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Snowbowl

Cars fill a parking lot at Snowbowl mountain April 01,2020. Guidelines for safe recreation during the coronavirus pandemic include social distancing and toning down the risks in order to protect first responders and preserve hospital beds.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

According to a 2018 report from Headwaters Economics, nearly 90 percent of Montanans participate in outdoor recreation for physical and mental well-being. But safety concerns amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are complicating how people get outside.

National Weather Service

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Strong winds in western Montana caused power outages and road closures on Saturday.

A group of birders try to identify a group of birds perched in a tree at Council Grove State Park during the Christmas Bird Count.
Rosie Costain


Lou Bruno likes to watch birds, but he calls himself a lazy birder. Especially when he’s at his home in East Glacier during the summers, looking out over a beaver pond.

Monroe Crossing warming up before an interview at Montana Public Radio
Josh Burnham

This week Monroe Crossing will play three performances of "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" in collaboration with Dolce Canto, Missoula's premier vocal ensemble. They stopped by MTPR to play a few songs and talk about their upcoming shows.

Dolce Canto, Missoula's premier vocal ensemble, presents "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass", in collaboration with Monroe Crossing. The performance "weaves together the traditions of the Catholic liturgy and classical choral singing with contemporary poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation."