Jackie Yamanaka

Can The Sale of Wildlife Friendly Beef Help Ranchers and Conservationists Get Along?

Wild Sky Beef is part of American Prairie Reserve’s mission to provide habitat for wildlife. The for-profit arm of APR is paying its neighboring ranchers if they agree to be wildlife friendly. Some ranchers in central and northeastern Montana resent APR, and its wealthy backers, for buying or leasing their neighbor’s land and turning loose free-roaming bison. 5th generation rancher David Crasco used to be one of those ranchers. Laura Huggins, the CEO of Wild Sky Beef, remembers her first...
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Wild Sky Beef is part of American Prairie Reserve’s mission to provide habitat for wildlife.

The for-profit arm of APR is paying its neighboring ranchers if they agree to be wildlife friendly.

Some ranchers in central and northeastern Montana resent APR, and its wealthy backers, for buying or leasing their neighbor’s land and turning loose free-roaming bison.

5th generation rancher David Crasco used to be one of those ranchers.

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It’s a fascinating story about a really flawed person whose legacy is a shipwreck in Yellowstone National Park.

Mike Stark, former Billings Gazette reporter, wrote Wrecked in Yellowstone: Greed, Obsession, and the Untold Story of Yellowstone’s Most Infamous Shipwreck.  It’s a book about the early history of Yellowstone National Park and entrepreneur E-C Waters.

Stark called Waters a "deeply flawed" and ambitious man. 

 Montana’s gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate in Billings in September. The campaigns are working to confirm other debate offers.

Eric Hyers, campaign manager for incumbent Steve Bullock, says the Democrat looks forward to showing Montanans the contrasting visions each candidate has for Montana.

“Mr. Gianforte fundamentally wants to change all that makes Montana great,” Hyers says. “We think that’s a contrast that’s very apparent to anyone who watches these debates.”

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We were making our way down the Bitterroot River. I said to Chinook:  “I’ll be Lewis; you can be Clark.”  Then I reconsidered. “We’ll both be Sacagawea – since, historically, probably more than one Indian woman filled that role.”  Chinook wasn’t listening.  He was working hard to plow through water up to his belly and keeping an eye out for fish.

Evening Newscast 08-26-16

Aug 26, 2016

State labor officials will offer advice on job retraining for fishing guides, raft operators and other workers affected by the closure of a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River.

A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation next year requiring mandatory screening for depression for all school children starting at age 11. 

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper has pleaded guilty in connection with striking a pedestrian with a patrol vehicle while on duty. 

Apathy, Funding The Biggest Threats To National Parks, Officials Say

Aug 26, 2016

Dignitaries from across the country gathered in Yellowstone yesterday, America’s first national park, to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Supporters of National Parks say to that survive the next 100 years, the American public will need to visit and support them.