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Beau Baker

News Anchor, Board Operations Specialist & Audio Producer/Engineer

Beau is a former Morning Edition host and producer and engineer for the MTPR program "Capitol Talk." He worked as a reporter, and hosted Freeforms once a month.

Beau is a recent graduate of the University of Montana's School of Journalism. He hails from Moscow, Idaho where he grew up listening to public radio. He cut his radio teeth at the University of Idaho's student run station KUOI as a DJ and News Director. When not on the air, he is on a bicycle, on foot or on the hunt for LPs.    

The four republicans competing in their party's primary campaign with hopes of challenging Democratic Senator Jon Tester this November are debating in Helena tonight.

Montana State University faculty members have voted against establishing an economic research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The Billings Gazette and KTVQ-TV are seeking to intervene in a case filed by three police officers who want to keep their names private after they were suspended for having sex with a civilian police employee on Billings city property.

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Conservation groups alleged yesterday that Wyoming used part of Montana's grizzly bear hunting quota to increase its own allocation for a proposed hunt this year, even though Montana wildlife regulators voted not to give away any part of its quota.

Emigrant Peak in Montana's Paradise Valley. The valley is north of Yellowstone Park near the location of two gold mines proposed in 2015.
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio


An environmental assessment released today from the U.S. Forest Service recommends a 20-year ban on new mining developments on public land in the Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park.

The agency recommends withdrawing more than 30,000 acres from mining exploration.

Montana Green Party
Montana Green Party

After denouncing one of its candidates last week, the Montana Green Party has received commitment statements from five remaining candidates running for congressional and state legislative seats.

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
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Grizzly bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation and early risers are being spotted in the region.

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water rights that affect farmers and ranchers on both sides of the border.

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a man who went missing Saturday night after skiing into the backcountry outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

On Tuesday night controversial right-wing speaker Mike Adams gave a lecture at the University of Montana.

Adams, a professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was brought to Missoula by a conservative donor to UM’s School of Journalism. Maria Cole supports the Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture Series, named for her late husband, who was a journalist.

A 19-year-old Broadwater County detention officer was killed in a head-on collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 about 40 miles east of Missoula.

Two people were found dead after a house fire near the southern Montana town of Emigrant. A western Montana school district is asking that a federal lawsuit be thrown out, saying district officials did not know about many allegations that a student was being sexually harassed by a music teacher.

A Montana man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

USGS

State budget cuts mean that ranchers, recreation businesses and conservationists who rely on accurate information about water in Montana are facing new challenges.

Yellowstone River, MT
Wormwould (CC-BY-NC-2)

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is praising a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows legal challenges to the Obama Administration's Waters of the United States, or WOTUS - rule to continue.

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