Niall Clancy, son of FWP fisheries biologist Chris, recently published his first scientific paper as sole author. The peer-review paper examined the relationship between fish and amphibians. Nice work Niall!
Full disclosure, while anticipating the birth of his twin daughters, Abbe and Zoe, Hook and Bullet editor Rob Breeding attended Lamaze classes with Niall's parents, Chris and Tara.
Wednesday morning folks were still complaining about the heat. By Friday morning they wanted to know when the rain would finally cease.
Btw, when I wrote this a week ago the cooler weather that is moving into the state today (Sept. 13) wasn't yet in the forecast, at least the forecast I saw. It's supposed to rain today, but fire-whipping winds are also predicted. Let's hope the rain comes first.
The Flathead Beacon is reporting high winds are forecast ahead of the cold front moving into Montana today. Pre-evacuation orders have been issued for West Glacier and Apgar, and fire crews are stationed at Lake McDonald Lodge to protect the historic structure in case the Sprague Fire turns in that direction. We've already lost the Sperry Chalet. We need rain bad, not wind.