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Lee Ritenour on stage during the 2014 Crown Guitar Festival.
Christopher Allen

Nine Montana Music Festivals You Don't Want To Miss

Summer is prime-time for music festivals, and there are plenty to choose from in Montana. These 9 Montana music festivals will keep you singing and tapping your feet all summer.
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Eric Whitney

Slideshow: Great Burn Proposed Wilderness Area

On Sunday the Montana Wilderness Association, Great Burn Study Group and EcoFlight offered Missoula journalists an hour-long flyover of the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness Area straddling the Montana-Idaho border west and north of Missoula.
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Evening Newscast 07-01-15

8 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: A Billings man has applied for a marriage license so he can legally wed his second wife.

The Glacier Rim fire burning outside Glacier National Park is being called 35% contained, and all of the smaller spot fires it started inside the park are now out.

A federal appeals court will take up a dispute over whether a 6-foot-tall statue of Jesus should remain on U.S. Forest Service land next to the Whitefish Mountain ski resort.

A Helena judge says a state law cutting teachers' inflationary pension increases is unconstitutional.

A panel of prominent scientists are meeting in Bozeman to talk about controlling brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area, It’s the start of a year-long process to evaluate options for trying to control the disease.

Greater Sage Grouse
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region (CC-BY-2)

Birds captivate us humans – their beauty, song, and just perhaps, the fact that while we cannot, they can fly.  As head of the Montana Audubon Society, Steve Hoffman knows something about birds. He joins Brian Kahn on this week's "Home Ground Radio".

Bonnie Clincher Red Elk.
Courtesy Fort Peck Journal

One of Montana’s most prominent Native American reporters has passed away.

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A panel of prominent scientists are meeting in Bozeman to talk about controlling brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area, It’s the start of a year-long process to evaluate options for trying to control the disease.

Lee Ritenour on stage during the 2014 Crown Guitar Festival.
Christopher Allen

Summer is prime-time for music festivals, and there are plenty to choose from in Montana. These 9 Montana music festivals will keep you singing and tapping your feet all summer.

Sen. Daines at Chessman Reservoir with federal, state and local forest officials.
Steve Jess

Steve Jess is on the road, a few miles south of Helena, trailing a convoy carrying Senator Steve Daines and an assortment of local officials. They travel down about 20 miles of dirt road and the occasional cattle guard to a site just yards from the Chessman reservoir, where many of the surrounding hills bear the corpses of lodgepole pines killed by the mountain pine beetle.

Anthony J. Preite retires as the USDA's state director of rural development.
Courtesy photo

A man who’s had a big role in growing Montana’s economy for nearly 50 years is stepping down. Anthony Preite has been involved in rural economic development here since 1968, and last week he retired as state director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

07/05/2015 -Historian Barbara Tuchman once wrote the “rejection of reason is the prime characteristic of folly.” The lack of urgency in addressing the eco-crisis is an example. Heat waves in India, floods in Texas, drought in California, melting polar ice caps, rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere and so much more, are still presented as unconnected dots. Climate summits come and go resulting in little more than lofty announcements. With an abundance of solar and wind energy at our fingertips it’s stunning and reckless that fossil fuelishness continues.

Morning Newscast 07-01-15

18 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On today's morning newscast: counties across western Montana today imposed Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective this Friday morning at 12:01 a.m.

Authorities say firefighters expect to contain a grass fire that spread quickly outside of Browning.

The U.S. Forest Service’s Jennifer Rankowski says the Glacier Rim Fire is currently at 85 acres and 30 percent contained.

At least seven new lighting-caused fires on the Bitterroot National Forest are small and manageable thanks to quick initial attack by fire crews.

About the book:

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy’s profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

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