U.S. Bureau of Land Management, https://goo.gl/mRfcFV

Trump's Government Reorganization Plan Has Big Impacts In The West

U.S. Senate committees will hold hearings this week on the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the government. It includes a department that manages millions of acres of public lands in our region.

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management, https://goo.gl/mRfcFV

U.S. Senate committees will hold hearings this week on the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the government. It includes a department that manages millions of acres of public lands in our region.

Parts of the Mountain West region have joined a number of state legislatures introducing tax credits to help low-income Americans. Utah could be the latest.

Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a recent Montana rally. They say it hurts the already-wounded image of Native American women.

Pikas are fluffy mammals that live at high altitudes across the West. They squeak when danger nears. The squeaky fluff-balls are considered indicators of climate change because they’re so sensitive to heat. Scientists say they have found some of animals in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are behaving strangely.

Jessica Castillo Vardaro, a wildlife biologist with the University of California, Berkeley, studies pika genetics, a field that can involve some unusual data collection methods.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, https://goo.gl/mRfcFV

U.S. Senate committees will hold hearings this week on the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the government. It includes a department that manages millions of acres of public lands in our region.

Parts of the Mountain West region have joined a number of state legislatures introducing tax credits to help low-income Americans. Utah could be the latest.

Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a recent Montana rally. They say it hurts the already-wounded image of Native American women.

Miranda Murdock Photography

Once again, the Montana State University Billings Foundation Wine and Food Festival raised scholarships for students. This year Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley and Jeremy Leffert of Rabble Wine Company were the featured winemasters. They came into the studio to talk about modern wines, critic ratings and labels as well as touching on their histories and philosophies on wine making.

Pikas are fluffy mammals that live at high altitudes across the West. They squeak when danger nears. The squeaky fluff-balls are considered indicators of climate change because they’re so sensitive to heat. Scientists say they have found some of animals in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are behaving strangely.

Jessica Castillo Vardaro, a wildlife biologist with the University of California, Berkeley, studies pika genetics, a field that can involve some unusual data collection methods.

Phil Davey

On this episode of Field Days, Columbus farmer Phil Davey is able to take a brief break.  


Chief Stanley Charles Grier hands over a declaration to Yellowstone deputy superintendent Pat Kenney
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

A controversy over the names of two landmarks in Yellowstone National Park highlight a forgotten genocide in the U.S. and how historical awareness, conflicting narratives and misinformation help muddy the waters.


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Playlist #1914 Jul. 13, 2018

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

“Wagon Wheels”, King Curtis, His First Eight Classic Albums 1959-1962, Enlightenment Records

“You’ve Been A Good Ole Wagon”, David Bromberg Band, The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues, Red House Records, http://www.davidbromberg.net http://www.redhouserecords.com

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Playlist #1913 Jul. 6, 2018

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

“Mr. So And So”, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, That’s All Right Mama, RCA Recods, http://www.rcarecords.com

Earlier this year, Federal Officials in Utah posted the confidential location and description of about 900 artifacts - by mistake. Reveal News reported the Bureau of Land Management’s error this week. Now archaeologists are worried that these artifacts are now vulnerable to looters.  

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