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Missoula County

Missoula County’s 911 call center experienced an outage for three full hours early Thursday morning. Shortly after midnight, all lines at the call center stopped operating.

Invasive species decontamination in Montana includes some firefighting aircraft
Nicky Ouellet

Non-native species in Montana have a way of making their presence known.

In June a KULR TV reported this from near the Ft. Belknap reservation:

“Trooper Matt Finley says the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a kangaroo,” said Angela Marshall.

Kirsten Pabst at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Missoula on July 19, 2018.
Maxine Speier

Last year the city of Missoula had 324 violent crimes, an increase of nearly 50 percent since 2011. Law enforcement say the meth epidemic is to blame, and Thursday announced that they’re addressing it with a local, state and federal partnership.

Western Montana's first heat wave of 2018 begins later this week as temperatures are expected to rise into the upper-80s mid-90s in some places by Thursday and Friday. Temperatures are expected to return to normal by the weekend.
National Weather Service, Missoula

Wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association are elevating fire danger in Missoula County to 'moderate'. The change is effective midnight July 4.

Weather forecasters predict hot and dry conditions by the end of the week, with temperatures ranging into the 90s throughout the region.

Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss (R) with Nick Checota of Logjam Presents during a Curtiss campaign stop at the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner, MT, March 12, 2018. The amphitheater is built on the site of a closed timber mill.
Edward O'Brien

Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss is highlighting her economic development chops as she seeks re-election. With reporters in tow today, Curtiss met with a handful of business owners at the revitalized Bonner mill site just east of Missoula.

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