On Thursday, Montana Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte introduced legislation that would ban mining on public lands near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
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Congress One Step Closer To Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

Congress is one step closer to passing a ban on mining near Yellowstone National Park, but members of Montana’s delegation don’t agree on all aspects of the legislation.

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On Thursday, Montana Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte introduced legislation that would ban mining on public lands near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Nate Hegyi / YPR

Congress is one step closer to passing a ban on mining near Yellowstone National Park, but members of Montana’s delegation don’t agree on all aspects of the legislation. 

Montana and Wyoming rank in the middle of the pack in a new evaluation of the health of the US.

Montana comes in  22nd and Wyoming 26th as the healthiest states in the country. Montana remained the same as last year while Wyoming reached its poorest ranking since 2001.

The report by the advocacy group United Health Foundation evaluated states on 35 factors in five categories that included behaviors, clinical care, and outcomes.

A red flag warning issued December 12th is the latest on record, says a National Weather Service official.
NOAA

When you think of winter in Montana, you think lots of snow, not wildfires. But on Tuesday the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the eastern and north-central part of the state. 

Mule deer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tags sold out quickly Monday morning for a special deer hunt to learn how far chronic wasting disease has spread in Montana. 

Resounds: Cinnamon Spear, Bently Spang

Dec 11, 2017
courtesy Cinnamon Spear and Bently Spang

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner talk with two members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Both Cinnamon Spear and Bently Spang use a variety of media to tell powerful stories of their land and culture.


Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill buys his first tractor. It's a big deal for the family, but a necessary one to expand the operation Weston runs with his dad.


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Playlist #1835 Dec. 8, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree)”, Butterbeans And Susie, Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (various artists), Legacy Recordings, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

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Playlist #1834 Dec. 1, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“8 Days (Of Hanukkah)”, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, It’s A Holiday Soul Party, Daptone Records, http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com http://www.daptonerecords.com  

“Mele Kalikimaka”, Chris Isaak, Christmas, Reprise Records, http://www.chrisisaak.com http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com

“Mutoto Kwanza”, Angelique Kidjo, Oyaya!, Columbia Records, http://www.kidjo.com http://www.colummbiarecords.com

Senator Steve Daines
Senator Steve Daines

Republican Senator Steve Daines introduced legislation Thursday that would end wilderness study area protections for some federal lands in Montana. But conservation groups aren't happy. 

Jackie Yamanaka

Kathleen Williams, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House, says the government is close to broken.  But instead of continuing to grouse about the hyper-partisanship in Congress, she says she wants to try to fix the problem. 

That wouldn't be the first time. 

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