Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 05-11-18

May 11, 2018

Primary election Day in Montana isn't until June fifth, but absentee voting is getting underway in what has become most Montanans' preferred way to cast their vote.

Demolition of the closed Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant, which has been declared a federal Superfund site is scheduled to wrap up by early next year.

The Flathead National Forest has approved 2,600 acres of commercial logging just north of the Hungry Horse reservoir.

Evening Newscast 05-10-18

May 10, 2018

The Clark Fork River at Missoula now sits at just over 13 feet. And National Weather Service Hydrologist Ray Nickless says it’s not going to sit still.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved today a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List.

A Yellowstone National Park official says the number of wild bison in the park this year will likely be manageable after years of overpopulation.

Evening Newscast 05-09-18

May 9, 2018

U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the lower 48. 

Some powerful thunderstorms capable of producing brief, heavy rain and gusty erratic winds are possible this evening across portions of southwest Montana. 

Montanans cast their vote in elections statewide yesterday for school board representatives and levies. 

Some mandatory evacuation orders were issued Tuesday in Missoula.

Montana lawmakers are drafting new rules about how to handle harassment and discrimination in the legislative branch.

A federal judge will decide in August whether to approve a bankruptcy reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings that includes a $20 million settlement for dozens of sexual abuse victims.

Flood warnings were issued this morning for Missoula and Lewis and Clark Counties. A Facebook post from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office says that deputies are now going door to door to let people in flood prone areas know that they are under an evacuation warning.

Monday, May 7  is the final day of regular voter registration ahead of the June 7 primary elections. You can find more relevant election information here