For most of our lives, August in Missoula meant one thing and one thing only: Fair season!
Today, however, we experience another less fortunate association when someone mentions the month of August: Fire season.
And while the fair gets better and better every year (free admission, anyone?) it seems like the fires get worse: ...
Make no mistake, fire season has officially arrived in Missoula County.
Several fires are currently burning south of town in Lolo National Forest, the Sapphire Complex and Goat Creek fires being the largest.
And with the Sunrise fire growing near Tarko in neighboring Mineral County, the valley is filling up with smoke ...
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When it comes to athletic competitions, there's nothing quite as riveting as the annual college basketball tournament.
Not only does it keep us occupied day after day for nearly a whole month, but it's been proven to be completely random and entirely unpredictable. And ...
You don't have to be a wildland firefighter to know it's not the most glamorous of jobs.
Hard physical labor under incredible pressure in suffocating heat far, far away from home? Yeah, no thanks. We're doing just fine sleeping at our desk.
So when we lose a peer who put his or her life on the line for our sake, we feel a ...