Jackie Yamanaka

Ranchers to Ranchers: Learning Environmental and Economic Sustainability

For the first time since the Montana Environmental Stewardship award was first handed out in 1992, ranchers and others got a chance to tour a winning ranch to learn more about strategies be economically viable while conserving the land, water, and wildlife. Jed Evjene co-manages the American Fork Ranch in Two Dot, Montana with his wife Annie. When the Evjenes joined the ranch in 1998, they talked with the Stevens Family, the owners, about refocusing their operations to be better stewards of...
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Grown in Montana products will be showcased for the first time at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls.

Cody Shick with Montana’s Agriculture Department put together the store.  It’s an effort by the agency to promote value added agriculture.

“They really wanted to take some of these smaller companies that use Montana crops and process in Montana and really help market and promote," said Shick. 

Nineteen companies will offer 1 to 5 of their products for sale.

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One of the owners of Action Electric says he can’t train electricians fast enough.

Max Griffin says he currently has 15 apprentices. He says under the proposal unveiled this week by Governor Steve Bullock he would love to add up to 10 more. He says it would help meet the demand.

“Right now if you need an electrician, a journeyman electrician, try to hire one. It’s impossible,” he says. “There’s that big of a demand, that big of a shortage out there.”

The Billings-based business has an apprenticeship program with  scholarships that pay 100% of the cost.

Pasture to Plate

Jul 18, 2016
Lynn Donaldson

What is the beef about steak? At the table, with fork and knife in hand, do we really know and appreciate the food before us? In this program, we journeyed to the American Fork Ranch in Two Dot, Montana located under the Crazy Mountains to travel from pasture to plate.

With my producer Jackie Yamanaka, I attended the inaugural Raising the Steaks: 2016 Environmental Stewardship Ranch Tour. About 40 people, mostly ranchers, learned about how the health of rangeland, streams and creeks, and wildlife interplay and influence successful cattle ranching.  

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There are apps that can help people with diabetes keep track of their blood sugar and apps that can attach to a blood pressure cuff and store blood pressure information. I use an app called ZocDoc to schedule and manage doctor's appointments. Every time I see a therapist or a primary care doctor or dentist, the data get stored in my personal account.

The Divine Lorraine Hotel is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent examples of blight.

The late Victorian complex was built in 1894 as a stylish set of apartments. When it changed hands 54 years later, it became the first racially integrated hotel in the city and a symbol of pride and luxury.

The four-day Democratic National Convention put Philadelphia in the spotlight. The world learned of its historic roots, the Liberty Bell, and the city’s food. But what visitors may not have seen are the neighborhoods that make Philadelphia the largest city with the most deep poverty in the country.

Aaron Moselle of Here & Now contributor WHYY explains how it happened.

Six draft bills aimed at securing a positive future for the community of Colstrip were made public today, and are now open for public comment.

A recently-announced legal settlement between some of the plant’s owners and environmental advocacy groups requires two of the plant’s four boilers to be shut down by 2022.

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A Montana prosecutor says he's not pursuing felony charges at this time against Barry Beach, who was granted clemency by Governor Steve Bullock last November.

The Daily Interlake is reporting the roughly 200 person community of Olney, north of Whitefish, is calling for an embezzlement investigation against the fire department.

Six draft bills aimed at securing a positive future for the community of Colstrip were made public today, and are now open for public comment.

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Six draft bills aimed at securing a positive future for the community of Colstrip were made public today, and are now open for public comment.

A recently-announced legal settlement between some of the plant’s owners and environmental advocacy groups requires two of the plant’s four boilers to be shut down by 2022.

Evening Newscast 07-29-16

10 hours ago

A Montana prosecutor says he's not pursuing felony charges at this time against Barry Beach, who was granted clemency by Governor Steve Bullock last November.

The Daily Interlake is reporting the roughly 200 person community of Olney, north of Whitefish, is calling for an embezzlement investigation against the fire department.

Six draft bills aimed at securing a positive future for the community of Colstrip were made public today, and are now open for public comment.

August often means peak wildfire season in Northwest Montana, as thunderstorms spin off lightning strikes into forests that are dried out by a summer’s worth of heat.

And wildfires are especially concerning east of Libby, where the former W.R. Grace asbestos mine sits, surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest.