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Neptune Aviation Awaits Forest Service Decision Over Firefighting Aircraft [AUDIO]

The General Accounting Office has upheld a challenge that the U.S. Forest Service wrongly awarded a contract to Neptune Aviation of Missoula, for use of their next-generation air tankers for firefighting this summer.

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Forest Service Maps – There’s an App for That [AUDIO]

Skiers, snowmobilers, and other winter recreationists can now get important forest information right at their fingertips, thanks to new digital visitor maps available for their mobile devices.

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Update – Lolo Creek Complex Now 70% Contained – Estimated Containment September 3 [AUDIO]

UPDATE - Thursday, August 29, 7 a.m.

Peter Christian spoke with Fire Information Officer Dave Schmitt on the Montana Morning radio show. Schmitt said the fire is now 70 percent contained.

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Gold Pan 2013
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Gold Pan Complex Tops 13,000 Acres – Fire Season Just Starting [AUDIO]

The Gold Pan Fire Complex currently burning in wilderness areas about 35 miles southwest of Darby was very active on Tuesday, growing by almost 2,000 acres to over 13,000 acres.

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West Mullan Fire
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West Mullan Fire Winding Down – Now 75% Contained [AUDIO]

The West Mullan fire that has been burning near Superior since July 14 is now on the downhill side, after nearly a thousand personnel worked the fire and over $7 million dollars has been spent.

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Bitterroot Natiional Forest
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Missing Darby Boy Walks Out of Wilderness After Massive Response by Authorities [AUDIO]

A Darby teenager walked out of the Bitterroot wilderness Saturday morning after a massive response was mounted to find the boy who had been missing since Thursday.

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Jet Tanker
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Missoula’s Neptune Aviation Prepared For Forest Service Contracts [AUDIO]

Neptune Aviation expecting Forest Service contracts

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hazardous tree
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Lawsuit Holds Up Logging in Lewis and Clark Forest

Environmental groups issue a new lawsuit hoping to force the U.S. Forest Service to perform an environmental assessment before removing hazardous trees in the Lewis and Clark Forest.

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Photo courtesy of recreation.gov
Photo courtesy of recreation.gov
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Bitterroot Ski Club Will No Longer Maintain Donated Cabin

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club says it will no longer operate or maintain a cabin it donated to the U.S. Forest Service after agency officials put the cabin up for rent on a national reservation system.

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water drop
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Forest Service Working on Two Small Fires

Forest Service working on two small fires near Missoula.

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