Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 09-22-17

Sep 22, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit today challenging Montana environmental regulators’ decision to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says residents don't seem to be aware of the state's budget issues and the magnitude of the problem may not sink in until state services are cut. 

Evening Newscast 09-21-17

Sep 21, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments.

A Montana climate study found the state's average temperature continues to increase.

Montana officials will ask those who receive a permit to float the Smith River to help record algae blooms on the water next year.

Governor Steve Bullock announced two new grants today that will help businesses and communities that suffered losses during fire season.

Evening Newscast 09-20-2017

Sep 20, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget.

The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

Evening Newscast 09-19-17

Sep 19, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State officials have issued a draft operating permit for an underground copper mine in central Montana that opponents worry could harm one of the state's most popular fly-fishing destinations.

Early snow storms have closed several roads in the region.

Evening Newscast 09-18-17

Sep 18, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Classes are scheduled to resume tomorrow (Tue 9/19) in the Flathead Valley after cyber-threats closed 30 public and private schools, affecting more more than 15,000 students. The first threat was sent late last Wednesday, prompting officials to shut down schools on Thursday, Friday and Monday.  

The University of Montana has narrowed its search for president down to four candidates. The finalists are on campus this week and Monday, visiting with faculty and students and sharing their vision for the institution, which is facing enrollment challenges.