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Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers. Courtesy of Getty Images
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One Line Monday: Should Yellowstone National Park Add Wireless Services?

This week's One Line Monday topic was inspired by a new proposal to add wireless services to Yellowstone National Park.  Proponents of the plan claim adding wireless to the park could help locate missing hikers, assist in emergency services and make it easier for visitors to share pictures online

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Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images
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Mark Takes His Best Shot at the Boss

After the show this morning, Mark headed down to the Blue Creek Sport Shooting Complex to film a video for our upcoming Billings Top Shot tournament.  He's competing in a shoot off against Cat Country's Brand Manager and afternoon DJ Andy West in what we're calling "The Country Boy vs

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Photo Courtesy of Glacier National Park Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of Glacier National Park Facebook Page
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Survey Ranks Glacier and Yellowstone Among America’s Favorite National Parks

This morning, the Flakes read a new survey ranking America's favorite National Parks.  The rankings are based on reviews from visitors and some of the choices are surprising.

For example, you would expect Yellowstone to finish first or second

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Get Ready for “Farmageddon”

Mark recently saw a hunting show on television advertising a new product called "Farmageddon".

As we all know, shooting prairie dogs is a popular past time here in Montana.  And now, there's finally a bullet that will help take out that pesky varmints with ease

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Loose Rocks Along Zimmerman Trail May Keep The Artery Closed For Quite Awhile

According to Billings Public Works 6000-7000 vehicles pass along the trail every day when open but at the moment only local residents whose homes are near the lower portion are allowed anywhere near the area.

Originally the plan was to reopen Zimmerman Trail on April 1st but more rocks slid of the rims onto the trail on Tuesday and an engineers assessment says that even the rock behind the portion that slid off is also unstable. At this point it's even too dangerous for city road crews to repair the damaged road and guard rail from Tuesday's rockslide.

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Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers
Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No…It’s an Asteroid Barely Missing the Earth

Remember the old movie "Deep Impact"?  Today, we'll come dangerously close to reliving that film in real life.

Scientists say a large asteroid will pass between the moon and the Earth today.  Fortunately, it will barely miss us

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Photo Illustration by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
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They Call it Mellow Yellow

This morning we learned an important lesson about conservation.  If you flush your toilet after you pee, you are killing the environment and it will be all your fault when we run out of water.

There was an article in the news today about the amount of water we waste

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KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
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If The Supervolcano Under Yellowstone Ever Erupts Scientists Say It Will Be 2000 Times Bigger Than Mount St. Helens

According to a report at the fall meeting of the American Geophysists Union that kicked off today in San Francisco, the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is 2 and a half times bigger than previously thought

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youtube.com video
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Hunters Save Locked Buck — And Then It Does Something Amazing [VIDEO]

In case you missed it, these guys came across two bucks that were tangled up from fighting. One is already dead, while the other is still alive and fighting. Once they got the pair unlocked, what the live buck did next was kind of remarkable.

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Courtesy of Billings, Montana Facebook Page
Courtesy of Billings, Montana Facebook Page
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Top 5 Greatest Things About Billings, Montana

#1. The people. Billings has the friendliest, most welcoming and hardest working people in the United States. The salt of the earth. Recently the battery in my car went out and even though I had AAA and didn't need their help at least 3 people stopped to help

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Great Shot Of The Beartooth Mountains From The Top Of The Crowne Plaza

One of the best things about working at Cat Country 102.9 is working in the penthouse of the Crowne Plaza in downtown Billings, Montana. While the view is always awesome, every once in awhile mother nature blesses us with something extra special

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The Grandeur Of Montana’s Rocky Mountains

It's no secret that Montana's Rocky mountains are spectacular... it's one of the reasons many of us live here. It's not often though that you get to see them freshly covered with October snow from 36,000 feet

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