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 Monday, September 23rd. Today we have stories about Montana's first case of illness linked to vaping and updates to Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake. 

An abadoned oil well in texas
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A U.S. government watchdog agency that works for Congress says taxpayers could potentially face hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands.

It's Friday, September 20th. Today we have stories about haircuts for veterans, the student climate strike and how to build homes to protect them from wildfires.

It's Thursday, September 19th. Today we have stories about Laps 4  Life in Billings and revamped bussing services outside of Glacier National Park.

It's Wednesday, September 18th. Today we have stories about snow, gun violence legislation and a tour of the Hahn Ranch.

A cow looks up on a farm near Bridger, Montana.
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio


Many are calling for the fast resolution to the Trump Administration's trade war with China. Among them are Montana cattle producers who see opportunity in Chinese markets.

It's Tuesday, September 17th. Today we have stories about ZooMontana, a documentary debuting this fall about missing and murdered indigenous women and Roller Derby.

It's Monday, September 16th. Today we have stories about the results of Montana's college-readiness test for high school juniors and the Crow Legislature's bill that would introduce alcohol on the Tribe's Reservation.

It's Friday the 13th of September. Today we have stories about where Governor Steve Bullock was during the Democratic Debates, the Little Shell Tribe and a look back on the career of Teresa Erickson with the Northern Plains Resource Council.

It's Thursday, September 12th. Today we have stories about lead, the PAX Good Behavior Game and an update on Montana's budget.