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Evening Newscast 08-19-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A woman has died after a demolition derby car flew through a fence and into spectators yesterday in Deer Lodge.

A judge approved the sale of three mines in Montana and Wyoming owned by a bankrupt coal company today.

Public land advocates say more than six million acres of state property across eleven Western states is landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to recreational users.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced a new endorsement from a consortium of tribal leaders today.

The Lolo National Forest Facebook page says crews are actively repsonding to and suppressing two new wildfires on the Missoula Ranger District.

Summer enrollment spiked for the second year in a row at the University of Montana, with over 3,000 students taking summer classes.

A small lightning-caused fire started yesterday in Yellowstone National Park as fire danger shifted from "moderate" to "high."

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