Photo: Seen on a soil survey

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Forest Service Biological Science Technician Anna Newell was surveying soils in the West Fork fire area Monday when she came upon this grizzly bear print. She said she also came upon wolf tracks. (Photo by Anna Newell)

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Two firefighters injured fighting wildfire in the Yaak

July 18, 2018 at 10:17 am | Western News Two firefighters assigned to the lightning-caused Zulu fire in the Yaak were injured Tuesday evening — one suffering from heat exhaustion, the other from a “pre-existing condition” — and flown to reg...

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Idaho man injured in boating collision on Bull Lake

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News A kayaker reported hit by a motor boat on Bull Lake Friday night was flown to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene and released the following day. Capt. Lee Anderson of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks ...

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Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis?

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News (Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part report for The Montana Gap. Previously: In Part 1, the story of a mentally ill Livingston woman, “Sarah,” underscored the challenges Montana’s menta...

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Asbestos advisory team struggles to fill job

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team still struggles to fill a staff position that its local members assert should pay more than what the state is offering. Two rounds of applicants have produ...

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