Montana Newscasts

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

Newscast 07-31-2013

Jul 31, 2013

Weather forecasters say substantial rain is on the way -- offering at least some temporary relief for firefighters. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has an update on this season's firefighting costs so far. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the CEO of a tribal company in the process of buying Kerr Dam.

Newscast 07-30-2013

Jul 30, 2013

Firefighters gain ground on area fires. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us why the Flathead is not getting as many fires as the rest of western Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why an owner of several Great Falls casinos thinks his new smoking rooms comply with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a rodeo athlete trying to get tobacco out of her sport.

Newscast 07-29-2013

Jul 29, 2013

Firefighters try to make gains on several large fires and hope for help from the weather. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why the state attorney general doesn't think the Associated Press should be given information about who in Montana has a concealed weapons permit. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with author Natalie Brown about her debut novel "The Lovebird."

Newscast 07-26-2013

Jul 26, 2013

The University of Montana football program is penalized for violating NCAA rules. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to the pets and dolls parade in Great Falls. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a former corrections counselor about the war on drugs.

Newscast 07/25/2013

Jul 25, 2013

A new wildfire ignites just West of Missoula in the Frenchtown area prompting evacuations and a major fire agency response.  Reporter Katrin Frye tells us that the Forest Service is looking to its roads to increase efficiency in the face of ever-shrinking budgets. And in our feature interview News Director Sally Mauk talks with Carlee Soto about her sister who was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school.