Jess Sheldahl

Morning Edition Host

Jess Sheldahl is a reporter and host for Morning Edition at Yellowstone Public Radio. She fell in love with public radio after becoming a DJ at the University of Montana’s college station KBGA. Since then, she’s worked at MTPR and graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana. Born and raised in Montana, Jess understands the importance of reporting on local news and issues that matter to the people who live here. She also enjoys a cold beer and a good book under the Big Sky.

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It's Wednesday, April 8th. Today we have stories about mountain snowpack, why the public service commission rejected a proposed climate change forum and updates on coronavirus.

It's Tuesday, April 7th. Today we have updates on coronavirus including the state child abuse and neglect hotline, a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic and what's going on with the beef market.

It's Monday, April 6th. Today we have updates on coronavirus including college graduation, an increase in scams and continued construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

It's Friday, April 3rd. Today we have stories about Holy Week, the challenges facing newspapers due to coronavirus and how outdoor recreation can be more complicated during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Chill Hits Montana Newspapers

Apr 2, 2020
Billings Gazette mast head
Nicky Ouellet / Yellowstone Public Radio

HELENA — As the most consequential news story in a generation burns its way across Montana, newspapers large and small are feeling the coronavirus outbreak’s economic chill.

It's Thursday, April 2nd. Today we have updates on coronavirus including daycare facilities, the energy sector and how Montana shelters are trying to help those in abusive relationships during the shelter-in-place order.

It's Wednesday, April 1st. Today we have updates on coronavirus including how schools will use federal stimulus money, Keystone XL construction and we'll hear from someone in Bozeman recovering from a suspected case of the COVID-19 illness.

It's Tuesday, March 31st. Today we have stories about Montana's most productive coal mine, how nonprofits are weathering the pandemic and how remote learning will work amid coronavirus-related school closures.

It's Monday, March 20th. Today we have updates on coronavirus including how campgrounds are responding to the pandemic and the challenges remote learning presents for families of students with special needs.

It's Friday, March 27th. Today we have stories about elk poaching and updates on the coronavirus including stories about hospital finances and mental healthcare and addiction clinics.