GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - The St. Mary Visitor Center at Glacier National Park has reopened after being closed because of water damage from the center's sprinkler system. A furnace malfunction early Thursday morning caused the sprinkler system to activate, damaging the building, furnishings and some interior utilities. Some employee offices have been relocated to the park administrative area.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The unclaimed remains of seven veterans from various conflicts are being given proper burials at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Montana. The effort by the Missing in America Project seeks to provide proper interment for those killed in service to their country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Urns were taken to Billings for an interment ceremony yesterday.
BONNER, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Steve Bullock says a new state forestry management effort is more than about improving timber mills and forest health. Speaking at Milltown State Park on Friday, Bullock said the initiative is about managing state parks, looking at restoration strategy and working with federal agencies to make sure projects are done right. The Missoulian reports that in Milltown a small-scale project would thin young Douglas fir and lodgepole pines and give more space to larger ponderosa pine and larch.
MARYSVILLE, Idaho (AP) - A fire has damaged a closed sawmill in Fremont County in eastern Idaho. North Fremont Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Keith Richey says the fire occurred Thursday night at Fisher Logging in Marysville. Richey tells KIDK-TV that the fire burned stacks of firewood and timber, causing an estimated $250,000 in damage.
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