Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 03-22-18

Mar 22, 2018

Four Republican candidates competing for the chance to take on incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester this fall are meeting for the first time in a debate at 7 o’clock tonight in Bozeman.

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.

Montana's Republican Senator Steve Daines said yesterday there's good news for the Treasure State in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that the House passed earlier today and that’s expected to pass the Senate. 

Evening Newscast 03-21-18

Mar 21, 2018

There will be no more so-called fire-borrowing from the U.S. Forest Service budget if the big federal spending bill Congress is working on passes. 

The U.S. Department of the Interior says Montana will receive more than $29 million in funding for critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. 

Montana has paid $485,000 to settle claims that a program to ensure a fair share of highway contracts goes to disadvantaged businesses discriminated against a company for being too white and too rich. 

Evening Newscast 03-20-18

Mar 20, 2018

Lewis and Clark County officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in a residence just north of Helena.

Bail was set at $20,000 for a 17-year-old Montana high school student who was arrested for violating his probation after reportedly trying to run over a school resource officer at Big Sky High School in Missoula.

An advisory council to the governor is considering a change to the state’s law on predicting drought conditions in the state Following the historic 2017 fire season that caught state officials by surprise.

Evening Newscast 03-19-18

Mar 19, 2018

Geologists believe the tallest geyser in the world, Steamboat Geyser, erupted last week in Yellowstone National Park.

Great Falls dentist Brett Bruggeman, who only began mushing a few years ago, finished 39th in Alaska's Iditarod sled-dog race.

Evening Newscast 03-16-18

Mar 16, 2018

A Montana high school student has been arrested after a police chase in which shots were fired in a school parking lot in Missoula.

Staff of the Legislative Services Division told Montana lawmakers the Legislature's sexual harassment training and policies are inadequate.

Republican legislative leaders set up a committee Friday to investigate confidential settlements paid out to public employees under the administration of Governor Steve Bullock.