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: ...
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 ...