Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:58 PM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News
KALISPELL- An Alberta man died Tuesday after drowning on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in the Great Bear Wilderness. James Wilson, 50, of Lethbridge, Alberta had been floating with a group of kayakers from Granite Creek to Bear Creek when he got hung up on the Spruce Park rapids. Wilson's boat capsized, and he was held under water by the force of the river, where he drowned.
SEELEY LAKE- Fire officials have been able to make some good progress in fighting the Dunham fire, that's burning a mile northeast of Dunham Point, outside of Seeley Lake. The blaze has burned a little over eight acres and is now 75% contained, with fire officials hoping to have the fire fully contained by late Wednesday.
MISSOULA- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help as they continue to investigate a stolen car case. The car, described as a gold-colored 1991 Honda Accord, was taken from the Johnsrud Park parking lot on the night of July 22nd. Authorities say while the vehicle was locked, the sun roof had been left unsecured.
HAMILTON- Bitterroot National Forest officials are advising travelers that there will be logging traffic on Willow Creek Road and on Butterfly Road #364 near Corvallis beginning next week. Travelers are advised to drive with extra caution as there will be log trucks travelling the roads during the weekdays.
WOODS BAY- If you sip on your favorite beer from Flathead Lake Brewing Company this weekend, the money you spend will go to a good cause. The Glacier National Park Fund is holding their annual fundraiser this Saturday and the brewery will donate a portion of their proceeds to the fund.
MISSOULA- The basketball mega-stars, the gymnasts and sprinters will get much of the attention at the Olympics, but don't forget about sports like synchronized diving, badminton and water polo. Missoula is home to some water polo enthusiasts, who are members of the Griz Water Polo Club, which is not affiliated with the University of Montana.
Chrissy Kohler's StormTracker Weather Center: Today will be another gorgeous day with near seasonal daytime highs. We started out on the chilly side in the 40s and 50s but we'll warm up this afternoon in the mid to upper 80s under nice and sunny skies.