Kayla Desroches

Nonprofit To Partner On Eastern Montana Food Pantry

A 100-year-old Billings nonprofit that helps in-need families is expanding and moving into a new building that’s three times the size of its current facility. It’ll also be the site of a new food resource center for the eastern side of the state. Jane McCracken with Billings Family Service lead a tour of the organization’s old building and thrift store in downtown Billings. She walked through the food pantry in the back of the facility and pointed out a cart of groceries packed for a family...

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

Crow Agency Residents Without Water

Kayla Desroches

A 100-year-old Billings nonprofit that helps in-need families is expanding and moving into a new building that’s three times the size of its current facility. It’ll also be the site of a new food resource center for the eastern side of the state.

Jane McCracken with Billings Family Service lead a tour of the organization’s old building and thrift store in downtown Billings.

She walked through the food pantry in the back of the facility and pointed out a cart of groceries packed for a family of four.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

Authorities are handing out bottled water at Crow Agency in southeast Montana after water line breaks in an old tribal building left residents without clean water.

Multiple businesses have donated bottled water over the weekend, and authorities have provided port-a-potties.

Stell Passes of Crow Agency said her home has been without any water since Friday. She said she’s taken her kids to shower in Hardin and Billings, and she says her brother brought in water from Hardin.

She also said she’s been refilling the toilet water tank in her home.

Sara Hollenbeck

On this episode of Field Days, ranchers Sara and Henry Hollenbeck welcome a new addition to the ranch.


Lynn Donaldson

On the week of Valentine’s Day this year, Montana State University Bozeman hosted the 31st Bug Buffet.  I will admit to being repelled by the whole idea of insects initially.

Kay Erickson

Warmer temperatures  expected this weekend and into next week could mean area flooding with frozen ground and melting snow.

This warmer weather can cause the snow and ice on rivers to break up and let loose, eventually backing up around bridge abutments, culverts and bends in the river, pushing water over the riverbanks.

Julie Arthur, Billings National Weather Service Meteorologist, advises people to watch these temperatures and watch these rivers carefully, and move any livestock and equipment away from the rivers.

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Meals on Wheels has been an important part of senior care in Yellowstone County for well over a quarter century. Nationally the program got its start some 60 years ago in Philadelphia.

It provides a nutritious, well-balanced meal to those over 60 years old who are homebound, unable to prepare a balanced meal or have no one available to prepare a meal. Eligibility is on a case-by-case basis.

But it’s more than a meal, it’s a connection to the outside world, all done by a team of volunteers.

Kayla Desroches / YPR

Montana State Parks is updating its outdoor recreation plan, which guides which city and county projects will receive federal funding over the next five years.

Every five years, Montana State Parks updates the Montana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or SCORP, which helps guide outdoor management.

SCORP also guides the selection process for which projects should receive grants from the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund, which President Donald Trump permanently reauthorized Tuesday.

Anna Paige

Jeni Fleming and Philip Aaberg are accomplished Montana musicians from diverse backgrounds who have recently collaborated on a new project—presenting reimagined popular music.

After seven albums and many cross-country tours, Jeni Fleming is fast becoming one of the west’s most sought-after musicians, bringing breathtaking originality to some of the best music of the American songbook

Grammy and Emmy nominated composer Philip Aaberg of Chester, Montana, is known worldwide for his compositions that evoke the spaciousness and beauty of the Western landscape. 


Sarah Brown

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Sara Hollenbeck gets the urge to clean out her meat freezer.


Jacob futhey

People filled the room to capacity, and then some, at a 90s Drag Show this weekend in Billings.

A nonprofit drag group, the Countship of the Imperial Soverign Court of the State of Montana, organized the event. The Countship is part of a larger international organization and has chapters in different cities around the state.

The event this weekend could be a taste of what’s to come.

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