Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 07-18-18

18 hours ago

Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams says if elected she would not support Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the House.

Fire danger bumped up to “very high” on the Kootenai National Forest today (7/18). Crews are holding the Zulu Fire, burning about 23 miles north of Libby, to 20 acres.

Evening Newscast 07-17-18

Jul 17, 2018

The Zulu fire that it is believed lightning started Sunday in the Kootenai National Forest north of Libby expanded to 20 acres today.

Public comment from enthusiastic pet owners helped shoot down a proposal that sought to ban dogs and other animals from salons and barbershops in Montana.

The Kootenai National Forest is slated to start five salvage timber sales in areas that burned last year, and one more is pending.

Evening Newscast 07-16-18

Jul 16, 2018

Republican state lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special legislative session that some wanted to convene today.

Glacier National Park lifted restrictions on tent campers today in the Many Glacier Campground.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is set to be sworn in as chairman of the National Governors Association this weekend at a meeting in New Mexico.

Evening Newscast 07-12-18

Jul 12, 2018

Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional run.

A man who fired shots at authorities near Bozeman yesterday has been arrested.

Fire potential is expected to increase Friday in parts of North Central and Southwest Montana, with temperatures reaching into the upper 90s.

Evening Newscast 07-11-18

Jul 11, 2018

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching in the mountains of southwestern Montana today for an armed man who fired shots at officers who tried to pull him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The state health department plans to close the Child and Family Services office in Livingston, transferring those cases to Bozeman while re-allocating the five caseworker jobs to Billings to help with a large caseload there.

Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian company's search effort for gold on private land near Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law, which allows the work to continue while the permit is appealed.