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Missoula Wildland Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree – State Headlines

A 19 year-old wildland firefighter from Missoula was killed on Wednesday by a falling tree while working in the Seeley Ranger District. His name has not yet been released.

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Firefighter From Missoula Killed While Fighting Fire In Seeley Ranger District

NBC Montana is reporting that Grayback Forestry said an employee was killed Wednesday while fighting a forest fire at the Lolo National Forest.

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Wildfires Bring Air Quality To ‘Moderate’

The Lolo Peak Fire is just one of many small blazes that are burning around western Montana, dropping the Missoula valley's official air quality from 'Good' to 'Moderate'.

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A Western Montana Town Has State’s Strangest Attraction

Montana's motto is "oro y plata" (gold and silver). And there's a whole lot of plata going on at this place that many Montanans know well!

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Lolo Peak Fire Grows To Over 160 Acres With Zero Percent Containment

The Lolo Peak Fire has grown to 165 acres according to InciWeb.

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Sheriff TJ McDermott Discusses Human Rights Bureau Decision – Reelection – Captains Overtime Pay

Following the decision handed down on Tuesday in favor of Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott over former captain Josh Clark, KGVO News spoke with the sheriff on a variety of subjects.

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FWP Considering Purchase of More Area In Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are proposing selling land to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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UM Could see Third Round of Buyout Offers or Montana University System May Look for Savings Elsewhere

In April, the Montana legislature appropriated two million dollars to help the Montana University system downsize and bring the number of professors in line with enrollment.

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Semi Runs Over Motorcyclist In Hit And Run At Brooks And Reserve

A semi-truck struck and ran over a motorcyclist early Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Brooks and Reserve. The motorcyclist was alive and breathing and was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries.

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Record Breaking Heat in Missoula Switches to Below Normal Temps This Week

If you hear folks in Montana complaining about a hot summer, they’re not wrong. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Luke Robinson, temperatures so far this month have been above normal.

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