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Dan Fagre, a climate change researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, shows US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell a photo of Glacier in 1914
Nicky Ouellet

Park Service's 100th Birthday Marked By Climate Change, Tight Funding

Thursday was a big day in Glacier National Park. The Park Service turned 100, and to celebrate, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell made a pilgrimage of sorts up Going to the Sun Road to see the park’s waning namesakes. She called it, "an incredible reminder of why the NPS was America's best idea."
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Hear Julian Lage And Chris Eldridge With Gonzalo Bergara From The Crown Guitar Festival

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival runs Sunday August 28 through Saturday September 3 in Bigfork. MTPR will be on hand Monday night for the the concert with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Also on the bill is the gypsy jazz of Gonzalo Bergara. You can hear the rebroadcast of that concert Friday, Sept 2 on MTPR.
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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Orientation at Arkansas Tech University this year included a surprising topic for a Bible Belt state that pushes abstinence-only in high school. Every freshman was shown a newly produced video in which real students talk about the struggle of an unplanned pregnancy, and the challenge of staying in school as a parent."I lost a lot of friends," says one young woman in the video who had dreamed of becoming a surgeon. A young man says he "went from not having any responsibility to having a full...
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Ray Ekness Named As New Director Of Broadcast Media Center

Aug 3, 2016

After a national search, the University of Montana has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV.

Ekness is a UM School of Journalism professor and former department chair of the Department of Radio-Television. He will start his new director duties Aug. 22.

Five of the radio transmitters that connect you with MTPR programming across western Montana are now so old that we can’t get parts to repair them. Will you help with an extra contribution for the transmitter work this summer? Make your donation now.

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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.

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

Aug 26, 2016
A geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park.
Michael Marsolek

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.

Montana Capitol
William Marcus

The live TVMT video feed of lawmakers working in the Montana Capitol went off the air today. Although an audio stream is still available online, a contract disagreement between the state and the provider of TVMT has shut down the TV broadcast and online video footage.

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom delivered the annual state of the university address today.
Josh Burnham

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom didn’t mince words today about enrollment during his annual State of the University address.

"No doubt about it, enrollment is our biggest challenge and our biggest opportunity. Put simply, we need more students," Engstrom said.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Crews on the Roaring Lion Fire conduct a burn out operation on August 25, 2016
Jim Flint/Inciweb

New Closures In Effect For Copper King Fire

Aug 26, 2016
Map of area closures due to the Copper King fire near Thompson Falls Montana.
inciweb

The Copper King fire, burning on just over 22,000 acres east of Thompson Falls, has new closures in effect.

“We do want to just step up the suppression efforts, and in order to do that, closing off this area will just make it that much more safe for the public, and easier for the fire crews to do their work,” says Fire Information officer Christi Powers.

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival runs Sunday August 28 through Saturday September 3 in Bigfork. MTPR will be on hand Monday night for the the concert with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Also on the bill is the gypsy jazz of Gonzalo Bergara. You can hear the rebroadcast of that concert Friday, Sept 2 on MTPR.

Montana 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.
Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Montana 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.

Governor Steve Bullock announced today that the Department of Labor and Industry will host a meeting in Livingston on Monday.

Dan Fagre, a climate change researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, shows US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell a photo of Glacier in 1914
Nicky Ouellet

Thursday was a big day in Glacier National Park.

The Park Service turned 100, and to celebrate, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell made a pilgrimage of sorts up Going to the Sun Road to see the park’s waning namesakes. She called it, "an incredible reminder of why the NPS was America's best idea."

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock blames the state’s failing child and family services system on the state legislature. Today the Republican chairman of the interim committee on child and family services shot back.
Bree Zender

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock blames the state’s failing child and family services system on the state legislature. Today the Republican chairman of the interim committee on child and family services shot back.

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