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Decreased number of rainy days has increased western wildfire

MISSOULA – The number and size of large wildfires has increased dramatically in the western United States during the past three decades. New research shows that significant declines in summer precipitation and lengthening dry spells during summer...


2017 Fire Season Costs Montana up to $240.5 Million in Visitor Spending

Montana lost up to 800,000 visitors due to the fires and smoke this past summer, according to a report produced by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. “The reduction in visitation resulted in a loss of...


11.7M Nonresident Travelers Spent Nearly $3.7B in Montana Last Year

MISSOULA – Nonresident travelers mean big bucks for Montana. The final 2015 nonresident visitor numbers were released April 27 by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the...


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