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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.as it is approaching US Hwy. 2 and the BNSF railway and is threatening the community of Essex...
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. A Type II Incident Management Team has assumed management of the Family Peak Complex as of this morn…
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...
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. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on the east side near the St...
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.m. at the Izaak Walton Hotel pavilion in Essex. Representatives from the Incident Management Team will provide information on the status of these fires and fut…
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. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.
The BNSF and Amtrak trains have been running. For more information on Amtrak call 1-(800) 872-7245...
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. The presentation was made in front of hundreds of students and …
US-2 is OPEN! Pilot Cars Leading Traffic through Fire Area
Thompson Complex Fire Update for 8-22-15 9:00am
A cold front with thunderstorms and some rain late yesterday cleared the smoky conditions in the area. The rain had some slowing effect on the fires. However, all fires continue to burn and fuels are expected to dry out today as temperatures rise and l…
Sucker Creek Fire Update 8-20-15
232 Firefighters continue efforts to control the Sucker Creek Fire, which now covers 2740 acres north of Lincoln on the Helena National Forest. The fire is 25% contained, and has moved into the burn scar from a 2003 wildfire.  Due to concerns for firefighter safety and multiple incident objectives, …
Lewis & Clark Nat’l Forest: Several Small Fires Burning
Ten fires are currently burning in the Rocky Mountain Ranger District on the Lewis & Clark National Forest. Three fires- Spotted Eagle, Muskrat Pass, and Mt. Poia- are the result of lightning strikes from a strong thunderstorm that passed through the area on Tuesday, August 11, and are colle…
Fire Updates: Lightning Sparks 66 Fires in Northern Rockies Region
A prolonged drought and thunderstorms are an explosive combination. There are 188 fires burning in the western U.S. today, including 66 in the Northern Rockies. Here is the latest on those closest to us:
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HELENA NATIONAL FOREST
The Sucker Creek Fire north of Lincoln has grown to 13-hundred acr…

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