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The controversial Flathead Water Compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes remains largely intact following a judge’s ruling Wednesday that part of the water rights agreement is unconstitutional.
David Wiley (CC-BY-2)

Flathead Water Compact Likely To Survive Wednesday's Ruling

The controversial Flathead Water Compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes remains largely intact following a judge’s ruling Wednesday that part of the water rights agreement is unconstitutional.
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Jeni Fleming will perform at St. Timothy's Music Festival, Sunday July 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Audrey Hall

Breathtaking Musical Originality Paired With Breathtaking Montana Views

"A good song is a good song," says singer & musician Jeni Fleming from Bozeman. As long as she identifies with the lyrics, "everything else is negotiable." Fleming joins Michael Marsolek to preview her upcoming performance at St. Timothy's Music Festival on Sunday July, 24.
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'Heat Dome' Causing Excessive Temperatures In Much Of U.S.

It's really hot in most of the mainland United States right now. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the triple digits through the weekend in much of the South, Midwest and along the East Coast.The culprit: a "heat dome."It's a real meteorological event — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even took the time to define it in the agency's warning this week:"A heat dome occurs when high pressure in the upper atmosphere acts as a lid, preventing hot air from...
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Montana Lawmaker Seeks New Trial In Dark Money Case

20 hours ago
Rep. Art Wittich (R) HD68
Montana Legislature

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana lawmaker is asking for a new trial after a jury ruled he took illegal corporate contributions from an anti-union organization in 2010.

'Home Ground Radio': Bob Ream, Part 1

20 hours ago

If you're lucky in life, and/or determined, you get to choose how you use your time. Looking back, some careers stand out. Bob Ream's career in ecology, academics, and politics is one. Ream is the guest on this episode of "Home Ground Radio".

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Jeni Fleming will perform at St. Timothy's Music Festival, Sunday July 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Audrey Hall

"A good song is a good song," says singer & musician Jeni Fleming from Bozeman.  As long as she identifies with the lyrics, "everything else is negotiable." Fleming joins Michael Marsolek to preview her upcoming performance at St. Timothy's Music Festival on Sunday July, 24.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For July 22, 2016

22 hours ago
A snag burning in the Blue Lake Fire southwest of Ennis, MT.
Paul Roose - Inciweb

The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Fire Danger 'High' On Bitterroot National Forest

Jul 21, 2016
Fire Danger 'High' On Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service

Fire danger is back to 'high' on the Bitterroot National Forest. According to forest officials, that means, "fires can start easily from most causes and small fuels (such as grasses and needles) will ignite readily. Unattended campfires and brush fires are likely to escape. Fires will spread easily, with some areas of high-intensity burning on slopes or concentrated fuels. Fires can become serious and difficult to control unless they are put out while they are still small."

The controversial Flathead Water Compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes remains largely intact following a judge’s ruling Wednesday that part of the water rights agreement is unconstitutional.
David Wiley (CC-BY-2)

The controversial Flathead Water Compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes remains largely intact following a judge’s ruling Wednesday that part of the water rights agreement is unconstitutional.

Coal ash waste at the Colstrip power plant.
Courtesy Alexis Bonogofsky - Montana Environmental Information Center

Three environmental groups settled their lawsuit from 2012 over coal ash pollution at the Colstrip power plant on Thursday.

Candidates in Montana’s gubernatorial race on Thursday booked one televised debate and are negotiating two more.

Robin Turner is a task force member who is a victim advocate for the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Michael Albans

Across Montana, 1,400 survivors of sexual assault haven’t had their rape kits processed. Since November, a special task force set up by Attorney General Tim Fox has been grappling with what to do with these kits.

Onward and upward: Faun and a Pan Flute
Faun and a Pan Flute

Faun and a Pan Flute is a collectively-led experimental nonet from Atlanta, GA. Their restless soundscapes are both demented and uplifting; restrained yet chaotic; complex, but still accessible.

Though abstract, these avant-warriors provide a create-your-own-ending sort of narrative with their compositions, all based around primal rhythms and controlled chaos.

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