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Newscast 08-21-2013

Aug 21, 2013

The Lolo Creek Complex fire west of Lolo is now the number one priority fire in the nation. In tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon about major changes Montana has been making to school lunches.

Newscast 08-20-2013

Aug 20, 2013

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour pushed two fires to a combined 8,000 acres. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about fires in the Flathead National Forest. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the new President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana about their many successes and significant challenges.

Newscast 08-19-2013

Aug 19, 2013

A western Montana fire that started the day at 60 acres has exploded into a fire that is now 2,000. In tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen about choices people will have regarding the marketplace.

Sally Mauk

This just in: The Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter at Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Avenue in Missoula to accommodate evacuees of both the Industry Street hazmat emergency and the Lolo wildfire. The Lolo School is also  serving as a shelter for Highway 12 evacuees.

This just in From the Lolo National Forest:

A planned public meeting for tonight at Travelers Rest State Park has been cancelled due to ongoing emergency fire operations and evacuations. Residents should come to the Lolo Super Stop for fire information until 9 P.M. tonight

 

Highway 12 is now closed beginning at the junction of Highway 93. Residents are being allowed to access the area.

 

 

Missoula County Office of Emergency Services has established a hotline for landowners and residents in the fire area.

Sally Mauk

Fire, law enforcement, and emergency management officials will meet with the public tonight at 6 P.M. to brief them on the West Fork Two Fire.

 

Time: 6 P.M.

Location: Traveler’s Rest State Park, Lolo

 

The West Fork Two Fire is approximately 2,000 acres at this time.

 

Missoula County Office of Emergency Services has established a hotline for landowners and residents in the fire area.

Hotline number: 406 258-4636

Newscast 08-16-2013

Aug 16, 2013

A downed power line started one of two fires yesterday. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about Governor Steve Bullock's new early childhood education program. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Buddha relic tour manager about the historical Buddha relics that are visiting Missoula and their significance in the Buddhist faith.

Newscast 08-15-2013

Aug 15, 2013

A democrat has officially filed to run for U.S. Senate. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a company that will replace Glacier Park Incorporated. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the Montana Government Relations Director of the Cancer Action Network about how the state's policies affect cancer prevention outcomes.

Newscast 08-14-2013

Aug 14, 2013

U.S. Representative of Montana Steve Daines is joining other members of Congress for a week-long trip to Israel. In tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the Director of Sussex School about why social-emotional learning skills should be taught right along side other core subjects.

Newscast 08-13-2013

Aug 13, 2013

Firefighters are chasing a series of new fires because of recent thunderstorms that brought lots of lightning. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks about an effort that aims to save room for open space. And in tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with an associated professor at Harvard Medical School about the rehabilitation that many cancer survivors are not getting.

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