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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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Reynolds Mtn and Glacier lilies at Logan Pass (Photo:David Restivo, NPS)
Reynolds Mtn and Glacier lilies at Logan Pass (Photo:David Restivo, NPS)
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GNP: East Side Access to Logan Pass Extended

Going-to-the-Sun Road will remain open through October 4th

WEST GLACIER, MT.  – The last day to access Logan Pass by vehicle from the east side of Glacier National Park will be Sunday, October 4th...

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A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-25-15 10:00am

A public meeting for the Thompson-Divide Complex of fires (Thompson, Granite, and Sheep) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00 p...

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The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor)
The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor)
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Thompson Wildfire Complex Update 8-24-15 8:00am

Sheep Fire is 1 Mile from Essex

Highway 2 is open. Pilot cars will run 24 hours a day, but the highway could be closed due to changing fire conditions...

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CHS Foundation Executive Director, William Nelson presented a $250,000 check from the CHS Foundation to MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel for Northern’s new Diesel Technology Building. (Photo:MSU Northern)
CHS Foundation Executive Director, William Nelson presented a $250,000 check from the CHS Foundation to MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel for Northern’s new Diesel Technology Building. (Photo:MSU Northern)
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CHS Foundation Donates $250,000 to MSUN Auto/Diesel Center

Havre, Mont. - August 21, 2015 -Continuing its longstanding partnership with Montana State University-Northern, the CHS Foundation today, presented a check for $250,000 for use in  Northern's new Auto/Diesel Technology Center...

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