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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A dead trophy mule deer
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks / Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is investigating another poaching case, this one in the Missoula area.

A group of boys read something on a desk together behind the words SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program.
Mindwise Innovations / Mindwise Innovations

A recent report on suicide prevention by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services revealed that one in 10 Montana high school students and one in seven middle school students reported attempting suicide in the last year.

Many holiday foods can be dangerous for dogs.
flowcomm / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

We may consider dogs to be members of the family, but sharing the bounty of the holiday dinner table can make them very sick, or even turn deadly. 

Billings veterinarian Rob Bruner of Big Sky Pet Center says vets can see a lot of sick dogs this time of year.

Jon Ebelt / Montana Deparment of Health and Human Services


Montana has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to improve the health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women in rural Montana. 

MSUB University Relations

Montana State University Billings and Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming are 90 miles apart but the two institutions are working to shorten that distance academically. 

The two schools have done collaborations in the past but see a renewed opportunity.

Another round of snow is in store for southern Montana and north-central Wyoming today and tonight. Snow will spread from north to south through the day, with falling temperatures due to a strong Canadian cold front.
National Weather Service Billings

It is snowing across Montana and that will impact the commute both Monday night and Tuesday morning for western, central and south central regions of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and weather advisories this afternoon through noon Tuesday with anticipated heavy snow, low visibility and quickly changing road conditions. Snow accumulations could be up to 10 inches in some areas.

Warning label on perscription pill bottle
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Nearly 10 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in recent years, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

The cover art for The Breadwinner

The Women and Gender Studies Center at Montana State University Billings and Global Village are hosting a free screening this Monday of an animated drama that sponsors say is a story of empowerment in a 21st century war zone.

Grizzly Bear
Gregory "Slowbirdr" Smith / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

A grizzly bear that had been feasting on cattle along the Rocky Mountain Front near Rogers Pass was captured and killed last week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of Montana October 9 through 10.
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is predicting the heaviest snow will fall Wednesday morning, just in time for the morning commute and when children will be heading off to school.