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Waterton Lakes Fire 100% Contained, Under Control


The Waterton Lake wildfire is now 100% contained, and is considered “under control”.

The fire burned approximately 25 acres on the slopes of Campbell Mountain, on the west side of Upper Waterton Lake in Glacier National Park.

Parks Canada crews will contin

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Chip Chip Chipping Away

,If you're barreling down US-87 from Box Elder-North, chip seal got under way there on Thursday & there'll be a 24 hour pilot car in place throughout this weekend. You can expect chip sealing activities, loose gravel, reduced speed of 35 MPH, pilot cars, traffic controlled by signal light, & flaggers. Please

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Jake Owen Says New Feather Tattoo Honors His Individualism, Native American Heritage

Jake Owen says he didn't spend much time thinking about the design for his new feather tattoo, but it carries some personal meaning for him. Owen is of Native American ancestry, and recognizes the importance of the feather. But more than anything the feather is a symbol for who he is today.

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Grover’s Great Adventure – Friday August 21

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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The Tatanka Hot Shots crew  heads out to battle the Sucker Creek Fire  8-12-15 (USFS Photo)
The Tatanka Hot Shots crew heads out to battle the Sucker Creek Fire 8-12-15 (USFS Photo)
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Sucker Creek Fire Update 8-21-15 9:30am

 

The Sucker Creek Fire continues to burn on 2740 acres, 6 miles northeast of Lincoln, on the Helena National Forest. Movement continues to be away from town, toward the 2003 Snow Talon Fire burn scar. The

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The Billings Chinook Type-1 Helicopter flies to the Sheep Fire past Essex, MT, with a load of fire retardant from the mobile retardant base Aug. 20, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, GNP)
The Billings Chinook Type-1 Helicopter flies to the Sheep Fire past Essex, MT, with a load of fire retardant from the mobile retardant base Aug. 20, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, GNP)
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Thompson Fire Complex Update 8-21-15 9:00am

Sheep Fire is now 1/2 mile from US-2, BNSF Tracks
US-2 remains closed to thru traffic between East Glacier and West Glacier. Local residents are being allowed through to retrieve valuables from homes and cabins in the Essex Area. Residents have

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What A Show

The 2nd Annual Car Show is set to GO tomorrow (Saturday) here in Shelby. All the action's going to be happening in the NAPA parking lot with registration from 11 to noon. A "Tip of our Towers" to our Shelby Volunteer Fire Department for providing the lunch tomorrow

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36 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units, 36 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1979).

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Highway 2 was closed mid-day Aug. 20, 2015, until further notice east of Essex, MT due to the approach of the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire. (photo Jonathan Moor, GNP)
Highway 2 was closed mid-day Aug. 20, 2015, until further notice east of Essex, MT due to the approach of the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire. (photo Jonathan Moor, GNP)
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Sheep Fire Update: 8-20-15 10:00pm

US2 CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC

 

The Sheep Fire was very active today with the westerly influence of the predicted Red Flag weather conditions. This condition kept ground forces from engaging with direct handline operations. A heavy helicopter w

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Red Cross Opens Shelter in Browning

U.S. Hwy 2 remains closed overnight due to the Sheep Fire near Essex, which has burned within a mile of U.S.2.  West-bound vehicles are being turned back at Bear Creek.

The American Red Cross has established a shelter for stranded travelers at the Browning Middle School, 901 S Piegan St

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Sheep Fire Forces Road Closure

Wildfire conditions on the Sheep Fire, currently advancing toward Highway 2, the highway and the BNSF railway are being closed to traffic. As of this writing, there have been NO evacuations of the Essex area

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Grover’s Great Adventure – Thursday August 20

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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