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Northern Rockies Observed Fire Danger Class: July 17 2018
National Interagency Fire Center

Fire danger bumped up to “very high” on the Kootenai National Forest  Wednesday. Crews are holding the Zulu Fire, burning about 23 miles north of Libby, to 20 acres.

A stream gauge on Willow Creek
USGS

A state legislative committee is asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to work with Montana’s Congressional delegation to finalize a handful of water rights agreements.

Montana’s Water Policy Interim Committee says federal help in two key areas will lead Montana to having one of the most legally complete set of water rights agreements in the West.

Kootenai National Forest sign.
Josh Burnham

The Kootenai National Forest is slated to start five salvage timber sales in areas that burned last year, and one more is pending.

Cattle.
PD.

The Montana Department of Livestock is moving forward with a plan to more than double the number of counties that require vaccinating cattle against brucellosis.

Montana Stockgrowers Association spokesperson Kori Anderson says, "The only concern we have as an organization is the financial implications that could go along with this expansion."

Kathleen Williams.
Olga Kreimer

The Democrat challenging Greg Gianforte for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House criticized President Trump Tuesday for his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before.

Kathleen Williams joined all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation in rebuking the President.

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