Vice President Mike Pence speaks about infrastructure as Old Faithful erupts, Yellowstone National Park, June 13, 2019.
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Vice President Pence Visits Yellowstone, Discusses Park Service’s Maintenance Backlog

Vice President Mike Pence visited Yellowstone National Park Thursday to discuss the Park Service’s backlog of maintenance projects. Pence says the Trump administration is committed to conservation and improving national parks infrastructure.

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Even with obscure names as Cold Smoke and Shady for their beers, KettleHouse Brewing Company  continues to light the way in the Montana craft beer world. The brewery opened in Missoula by Tim O’Leary and Suzy Rizza in 1995 began as a “U-Brew.” It was then the first microbrewery to charge patrons for a pint of beer, and recently one of the first Montana producers to package beer in a can.

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte officially announces his run for Montana's governor, June 14, 2019.
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Montana’s Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte Friday officially announced his run in the state’s 2020 election for governor.

MSUB Athletics

Montana State University Billings is the first school in Montana and just the 24th in the nation to add women’s triathlon to its athletics department. It is the 16th varsity sport for the Division II school.

The Yellowjackets will likely begin their inaugural season fall 2019 with a pretty small roster, but Coach Kevin Bjerke is optimistic. 

Vice President Mike Pence speaks about infrastructure as Old Faithful erupts, Yellowstone National Park, June 13, 2019.
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Vice President Mike Pence visited Yellowstone National Park Thursday to discuss the Park Service’s backlog of maintenance projects. Pence says the Trump administration is committed to conservation and improving national parks infrastructure.

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A federal program designed to fight regional drug activity has received a significant boost in federal funds over the past couple of years.

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Vice President Mike Pence was in Billings today to hear from local leaders and those fighting addiction about the real-world effects of methamphetamine in Montana.

The mosquito serves as a vector for the West Nile Virus.
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The Wyoming Department of Health Tuesday reported its first case of West Nile Virus this year involving an adult in the northeastern part of the state. State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection

Malmstrom Air Force Base main gate, 2008.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is no longer considering using Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls to house unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John speaks to reporters at press conference
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Sections of Billings will be shut down Wednesday during a visit from Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the methamphetamine epidemic with Sen. Steve Daines.

Della Bighair-Stump, Traci Rabbit and Carrie Moran McCleary are three of the nine artists at the inaugural Tribal Marketplace at Yellowstone National Park, June 11-14, 2019.
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Yellowstone National Park launches its inaugural Tribal Marketplace and fashion show this week to highlight Native American artists and Plains Tribes culture. Three of the artists share how they blend traditional and modern design elements.

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