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It’s Special Guest Night

It's an opportunity to recognize the Browning High School Wrestlers adn the people closest to them, tonight will be the special guest night for the Browning Wrestling team...

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Snowshoe Walks Begin This Weekend

Join A Park Ranger to Explore the Winter Environment

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park is offering winter snowshoe walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a...

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Class B State Volleyball Coming Up

The Class B State Volleyball tournament at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at Montana State University in Bozeman will begin on thursday morning at 10am with Huntley Project (1S) taking on Loyola Sacred Heart (2W), followed by our own Choteau Bulldogs (1N) taking on Thompson Falls (3W) at Noon. We'll bring you live, play-by-play action on KZIN 96.7 FM and online from all Choteau and Fairfield Matches at the tournament. Fairfield (2N) plays their first match on Thursday at 4pm against Red Lodge (2S). Here's the bracket so you can join in:

2015 State Class B Volleyball Tournament other classes after the jump:

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UM Professors Work with NASA to Examine Climate Change Impacts

MISSOULA – As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multiyear field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats...

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Update on the Spotted Eagle and Benchmark Fires 9-7-15 11:30am

Sunday was the third consecutive day, with no new growth reported on the Moose Ridge or Spotted Eagle fires. Fire behavior remained minimal with most of the fire area receiving precipitation...

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Firefighters roll up some of the miles of hoses used to battle the Sheep Fire, which was stopped less than a mile from Essex.  (Photo Jonathon Moor)
Firefighters roll up some of the miles of hoses used to battle the Sheep Fire, which was stopped less than a mile from Essex. (Photo Jonathon Moor)
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Fire Fighters Wrapping Up Work on the Sheep, Granite and Thompson Fires.

The Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Leach (named for incident commander Irv Leach) has issued its final public report on the Thompson-Divide Wildfire Complex:

The Thompson-Divide Complex consists of the Sheep and Granite Fires in the Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park...

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This USFS map shows road closures dure to the Spotted Eagle Fire and other wildfires in the Rocky Mountain District of the L&C Nat'l Forest. 9-1-15 Click on map for full-size image.
This USFS map shows road closures dure to the Spotted Eagle Fire and other wildfires in the Rocky Mountain District of the L&C Nat'l Forest. 9-1-15 Click on map for full-size image.
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Spotted Eagle, Benchmark Fire Update 9-1-15 1:30pm

Community Meeting Thursday evening in Choteau.

Yesterday: Despite strong winds the Moose Ridge, Spotted Eagle and Sheep Mountain fires experienced limited new growth...

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Essex Evacuation Ends, Hwy 2 Opens Monday Morning

The Glacier County and Flathead County Disaster Emergency Services have notified KSEN/K96 that US-2 will be reopened Monday morning, August 31st, at 6:00am...

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Tribe, Red Cross Open Heart Butte Evacuee Shelter in Browning

Blackfeet Nation and American Red Cross of Montana Join Forces to Care for Spotted-Eagle Fire Evacuees

Browning, MT, August 28, 2015The Blackfeet Nation and American Red Cross of Montana have jointly opened a shelter in Browning for the evacuees of the Spotted-Eagle fire, which is part of the Family Peak Complex Fire...

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Equipment clearing a fuel break along the BNSF track near Essex, Aug 27 (Photo:Steve Houser, USFS)
Equipment clearing a fuel break along the BNSF track near Essex, Aug 27 (Photo:Steve Houser, USFS)
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Essex Area Fire Update 8-28-15 8:00pm

Evacuation expected to last up to a week.

The Sheep Fire is the incident priority of the three fires that make up the Thompson-Divide Wildfire Complex...

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A Bobcat kitten supervises firefighters working near Muddy Creek (USFS Photo)
A Bobcat kitten supervises firefighters working near Muddy Creek (USFS Photo)
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Fires Near Swift, Gibson Reservoirs 8-28-15 10:00am

The Family Peak Wildfire Complex consists of 4 fires totaling 941 acres (as mapped using GPS from 8/22 patrol flight) in the southern Badger-Two Medicine area, north and west of Swift Reservoir...

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Teton Co 4-Hers Study BioScience

The following story is from Teton County Extension Agent Jane Wolery:

The 4-H BioScience program 2015-16, a science experience for students grades 8-11, was held August 3-7 on the MSU Bozeman campus and continues until February through experiments and video conferencing with MSU professors...

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