Star Peak Fire Lookout Receives Repairs by the Montana Lookout Association

By Ashley South

Star Peak Fire Lookout located in the West Cabinet Mountains near the Idaho and Montana border, received repairs and upgrades from the Northwest Montana Lookout Association and the Kootenai Helitack Rappel Team. This project was the first maintenance mission for the lookout repair crews. The Helitack Team shuttled all the materials to the top of the towering 4000 ft. mountain to replace the roof later this summer, and re-install the nineteen windows that are being flown off to be refurbished.

Star Peak is the location of the first recorded lookout site in Montana. The original rock cabin built by the first ranger on the Noxon District, Granville Gordon and his wife Pauline Gordon, in 1910. The rock house was built out of alpine shale with walls over a foot deep, the cabin still sits below the current lookout. The Star Peak Lookout was built in 1957 with a pyramidal roof design. Views of the North and West Cabinet Mountains, and the Clark Fork Valley can be seen from the peak. The Northwest Montana Lookout Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Federal and State agencies in the restoration and maintenance of fire lookouts and other support structures on public land.


Troy High School Golf Club Success

Submitted by Troy high School

The Troy High School Golf Club completed their first season. Club advisors TJ Boswell and Tyler Hanley will be organizing future teams and looking forward to this new club.

Stephen B. Marvin Grand Opening

Submitted by Stephen B. Marvin

Stephen B. Marvin Insurance Agency Celebrated their Grand Opening on June 27th. They offer Personal, Commercial, Life & Health Insurance.
Family owned & operated since 1912.