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UPDATE – Evacuation Orders Lifted For Colorado Gulch Residents

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office Facebook page is stating that families evacuated due to the Colorado Gulch Fire could be allowed to return home late Tuesday afternoon or evening.

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Justin Beebe
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Hundreds Gather In Missoula To Remember Fallen Firefighter

Hundreds of firefighters from dozens of departments, local, county, state and federal, along with family and friends, gathered Saturday in Missoula to honor Justin Beebe, who was killed a week ago Saturday while fighting a fire in Nevada.

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Justin Beebe
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Lolo Hot Shots Firefighter Killed While Fighting Fire in Nevada

Lolo Hot Shots Firefighter Killed While Fighting Fire in Nevada

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photo from U.S. Forest Service
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Thinning Work to Begin on Marshall Woods Project

Marshall Woods Thinning Project to Begin Next Week.

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Former Deputy Forest Supervisor Ralph Rau Named Northern Region’s Director of Fire Operations

A new Northern Region Director of Fire, Aviation and Air is in town…Ralph Rau came from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in north Idaho where he was the Deputy Forest Supervisor.

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Opposes Transfer of Public Lands to States

Many western states have investigated the potential of transferring federally managed lands to the states. For its part, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is taking a stand against such policies.

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photo courtesy of Todd Goodrich
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Jack Ward Thomas Remembered By UM and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Former chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Jack Ward Thomas died on May 26 following a long bout with cancer.

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photo by Peter Christian
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Missoula Wildland Firefighters Headed To Canada

Wildland firefighters from Missoula and other parts of Montana are headed north of the border to assist with efforts in battling blazes in the province of Alberta, Canada.

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photo by Peter Christian
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Senator Steve Daines Offers Hope To Montana Loggers For Future of Access To Federal Lands

Montana Senator Steve Daines was in Missoula Saturday morning to speak to a gathering of the Montana Loggers Association at the Holiday Inn, downtown. 

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Credit: Chris McGrath / Getty Images
Credit: Chris McGrath / Getty Images
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Montanore Mine Doesn’t Receive Full Approval, Montana Politicians Respond

A legal battle over the Montanore Mine expansion near Libby has gone on for 11 years, and will continue after a Montana Department of Environmental Quality decision on Friday...

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