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I like to read
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I Like To Read

I thoroughly enjoy reading, even if I don't know and/or can't pronounce all the words! I'll be reading the saga of America's circus dynasty in Montana, tonight (Tuesday), up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby

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Charlie Daniels
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36 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day 36 years ago that the singer earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

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Where's Grover small
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Grover’s Great Adventure – Monday August 24

Everyday, you'll see a post here on our websites with a photo of Grover at about 1pm- we'll ask you to identify Grover's location. We'll give you some time and draw from the correct responses the next day at noon

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it's in the cards
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It’s In The Cards

,Our Marias Heritage Center will be holding their infamous Card Party this afternoon (Monday) & the entire community is invited! They'll cut the cards & start the FUN at 1:30 SHARP today up at the Heritage. There'

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A firefighter patrols the Bear Creek Fire along Spotted Bear River Rd. 8-16-15 (USFS Photo)
A firefighter patrols the Bear Creek Fire along Spotted Bear River Rd. 8-16-15 (USFS Photo)
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Spotted Bear District Fires Update 8-24-15 9:00am

Bear Creek Fire:  SIZE: 19,595 Acres   Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots in the Meadow Creek Trailhead and the Meadow Creek Outfitter’s corral.  Engines are patrolling the Gorge Creek Road #549 between Meadow Creek Trailhead and Gorge Creek Trailhead to mop up hot spots and remove hazard trees.  Additional en

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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. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.

The BNSF and Amtrak trains ha

Late Show Stephen Colbert First Week Guests
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Stephen Colbert Sets Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and More for First ‘Late Show’ Week

We’re closer than ever to Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut on September 8, and while George Clooney’s guest appearance gave a marquee head start, the full guest list for Colbert’s full week offers a much clearer view of the new series. Everyone from Jeb Bush to Elon Musk and Amy Schumer will fill out the ranks, with musical guests on deck as well.

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The Exercise Factor
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Get Moving Montana

The creator of "Get America Moving," Jim Kirwan, is out with, in my opinion, one of the most ambitious books ever! His new book is, "The Exercise Factor," & it's up for grabs this afternoon (Monday) on Puffman Musical Trivia. Be

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A firefighter on the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park works to extinguish the flames. Credit: Photo by Peggy Miller
A firefighter on the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park works to extinguish the flames. Credit: Photo by Peggy Miller
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Thompson Wildfire Complex Update – 8-23-15 8:00pm

Sheep Fire 1 mile from Essex
Highway 2 is reopened, with pilot cars escorting traffic in both directions to ensure safe traffic flow through the fire area. 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.

Residents of Essex and the surrounding area have been advised that they may be evacuated if the Sheep Fire becomes an imminent threat. The American Red Cross has prepared to open a shelter at West Glacier if needed.

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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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(Photo: Glacier National Park)
(Photo: Glacier National Park)
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Glacier National Park: August 25th is Fee-Free Tuesday

National Park Service Celebrates 99th Birthday

WEST GLACIER, MT.  –The entrance fee for Glacier National Park will be waived on Tuesday, August 25, in recognition of the National Park Service Birthday. The National Park Service turns 99 years old this year.

The National

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A firefighter works on the Haywood Creek fire 8-21-15 (USFS Photo)
A firefighter works on the Haywood Creek fire 8-21-15 (USFS Photo)
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L&C Nat’l Forest Wildfire Update 8-21-15

There are currently 11 fires burning on the Lewis & Clark National Forest. Most are very small, and all were caused by lightning in early August.

Current Status of the Family Creek Complex: Total acres – 698 (more accurate mapping from infrared 8/20)

Fires are currently creeping and smoldering. Structure protection established at

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