One of the most significant effects of the Clark Fork River flooding is the danger of toxic materials stored for the last half-century in the old Smurfit settling ponds that are separated from the swollen river by only a series of earthen berms, being released into the river.
Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott has called many of the complaints filed against his reelection campaign by opponent Travis Wafstet ‘de minimis’, or ‘too trivial or minor to merit consideration, especially in law’.
'On Monday May 21st at 5:45 AM, the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton received reports of a vehicle that drove into the Selway River approximately 50 miles west of Darby MT, in the backcountry of Idaho County.
A brief respite from the flood waters of the Clark Fork River is allowing homeowners who have been evacuated a few precious hours to check on their property, keep pumps running and retrieve medications.
Missoula Police were busy over the weekend, chasing down at least two suspected car thieves. According to police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, yet another car was reported stolen on Monday night May 21