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A proposed initiative would allow Montana public school employees to carry concealed weapons in school.
Flickr user Ibro Palic (CC-BY-NC-2)

Proposed Initiative Calls For Concealed Weapons In Montana Schools

Signature gathering soon begins for a proposal to allow public school employees with a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon in school. Initiative-175 has cleared the necessary legal hurdles to appear on the 2016 ballot if sponsor Chet Billi can get the necessary number of signatures.
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Wildfire News

Fire season news and information.

MTPR Features

Immense Power In The Quiet Calm: A Visit With Guss Yellowhair

Guss Yellow Hair, a Lakota and Northern Cheyenne artist from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, talks about his role as "culture bearer," and about the importance of passing on tradition through language and music. (Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 8/31/15, Monday afternoons, 4:53 p.m., or via podcast.)
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2015 Crown Of The Continent Guitar Festival Preview

David Feffer, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Chairman and Founding Director joins Michael Marsolek to preview the sixth annual Crown Guitar festival. This year's festival runs from August 30 to September 6 at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana.
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Evening Newscast 08-31-15

12 hours ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

In general, wildfires in western Montana calmed over the weekend, thanks to cooler weather and even a little rain, but other fires grew, and some new ones popped up.

Two new fires were reported yesterday on the I-15 corridor between Helena and Great Falls.

To the northwest, evacuees in the Noxon area are going to be allowed back into their homes tomorrow morning.

A proposed initiative would allow Montana public school employees to carry concealed weapons in school.
Flickr user Ibro Palic (CC-BY-NC-2)

Signature gathering soon begins for a proposal to allow public school employees with a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon in school. Initiative-175 has cleared the necessary legal hurdles to appear on the 2016 ballot if sponsor Chet Billi can get the necessary number of signatures.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 31, 2015

12 hours ago
Burned area in the interior of the West Fork Fish Creek Fire.
Inciweb

In general, wildfires in western Montana calmed over the weekend, thanks to cooler weather and even a little rain, but other fires grew, and some new ones popped up.

Volunteers look after a canine evacuee at the makeshift shelter in Browning.
Courtesy Lewis & Clark Humane Society

When authorities Saturday ordered the residents of Heart Butte to evacuate in the face of an approaching wildfire, Gina Wiest decided to help some of those who were being forced out of their homes. The Red Cross had already set up a shelter for the people, but Wiest, executive director of the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, knew there was no shelter for the animals.

New Montana Immunization Requirements In Effect This School-Year
(PD)

Kids going back to school this fall may first need to visit the doctor’s office to comply with new immunization requirements.

This Is About Darkness

17 hours ago
vasse nicolas, antoine

The forsythia eats sunlight
near the open barn door
where Bill Perry stands in his overalls watching
his dappled-gray Percheron, Pike.

The largest horse on record was a Percheron,
a mare, twenty-one hands
high. This stallion stands, easy,
at nineteen.

Pike can pull a Cadillac up Humpback Mountain
in a headwind.

Morning Newscast 08-31-15

21 hours ago
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On today's morning newscast: light rain dampened some wildfires in far western Montana, while other fires closer to the central part of the state continued to spread and threaten rural residences.

More firefighters and equipment are headed to the wildfire near Alberton. That’s what the fire’s Incident Commander John Thompson told about 200 people who crammed into the fire station in Alberton last night.

About 125 people have applied to replace the outgoing chief investment officer for the Montana Board of Investments.

The University of Montana is apologizing to North Dakota State University football players, coaches and staff after a postgame incident Saturday involving a fan who confronted a Bison player on the field.

Guss Yellow Hair, a Lakota and Northern Cheyenne artist from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, talks about his role as "culture bearer," and about the importance of passing on tradition through language and music.

Eric Whitney

The U.S. Forest Service team leading the attack on the West Fork Fish Creek Fire southwest of Alberton had a public information meeting in Alberton last night, and more than 200 people came. So many people came, they had to open the big garage doors at the fire station to accommodate the crowd.

InciWeb

The following information is from the federal government's InciWeb wesite, full post is here.

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