Kayla Desroches reports for Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and stayed in the city for college, where she hosted a radio show that featured serialized dramas like the Shadow and Suspense. In her pathway to full employment, she interned at WNYC in New York City and KTOO in Juneau, Alaska. She then spent a few years on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, where she transitioned from reporter to news director before moving to Montana.
A fungal disease that's been devastating bat populations in the Eastern U.S. appears to be moving west faster than predicted. That has big economic and ecological implications.
Gateway towns to Yellowstone National Park have been devastated by flooding. Some residents worry the high water will wash away the summer tourist season.
As the Biden administration prepares to negotiate reductions in fossil fuel use at the Glasgow climate summit at the end of the month, U.S. coal production is actually up significantly this year.
Construction started on the Keystone XL pipeline in Montana, with 100-some workers coming in from across the country. Some locals, including tribal nations, worry they will bring COVID-19 with them.