The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

Frank Talk About Wildfires

Considering Climate Change

 

October 11, 2017



This summer’s catastrophic wildfire season and hazardous, persistent smoke pollution has all Montanans talking. The fires took the lives of two young men, destroyed homes and Sperry Lodge, blew a hole in the state budget, discouraged tourism and other businesses and burned more than 1.2 million acres of Big Sky Country. Fire and smoke throughout our region forced large-scale evacuations and school closures, curtailed outdoor recreation, threatened health, robbed us of our glory days of summer, and was red-flag risky to the chilly end.

As former smokejumpers, we’re no strangers to the...



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