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Josh Burnham

Online Editor

Josh Burnham is MTPR's online editor. Josh manages the website and MTPR's social media, takes photos and video, edits audio and text, and occasionally produces a radio story.

Have a question, comment or suggestion about MTPR's online efforts? Contact Josh via email, twitter, or phone at: 406-243-4203.

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UM Journalism School professor Jule Banville is calling all "public radio nerds" and fans of audio storytelling to come together at the Last Best Podcast Festival to enjoy stories from students and independent producers.
Courtesy University of Montana

There's no shortage of live music, arts, or film festivals in Missoula. Now a UM journalism professor wants to add another festival to the mix. This one for podcasts and the people who love them.

Structure protecton on the Bear Creek Fire.
Inciweb

Thompson Divide Complex
The Flathead County Sheriff's Department has issued a mandatory evacuation for the town of Essex, MT, threatened by the approaching Sheep Fire. Highway 2 is now closed from mile markers 176.8-185. The BNSF and Amtrack railroads in the area are also closed.

Ross Creek Cedars
Josh Burnham (CC-BY-NC-ND-2)

On the Kootenai National Forest, one wildfire is burning within 1/2 mile of the Ross Creek Cedars, a popular scenic area home to massive cedars up to 1,000 years old.

The BlueSky Daily Runs animated map predicts the location of wildfire smoke.
U.S. Forest Service

Wondering where you can go to get away from the smoke? This animated map from the Forest Service predicts where smoke from wildfires will be concentrated.

The Scotty Brown Fire, seen on August 11, 2015.
Inciweb

A Type-II incident management team has taken over command on the Thompson Fire burning in Glacier National Park about 15 miles east of the the West Glacier entrance. The fire started August 9, and has already burned an estimated 14,900 acres as of Thursday morning. The Thompson fire is 0 percent contained at this time.

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