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Eric Whitney

Alberton Area Fire Getting More Personnel, Equipment

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.
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James McMurtry's Songs Are Short Stories With A Beat

Never one to hold back his opinion - musically, politically or otherwise - James McMurtry ("America's fiercest singer-songwriter" - CNN) returns to “Musicians’ Spotlight.”
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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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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.

Eric Whitney

The following information was posted to at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, August 30 to the federal government's InciWeb site.

Homeless people make us uncomfortable. We wonder what’s gone wrong, but hesitate to cross an unspoken line, or extend a helping hand. Family Promise, a faith-based initiative, does both. And it works. Nick Zullo, director of Family Promise of Helena joins Brian Kahn on this episode of "Home Ground Radio".

Stuffing And Saucing The Divine Nightshade

Aug 30, 2015
Flickr user, Tiny Banquet Committee (CC BY-NC-2.0)

Here at the height of tomato season, "Food Guy" Jon Jackson pronounces tomatoes "one of the most accommodating things to cook with." Other "Food Guy" Greg Patent recommends cooking with beefsteak or Roma varieties of this glorious nightshade. If you can take a break from stuffing yourself with raw tomatoes, try Greg's stuffed tomatoes or tomato sauce.

An evacuation notice has been issued for fewer than 20 residents of Lower Granite Lake Road, Granite Creek Road, Willow Road, Prospect Creek Road, Winchester Drive and Granite Lake Road. Officials ask all residents to be out of their homes by 1:00 p.m. today, August 29, 2015.

Montana Book Festival dates: September 10 - 12.

Through its annual literary festival and related events, The Montana Book Festival Association seeks to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts.

Evening Newscast 08-28-15

Aug 28, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect in the Missoula area today. The restrictions apply to all lands in Missoula, Mineral, Sanders, Granite and Ravalli counties, including the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests.

A new pre-evacuation notice was posted this morning for an area south of Troy. Two housing developments on the shores of Bull Lake are in the pre-evacuation area, which is along a six mile stretch of Highway 56. The Sanders County Sheriff’s department says residents in the pre-evacuation area should be monitoring emergency services information and be ready to leave quickly.

The entire Northern Rockies will feel both immediate and long-term impacts of a powerful cold front moving into the region this weekend. Meteorologist Genki Keno with the National Weather Service office in Missoula says the system packs strong winds and hits western Montana tomorrow afternoon.

Air quality is poor across Montana due to wildfires burning in the western U.S.
Montana DEQ

Smoke levels across most of Montana spiked today, with air quality readings reaching "Very Unhealthy" in several locations, including Missoula, Great Falls, and the Flathead Valley; and reaching the highest warning level, "Hazardous" in Hamilton.

Meteorologist Kristen Martin with Montana Department of Environmental Quality says the smoke could get even worse before it starts to get better over the weekend.

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