Mike Engel watches a pack of wolves in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley
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Wolves And Grizzly Bears Star In Yellowstone's 'Soap Opera'

6:30 a.m. is one of the best times to watch wildlife in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley. Everything smells like sage. It’s really cold and there are a bunch of retirees staring through hire-powered telescopes at a lush, verdant hill.

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The House of Representatives passed its newest version of the farm bill this week. It includes stricter work requirements for people who get food stamps.

A study in the journal Science says a lot more methane is leaking from oil & gas sites than previously thought -- about 60 percent more than the current estimate from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks high schoolers about their risky behavior - anything from drug use to bringing weapons to school. For at least for one behavior our region’s youth has a high score.

 


U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under fire by House Democrats for a land deal in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana.
U.S. Interior Department

Ranking U.S. House Democrats are calling for an ethics investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. They want to know more about a land deal between Zinke’s family foundation and a real estate project with ties to the oil and gas giant Halliburton.


The House of Representatives passed its newest version of the farm bill this week. It includes stricter work requirements for people who get food stamps.

A study in the journal Science says a lot more methane is leaking from oil & gas sites than previously thought -- about 60 percent more than the current estimate from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks high schoolers about their risky behavior - anything from drug use to bringing weapons to school. For at least for one behavior our region’s youth has a high score.

 


U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under fire by House Democrats for a land deal in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana.
U.S. Interior Department

Ranking U.S. House Democrats are calling for an ethics investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. They want to know more about a land deal between Zinke’s family foundation and a real estate project with ties to the oil and gas giant Halliburton.


Cancer centers are working to increase HPV vaccinations across the nation, but particularly in Mountain West states, where vaccination rates are low.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is nothing fancy when you first drive in. No towering cliffs or dramatic canyons. It’s a calm, sunny valley – 6,000 acres all totaled -- of meadow and ponderosa pine forest.

Shelby Demars

Mining supporters officially launched their campaign today in Butte to fight a proposed ballot initiative that would add regulations for all new and future metal mines. 

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Playlist #1910 Jun. 15, 2018

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

“If It Ain’t Me (Who Are You Thinking Of)”, Jimmy Rogers, The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA/Chess Records

“Who Were You Thinking Of?”, Nikki Hill, Here’s Nikki Hill, Deep Fryed Records, http://www.nikkihillmusic.com

Public lands have been in the news a lot this year. They comprise much of the Mountain West, from around 30 percent of land in Montana and Colorado to more than 60 percent in Utah and Idaho. This summer, we’re taking you on a tour of some of our favorite public lands.

Jackie Yamanaka

The American West is a popular genre here in the US and around the world.

And the people who bring this region to life - western writers - will be in Billings this week.

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Strings and Things LIVE Broadcast

Growling Old Men perform LIVE from Cisel Hall, Saturday evening at 8

Blue Light Boogie

Fridays at 9:00 P.M.

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Field Days

On this episode, Stillwater County farmer Phil Davey delivers the last of 2017's wheat crop.

Resounds: Arts And Culture On The High Plains

Hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner bring listeners access to the creators who live in our communities and who tell our stories through their art.

Host Stella Fong shares her personal love of food and wine in this monthly series. Celebrate the bounty of the region with Flavors Under the Big Sky.

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