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Tragic Death of Governor Commemorated

On January 25, 1962 a Montana Air National Guard C-47 aircraft was hit by a hurricane force wind that sheared off its right wing. The airplane which was flying to Cut Bank crashed into the Wolf Creek area killing all members on the plane. Among the dead were executive secretary Dennis Gordon, Montana National Guard Majors Joseph Devine and Clifford Hanson, Crew Chief Charles Ballard, the state agriculture commissioner Edward Wren, and the Governor of Montana Donald G. Nutter.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Could Raise Montana Gas Prices

Many of the arguments in support of the Keystone XL pipeline center on economic development. One important factor to local Montanans that is often overlooked is the effect on the local price of gas if the pipeline were to be approved. Petroleum analyst Patrick Dehaan

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First Payroll Tax Cut Committee Meeting Tomorrow

The first Payroll Tax Cut Committee meeting will be streamed live here tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. MST. The goal of the committee is to find a compromise between the House and the Senate that will allow the payroll tax cut to stretch on for a full year without adding to the budget deficit. Many economists fear that if the payroll tax cut is allowed to expire it could cause a 1 to 2% drop in GDP. Some of the main topics on the table will be unemployment insurance, Medicare, and payroll tax relief. Montana Senator Max Baucas (D-MT) is the current chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and should be on hand for the meeting.

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Crime of the Week

Every week, Crime Stoppers enlists the public's help in order to catch local criminals. Missoula County Sherriff's Office Public Information Officer Jason Johnson explains what the top priority is for this week.

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How Will Current Geopolitical Events Effect Gas Prices?

Iran is threatening to close the Straits of Hormuz, again. News came out last week that the Keystone XL pipeline was turned down. But what does all of this mean for the price of gas at the local pump? Petroleum analyst Patrcik Dehaan explains the current situation.

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The Talk Back Weekly Line-up

We have had requests to publicize the upcoming guests/topics we will have on the show. So here you go Talk Back listeners, a look at the week ahead.

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More Flood Relief Money Headed to Montana

1.6 Million dollars of Federal relief money and technical assistance will find its way into the hands of farmers and ranchers hurt by last summers floods. The grant money was made available by the United States Department of Agriculture's Emergency Conservation Program. Among other services, The Emergency Conservation Program aid money will help to remove debris, restore livestock fences and other conservation structures, as well as grade and shape farmland damaged by the flooding.

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Fugitive Passed Through Missoula, Now Caught

Missoula police were on the search for a suspected bank robber who was brought to the city by Greyhound bus on January 14. The suspect, Craig Allen Huthmacher, was wanted by the US Marshals Service and the Glendale Arizona Police Department for armed robbery of a bank on January 7, 2012. Mr. Huthmacher was arrested this afternoon while pulling into his driveway back in Arizona.

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Earthquake Shakes Missoula

A small earthquake rattled Missoula this morning. The earthquake is reported to be a magnitude 3.2 and there have been no reports of damage so far. The earthquake occurred around 7:15 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Follow this link to see the seismograph for yourself.

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Snow Records Broken? Here Are the Facts

The heavy snowfall in Missoula and the surrounding communities was by no means a normal event, but just how extraordinary was it? Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Trent Smith tells us about Tuesday, the snowiest day of the storm.

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