On tonight's evening newscast: Hailing a ride through a smartphone app is closer to becoming a reality in Montana. The Public Service Commission today voted to approve rules for a new class of license for firms like Uber and Lyft that use phone apps to connect passengers with drivers who use their personal cars.
The latest update on the fire burning inside Glacier National Park continues to list it at just under 4,000 acres in size and at 67% contained. The weather forecast in the area calls for high temperatures in the 60s and 70s through Thursday with a 20 to 30% chance of rain.
A fire sparked by fallen power lines south of Arlee Sunday has not grown beyond 17 acres. Devin LaFramboise with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes fire department says the number of people fighting it has been reduced to about 40.
Longtime sports broadcaster Brent Musburger, who grew up in Billings, will call the season-opening football game between Montana and four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State in Missoula on August 29.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a plan to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal does not comply with the federal Clean Water Act, and that a key permit for the project should be withheld until its risks are addressed.