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County finds 1st case of Monkey Pox

By Missoula County DPHHS The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Missoula Public Health (MPH) confirmed a single probable case of monkeypox virus (MPX) in a Missoula County adult. Initial testing was completed on Oct. 7....

 

Fire danger increases to Very High in Missoula County

MISSOULA – Hot and windy conditions are drying fuels out, prompting Missoula County fire protection agencies to raise the fire danger in the Missoula area to VERY HIGH. Very high fire danger means that fires start easily from all causes,...

 

Public comments wanted for Public Safety Survey

The Missoula County Community Justice Department is seeking public input for a survey about public safety. The department will use responses to the survey to inform new definitions and measurements of public safety in Missoula County. People 18 or...

 

Fire danger drops to High, open burning closed

Sustained cooler temperatures and increased fuel moistures have prompted fire protection agencies to lower the fire danger in Missoula County to HIGH, effective immediately. Caution when outdoors is still urged as when fire danger is high, dry...

 

Missoula County launches Pet Commissioner contest

Is your dog the natural leader of the pack? Does your cat have discerning judgment? Or maybe your parrot likes to voice its strong opinions? Then they might just have what it takes to be Missoula County’s first-ever Pet Commissioner. Missoula Count...

 

Fire Danger raised to High in Missoula County

MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures and drying vegetation, fire protection agencies have raised the fire danger in Missoula County to HIGH, effective Monday, July 18. When fire danger is high, dry grasses and needles ignite easily and fires...

 
 By Missoula County    News    May 12, 2022

Missoula County launches online platforms to boost community engagement, transparency

Missoula County recently launched two online platforms aimed at increasing community engagement and transparency. Missoula County Voice is an online community engagement platform that provides an easy, accessible way for residents to learn about and...

 
 By Missoula County    News    April 28, 2022

Missoula County seeks nominations for Land Stewardship Award

MISSOULA - Missoula County is accepting nominations for the annual Land Stewardship Award. The award recognizes landowners and residents who are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a...

 

Elections Office encourages voters to drop ballots off for May 3 Election

With the school and special district election less than a week away, the Missoula County Elections Office encourages voters to drop off their ballots instead of mailing them to ensure they will be counted for the May 3 election. Leading up to...

 

Outdoor burning opened March 1

MISSOULA - Spring is coming, Missoula County--and that means the opening of outdoor burning season! The General and Essential Agriculture and Prescribed Wildland Outdoor Burning Seasons opened March 1 in Missoula County. All outdoor burning requires...

 

MCPS Superintendent Watson resigns effective June 30

MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Watson announced Feb. 18, that he is leaving his position with MCPS effective June 30. “It is with mixed emotions that I share this decision with you today,” Dr. Watson told Distric...

 

$38,000 awarded for parks and community projects

Playground construction and renovation, as well as improvements to a cherished community skating rink, are on their way to Missoula County residents thanks to more than $38,000 in matching grants funded through the Missoula County Parks, Trails and...

 

Missoula County to recruit more than 600 election judges

The Missoula County Elections Office is encouraging civically engaged community members to serve as election judges for the 2022 primary and general elections. The office hopes to recruit more than 600 election judges, poll book judges and polling...

 

Fire danger dropped to low

MISSOULA – Extended cooler weather and precipitation has prompted Missoula County fire protection agencies to reduce the fire danger in the Missoula area to Low. When fire danger is low, fuels do not ignite readily from small embers but will if a...

 

Fire season continues, be careful with fire

MISSOULA - While many of us are feeling the chill of winter approaching, wildland firefighters in Missoula County are still feeling the heat of fire season as they run from one end of the county to the other, working long hours to put out wildfires...

 

Fire Danger returned to moderate, open burning remains closed

MISSOULA - In response to higher fuel moistures and sustained cooler temperatures, Missoula County fire protection agencies have lowered the fire danger to Moderate, effective immediately. Fall prescribed wildland and essential agriculture burning,...

 

Fire Danger Raised to HIGH in Missoula Area - Outdoor Burning Closed

Due to a rebound in higher temperatures and drying vegetation, Missoula County fire protection agencies are raising the Missoula area fire danger rating to High effective immediately. In high fire danger, dry grasses and needles ignite easily and... Full story

 

Fire danger drops to Very High, Stage II Restrictions remain

MISSOULA - Widespread precipitation and cooler temperatures throughout the Missoula area have prompted Missoula County fire protection agencies to lower the fire danger in the Missoula area to VERY HIGH, effective immediately. Stage II Fire...

 

Fire danger increases to High, outdoor burning closed

MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures and drying vegetation, wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within Missoula County to HIGH and closed outdoor burning by permit...

 

Fire Danger returns to Moderate in Missoula County

MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures, lack of precipitation, and drying vegetation, wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within Missoula County to MODERATE, effective...

 

Fire danger raised to Moderate

MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures, lack of precipitation and drying vegetation, wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within Missoula County to Moderate, effective...

 

Public participation encouraged in Community Needs Survey

Missoula County is seeking input to help identify needs and gaps in the community related to public infrastructure and facilities, economic development, housing, human services and COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The Community and Planning...

 

Special district elections canceled, members elected by acclamation

While the Missoula County Elections Office received many valid candidate filings, several board positions remain unfilled, as indicated in the list. Commissioners are seeking applicants to fill these board positions, which will become vacant May 31....

 
 By Missoula County    News    March 11, 2021

Public invited to review Clearwater River Floodplain Maps

Missoula County and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will host an open house for the public Thursday, March 18 to review the new FEMA Clearwater River preliminary floodplain maps. The virtual open house will take place...

 

Outdoor burning opened March 1

Spring is coming and that means the start to outdoor burning in the county! The General Outdoor Burning Season opened March 1 in Missoula County. If you are planning to burn, please remember that all outdoor burning requires a Missoula County...

 

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