Andy Smetanka holds a sign protesting the closure of Montana's only alternative weekly newspaper.
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As Newspapers Shutter Or Shrink, Mountain West Reporters Unionize

Freelance writer Sarah Aswell leans against a big rock near downtown Missoula, Montana. She’s surrounded by people holding signs and protesting the abrupt closure of the state’s oldest alternative weekly newspaper. “It feels weird to think about anything except our loss today,” she said .

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Andy Smetanka holds a sign protesting the closure of Montana's only alternative weekly newspaper.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Freelance writer Sarah Aswell leans against a big rock near downtown Missoula, Montana.

She’s surrounded by people holding signs and protesting the abrupt closure of the state’s oldest alternative weekly newspaper.

“It feels weird to think about anything except our loss today,” she said .

The federal agency overseeing the Lake Powell Pipeline license application issued a key ruling on Tuesday which some critics are saying will delay the project. But supporters insist that now they're actually a step closer to getting final approval.

It may be autumn in a couple of days but wildfire season isn't slowing down. People living in parts of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah remain evacuated from their homes because of nearby wildfires. And the flames are fueling another thing-private firefighting companies.

The outdoor recreation industry is growing faster than ever, especially in our region. In fact, new statistics show this sector grew faster than the overall U.S. economy.

Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Monday was World Suicide Prevention Day. Here in the Mountain West, we have some of the highest suicide rates in the country.

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On the season finale of Field Days, as harvest winds down, Stillwater County farmer Phil Davey looks ahead to winter and beyond.


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On this episode of Resounds, Corby and Anna sit down with Billings authors Danell Jones and Tim Lehman to hear about their latest books. 

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Montana has the distinction for being one of the top states in the nation for its suicide rate and the problem is getting worse. Providers hope the launch of a new psychiatry residency program will stop that trend - especially among Native Americans and veterans.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale pledged if he’s elected in November, he’ll serve no more than 2 terms.  The pronouncement came during a campaign rally last night that featured President Donald Trump.

Warmer temperatures across the region from climate change are making insect pests hungrier. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Yellowstone National Park has seen its visitation skyrocket over the last few years. And with more people comes more traffic. From standstill cars to nowhere to park, it’s an issue all throughout the park. Now, the federal government is putting $50,000 towards a study to figure out how to solve the problem.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife just announced they’ve discovered a species of cutthroat trout previously thought to be extinct. They also said the species was threatened again this summer.

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Some Montana farmers are hoping to hear some good news on trade as President Donald Trump brings his campaign to Billings tonight.

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Playlist #1921 Aug. 31, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Don’t Start No Stuff”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Stuff You Gotta Watch”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/ Chess Records, http://www.muddywatersofficial.com

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