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USFS Map of the Spotted Eagle Fire 8-30-2015 (USFS Image)
USFS Map of the Spotted Eagle Fire 8-30-2015 (USFS Image)
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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-31-15 9:00am – Evacuation Order Remains in Effect for Heart Butte

Ten volunteer fire departments and the Montana National Guard are assisting Blackfeet firefighters in the battle to stop the Spotted Eagle Wildfire, after fierce winds caused the fire to quickly expand from 200 acres early Friday (8/28) to nearly 50,000 acres by Friday evening

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It’s Going To Bowl You Over

The Cut Bank Monday Night Ladies Bowling League will be meeting tonight Monday!) over at Glacier Lanes in Cut Bank. This evening's meeting for the lady bowlers kicks off at 7 o'clock SHARP! With the month of September rolling in tomorrow, be sure & attend the meeting tonight to see what's new, what's planned, & what's going to be happening at Glacier Lanes in Cut Bank!

The Canyon Community Church and the Glacier View 4-H Club made treats and thank-you notes for Wildland Firefighters. The Firefighters signed the notes with their own expressions of thanks. (Photo Jonathan Christian Moor)
The Canyon Community Church and the Glacier View 4-H Club made treats and thank-you notes for Wildland Firefighters. The Firefighters signed the notes with their own expressions of thanks. (Photo Jonathan Christian Moor)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-31-15 8:30am – Hwy 2 Open, Essex Evacuation Order Lifted

At 6 a.m. this morning Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Essex and the surrounding area and placed the community back to the ‘Set’ Stage of the Ready, Set, Go evacuation model

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It’s Older Than I Am

During the final days of the Civil War, Dr. William Ward & his wife, Eliza Ward, envisioned a school for your women in Nashville that would evolve into 1 of the nation's most prestigious institutions. As

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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21 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut

Twenty-one years ago today, on Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood. It was on this day that the singer-songwriter earned his first platinum record, signifying sales in excess of one million units, with his self-titled debut.

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Swift Dam Area under Evacuation Due to Spotted Eagle Fire

The Blackfeet Tribal Council has issued the following notice:

Today with the high winds, the fire has picked up. All available resources are on this. Aircraft and Smoke-jumpers are now on site. Due to the area and the terrain, it is not safe to put fire personnel on site of the fire

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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. Pilot cars will guide traffic through the area of the Sheep Fire, which remains just 1/8 of a mile from the BNSF train tracks

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This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15 9:00pm

BIA Rte 1 Closed from browning to Heart Butte and from Heart Butte to Birch Creek.

The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 has assumed management of all current fires on the RMRD, and are working closely with local FS personnel, counties, and the Blackfeet Tribe. The Incident Co

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Two Type-2 Water Tenders stand guard in front of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,USFS)
Two Type-2 Water Tenders stand guard in front of the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,USFS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-30-15 8:30am

Fire Break near completion at Essex. No structures have been lost.

The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park. The Sheep fire

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18 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’

Aug. 30 marks a big anniversary for Kenny Chesney. It was on that date, 18 years ago, that the Tennessee native reached a career turning point with "She's Got It All," from his fourth album, I Will Stand. The song became his first No. 1 Billboard hit on Aug. 30, 1997.

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This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
This USFS map detail shows the location of the Spotted Eagle Fire, in relation to Heart Butte, as of mid-day Saturday.
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Spotted Eagle/ Family Peak Complex Fire Updates 8-29-15 2:30pm

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 4PM TODAY AT THE ACA COMPLEX, 80 HEART BUTTE ROAD, BROWNING.

The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2

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USFS Photo 8-28-15
USFS Photo 8-28-15
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Bear Creek/Spotted Bear Fire Update 8-29-15 12:30pm

FIRE SUMMARY
A RED FLAG WARNING is predicted for Saturday from 2:00 p.m. till Midnight.
A cold front is expected to pass through the area with gusty southwest winds and low relative humidity.
 
Bear Creek Fire:  SIZE: 40,465 Acr

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