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.

FWP: Shepherd man to pay more than $6K for poaching four deer, loses hunting privileges for 16 years

By: - July 11, 2022

A 19-year-old Shepherd man pleaded guilty to 16 state and federal counts of poaching mule deer and leaving parts to waste at a federal recreation area, according to a Fish, Wildlife and Parks press release Monday. Yellowstone County Justice Court fined Brayden Reed $4,405 and ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution, along with $400 […]

Victim advocates call for more service funding, more support in the justice system

By: - July 4, 2022

Before YWCA opened its Hardin shelter with four one-bedroom apartments for victims of assault and domestic violence in May 2021, victims from across Big Horn County had to travel to the YWCA in Billings for emergency shelter services. Just 50 miles away, the YWCA shelter in Hardin has been full ever since it opened. “One […]

Great Falls couple files suit against marijuana sale ban within city limits

By: - June 27, 2022

A Great Falls couple filed a lawsuit in district court Monday challenging the ban on cannabis dispensaries within city limits.  The suit argues that according to House Bill 701, which addresses recreational marijuana implementation in Montana, counties and cities can put further rules and regulations on marijuana sales. However, Great Falls’ outright ban of sales […]

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 […]