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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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Babbette's Seeds of Hope, Facebook
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Widower Honors Wife Who Died of Cancer With 4 Miles of Sunflowers

The love this husband has for his late wife continues to bloom.

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Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
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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

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The Sheep Creek Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, burns in the Flathead National Forrest about 2.5 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
The Sheep Creek Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, burns in the Flathead National Forrest about 2.5 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Thompson Complex Fires Update 8-20-15: Essex Prepares for Evacuation

200+ Structures, BNSF Snow Sheds, and 1 Wooden Trestle Now Deemed At Risk

Update - 3:30pm  Highway 2 CLOSED

The Sheep Fire has moved to about 1 mile from the highway and the BNSF tracks. Both have been closed temporarily to allow firefi

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School Bells Will Ring

Are you ready for another school year? They're ready over in Heart Butte for sure! Heart Butte Kindergarten through 5th grade registration is underway this morning (Thursday) from 9 to 11:30. 6th through 12th grade registration is open this afternoon from noon until 3 in Heart Butte

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Gear Up For Tonight

No doubt about it, FOOTBALL is in the air & will soon be ON THE AIR here at KSEN AM & K 96 FM & we're more than ready & all fired up for another exciting sports season here in our Golden Triangle. Speaking of t

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