures dip into the 60s. But otherwise, things are looking good for the light shows with clear skies and calm winds. Our temperatures will continue to drop into the 40s overnight with clear skies and good radiational cooling so if you're planning a camping trip, you may want an extra blanket for warmth.