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Lolo Creek Complex fire

Stream team coordinator Jeremy Brooks demonstrates how to measure  rock axes on Rattlesnake Creek to volunteers in Greenough Park.
NOAH ROTT

On a cold Sunday morning, a team of citizen scientists are working to restore Lolo Creek southwest of Missoula. The citizen scientist group (AKA Stream Team) is organized by Missoula’s Watershed Education Network (WEN), which has a mission to study, preserve, and educate. 

Dan Boyce

2013 began with a new governor and a new legislature - and wound down with a government shutdown. In-between there were headline-grabbing trials and home-destroying fires.

The MTPR news staff - Sally Mauk, Edward O'Brien, Dan Boyce and Katrin Frye - covered the issues and breaking news. In this feature, they take a look back at a year of drama and heartache, and political surprises.

Sally Mauk

Five homes have been lost in the Lolo Creek Complex fire but hundreds more were saved when firefighters managed to stop the fire's progress along Highway 12 and eastward toward Sleeman Gulch.

Thomas Kempton

Firefighters from around the country are helping fight the Lolo Creek Complex fire west of Lolo, and some, like New York City assistant fire chief Ron Spadafora are there to learn more about how fires are fought in the West.

Sally Mauk

Firefighters on the ground and from the air continue to wage what they're calling "a slugfest" on the north edge of the Lolo Creek Complex fire.

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