Edward O'Brien

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Highway 12
12:00 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

US 12 Road Closure update

From the Montana Department of Transportation, this is an alert for travelers on US-12 south of Missoula between Lolo and the Idaho State Line on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

The road is closed from Graves Creek at milepost 16 to the junction with US 93 at Lolo due to wildfires. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time.

Planned Parenthood
1:20 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Planned Parenthood of Montana's new president and CEO

Planned Parenthood of Montana's Martha Stahl
Credit Edward O'Brien

Planned Parenthood of Montana's new President and C-E-O, Martha Stahl, says she's a natural fit for the organization.

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Highway closure
1:06 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Highway 12 remains closed for now

This just released from the Lolo Creek Complex public information officers:

  Incident commanders have evaluated opening Highway 12 to escort traffic through and into the fire area and determined there are still too many hazards in the area of the Lolo Creek Complex. The decision will be evaluated again at 5pm. Safety of the public and firefighters continues to be the top priority.

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West Fork 2 Fire
6:04 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Shelter for West Fork 2 Fire evacuees

Sally Mauk
Credit Sally Mauk

This just in: The Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter at Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Avenue in Missoula to accommodate evacuees of both the Industry Street hazmat emergency and the Lolo wildfire. The Lolo School is also  serving as a shelter for Highway 12 evacuees.

Breaking news
4:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

West Fork 2 Fire Meeting CANCELLED

This just in From the Lolo National Forest:

A planned public meeting for tonight at Travelers Rest State Park has been cancelled due to ongoing emergency fire operations and evacuations. Residents should come to the Lolo Super Stop for fire information until 9 P.M. tonight

 

Highway 12 is now closed beginning at the junction of Highway 93. Residents are being allowed to access the area.

 

 

Missoula County Office of Emergency Services has established a hotline for landowners and residents in the fire area.

Breaking news
4:20 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

West Fork 2 Fire now 2,000 acres

Credit Sally Mauk

Fire, law enforcement, and emergency management officials will meet with the public tonight at 6 P.M. to brief them on the West Fork Two Fire.

 

Time: 6 P.M.

Location: Traveler’s Rest State Park, Lolo

 

The West Fork Two Fire is approximately 2,000 acres at this time.

 

Missoula County Office of Emergency Services has established a hotline for landowners and residents in the fire area.

Hotline number: 406 258-4636

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Fires
3:02 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Highway 12 SHUT DOWN due to fire danger

Growing fast...
Sally Mauk

Breaking: Highway 12, from the intersection of Highway 93 South to Lolo Pass is now CLOSED.

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cancer policy
2:31 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Report says Montana falling short on cancer fighting policies

The American Cancer Society's non-profit advocacy affiliate has released a report outlining how Montana legislative activity affects cancer prevention outcomes.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Should more schools teach "Social-Emotional Intelligence"?

Robyn Gaddy
Credit Sussex School

The director of a private Missoula K-8 school attended a training seminar last month at U-C Berkeley to learn more about teaching "social-emotional learning skills".

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Climate change
1:35 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Is there a connection between our health and climate change?

Dr. Wendy Ring
Credit climate911.org

Doctor Wendy Ring is bicycling across the country, speaking to various groups about the impacts of climate change.

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