Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 03-19-18

Mar 19, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

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
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

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.

Evening Newscast 03-15-18

Mar 15, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

A Frenchtown high school music teacher has pleaded not guilty to fondling and other inappropriate touching of two female students.

Western U.S. governors have released their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

Some boat launches on Tiber Reservoir will be closed this summer to lessen the likelihood of contaminating other Montana lakes and rivers with invasive mussels.

Evening Newscast 03-14-18

Mar 14, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

In several locations across the state, hundreds of students walked out of their schools at 10 o'clock this morning, joining students nationwide on the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead. 

Roughly two-thirds of Montanans disapprove of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations to decrease the size of national monuments. That's according to a new poll by the University of Montana. 

A new ad campaign by the League of Conservation Voters launched today against Congressman Greg Gianforte is the first significant outside spending in the race for Montana's U.S. House seat. 

Evening Newscast 03-13-18

Mar 13, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

A man who registered as a Green Party candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate race was on the state Republican Party's payroll and heads a newly formed anti-tax group, according to a review of election documents.

The head of Montana's Division of Child and Family Services has resigned after 16 months on the job, as the state has a record number of kids in foster care and the agency is dealing with internal budget cuts and a loss of funding for outside groups that offer support services.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristled under questioning by Democrats about his spending on travel as the Trump administration seeks deep cuts to conservation programs and fee increases at national parks.