Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 07-19-2013

Jul 19, 2013

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the large fire near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new two million dollar grant to help Montana college students become entrepreneurs. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the winner of this year's Aldo Leopold award, wildlife scientist Dr. Joel Berger.

Newscast 07-18-2013

Jul 18, 2013

The growing West Mullan Fire near Superior forces more people out of their homes. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at possible candidates for the U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview,  Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks with a Flathead cherry grower about "the last best cherry."

Newscast 07-17-2013

Jul 17, 2013

Much of western Montana is under severe thunderstorm watches or warnings. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce profiles the life and accomplishments of the late Gordon Belcourt. In our feature interview,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith about the debut of their new film "Winter in the Blood."

Newscast 07-16-2013

Jul 16, 2013

Firefighters continue to arrive to fight growing fires in western Montana. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at the effect of climate change on bull trout. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a meeting today among top education leaders. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with former Governor Brian Schweitzer about why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate, and about his ties to two alleged dark money groups.

Newscast 07-15-2013

Jul 15, 2013

A wildfire forces evacuations near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with political scientist David Parker about the wide open U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with writer Ron Fitzgerald about the process of writing for a hit TV series.

Newscast 07-12-2013

Jul 12, 2013

A legislative fix to the retirement systems of state employees is in danger of being cut. Reporter Mike Powell tells us about a program that gives Montana high school students a hands-on learning experience. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss about her trip to a symposium that showcased childhood obesity.

Newscast 07-11-2013

Jul 11, 2013

State officials discuss a flaw in the pension system for public employees. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce prepares us for the upcoming democratic convention. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the Student Assistance Program. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the executive director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte about the Montana Folk Festival.

Newscast 07-10-2013

Jul 10, 2013

Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted on hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. Reporter Ruth Eddy tells us about this weekend's Missoula Marathon. Reporter Justin Steck shares his experience at the 115th Arlee celebration and powwow. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau about some ongoing challenges with the Student Risk Survey.

Newscast 07-09-2013

Jul 9, 2013

The Black Bear fire near Alberton has grown moderately over the past 24 hours. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us a look at the costs of the Rainbow Family Gathering. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about Governor Steve Bullock's Mainstreet Montana Project. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the owners of Urban American Outdoor Television about their award winning television program.

Newscast 07-08-2013

Jul 8, 2013

Early morning thunderstorms ignited wildfires in Western Montana. Reporter Edward O'Brien tells us about Governor Steve Bullock's energy policy. And in tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us an inside look on the impacts of the Calgary flood.

Newscast 07-05-2013

Jul 5, 2013

A Montana deputy allegedly shot and killed a man who escaped from Montana State Prison. Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with PETA's Wendy Wegner about pet safety during hot summer days. And in our feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the Director of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Jeff Hagener, about his return to the post.

Newscast 07-04-2013

Jul 4, 2013

A missing one-year-old was found safe in Plains. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has part two of his two-part story on the Rainbow Family Gathering. And in tonight's feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with composer and musician Rob Mosher about his new album.

Newscast 07-03-2013

Jul 3, 2013

The Helena Capitol building was evacuated this afternoon due to a suspicious letter. Reporter Ruth Eddy prepares us for the Southgate Mall fireworks in Missoula. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the U.S. Forest Service assistant director about fire operations and firefighter safety.

Newscast 07-02-2013

Jul 2, 2013

A Montana firefighter was one of the 19 killed in the Arizona wildfire. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks to us about lake trout removal. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce gives us an inside look at the Rainbow Family Gathering. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Montana University System about a rise in student loans.

Newscast 07-01-2013

Jul 1, 2013

The fire danger risk in Missoula County has been raised to moderate. Reporter Ruth Eddy talks about how to deal with outside jobs in the heat. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks about health clinics that provide free primary care services for state employees. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Montana Tech's principal investigator about a restoration ecology project.

Newscast 06-28-2013

Jun 28, 2013

No one was seriously hurt when a helicopter crashed into the Clark Fork River near Missoula. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has details of the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to an out of state corporation and the new foundation created from the proceeds. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Red Cross official about how best to cope with our sudden heat wave.

Newscast 06-27-2013

Jun 27, 2013

A hiker dies in an apparent fall in Glacier National Park. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the International Native Games Conference on the Flathead Reservation. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why Montana's oil and coal industries oppose President Obama's plans to fight climate change. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk gets Senator Jon Tester's take on the President's climate change proposals.

Newscast 06-26-2013

Jun 26, 2013

Montanans have mixed reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. We'll also tell you about a proposed initiative to expand Medicaid to low income Montanans. And in our feature interview,  Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with two experts about the impact our changing climate is having on birds.

Newscast 06-25-2013

Jun 25, 2013

Improper disposal of household chemicals sickens two Missoula garbage workers. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the decline in the number of Montanans working for minimum wage. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has a time capsule tale. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, about immigration reform.

Newscast 06-24-2013

Jun 24, 2013

A small plane crash north of Helena kills one person. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why renewable energy advocates strongly oppose a new proposal from the Public Service Commission. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the director of the Fort Belknap Fish and Game Department about why the tribes want some bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 06-21-2013

Jun 21, 2013

Authorities release more details in the shooting of a St. Regis man by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the new Warden for  the Montana Women's Prison. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a home health care expert about the stress caregivers face.

Newscast 06-20-2013

Jun 20, 2013

A domestic disturbance leads to a man being shot by a highway patrol officer. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the governor's new plan to help Montanans be healthy. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye catches up with some rain-drenched bikers. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an official with the Montana Preservation Alliance about saving endangered historic places.

Newscast 06-19-2013

Jun 19, 2013

A court ruling paves the way for some Yellowstone bison to be transferred to the Fort Belknap reservation. Reporter Ruth Eddy tells us why passengers can get a free ride on Missoula's Mountain Line tomorrow. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the Deputy Commissioner for Two Year and Community College Education about the increasing value of Montana's two-year colleges.

Newscast 06-18-2013

Jun 18, 2013

Defense attorneys say one of the suspects in the murder of a Montana school teacher should not get the death penalty if he's convicted. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the problems facing Glacier Park because of its popularity. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula Mayor John Engen about Missoula's crackdown on fireworks.

Newscast 06-17-2013

Jun 17, 2013

It was a deadly weekend on Montana's roads. Reporter Ruth Eddy has a reminder that it's not too late to get ready for fire season. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy about closing the wage gap between Montana women and men.

Newscast 06-14-2013

Jun 14, 2013

The body of a missing Great Falls eye doctor has been found in Lake Elwell. Reporter Justin Steck takes us to a popular farmers market. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a state official about a new study of how people use the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.

Newscast 06-13-2013

Jun 13, 2013

Firefighters are fighting an apartment complex fire east of downtown Missoula but residents all appear to be safe. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us looking for loons. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Blackfeet marine veteran working to preserve his native language and open spaces.

Newscast 06-12-2013

Jun 12, 2013

A haz mat team is called out to an acid spill in Missoula. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the new head of the state commerce department. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the state Attorney General Tim Fox about why he is fighting an internet sales tax.

Newscast 06-11-2013

Jun 11, 2013

Montana's income - and spending - are up. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some special equipment that helps people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana Film Commissioner Deny Staggs about some Made-In-Montana films that are getting a lot of big-time notice.

Newscast 06-07-2013

Jun 7, 2013

A University of Montana basketball player is kicked off the team. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about how a facility monitoring Medicare in the state could be shut down. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a forest service official about promoting diversity.

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