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the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine.  Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine. Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
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Red Shale Fire Update (July 31, 2013)

Fire Activity:  The Red Shale Fire was reported by the Beartop Lookout at 4:30 p.m. on July 18, as a small amount of white smoke rising from an area where lightning strikes had been observed the night before.

Fire activity is obse

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Th Red Shale Fire burning in mixed fuels.  In the right midground you can see the young lodgepole pine regeneration from the 1988 Gates Park Fire.  In the stream bottoms and in pockets elsewhere, pockets of trees that escaped the Gates Park Fire can be seen. (Mike Munoz,USFS)
Th Red Shale Fire burning in mixed fuels. In the right midground you can see the young lodgepole pine regeneration from the 1988 Gates Park Fire. In the stream bottoms and in pockets elsewhere, pockets of trees that escaped the Gates Park Fire can be seen. (Mike Munoz,USFS)
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Red Shale Fire Update (July 30, 2013)

Summary: Notable changes today include changes to the trail closures.  Portions of the East Side Sun River Trail #109 have been closed, and some trails previously closed have been re-opened.  See belo

This image of near-Earth asteroid 2003 DZ15 was captured by the Virtual Telescope Project's PlaneWave instrument on July 27, 2013. The asteroid appears as a small white dot in the middle of the photo; the lines are star trails.
Credit: Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project (www.virtualtelescope.eu)
This image of near-Earth asteroid 2003 DZ15 was captured by the Virtual Telescope Project's PlaneWave instrument on July 27, 2013. The asteroid appears as a small white dot in the middle of the photo; the lines are star trails. Credit: Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project (www.virtualtelescope.eu)
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Asteroid to Just Miss Earth Tonight. Watch It Live!

Do you see the white spot in the center of this photo?

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Red Cross Needs Montana Volunteers

PRESS RELEASE:

Bozeman, July 26, 2013 — The American Red Cross launched a new the new volunteer app last week, just in time for wildfire season here in Montana. The Team Red Cross App allows people to sign up to help, get an overview of the basic tasks involved in volunteering for Red Cross, and receive notifications about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in their community.

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Extension Minute: “Dressing Up” for National Salad Week

From Pondera County agent Wendy Wedum:

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal --especially on a hot summer's night. National Salad Week is this week, and summer is a great time to fill up on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad!  Check out this link for more information on salads, sauces and dressings:  Association for Dressings and Sauces.  This website has many recipes

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Ag Research Center Hosts Field Day on Wednesday

FIELD DAY 2013

Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, Montana

 Wednesday July 10, 2013 

8:00 am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS: Courtesy of Centrol LLC, Brady; Jeff & Joel Farkell 

 8:45 am WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy, Superintendent, Western Triangle Ag. Research Center, Conrad

 9:00 am ON-STATION RESEARCH TOURS/DISCUSSIONS

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