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September 20, 2018

Fire Danger remains High in Missoula County - Outdoor burning remains closed

MISSOULA - Wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) determined to keep fire danger within Missoula County at high.

Recent days have seen lower temperatures and higher relative humidity but sunny and breezy conditions persist. Large fuels remain dry, so fire danger indices continue to run in the HIGH range. Because the threat of wildfire spreading on sunny, windy days, MCFPA member agencies have decided to keep outdoor burning by permit CLOSED in Missoula County.

Wildland fire agencies would like to extend a large “Thank You” to the residents of Missoula County for lessening the number of human-caused fires in the latter part of fire season. Outdoor burning by permit will resume after more rain falls and cool conditions enable that moisture to penetrate larger fuels. Campfires are allowed in most areas and hunters and campers are urged to make sure their warming fires are cold to the touch and dead-out before ever being left unattended.

For up-to-date information visit MCFPA’s webpage, “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Reconnect with Your Local Museum event, Sept. 22

SEELEY LAKE - Saturday, Sept. 22 is Museum Day, a national event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine during which participating museums offer free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Since the Seeley Lake Historical Museum already offers free admission, they will piggyback on the idea and have a “Reconnect with Your Local Museum” event.

SLHS will provide cookies and coffee, at the Barn from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the displays, browse interesting reference materials including Eddie Coyle photo albums, and books and memberships will be available for purchase.

For more information about the Smithsonian’s Museum Day visit The Seeley Lake Historical Museum is open Friday and Saturday through mid-October.

Movie Night, Sept. 22

SEELEY LAKE - Come out for a night of fun at the Seeley Lake Fire Station. The monthly Movie Night returns Saturday, Sept. 22. “Pete’s Dragon” will be on the big screen following a dinner of pizza starting at 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite comfy chair, popcorn will be provided during the movie. The event is free but donations are accepted.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Call Activity 9/9/18-9/17-18

• 9/9 2:06 p.m., 36XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Civil

• 9/11 5:22 p.m., 30XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Suspicious Activity

• 9/11 8:37 p.m., 5XX Tamarack Drive, Seeley Lake: Disturbance

• 9/12 1:00 p.m., Game Range, Seeley Lake: Vandalism

• 9/14 1:25 p.m., Gold Creek Road, Potomac: Disorderly Conduct

• 9/14, 2:48 p.m., 18XX Camas Road, Potomac: Burglary.

• 9/15 7:14 a.m., 1XX Elbow Loop N, Greenough: Trepassing

• 9/15 12:26 p.m., Holland Lake Road, Swan Valley: Suspicious Activity

• 9/15 3:53 p.m., 400XX Paws Up Road, Greenough: Theft

• 9/16 8:03 p.m., 6XX Pine Drive, Seeley Lake: Probation

• 9/17 8:28 a.m., 5XX Sourdough Lane, Seeley Lake: Civil

• 9/17 11:37 a.m., 32XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Theft


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