School starts today in many western Montana communities. School buses, crosswalks and school zones will be crowded, and area law enforcement will be watching closely to make sure drivers are paying attention.

Air quality in western Montana now Unhealthy and Very Unhealthy, causing watery eyes, sore throats and headaches from wildfire smoke.

Missoula city tax increase reduced by one percent from previous estimate, due to higher taxable valuations.

Sunny and smoky in western Montana, highs in the 80's..