Your XL Country Afternoon host is a born and raised Montanan, a Marine Corps Veteran, and a Bobcat! Russell grew up in far eastern Sidney, Montana also known as "Almost North Dakota!" In 1999 he moved to Great Falls, Mt where he graduated from GFHS in 2003. After graduation he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Russell had a successful four years in the Marines, but decided after his third tour in Iraq that he wanted to go to college. So at the end of his enlistment he moved to Bozeman. Since in Bozeman hes been a somewhat typical college kid...Changing his major a couple times... almost getting his degree... drinking... floating... camping... Skiing ... working three jobs at once... and most importantly loving his wife Shayla!
Unborn Belgrade Baby To Undergo Heart Surgery Upon Delivery [Benefit]
Baby Tucker is due on June 13th and he is slated for heart surgery right after that. His parents are going to need a little help to cover travel and medical expenses. There is a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday May 18th. Find out how you can help this little baby that will be goin…
Last Day To Vote For Elementary School #8 (Vote By 5PM)
The 8th Elementary School is in need of a name. And they want Bozeman to help! Today is the last day to vote for #8 "The Ocho" as it has been dubbed here at XL. So click here and VOTE!
Deer Gets Hit By Bus And Takes A Little Ride [Video]
When life hands you a deer... you take it for a ride. In Montana, it is likely that at some time in your life you will hit a wild animal with a vehicle. Let's just hope it isn't alive and kicking around in your vehicle after you hit it!
Aspen Roots Hosting Concert In Support Of Cancer Support Community
Aspen Roots is a club from Bozeman High School made of a group of students dedicated to raising awareness for the Cancer Support Community. They are holding a benefit concert Friday May 17th 2013 featuring bands and musicians from the high school. There will be a silent auction of jewelr…
National Transportation Safety Board Wants To Lower Allowable Blood Alcohol Content To .05
Driving under the influence is stupid. It's that simple. However, it happens all the time and alcohol related crashes are still killing and injuring people every day. The National Transportation Safety Board has released some recommendations on how the United States can get th…
Two Men Go Through Labor Pains [Video]
These two guys walk in a little cocky and seem to think that its no big deal going through labor. After a few mild contractions they look like they want to throw in the towel!
Dogs Left In Hot Cars Can Lead To Heat Stroke
With temperatures rising into the 80s, make sure you remember Fido sitting in the back seat. Even with the windows cracked sometimes it's not enough to cool down the car to a decent temperature for your pup. Find out what temperature your vehicle actually is during the day.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Says Landowner Is Justified In Wolf Killing
A few weeks ago, a Gardiner Landowner had 13 of his sheep killed by wolves. After an investigation MT FWP issued the landowner two shoot-on-sight permits for wolves. After a few days the landowner had killed a wolf. Today the landowner has returned his second shoot-on-sight permit …
FWP Press Release Regarding Wolf Killed Outside of Yellowstone
BOZEMAN—The Gardiner area landowner who lost thirteen of his sheep to wolves late last month has asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks to amend his shoot on site permit granting permission to take a second wolf. The landowner says he will be shipping his cow/calf pairs which were grazing in the area of the…
Super Garage Sale— You Have 4 Days To Clean Out Your Garage!
The time is near, and I have barely scraped the surface of the stuff that is in my garage. Luckily all the other people signed up for the Super Garage Sale are a little more organized than me!
Bald Eagle Steals Fish & Line From Fisherman [Video]
You have to love outdoors... Being out in the in the wilderness nothing but you and your fly rod. Maybe trying to catch some dinner or just catch and releasing. Then you are up against an Eagle who wants to take all your hard work away in one swoop!
Michael J. Fox Returns To TV See The [Trailer]
I've always Thought Michael J. Fox was a hell of a guy. I remember watching all of the 'Back To the Future' movies numerous amounts of times. It's good to see him coming back to television. What kind of guy can have Parkinson's and still manage to sta…