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Beau Baker

Reporter, Host & Audio Producer/Engineer

Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week.

He also runs the board for Morning Edition on weekdays and serves as producer and engineer for the MTPR program "Campaign Beat."

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. (File photo).
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Conservation groups alleged yesterday that Wyoming used part of Montana's grizzly bear hunting quota to increase its own allocation for a proposed hunt this year, even though Montana wildlife regulators voted not to give away any part of its quota.

Emigrant Peak in Montana's Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone Park.
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio


An environmental assessment released today from the U.S. Forest Service recommends a 20-year ban on new mining developments on public land in the Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park.

The agency recommends withdrawing more than 30,000 acres from mining exploration.

Montana Green Party
Montana Green Party

After denouncing one of its candidates last week, the Montana Green Party has received commitment statements from five remaining candidates running for congressional and state legislative seats.

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
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Grizzly bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation and early risers are being spotted in the region.

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water rights that affect farmers and ranchers on both sides of the border.

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a man who went missing Saturday night after skiing into the backcountry outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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