Montana Public Radio

Mission Valley

National Weather Service

Western Montana’s weather forecast for the rest of this holiday work week can be summarized with three words: ‘sloppy’, ‘messy’ and ‘tricky’.

As fall approaches, tribal and state wildlife officials are reminding Montanans to be bear aware and secure any attractants that might lead to trouble between people and bears.

A meeting in Arlee Tuesday, co-sponsored by The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and the conservation group People and Carnivores, focused on reducing conflicts between the growing population of grizzly bears — and people — in the Mission Valley.