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Air Quality ‘Hazardous’ in Frenchtown, Missoula, Hamilton

Air quality took a turn for the worst Saturday across most of western Montana.

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Missoula Air Quality ‘Very Unhealthy,’ Griz Expected to Play

The air quality in Missoula was rated "very unhealthy" Friday due to smoke from forest fires in the region. Under University of Montana's athletic practice policy, student athletes would be restricted to activities that do not increase their breathing rate.

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Montana Close to Record for Bad Air Quality

Air quality has been a major problem in western Montana this summer, and many are wondering if this is the worst summer for breathing ever recorded. According to Meteorologist Chris Gibson, it isn’t quite the worst, but it is pretty close

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West Fork Fish Creek Fire in Lolo National Forest Leads to Closures, Evacuations

The West Fork Fish Creek Fire burning in the Lolo National Forest has received very little attention, but now that it has grown to nearly 2,600 acres.

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Mountain Lion Killed in Near Missoula Neighborhood – State Headlines [YouTube]

Just before school started this week, a mountain lion was killed near a Missoula neighborhood. Bears and mountain lions are moving into the valleys and river bottoms where game is plentiful.

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Image Credit: David McNew / Getty Images
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Bears, Mountain Lions Spotted on Missoula’s First Day of School

Today, August 26th, was the first day of school for most Missoula kids and according to Missoula County School District One Communication Director Hatton Littman, the day was pretty normal. Except for all the lion and bear reports

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Plum Creek Restricts Use on Land in Multiple Western Montana Counties

Montanans that want to access Plum Creek land will face new restrictions this week according to Plum Creek Vice President Tom Rey.

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Photo courtesy of David King
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Libby, Missoula, Frenchtown Saddled With Worst Air in Montana

Air quality in much of Missoula is abysmal, but air quality specialist Kristin Martin with the Department of Environmental Quality says Libby has suffered the worst.

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Friday Night Storm Clears the Air in Missoula Valley, Most of Western Montana – Fire Update Through Saturday Morning

Many Missoulians and folks residing in western Montana are thanking Mother Nature this morning for some much needed precipitation. The rain and wind led to clear skies, greeting residents with fresh air and a little less smoke. 

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Photo Courtesy of Missoula Health Department
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Washington Smoke Hits Montana Causing “Unhealthy” Warning in Lincoln County

A new relationship between the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the National Weather Service led to the first NWS unhealthy air quality conditions alert for Montana.

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