Montana Evening Edition

Montana Evening Edition
6:25 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Newscast 08-28-2013

Firefighters expect to soon have a line all the way around the Lolo Creek Complex fire. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the details of a pay raise agreement some University System employees will soon be voting on. In our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Researcher Norma Nickerson about how visitors view their trips to Montana.


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Montana Evening Edition
6:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Newscast 08-27-2013

More progress on the Lolo Creek Complex Fire but it's still not fully contained. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how community health centers are helping people get health insurance. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has more on how individual privacy will be protected under the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with residents of upper Sleeman Gulch outside Lolo about some of the lessons they've learned about a week living with fire.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:11 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Newscast 08-26-2013

Crews continue to make progress on the Lolo Creek fire and to stay on top of some new lightning-caused fires. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the controversy over the price of coal leases. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with New York City Assistant Fire Chief Ron Spadafora about responding to the 9/11 attack and about fighting fires in Montana.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:09 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Newscast 08-23-2013

Lolo Creek Complex fire incident commander Greg Poncin says crews are making excellent progress and if that continues over the next 24 hours, Highway 12 may reopen and evacuees may be allowed to return home - but not before tomorrow at the earliest.



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Montana Evening Edition
6:16 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Newscast 08-22-2013

The Highway 12 corridor west of Lolo is filled with the sound of helicopters and chain saws as firefighters rush to corral the Lolo Creek Complex before strong winds arrive this evening. In tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management about some helpful advice in dealing with the Lolo Fire Complex.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:21 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Newscast 08-21-2013

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.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:20 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Newscast 08-20-2013

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.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:11 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Newscast 08-19-2013

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.

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West Fork 2 Fire
6:04 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Shelter for West Fork 2 Fire evacuees

Sally Mauk
Credit 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.

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Breaking news
4:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

West Fork 2 Fire Meeting CANCELLED

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.

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