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I met my beautiful wife Ruth in college and we were married in my junior year. It's been over ten years now, and in the interim we've had three lovely children: my daughter Naomi (6), and my two sons Elijah (3) and Isaiah (newborn). In my 32 years of living I've been attacked by a grizzly bear, worked as a teacher in Japan, managed a retail store, and somehow convinced the powers-that-be that I should be on the radio. I've been working with Peter for two years now and have been loving every minute of it.
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Highway 12 Closed – Homes Evacuated Due to Rapid Growth of Schoolhouse and West Fork 2 Fires [AUDIO]

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Monday, August 19

Mandatory evacuations are in effect in the Bear Creek area as two fires, the School House and the West Fork 2, are combining to burn hundreds of acres and send smoke billowing up over Blue Mountain raining ash on homes in Lolo and into Missoula.

Missoula County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer paige Pavalone said at about 4 p.m. Monday, that deputies were contacting residents in the path of the fires to leave their homes immediately.

"We're asking people if they're asked by a deputy to evacuate, to leave their homes right away, recover their animals and leave as quickly as possible," Pavalone said.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office Facebook page has a minute-by-minute update of areas that are under evacuation. Just moments ago, the notice was posted that Bear Creek, Elk Meadows, Lolo Creek Campground, Sleeman Creek and Thayer Road have been advised to evacuate, and that the Lolo Elementary School has been opened as a place for evacuees to gather.

There will be a special meeting for residents in the area at the Travelers' Rest State Park at 6 p.m. Monday.
Paige Pavalone

The smoke billowing above Missoula on Monday, August 19 comes mostly from the Schoolhouse Fire, currently burning about nine miles west of Lolo.

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Glacier National Park Mountain Lion Attacks Big Horn Sheep, Both Fall to Gruesome Deaths on Park Road [Photos]

A gristly set of four-year-old photos has been circling the web recently on reddit and the photo site imgur portraying the violent conclusion to a wildlife brawl in Glacier National Park.

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Graham Cornwell
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Missing Persons Search For 16-Year-Old Boy Ends, Returned Safe

Update: July 26, 1:45 p.m. -
Graham Cornwell has been found safe and has returned to his father. Missoula police are no longer searching for him as a missing person.

Original Story - Missoula Police are attempting to track down a missing 16-year-old boy who disappeared from the Hilton Garden Inn on North Reserve in Missoula on the night of Thursday, July 25.

"The father

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