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Emily Tschetter

Emily Tschetter

Emily Tschetter is a junior studying journalism and political science at the University of Montana. She was born and raised in Billings and grew up surrounded with music between going to concerts and playing cello. She worked at the Montana Kaimin, University of Montana's independent student newspaper, as a news reporter last school year and will start as the news editor in the fall. In her free time Emily loves building up her vinyl collection, being overly critical of movies, going to cheap diners with friends and enjoying music whenever she can.

Snowpack up across Montana, but drought still hurting farmers, ranchers

By: - June 21, 2022

The wet spring left snowpack well above 200 percent of an average year in every mountain range in Montana, but the heavy precipitation didn’t hit all parts of the state. Extreme drought persists in eastern and central Montana, and it has farmers and ranchers worried. “Mother Nature is especially cruel here in Montana,” President of […]

New COVID subvariants continuing to push Montana’s numbers higher

By: - June 15, 2022

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, and officials urge individuals to stay vigilant in the face of new offshoots of the omicron strain popping up across the state. “It’s still here, and it’s a persistent little bugger as far as a virus is concerned,” Lewis and Clark County health officer Drenda Niemann said. “We’ll […]

Bear experts: Urban-area grizzly encounters up in Missoula, city on ‘frontlines’ of issue

By: - June 13, 2022

Black bears sneaking into urban areas throughout the Rocky Mountain West is not a new problem, but recent grizzly bear sightings in the Missoula area have local officials ramping up efforts to foster best practices for safe coexistence with community members. Jamie Jonkel, a wildlife management specialist with Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said Monday two […]