avalanche danger

Kila Man Killed In Avalanche Near Whitefish

Jan 25, 2016
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A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche near Whitefish on Saturday. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was a 33-year-old Geoffrey Richard Caldbeck from Kila.

Missoula law enforcement are going door to door  in the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood of Missoula between Richard and Holly streets, advising residents of the unstable snow conditions and danger of avalanche. Although no mandatory evacuations are being ordered, residents are being advised of the risk in deciding whether to  stay or leave.

Local authorities have also advised folks to stay off Mount Sentinel, Mount Jumbo, and Waterworks Hill because of the increased avalanche danger.