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Members of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation hear comments on proposed drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine area in Choteau, MT Sept. 2, 2015
Corin Cates-Carney

Speakers At Choteau Meeting Overwhelmingly Oppose Badger-Two Medicine Drilling

The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation held a meeting in Choteau Wednesday evening on proposed drilling on U.S. Forest Service land in the Badger-Two Medicine area. The council is trying to understand how and if the exploration for natural gas can comply with the National Historic Preservation Act.
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Jon Herington on stage at the Crown Guitar Festival. Tune in Sept. 4 at 8:00 p.m. to hear a replay of this concert.
Michael Marsolek

Jon Herington & Madeleine Peyroux Concert On MTPR

Steely Dan's Jon Herington and the sultry songstress Madeleine Peyroux shared the stage for an incredible show Monday night at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. Tune in to MTPR at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 4 for a replay of the entire concert.
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Win A Free VIP Ticket To 'Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass'

You could win one of eight VIP ticket packages for Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass, on September 12, 2015 in Missoula, Montana. Winners will receive a ticket to the show, and a pass to the VIP reception before the show, giving them a chance to rub elbows with Ira Glass. Tell us how you listen to "This American Life" for a chance to win.
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William Marcus

Montana’s proposed rules for political campaigns need rewriting. That was the opinion of several public interest groups that testified during two days of public hearings Wednesday and Thursday at the state capitol. The rules proposed by Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl, define when a public interest group qualifies as a "political committee".

Evening Newscast 09-03-15

22 minutes ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Cool wet weather has helped firefighters across Montana, with some benefitting more than others.

This afternoon all evacuees from the West Fork Fish Creek fire southwest of Alberton were allowed back into their homes in Mineral County, and pre-evacuation notices were rescinded along Petty Creek Road in Missoula County.

Evacuations were also lifted this afternoon along Beartooth Road near Holter Lake.

The Sheep fire burning near Essex received a quarter of an inch of rain last night

Things were tougher yesterday for crews on the Willow Creek fire near Livingston.

More wet weather is on the way to western Montana.
National Weather Service Missoula

Rainy and cool weather is pushing its way across the state of Montana and the National Weather Service says it's going to stick around for a while. Is the wildfire season-ending event we've long hoped for?

Members of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation hear comments on proposed drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine area in Choteau, MT Sept. 2, 2015
Corin Cates-Carney

The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation held a meeting in Choteau Wednesday evening on proposed drilling on U.S. Forest Service land in the Badger-Two Medicine area. The council is trying to understand how and if the exploration for natural gas can comply with the National Historic Preservation Act.

Wildland Firefighters working on fire line on the West Fork Fish Creek Fire.
Inciweb

Montana wildfire roundup for September 3, 2015.

You could win one of eight VIP ticket packages for Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass, on September 12, 2015 in Missoula, Montana. Winners will receive a ticket to the show, and a pass to the VIP reception before the show, giving them a chance to rub elbows with Ira Glass. Tell us how you listen to "This American Life" for a chance to win.

Jon Herington on stage at the Crown Guitar Festival. Tune in Sept. 4 at 8:00 p.m. to hear a replay of this concert.
Michael Marsolek

Steely Dan's Jon Herington and the sultry songstress Madeleine Peyroux shared the stage for an incredible show Monday night at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. Tune in to MTPR at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 4 for a replay of the entire concert.

Solomon Hicks is an accomplished young musician, and a student and performer at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival at Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork.
Micheal Marsolek

Musical prodigy Solomon Hicks describes himself as a blues musician with a jazz mind. He's back in Bigfork for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival going on this week. He talks with Michael Marsolek about his dual role as Crown guitar fest student and performer.

Morning Newscast 09-03-15

7 hours ago
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A hearing in Choteau yesterday afternoon discussed proposed drilling in the Badger­-Two Medicine area.

A firefighter working to battle a wildfire north of Helena has been hospitalized after an ATV crash.

Manuscripts, drafts and other items belonging to renowned Western author Ivan Doig will be housed at Montana State University.

STEM Education And More

23 hours ago
Jackie Yamanaka

As the Baby Boom generation starts to retire in big numbers, Montana is facing a potential shortage of skilled workers.

Efforts to fill jobs being vacated by retirees start in elementary school.

At first glance, Mr. Marquis’ classroom may seem chaotic. Take a closer look and you’ll find students standing at tables with plastic tubs filled with wires, wheels, joy sticks, and various small parts, and they’re consulting their tablets.

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