MISSOULA, LAKE and RAVALLI COUNTIES:
-Campfires and outdoor smoking are banned on city open space and conservation lands.
-Operating lawn equipment, chainsaws and other internal combustion engines along with welding and other torch devices are restricted from 1pm – 1am.
-Operating motor vehicles off designated roads and trails is also restricted.
The Montana Statewide Fire Dashboard is available HERE
Some fire safety tips include:
- turn off propane and gas grills when you’re not using them, move them away from the home
- keep stuff away from doors and windows, make sure they’re easy to open.
- park your vehicle nose out to help you escape from a fire faster
- refrain from burning candles and take down your window drapes.
- test your smoke alarm, it only takes a few moments. Make sure it has fresh batteries.
- if you do have to evacuate, DO NOT re-enter your home. Your life is more important than any material things.
You can get more preparedness tips, including how to create a fire escape plan for your home HERE
There is Still Plenty of Wildfire Season Left and air quality is a big concern for many residents. Stay informed by calling the Missoula Air Quality Hotline at 406-258-3600, or you can check current conditions and log-on to todaysair.mt.gov
Links are also available to real-time maps that show where fires are burning and how to prepare for changing conditions at MontanaWildfireSmoke.org
Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs (no spaces) to 66746.
All Missoula County residents can use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at 4025 Flynn Lane just off West Broadway with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going out to the Flynn Lane location to be tested.
Our station webpages have the “Vaccine Info” page, for the latest information.
http://covid19.missoula.co/ OR 258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Missoula farmers markets have local food, arts, crafts and more. The Missoula Farmer’s market is at the north end of Higgins Avenue. missoulafarmersmarket. localfoodmarketplace.com
The Clark Fork River Market is next to the carousel at 101 carousel drive. clarkforkmarket.com
Mountain Line’s trolley service to the Saturday downtown markets begins at 8:55 AM each Saturday and runs approximately every 20 minutes until 11:45 AM, from the Lewis and Clark Villages, down Higgins Avenue to the XXXXs. See each stop for the trolley and find out more information at mountainline.com or call 406-721-3333.
The Moon-Randolph Homestead is offering public tours from 11am to 5pm every Saturday through October, available on a first-come-first-served basis. Check out the Homestead’s heritage apple orchard, livestock and more. Play, picnic, draw, write and spend time in this cultural location. Find the best way to the Moon-Randolph Homestead and more at moonrandolphhomestead.org
The Historical Museum At Fort Missoula has moved into their winter hours. The main museum building will be open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm.
Closed on Monday. The outside exhibits at the historic park will be open Noon to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. To find out how to support the Historical Museum or for more information call 406-258-3471.
A Community Outdoor Film Documentary on “Miss Montana” the World War Two C-47 aircraft will be presented Saturday September 18th at 6:30pm at Big Sky Brewing Amphitheatre. All proceeds from the screening will help “Miss Montana” to keep flying. For information and tickets, log on to MissMontanaMovie.com
The Missoula Art Museum Presents Abstract Works by Neal Ambrose Smith now through February 26th, 2022. Neal Ambrose Smith is a contemporary Native American painter and sculptor. For more information go to missoulaartmuseum.org
A UM Career Fair is coming up Monday September 20th from 11am-2pm in the UC Ballroom. The off-campus student employment fair is for employers and organizations looking to employ UM Students on a part-time basis. The fair is open to all UM Students looking for flexible schedules that work around school commitments. To register or for more information, log on to joinhandshake.com/career
The Scarecrow Brewfest and “Light Up Stevi” are back on Saturday October 2nd. Handmade scarecrows will be on display on Main Street, and the Brewfest will be behind the Rocky Mountain bank from 3-8pm.
Tap HERE for more info.
Reformers Unanimous can help people struggling with addiction. The Lighthouse Baptist church hosts meetings Fridays at 7pm, with childcare provided. For more information call 240- fifty two, ninety four.
Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join their Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a leader of a youth-serving nonprofit organization in the Missoula community, reach out to BGCM’s CEO, Katie Holman, at email@example.com.
Missoula Movers Coffee Walks are on Mondays, for active adults. Enjoy the company of new friends on guided walks through Missoula’s conservation lands, parks, and trails. After the walk, enjoy a hot drink with fellow hikers! Meets Mondays at Currents, 9 am-12 pm. Registration is $7 per walk. 406-721-7275
Missoula County’s Election Center online can provide voter and election services Elections Center staff can help with all voter services, including registration, requesting an absentee ballot, address changes, retrieving undeliverable ballots and issuing replacement ballots. Voters can check their ward, registration status and polling place location at www.missoulavotes.com.
The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions at https://www.thepoverellocenter.org/donate/
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about caregiving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker.
A Missoula County dog license is your furry friend’s ticket home. the Missoula County Animal Control Shelter responds to over 3,500 calls and investigate nearly 150 animal bites each year and provides the best care possible at the shelter for Missoula’s animals in need. To license your dog, contact Missoula County Animal Control at 406-541-7387 or license them online.
Missoula County Animal Control are offering low cost vaccinations for dogs with no appointment required. Just bring a copies of previous vet records. The clinic is open from 10am and 3pm. They’re also offering $5 microchips and shots for rabies, bordatella, and distemper for both dogs and cats.
If you are 55+ and unemployed Easterseals-Goodwill can help; providing transitional employment services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Finding a job after temporarily leaving the work force can be difficult. Participants may also receive help updating resumes and learning interview skills. For details call 406-836-0670