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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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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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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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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15

The Spotted Eagle Fire made little progress last evening, and as of 9am this morning, is still about 3 miles from Heart Butte.

The fire crossed the western boundary of the Blackfeet reservation Friday afternoon, and strong winds quickly pushed it to the Mitten Lake and Green Lake areas

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Broaden Your Horizons

IConrad area juniors & seniors have the opportunity of a LIFETIME to travel with their fellow classmates to Washington D.C. & Gettysburg & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PLUS New York & Boston. it's going to

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Spotted Eagle Fire Update

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, 2015, the fire expanded and crossed the Forest boundary and onto the Blackfeet Reservation west-northwest of Heart Butte, Montana. The fire was be

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Sheep, Granite and Great Bear Wilderness Fire Area Closure 8-28-15 10:45pm

KALISPELL, MONTANA – Due to increased fire activity within the Great Bear Wilderness area, which includes the Sheep and Granite Fires, the Flathead National Forest has made the determination to increase the existing closure associated with the Thompson-Divide Complex

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Equipment clearing a fuel break along the BNSF track near Essex, Aug 27 (Photo:Steve Houser, USFS)
Equipment clearing a fuel break along the BNSF track near Essex, Aug 27 (Photo:Steve Houser, USFS)
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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

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Heart Butte Evacuated

Spotted Eagle Fire is near Mitten Lake and Green Lake, approx 3 miles from Heart Butte. (Updated 8:30pm)

The Blackfeet Tribal Council has declared an emergency in the Heart Butte area, and has order the evacuation of all residents in Heart Butte to the Palookaville Road

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