According to tree ring data collected by University of Idaho scientist Karen Heeter, the summer of 2016 in Yellowstone National Park was one of the hottest in the last 1,250 years. The Billings Gazette reports Montana State University Paleoecologist Cathy Whitlock has warned, without significant changes to human carbon emissions, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be four to six degrees warmer by the middle of the century and species will either adapt by moving changing their habits or dying.
The second of three Tow Rope Tours is in the record books. Friday, Northern Broadcasting news and ag personalities visited Malta finding good people doing good things. Phillips County Health Nurse Jennie Tollison and her colleagues fit the bill.