Katrin Frye

Flathead Reporter

Katrin Frye reports twice weekly on northwest Montana news from her native Flathead Valley. Frye is a graduate of the University Of Montana School Of Journalism and Davidson Honors College. Before coming on board with MTPR, she reported for the local CBS affiliate in the Flathead Valley, and worked as a contributing writer to the weekly paper the Flathead Beacon. Her reports covering the news of the Flathead Valley and northwest Montana have been heard on National Public Radio’s Evening Edition, NPR News and National Native News.

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Flathead Lake
6:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Beers for the Bio Station? Paying for water quality monitoring on Flathead Lake

One of two hi-tech buoys transmitting weather and water quality information to the Bio Station. The information is available to the public, updated every 15 minutes, through the FLBS website.
Credit Katrin Frye

Water temperature and the types of life it supports are some of the things scientists at the Flathead Lake Biological Station track to determine water quality in the Lake and its tributaries. The Bio Station has been monitoring water quality, and amassing information about the Flathead since its founding in 1899. But recently it went to the public to help cover costs.

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Montana News Encore

An encore broadcast of the weeks top news feature story from MTPR News.

Forestry Expo
1:38 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Bringing school work "alive" in the Flathead's annual Forestry Expo

A student helps firefighters demonstrate the equipment they carry during the Flathead Forestry Expo.
Credit Katrin Frye

All this week fifth graders from the Flathead Valley and beyond have been heading to a section of woods in Columbia Falls. It’s the Forestry Expo, and this Saturday it opens to the public.

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Politics
12:43 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Flathead Legislators on the good, the bad, and the OK of the latest session

Flathead Legislators met with business and community leaders in Kalispell Thursday to give a wrap up of key changes from the latest legislative session. Four Republicans from the Flathead; Senators Jon Sonju and Bruce Tutvedt, and Representatives Mark Blasdel and Scott Reichner spoke of the goals they held going into the legislature. The legislature started off with a $500-million surplus that the representatives said people had many ideas of how best to use.

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Montana Evening Edition

Local and regional stories from the Montana Public Radio Newsdesk.

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