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Madison County government still under stage one fire restriction

On Monday, Aug. 24, Madison County director of emergency management Chris Mumme approached the commissioners to discuss fire activity in Southwest Montana.

“I have talked to our fire chiefs, and I’m going to recommend we stay under stage one fire restriction,” Mumme said. “The state and the forest have still not gone to stage one in this area.”

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Sharp pencils. Crisp, lined paper. Crayons and colored markers. A new backpack. I was one of those kids who was always excited for the start of each school year. I was painfully shy, though, so the first day always brought a weird mix of enthusiasm and utter panic. What if I don’t have the right supplies? What if I don’t make any friends? What if I don’t have a place to sit at lunch? What if I forget my lunch!?

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