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Justice Eckert, 21, of Redmond, Ore., is accused of stabbing a man with a pocket knife at least five times during a fight outside of Carmel’s Sports Bar and Grill on East Third Street Justice Eckert, 21, of Redmond, Ore., is accused of stabbing a man with a pocket knife at least five times during a fight outside of Carmel’s Sports Bar and Grill on East Third Street

Man facing attempted homicide charges in Anaconda stabbing

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An Oregon man was charged with felony attempted deliberate homicide in connection with stabbing a man outside an Anaconda bar early Sunday, according to Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell. 

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Gov’s office: $70M in `triggered’ state budget cuts will occur Video included

State Budget Director Dan Vills State Budget Director Dan Vills
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As expected, the state must implement widespread budget cuts triggered by lower-than-projected tax revenue, Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director announced Tuesday. 

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Surviving a grizzly bear attack twice, part 2: Walking into danger

Yesterday, we showed you the story of how Todd Orr survived an attack by a grizzly bear last fall.

MTN’s John Sherer explains how Orr may have unknowingly walked right into grizzly alley on a trail in the Madison Range.

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Surviving a grizzly attack twice: Todd Orr tells his tale Video included

In October of 2016 Orr was in the Bear Creek drainage south of Ennis scouting for elk. He started walking down the trail before the sun came up. Three miles later he first saw the bear that attacked him. (MTN News photo) In October of 2016 Orr was in the Bear Creek drainage south of Ennis scouting for elk. He started walking down the trail before the sun came up. Three miles later he first saw the bear that attacked him. (MTN News photo)
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To survive a grizzly bear attack takes some knowledge, calm nerves, fast thinking and not a little luck. To survive such an attack and to be able to coolly recount it, second by second, without a pause, without a wince, without a flinch, takes an unusual strength of character.

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Butte Veteran laid to rest in hometown Video included

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An Air Force Pilot from Butte who was killed in the Vietnam War was finally laid to rest Saturday. 

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Lodgepole Complex Fire Update for Wednesday, July 26 Video included

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Containment of the massive Lodgepole Complex Fire has reached 34 percent.

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Wednesday Morning Forecast - A Few Area Storms Possible Video included

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Temperatures will remain mild as daytime highs reach the low and middle 80s with a light southerly wind between 5-10 mph.  Monsoonal moisture will begin to work back into the area for the afternoon and evening bringing isolated to widely scattered showers to the area.

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Trump announces ban on transgender service members in military

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President Trump announced in a Wednesday morning tweet that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in "any capacity" in the United States military. 

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Fannie Sperry: Montana’s famous cowgirl Video included

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Fannie Sperry, one of Montana’s best-known cowgirls, was raised on a ranch near the Gates of the Mountains and was on a horse before she could even walk.

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Total Solar Eclipse: Countdown is on to Montana's darkest day

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017 (CNN) A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017 (CNN)
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On August 21, the eclipse will pass over North America, the first time one has crossed completely over the continent since 1979.

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Lodgepole Complex Fire grows to 270K acres, firefighters gain ground on containment Video included

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The Lodgepole Complex Fires grew another 20,000 acres since Monday, but firefighters also gained ground. 

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Montana bookkeeper gets prison time for embezzling $500k for NCAA tickets, vacations, lingerie

Crumley was sentenced to prison for embezzlement (Facebook) Crumley was sentenced to prison for embezzlement (Facebook)
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A Great Falls bookkeeper who spent the half a million dollars she embezzled on NCAA Final Four tickets, Victoria’s Secret, and lavish vacations to Miami where she even rented a Ferrari was sentenced to prison on Tuesday and ordered to pay restitution.

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Glendive residents donate goods to firefighters at Lodgepole Complex

(Courtesy: Eliza Osterman Robertson) (Courtesy: Eliza Osterman Robertson)
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Donations are pouring in from around the state to help firefighters battling the Lodgepole Complex fires.

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Report: CTE discovered in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. 

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Poplar man who served 2 years in prison for raping unconscious girl arrested for new violation

Longee was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl (SVOR) Longee was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl (SVOR)
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A Poplar man who was accused of sexual assaults by multiple women and spent two years in federal prison for raping an unconscious teenage girl appeared in court on Monday to have his sentence revoked. 

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For second time, sex trafficking bust at Cheyenne Frontier Days nets suspects

Cheyenne Frontier Days (Cheyenne Tourism) Cheyenne Frontier Days (Cheyenne Tourism)
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For the second year in a row, a major sex trafficking ring was busted at Wyoming's Cheyenne Frontier Days. 

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Mental health services facing big budget cuts in Montana Video included

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Providers of mental-health services in Montana say they’re bracing for reductions that could undermine local care for the mentally ill. 

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Helena law enforcement ordered to round up potential jurors Video included

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A judge ordered the Sheriff’s Office to round up a pool of jurors who failed to report for jury duty on Monday morning.

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Structures threatened as wildfire near Superior grows Video included

Fixed wing aircraft drops retardent ahead of the Sunrise Fire (Credit: Kevin Chaffe) Fixed wing aircraft drops retardent ahead of the Sunrise Fire (Credit: Kevin Chaffe)

A fire burning southeast of Superior is now #2 on the national priority list.

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Cooler Weather Will Not Last Butte Video included

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A little break from the extreme heat today with considerable cloudiness, cooler temperatures, higher humidity and a few sprinkles. Because of the cooler weather today fire danger has eased a bit across SW Montana. As we continue to reach our max temperature this afternoon a few thunderstorms could develop so keep an eye on your STORMTracker Weather Mobile App and radar feature to track any storms that may develop. Watch the above short on demand video forecast to see where thunderst...

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Doctor offers tips to lessen exposure as air quality worsens Video included

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As air quality worsens due to all the wildfire smoke in our region, here are some good tips you can use to limit your exposure. There are certain populations of patients who are prone to develop respiratory problems, especially children, pregnant women, and 

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Wildlife area along Bighorn River set to expand

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The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Tuesday the acquisition of a 425-acre addition to the Grant Marsh Wildlife Management Area seven miles north of Hardin was recently completed.

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18-year-old man collapses, dies while mountain biking at Big Sky

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A man died while riding his mountain bike at Big Sky Resort on Monday afternoon. According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office, at 3:18 p.m. a call came that an 18-year-old man collapsed while riding.

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Boy shot while hunting gophers in Clarkston

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An accidental shooting happened in Clarkston Monday when a young man was shot in the arm with a .22 caliber rifle. A neighbor says it happened while the boy was hunting for gophers with his older brother.  The boy was taken to a hospital by ambulance. There is no report on his condition.

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Video of teacher’s confrontation with Border Patrol agent goes viral

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Video of a San Diego teacher's tense confrontation with Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico has gone viral after she was asked if she was an American citizen.

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Body recovered from base of Rims below Billings park Video included

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The body of a woman was found Tuesday at the bottom of the Billings Rims below Swords Park.

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New wildfire burning near Seeley Lake

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Crews are tackling a new wildfire that's burning on the Lolo National Forest.

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Severely burned man rescued near Flathead Pass after ATV catches fire

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A man who was severely burned when his ATV caught fire near Flathead Pass was rescued by helicopter on Monday. According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office, two 24-year-old men were driving a side-by-side ATV on a jeep trail north of Flathead Pass in the Bridger Mountains when the ATV caught fire. The fire reportedly spread so rapidly that the driver was unable to get out of the ATV before being severely burned over a large portion of his body, including his face, arms, a... More>>

Idaho mother sentenced for neglect after daughter drowns in bathtub

Kelsee Flatland was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charge was amended to felony injury to a child as part of a plea agreement. Kelsee Flatland was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charge was amended to felony injury to a child as part of a plea agreement.
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A 27-year-old mother will spend 100 days in jail after her 1-year-old daughter drowned in a bathtub last September.

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92-year-old veteran attacked while protecting American flag

World War II veteran Howard Banks, 92, is legally blind, but his memory is sharp. (CBS photos) World War II veteran Howard Banks, 92, is legally blind, but his memory is sharp. (CBS photos)
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Police are searching for the suspect who pushed an elderly veteran as he was protecting the American flag outside his home.

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Montana Made -From waste to want: Belgrade company turns trash to treasure Video included

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Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. “Initially, a trade show in Las Vegas that we went to with our tile company, installation company, and (we) saw some equipment and it just kind of snowballed from there,”  said Shane, co-owner, and founder of StoneTek. “We'd already had contact with all the fabricators and being in the industry we just saw the waste and that spa...

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Lodgepole Complex fires swell to 250,000 acres, containment at 20% Video included

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Weather conditions provided hundreds of firefighters to gain ground on the Lodgepole Complex fires burning in Garfield County and Petroleum County in eastern Montana.

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Wisconsin tech company to install microchip in employees

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Three Square Market, a Wisconsin technology company, is offering to install a microchip in its employees. 

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Family's ranch saved from Lodgepole fires thanks to tight-knit community Video included

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The Lodgepole Fires has devastated the livelihood of many farmers and ranchers, but locals say the community spirit remains strong.

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

July Fire in Phillips County. July Fire in Phillips County.
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The tax relief is prorated based on the number of days the property is unusable.

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Microsoft Paint could get erased after 32 years

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The iconic Paint application has landed on Microsoft's (MSFT, Tech30) list of "deprecated" features for future software releases.

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Facebook flare up over Wyo. police social media post about transients

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A Wyoming police department caused quite the stir on Facebook with a post discouraging people from giving money to transient people.

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MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe

MSU Associate Professor Nicolas Yunes has received $750,000 from NASA's EPSCoR for his project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. MSU Associate Professor Nicolas Yunes has received $750,000 from NASA's EPSCoR for his project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe.
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A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project “Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves.” 

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Roundup man identified as "AK-47 Bandit" denies charges in Nebraska

Gathercole appeared in a Dawson County courtroom on Thursday (CBS) Gathercole appeared in a Dawson County courtroom on Thursday (CBS)
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The Roundup man suspected of carrying out a series of armed bank robberies in multiple states denied charges of theft and possessing a stolen firearm at his Monday court hearing in Dawson County Nebraska. 

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Wyoming's June Fire burns 2,000 acres in area west of Cody

The June Fire is burning west of Cody (Inciweb) The June Fire is burning west of Cody (Inciweb)
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The June Fire, which is burning close to 2,000 acres west of Cody, was 28 percent contained on Monday. 

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Missoula man charged with drug manufacturing after Bozeman drug bust Video included

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A Missoula man appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court today on three felony drug manufacturing charges. Taren Chase Smith was arrested Thursday with two others in a Bozeman hotel. 

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Butte Rescue Mission looks for land for new mobile housing unit Video included

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When the Butte Rescue Mission shelter was closed due to fire code violations, it was difficult to find a new location because many residents didn’t want it in their neighborhood. 

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Authorities ID Ronan man killed in motorcycle accident

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Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that Gibson Donald Brooks, 19, of Ronan died in the July 20 accident.

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Monday Update: Lodgepole Complex Fire at 226,000 acres Video included

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The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team released this information on the Lodgepole Complex Fire on Monday morning:

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Missoula woman stabbed during home invasion

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A Missoula woman was stabbed in the face and thigh during an early Sunday morning home invasion. 

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Autopsy scheduled for woman found dead in Jefferson County

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The body was found early Sunday morning; the person who found the body notified public safety officials. 

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Fentanyl-laced heroin found in Bozeman drug bust

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An out-of-town trio was arrested Thursday in Bozeman after law enforcement found the group in a hotel manufacturing fentanyl-laced heroin along with other drugs. 

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Dry Thunderstorms Possible For SW MT Today Video included

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Red Flag WARNINGS are back up until 9 pm this evening from Bozeman to Helena to Missoula. Heat, low humidity and gusty surface winds will produce increasing fire danger Monday afternoon and evening. Use extreme caution with all outdoor activities because this is the type of weather pattern that human caused fires can quickly turn into large and uncontrolled. Monsoon moisture is also working northward this afternoon and there is a chance for a few dry thunderstorms south of I-90 throu... More>>

Man sentenced in deadly Hyalite crash

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A man charged with vehicular manslaughter in a November 2015 crash has been found guilty of negligent homicide. Richard Lee, 25, entered a plea deal on April 6, 2017, when he pleaded no contest to the charges. 

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12 homes destroyed in growing Lodgepole Complex Fire Video included

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The Lodgepole Complex fires, which consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana, has burned 12 homes and an estimated 226,000 acres.

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Chinn Fire burns 7K+ acres, now 75% contained Video included

The Chinn Fire south of White Sulphur Springs The Chinn Fire south of White Sulphur Springs
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The fire is located near the Black Butte subdivision south of White Sulphur Springs.

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Monday Morning Forecast - Hot & Hazy

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Temperatures will once again be near 90 degrees for the afternoon with a west to northwest wind between 15-25 mph.  Air quality is expected to be moderate for most of the region.  A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Northwest Gallatin County, parts of Jefferson and Broadwater counties from 1 PM through 9 PM. 

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Body found in Jefferson County, investigation underway

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body near Corbin in Jefferson County.

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Motorcyclist dies in crash near Showdown

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Authorities have not yet released the man's name, but did say that he was a 49-year-old Montana resident.

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Bullock declares fire emergency for Montana Video included

The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo) The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo)
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Citing active wildfires and extreme fire danger across the state, Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana.

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Wildland firefighting terms: what do they mean?

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People are seeing references to firefighting terms such as "Type 2" teams and "ICS." But what do they mean?

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Fictional sheriff’s fans pack Buffalo for Longmire Days

Actors Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire, lower left) and Adam Barkley (Deputy Jim "The Ferg" Ferguson) meet fans and sign autographs for hours at Bomber Mountain Civic Center recent in Buffalo, Wyo. (Steve Prosinski photo) Actors Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire, lower left) and Adam Barkley (Deputy Jim "The Ferg" Ferguson) meet fans and sign autographs for hours at Bomber Mountain Civic Center recent in Buffalo, Wyo. (Steve Prosinski photo)
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The no-nonsense team captain and accomplished actor raised a pertinent question before the coin flip to determine the home team for this year’s recent Longmire Days celebrity softball game.

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Nearly $3 Million Awarded To Opportunities, Inc. and Head Start Programs

Head Start programs through Opportunities, Inc. will be able to continue operations after receiving nearly $3 million in federal funding. Head Start programs through Opportunities, Inc. will be able to continue operations after receiving nearly $3 million in federal funding.
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Head Start Director with Opportunities, Inc. Bev Matsko says this is the third year they have received the funds.

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Glacier National Park visitor falls to his death at Haystack Creek

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A male visitor fell approximately 100 feet near Haystack Creek off the west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road on Saturday.

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Money approved for projects in Glacier, Yellowstone national parks Video included

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.

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Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

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Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. 

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UM student detained in China safely reunited with his mother

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University of Montana student Guthrie McLean, who was detained in China, has been safely reunited with his mother.  

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8 people found dead in sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio

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A phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of eight bodies and 30 people severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said. "We are looking at a human-trafficking crime here," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. 

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Sunday Afternoon Forecast - Hot & Hazy Video included

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This afternoon we will continue to see hot, hazy and dry conditions for SW Montana.  We will get up in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Make sure you drink plenty of water today.  Relative humidities will be between 10 - 20 percent today, making the air really dry.   There is rain in the forecast, and I will give you the details tonight at 5:30 and at 10 on KXLF and KBZK. More>>

Father of Dylan Redwine arrested in connection with son's 2012 death

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A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, police said.  Mark Redwine's arrest in Bellingham, Washington, followed a grand jury indictment for second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. 

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Food for thought: Your diet and cancer

Dr. Margaret Cuomo (with correspondent Martha Teichner).  CBS NEWS Dr. Margaret Cuomo (with correspondent Martha Teichner). CBS NEWS
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What, if anything, can we do in our own personal lives to possibly hold cancer at bay? Martha Teichner has some food for thought:  Chef Eric Levine's "Eureka!" moment about healthy food came with his fifth cancer. Yes, he's beaten cancer five times. 

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CDC: Half of all homicides of women related to domestic violence

Police say 39-year-old Utah mother Memorez Rackley, left, and her son Jase, 6, right, were shot and killed in June 2017 by her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Patterson, (not pictured) days after Rackley reported harassment. Police say 39-year-old Utah mother Memorez Rackley, left, and her son Jase, 6, right, were shot and killed in June 2017 by her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Patterson, (not pictured) days after Rackley reported harassment.
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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds that half of all homicides of women were related to domestic violence. 

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Canadian aircraft help battle Montana wildfires Video included

4 "super scoopers" are on loan to help fight Montana wildfires. (MTN News photo) 4 "super scoopers" are on loan to help fight Montana wildfires. (MTN News photo)
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Two Canadian CL-215 water scooping planes are stationed in Kalispell at Glacier Park International Airport.

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Fire near Yosemite has destroyed 58 homes, displaced thousands

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A wildfire has been burning for five days, forcing Mariposa's 2,000 residents to evacuate. 

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Lodgepole Complex fire jumps to 200K acres

The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo) The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo)
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The Lodgepole Complex consists of the Bridge Coulee Fire, the South Breaks Fire, the Barker Fire, and the Square Butte Fire. 

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Chinn Fire burns 7,000 acres south of White Sulphur Springs

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A wildfire dubbed the Chinn Fire has burned 7,090 acres of land about 12 miles south of White Sulphur Springs.  

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Ad campaign launched for horse racing in Great Falls Video included

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The Great Falls races are July 22–23 and July 28–30. 

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Thunderbirds and other aerial performers at "Flight Over The Falls" Video included

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The Thunderbirds performance is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

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CDC: Half of all homicides of women related to domestic violence

Police say 39-year-old Utah mother Memorez Rackley, left, and her son Jase, 6, right, were shot and killed in June 2017 by her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Patterson, (not pictured) days after Rackley reported harassment. Police say 39-year-old Utah mother Memorez Rackley, left, and her son Jase, 6, right, were shot and killed in June 2017 by her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Patterson, (not pictured) days after Rackley reported harassment.
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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds that half of all homicides of women were related to domestic violence. 

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Why in the world is this puppy green?

Rio and her owner, Louise Sutherland, live in Golspie in the Scottish Highlighands. When Rio gave birth to a litter of nine golden retriever puppies on July 7, Sutherland was surprised to find one puppy came out sporting an unmistakable shade of green. Rio and her owner, Louise Sutherland, live in Golspie in the Scottish Highlighands. When Rio gave birth to a litter of nine golden retriever puppies on July 7, Sutherland was surprised to find one puppy came out sporting an unmistakable shade of green.
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Rio recently had a litter of puppies. Among the freshly-minted additions, one looked a little, well, mintier than the rest.

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New Jersey raises smoking age to 21

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New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19. 

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"Rattlesnake hunter" staying busy in Great Falls Video included

Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days. Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days.
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Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days. 

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Evacuations ordered in Lodgepole Complex Fire Video included

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The Lodgepole Complex Fire has prompted evacuations in the entire area north of Highway 200 from the Petroleum County Line and west of Edwards Road.

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Montana anti-suicide coalition aims to end stigma

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An anti-suicide coalition in Helena is hoping that talking about the subject openly will remove the stigma around suicide. 

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Part of Montana’s bedrock, 4-H celebrates a century Video included

Kelly Pavlik, President of the 4-H Unlimited Leaders Council. Kelly Pavlik, President of the 4-H Unlimited Leaders Council.
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It takes a strong organization to stand the test of time, and that's why 4-H is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year at the Big Sky Country State Fair. 4-H began in the early 1900s as a developmental youth program, with different clubs centered around farming. 

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Fires grow outside of Philipsburg

The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS) The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS)
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Two fires that are burning outside of Philipsburg are continuing to grow larger. 

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Major parts of health care bill violate Senate rule

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Senate parliamentarian says some provisions in original Senate bill require 60 votes.

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Montana detective helps young officers spot human trafficking Video included

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Missoula Police Detective Guy Baker says awareness is key for young officers.

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2 men sentenced in connection with Creston murder

Christopher Hansen (center) and David Toman (right) were sentenced in connection with the murder of Wade Allen Rautio. Christopher Hansen (center) and David Toman (right) were sentenced in connection with the murder of Wade Allen Rautio.
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Two men were sentenced Thursday in Flathead District Court for their roles in the May 2016 killing of Wade Allen Rautio. 

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Hamilton attorney says law shouldn’t infringe on his right to political speech Video included

The question is whether Robert Myers’ defiance falls within the law, and ethics which govern the legal profession. (Dennis Bragg photo) The question is whether Robert Myers’ defiance falls within the law, and ethics which govern the legal profession. (Dennis Bragg photo)
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A Hamilton attorney is arguing for his career, hoping to avoid suspension but also fiercely defending his ability to criticize a Ravalli County Judge during last year’s elections. 

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Lincoln area wildfires keep growing

Arrastra Creek Fire. (courtesy: Inciweb) Arrastra Creek Fire. (courtesy: Inciweb)
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Wind and heat Thursday grew two Lewis and Clark County wildfires by hundreds of acres. 

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Beat the heat: Construction crews learn how to be safer as mercury rises Video included

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Not everyone has the luxury of sitting in an air-conditioned office at work and one profession particularly affected by hot temperatures is the construction industry.

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“Beyond words” Butte welcomes Vietnam pilot home after 48 years Video included

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Members of Butte High’s Montana History Club are too young to remember the Vietnam War and never met Capt. Robert Holton who died in that war 48 years ago. But they made a banner to welcome him back home Friday.

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Sage Hills Fire near Lockwood grows to more than 1,200 acres Video included

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The Sage Hills fire south of Lockwood grew to over 1,200 acres during the evening.

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New, tougher distracted driving law starting up in Washington Video included

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The next time you're in Washington state you could get a ticket for checking your texts while you wait at the stop light or eating while driving.

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Eastern Montana wildfires explode to 48,000 acres

A series of wildfires burning in Eastern Montana blew up on Thursday and now have torched approximately 48,000 acres.

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Evacuation orders issued near Goat Creek fire Video included

The Goat Fire in Granite County (photo credit Loren Barker) The Goat Fire in Granite County (photo credit Loren Barker)

The Goat fire has burned over 400 acres and forced evacuations in Granite County.

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Self-serve kiosk debuts at McDonald's in Kalispell Video included

A McDonald's in Kalispell is among the first in the nation to include self-service kiosk ordering and a more tech centered experience. A McDonald's in Kalispell is among the first in the nation to include self-service kiosk ordering and a more tech centered experience.
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By next October, customers can expect the same renovations for the other two McDonald's locations in Kalispell.

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Former Butte Pre-release employee accused of having sex with inmate

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A former employee working with the Butte Pre-release was charged this week in connection with having sexual contact with an inmate at the facility. Documents out of Butte Justice Court charge Brittany Popovich, 29, with felony sexual intercourse without consent 

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Boulder woman killed in rollover crash

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A 38-year-old woman from Boulder was killed in a rollover accident north of Whitehall Friday morning, according to Trooper James Beck of the Montana Highway Patrol. 

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Helena man survives rollover, killed by passing vehicle at crash scene

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The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 10:38 p.m. Thursday.

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Man accused of trafficking large amounts of meth, heroin to Billings

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An Eastern Montana man faces federal charges for allegedly trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine into the state in 2016. 

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Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls (VIDEO) Video included

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Margaret experienced the equivalent of 9.3 "G's"

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Small plane makes emergency landing near Bozeman airport (VIDEO) Video included

(Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors) (Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors)
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A small plane made a rough landing in a field about 1.5 miles northwest of a runway at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Northern Cheyenne veteran walks across U.S. to honor fallen heroes

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A retired Marine and Northern Cheyenne man is thousands of miles away from home, all to recognize fallen heroes.

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    Yesterday, we showed you the story of how Todd Orr survived an attack by a grizzly bear last fall.

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    We warn you, some of the video you are about to see is graphic and may be disturbing.

    Yesterday, we showed you the story of how Todd Orr survived an attack by a grizzly bear last fall.

    MTN’s John Sherer explains how Orr may have unknowingly walked right into grizzly alley on a trail in the Madison Range.

    We warn you, some of the video you are about to see is graphic and may be disturbing.

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    Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. “Initially, a trade show in Las Vegas that we went to with our tile company, installation company, and (we) saw some equipment and it just kind of snowballed from there,”  said Shane, co-owner, and founder of StoneTek. “We'd already had contact with all the fabricators and being in the industry we just saw the waste and that spa...

    Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. “Initially, a trade show in Las Vegas that we went to with our tile company, installation company, and (we) saw some equipment and it just kind of snowballed from there,”  said Shane, co-owner, and founder of StoneTek. “We'd already had contact with all the fabricators and being in the industry we just saw the waste and that spa...

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