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Screenshot from website publicized by Matt Rosendale on Monday, July 16, 2018.
https://www.jon99obamatester.com/tester-opposes-trump/

Montana U.S. Senate candidates Matt Rosendale and Jon Tester are trading barbs over congressional confirmations.

Monday morning Rosendale, the Republican challenger, publicized a new website he created hammering Democrat Tester for opposing judicial nominees put forward by President Trump.

Montana DNRC helicopter used to fight wildfires.
Corin Cates-Carney

The Flathead Beacon is reporting that a 10 acre wildfire started on the Kootenai National Forest Sunday, 23 miles north of Libby, and is still burning Monday.

Reportedly caused by lightning, the Zulu fire doesn’t threaten any structures. At least one helicopter has been dispatched to suppress the flames.

Glacier National Park Entrance At St. Mary
GlacierNPS

Glacier National Park lifted restrictions on tent campers today in the Many Glacier Campground.

Authorities placed a temporary ban on soft-sided campers and tents on June 30 after a 150 pound grizzly bear entered the campground and forced two campers who were cleaning fish to deploy bear spray.

Montana capitol, Helena.
William Marcus

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives.

the 2017 Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake
Inciweb

The State’s fire fighting savings account started this month with the second lowest balance since it was created a decade ago.

There’s only about $4 million in the fund’s reserves for this fire season. That’s about a fifth of what the state needs to cover an average fire season bill.

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