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Worden Family’s Experience with Muscular Dystrophy

Paul and Laura Heaton's son Grant is five years old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Musecular Dystrophy at the age ...
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It’s All About Schools! Safety, Funding, Report Cards, and What Happened During the Legislative Process

How are our schools doing? We had Superintendent Elsie Arntzen on the show to talk about:

Legislative Update: Medicaid Expansion Bill with Ed Buttrey

We spoke with Representative Ed Buttrey about the Medicaid Expansion bill that passed out of the legislature and is heading ...
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Legislative Update: The Infrastructure Bonding Bill With Mike Hopkins

Legislative Update: We spoke with Representative Mike Hopkins about the Infrastructure Bonding Bill. The $80 Million bill provides a framework ...
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Beyond Colstrip, What is The Montana Electric Supply Plan and Why Should You Care?

We spoke with John D. Hines, NorthWestern Energy Vice President of  Supply and Montana Government Affairs. By listening to this episode, ...
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Learn How a Montana Rancher is Putting USDA Conservation Programs into Action

Tom Watson is the State Conservationist for Montana USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He gave us a general overview ...
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Celebrating Earth Day by Recognizing Agriculture’s Contribution to Improving Water Quality

For Earth Day we took a moment to celebrate agricultural producers as key partners in improving water quality. The guest ...
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What is going on with the Berkeley Pit and the Butte Superfund Site?

We had Joe Vranka;  the EPA Region 8 Montana Superfund Unit Supervisor on to give us an update on the ...
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Update from Congress: A Conversation with US Rep. Greg Gianforte

Montana’s lone Congressman, Greg Gianforte, was on the show and gave us an update on current legislation. He took listener ...
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Jon Bennion, Chief Deputy Attorney General and 2020 Candidate for Attorney General

Jon Bennion currently serves as the Chief Deputy Attorney General and also recently announced his bid Attorney General in 2020 ...
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Worden Family’s Experience with Muscular Dystrophy

Paul and Laura Heaton’s son Grant is five years old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Musecular Dystrophy at the age of three. The Worden Montana family is asking for help from sellers of cattle. Please bring in a calf yearling cow or whatever you can to Billings Livestock for a special sale September 19th. Debra […]

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January 28 - February 03
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    Eric Fulton-CEO of Treasure State Internet & Telegraph in Montana.

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Eric holds a master’s degree in information Security and Assurance from WGU and an

    Bachelors degree in managements information Systems from the University of Montana.

    He speaks at global hacking conferences, and has hacked a number of Fortune 50 businesses as a consultant, Giving him unique experience in attacking corporations, all in an effort to protect them.

    He is also very knowledgable in using Bitcoin Cash.

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    Alan Olson, Executive Director Of The Montana Petroleum Association.

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

     The U.S. petroleum industry is still ringing in the New Year with much to celebrate. Oil prices are at highs not seen since late 2014 and the forecast for 2018 is looking good.

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), operators are projected to increase overall domestic oil production by 10 percent, elevating output to more than 10 million barrels per day and surpassing the previous all-time high. With WTI price above $60 a barrel, the current outlook seems to be delivering just what every displaced oilfield worker and strapped owner/operator has been wishing for since the latest downturn.

    Coupled with a Trump-sized regulatory rollback, 2018 promises to be a “YUUUGE” year for oil and natural gas, barring turmoil overseas or dramatic changes to output by OPEC and Russia. EIA projections expect U.S. LNG exports to average about 3 bcfd (billion cubic feet per day) this year, up from 1.9 bcfd in 2017.

    BLM Leases – Recently, the Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office announced a possible auction of 63,496 acres of federal public land for petroleum leases, with more than 4,000 acres of land in Park County.

    Environmental groups were quick to petition, filing an administrative appeal. Park County Environmental Council and local landowners (Livingston) worry that potential drilling would negatively impact the tourism economy in the area.

    The formal protest period on the proposed parcels ends this week.
    See more here.

    Sage grouse – Since Governor Bullock signed an executive order (no. 10-2014) creating the Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team and the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program, and the 2015 Legislature passed the Montana Greater Sage Grouse Stewardship Act to establish the Sage Grouse Stewardship Account, little has been done to move the ball forward through the Oversight Team.

    As changes loom at the federal level, Montana has yet to approve a Habitat Quantification Tool to determine debits (impacts) and credits (conservation/improvements).

    Feds will no longer prioritize oil and gas leasing outside of imperiled bird habitat
    Interior Decision Nears on Sage Grouse Plans

    Without the HQT, projects face unnecessary delays and costs associated with waiting for the “go ahead”.

    Pipelines – Montana received exciting news from MPA Member, ONEOK, which has proposed a 900-mile pipeline to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of unfractionated natural gas liquids (NGL) from Sidney, Montana to Kansas. The proposal couldn’t be timelier, as record oil production in the Bakken may be threatened by the current threshold on flared natural gas at well sites – a problem far greater in North Dakota than in Montana, where the state regulatory agency (Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation) boasts a more than 90% capture rate.

    ONEOK Inc. to build $1.4 billion natural gas pipeline system

    The estimated price tag on the Elk Creek Pipeline (and associated infrastructure) is $1.4 billion dollars.

    North Dakota oil output cut back to meet gas capture rules
    North Dakota expects to hit oil production record in 2018

    Another MPA member, Denbury Resources, has also been working on a pipeline project to carry CO2 from the Powder River Basin into developed oilfields in the Cedar Creek Anticline.

    This project is perhaps the largest of the Petroleum Association’s members impacted by new sage grouse stipulations.

    Montana Pipeline Proposed to Transport CO2 for Oil Recovery

    The proposed Cedar Creek Anticline Pipeline will start in the Bell Creek oil field in Powder River County, Wyoming, and span 110 miles through Carter County into Fallon County, Montana. The pipeline will transport up to 400 million standard cubic feet of compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) per day for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

    The exact timing and schedule of the flood depends on future oil prices, permitting, and availability of CO2.

    Last fall, MPA submitted comments in support of the pipeline to the BLM; CO2 EOR operations provide a responsible method of utilizing CO2, including underground storage of otherwise emitted sources of CO2 into the atmosphere. Because of the enhanced recovery capability of this method, there is also the benefit of less wasted oil reserves; those which would remain trapped without a source of recovery.

    The Montana Petroleum Association is a non-profit trade association representing the nearly two hundred businesses which work to facilitate energy production in Montana. These include integrated and independent producers; lease operators; service providers; pipeline companies; refineries; as well as professional entities providing legal, financial, and additional regulatory support to the oil and natural gas industry.
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    Montana State Represenative, Derek Skees & The Montana Constitution

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Republican state representative, Derek Skees gives us his take on the Montana Constitution.

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    Republican Ron Murray--Candidate for US Senate

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    US Senate candidate, Ron Murray talks about Infrastructure in Montana and More.

    Montana’s roads and bridges need continuous repair.  As the 4th largest state, with temperatures ranging from -40 degrees below to over 100 degrees above, with two major Interstates and freight flowing north to south and east to west, our infrastructure takes a beating, and the upkeep takes money.  We need to ensure that our highway funds are invested in fiscally sound projects and that budgets and schedules are met. Rules and regulations need to be reviewed and adjusted for efficiency, safety and providing a quality product.


    Our world has changed and our communities aren’t the same as what we grew up in.  Montanans need to be aware that our neighbor’s to the north have instituted liberal immigration policies that potentially leaves us open to vulnerabilities.  Our northern border is an integral part of our national security and must be monitored and protected for our safety and security.

    Natural Resources

    Montana’s official nick-name is the Treasure State, and for good reason!  From our incredible landscapes, to the rich ground producing some of the best grains and livestock in the world, to our oil, gas and coal deposits and our mineral resources of palladium, platinum, gold, silver, copper and more, we truly live in the Treasure State! We need to focus on responsible natural resource development, with our neighbors and environment in mind, which can be achieved through cooperation between state and federal agencies and private enterprises.  We, as Montana citizens, have so much to offer our great state and country. Through good stewardship and innovation, we can better fund our education system to insure our children carry on the Montana Values that we cherish.


    Economic growth and stability is critical to keep our state moving forward.  Our economic base needs to be broadened to provide more opportunities for entrepreneurs, college graduates, tradesmen and companies and industries looking to relocate or expand.

    Veterans Affairs

    Per capita, Montanan’s enlist and serve our nation more than any other state in the union.  We need strong leadership to make sure our veterans get what they earned and were promised.  We need a healthy economic environment to offer employment and business opportunities for our veterans upon return from their enlistments.


    PO Box 760
    Belgrade, MT 59714
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    Kathleen Williams--Democratic Candidate for US Congress

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Kathleen Williams, a three-term Democratic state lawmaker from Bozeman, has announced her candidacy for Montana‘s lone U.S. House seat.

    Williams said in a statement Thursday that the political polarization in Congress is bad for the country and she would work with diverse interests to get things done.

    In the state House of Representatives she helped shepherd through a water compact between the state and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

    Williams is a former Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employee and now works for the conservation group Western Landowners Alliance.

    She joins a Democratic field that includes Billings attorney John Heenan, former land-trust director Grant Kier and state Rep. Tom Woods of Bozeman. They are seeking to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.

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Worden Family’s Experience with Muscular Dystrophy

Paul and Laura Heaton’s son Grant is five years old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Musecular Dystrophy at the age of three. The Worden Montana family is asking for help from sellers of cattle. Please bring in a calf yearling cow or whatever you can to Billings Livestock for a special sale September 19th. Debra […]

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