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Mark Your Calendar

The Badger/Two Medicine Public Meeting is ON for tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) down in Choteau. Mark your calendars NOW for tomorrow afternoon's meeting at the Stage Stop Inn in Choteau from 3 until 6 o'clock

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Contractors use logging equipment to remove excess fuels from the county park in Essex, MT, Aug. 31, 2015, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
Contractors use logging equipment to remove excess fuels from the county park in Essex, MT, Aug. 31, 2015, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
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Sheep Fire Update 9-1-15 8:30am

The Sheep Fire is on the Flathead National Forest and burning in very steep terrain with limited access. The fire gained just 1 acre yesterday, and is now estimated at 2,102 acres, with the leading edge about 1 mile south of Essex and about 1/8 mile from the train tracks between Tank Creek and McDonald Creek. The fire has no

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ups and downs
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Ups & Downs At The Circus

I'll be up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby tonight (Tuesday), reading MORE Montana History. We're about half way done having fun with Lee Rostad's rollicking read, "Three Ringlings In Montana; Circus Trains to Cattle Ranches

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broaden your horizons
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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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guns & hoses
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Everything’s Coming Up Hoses

The 3rd Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Game is coming up this Sunday afternoon down in Conrad at the Conrad Sports Complex Field, & it's going to be a BLAST! Law Enforcement & the Volunteer Fire Department will be battling it out beginning at noon on Sunday & get this: Admission is ONE can of food for the Pondera Food Bank! Talk about good clean family friendly FUN for a GREAT cause & we're talking Sunday afternoon baseball! There will be a free will donation barbecue going on too with proceeds going to the Cops 4 Kids Shop. Take me out to the

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Skylar Browning & Jeremy Watterson's Montana Baseball History
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Rounding The Bases In Big Sky Country

The Wild West had nothing on Montana's 1st baseball games. Fights, booze, cheating & gambling fueled our state's inaugural professional league in 1892. The turn of the century brought star-studded barnstorming tours & threats of bloodshed. Big Sk

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Feller-Bunchers operate along the BNSF tracks to clear brush and small trees, to create a shaded fuels break between Essex, MT, and the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire Aug. 26, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
Feller-Bunchers operate along the BNSF tracks to clear brush and small trees, to create a shaded fuels break between Essex, MT, and the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire Aug. 26, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am

Residents of Essex and the surrounding area remain on evacuation alert.

Weather: Conditions will be changing going into the weekend. A cold front is approaching and will drop temperatures Sunday. In advance of t

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out of order
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Deese Guyz Is Outta Of Order

This week's Old Fishing Hole returns tonight (Thursday) around 5:35 on our Action Packed 5 O'clock News Hour, & my fishing friends are out of order this week. Rovin' Don Groven our the Fresno fishing action is LAST & Dallas Denter from Tiber is 1st! Bob Kovatch from Lake Francis/Valier is stuck in the middle of the program. It's

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take a tour
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Why Not Tour Our Golden Triangle

Here's an idea...How about a tour this week of all the area farm markets in our Golden Triangle. Starting this afternoon (Wednesday), the Cut Bank Farmer's Market will be blossoming at Cut Bank City Park from 3 until 6 o'clock

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Firefighters hold the line against the Sucker Creek Fire on the Helena Nat'l Forest north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
Firefighters hold the line against the Sucker Creek Fire on the Helena Nat'l Forest north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
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Sucker Creek Fire Update 8-25-15 11:00am

All evacuations have been lifted. Area closures still in place until further notice.

The lightning-caused Sucker Creek Fire, which is currently burning in the Sucker Creek area on the Lincoln Ranger District, is now approximately 2790 acres, and 55% contained. The fire is in

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A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-25-15 10:00am

A public meeting for the Thompson-Divide Complex of fires (Thompson, Granite, and Sheep) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Izaak Walton Hotel pavilion in Essex. Representatives from the Incident Management Team will provide information on the status of these fires and future operational plans.
The T

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community picnic
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It’s Both

It's BOTH... it's a Back-to-School Open House AND Community Picnic tonight (Tuesday), over in Chester. You're invited to enjoy a real BBQ on the north lawn of CJI beginning at 5 o'clock SHARP this afternoon with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads & drinks provided by CJI Schools & the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. You're

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