Kay Erickson

All Things Considered Host

Kay Erickson has been working in broadcasting in Billings for more than 20 years. She spent well over a decade as news assignment editor at KTVQ-TV before joining the staff at YPR. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation she worked in Great Falls where she was one of the first female sports anchor and reporter in Montana.

Kay is also a writer for Yellowstone Valley Woman’s Magazine.

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As the saying goes “…you are what you eat,” but what you eat can be history.

Two researchers will be in Sidney, Montana this Saturday to meet with residents in the hunt for clues into the history of Roosevelt and Richland counties through the food of that area.

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New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson departs from the familiar Wyoming setting fans have come to expect. Instead he sends his ficticous Sheriff Walt Longmire to Mexico to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped by a villan from his previous book. 

Riverstone Health

Montana doesn't have enough doctors. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that all but one of the state’s counties are underserved by health care professionals.

The state is working to fill the void.

Kay Erickson

At the age of 5, Trent Ayers noticed there were people in need.

He wanted to help. So he came up with this idea: ask people for donations of household items and then give them away. That was the start for this community philanthropist.

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The  Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about salmonella infections linked to several multi-state outbreaks, including Montana and Wyoming. The infections are linked to live poultry in backyard flocks.

Rebecca Ayler

Three Montana high school science teachers could give cutting edge “how I spent my summer” reports to their students this fall.

For the first time Montana will be host to some of the best junior golfers in the region. The American Junior Golf Association calls it an event to highlight young golfers from an underserved area for national junior golf.

To Aaron Pohle, the golf coach at Rocky Mountain College, the AJGA Junior tournament at Big Sky Resort is a huge opportunity not only for Montana golf but for young Montana golfers who don’t always get to showcase their skills to college golf coaches.

Montana will be the target of a deliberate hacking campaign over the next two weeks and computer users are urged to be very vigilant. The publically announced effort zeroing in on   Montana has been declared for July 1 through July 15, 2018... State officials have determined the threat is legitimate and should be taken very seriously.

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Fire season may seem far away thanks to a very rainy June

But now is the time to prepare for the fire season says Crystal Beckman, Fire information officer with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

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Six  veterans who did not receive military funeral honors  will be given their due Wednesday morning, 7/11/2018, at 11:00am at the  Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery in Laurel.

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