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High pressure is going to be directly over the northern Rockies through the weekend, meaning dangerously hot days and relatively warm nights across western Montana. Daytime highs will be in the 90s to around 100 degrees!

Fire weather concerns: The hot temperatures will continue to dry fuels around western Montana. An increase is fire danger is possible. From time to time, in the afternoons and evenings, there will be a slight chance of an isolated shower or thundershower. The best chance will be across southwest Montana around the Butte and Dillon areas southwest to Salmon, Idaho. Little rain is expected.

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SALMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says a fire near Salmon was started by fireworks. The Hot Springs fire started Sunday afternoon about 4 miles south of Salmon, east of the airport on BLM land. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service dispatched 4 engines, a federal helicopter, and the Lemhi Fire Protection District. The fire was fully contained at 25 acres at 9 a.m. Monday. The Buffalo Jump Fire started June 25. It was controlled at 6 acres. The cause of that fire is under investigation. The Salmon-Challis National Forest controlled two lightning-caused fires. The "K Fire" was located near K Mountain southeast of Salmon and was held to one-tenth of an acre. The "Deadwater" fire, near Deadwater on the North Fork Ranger District, was out at .20 of an acre. Fireworks are prohibited on all public land year-round. No fireworks of any kind may be possessed or discharged anywhere within the Salmon-Challis National Forest or the Salmon and Challis Field Office of the BLM, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Violators can be subject to a citation and fine with a maximum penalty of $5,000 or up to six months in jail.

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July has just begun, but firefighters have already been busy this month battling fires in Menan, Salmon and Pocatello. And with warmer-than-average temperatures expected this summer, there will likely be more to come. On Sunday afternoon, fireworks sparked a new fire on BLM land south of Salmon — the second human-caused fire to occur in the Salmon-Challis area in the past week, according to BLM officials.
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To all my friends and the community of Lemhi County,
My dad and I are under contract to purchase this wonderful historic building in the heart of Salmon. We hope to bring back all the space in the building to be used by the community and hope a place all of you want to visit frequently. We are looking to push grocery and retail store fronts on the downstairs, a group of offices upstairs and a dance hall venue for live music events on the old dance floor. I will begin to update this site more as well as get our website established so you can all keep track of our progress. The tin ceiling will be coming back for sure. The upstairs windows reopened as well. If anyone is looking for retail or office space please contact myself at fred.e.rick (at) or message on Facebook.

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A few strong storms are possible Wednesday evening from Salmon, Idaho eastward to the Butte and Bozeman areas. Otherwise, isolated showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday, with dry conditions most of the time. Variably cloudy with lows in the 40s to lower 50s and highs Thursday in the 60s in Butte and Bozeman to the 70s in Missoula and Kalispell. Dry and warmer Friday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. A slight chance of a shower Saturday with partly sunny skies and highs in the 80s. Sunny and very warm Sunday through the 4th of July and Wednesday with highs in the 80s.

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