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 A crew member from Ronan and Associates climbs a whitebark pine tree to collect cones at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Nicky Ouellet

Whitebark pine is a species on the brink of endangerment. If whitebark go, several species of wildlife, including grizzly bears, will lose a significant food source. But researchers are slowly piecing together how to harness the tree’s natural defenses to preserve it.

Wind Manufacturing Booms In CO, Stalls In WY

Jul 19, 2016
Wind turbines
Flickr user jabzoog

Wind turbines are pretty sleek-looking from a distance, but there’s a lot going on behind those spinning blades.

Gov. Bullock Announces Proposals To Spur Business Growth
Corin Cates-Carney

Governor Steve Bullock walked between yellow safety lines painted on the floor at the Anderson Steel Company in Great Falls Tuesday. Bullock choose the steel fabrication plant to announce new proposals aimed at spurring economic growth through legislative action.

Denise Juneau Officially Joins U.S. House Race
Corin Cates-Carney

Denise Juneau, the Democratic candidate for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House, says her opponent’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night shows he’s more focused on his own political career than the needs of Montanans. Rep. Ryan Zinke focused on national security and criticizing Hillary Clinton.

Ryan Zinke

Last night Montana’s lone Representative in the U.S. House, Ryan Zinke, gave the final speech during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Gov Bullock and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie after the Good Neighbor Agreement signing.
Corin Cates-Carney

Governor Steve Bullock signed an agreement today with the U.S. Forest Service aimed at speeding up the work targeted at reducing fire danger and disease on federal land.

Harrison Fagg is a Montana delegate to the GOP convention from Billings.
Courtesy Montana Republican Party

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight. His remarks will focus on national security and the need for American leadership in the world. Harrison Fagg is a party delegate from Billings; he spoke to us from the convention center earlier today.

Conservationists threw a party Saturday to celebrate permanent land protections in the Haskill Basin watershed east of Whitefish.

Montana Hotel Anaconda
Eric Whitney

The Montana Standard is reporting that Anaconda and Deer Lodge County are on the cusp of signing an agreement with ARCO related to the ongoing Superfund clean up of the area. Standard Editor David McCumber joins us to talk about the agreement. Click on the link below.

Click here to read coverage on the Montana Standard's website. 

Gov. Bullock signs the Medicaid expansion plan into law on April 29 at the captiol. The bill's sponsor Sen. Ed Buttrey, and supporter Stephanie Wallace look on.
Steve Jess

Backers of Montana’s seven-month-old Medicaid expansion say they’re pleased with the first set of financial data released this week.

State figures say enrollment as of July is nearly double initial projections, at 47,399 of the 25,000 who were expected to enroll by now.

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