Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's Evening Newscasts.

Montana Evening Newscast podcast

Ways to Connect

Evening Newscast 12-23-16

Dec 23, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham


After putting in over 12 years and serving three governors, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department director Jeff Hagener retired this week.

Gov. Steve Bullock is urging Montana residents to reject the recent hateful speech against community members in Whitefish.

Evening Newscast 12-22-16

Dec 22, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Federal regulators today approved a billion dollar energy storage project in Meagher County. 

A school bus delivering kids home in Whitefish yesterday afternoon slipped off the edge of the road and flipped over.

More than a half-dozen Republicans have expressed interest in running for Congressman Ryan Zinke’s seat if he confirmed as Secretary of Interior next year. They include 29 year old state representative Daniel Zolnikov of Billings. The three-term state representative says that he is most concerned about the national debt.

Evening Newscast 12-21-16

Dec 21, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State representative-elect Amanda Curtis of Butte is the first Democrat to indicate interest in replacing Congressman Ryan Zinke if he is confirmed as Secretary of the Interior next year. She told MTN News today that she’s considering seeking her party’s nomination.

A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court says Wyoming is obligated to provide enough water to fill the Tongue River reservoir in southeastern Montana.

A lawsuit filed today seeks to keep Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl on the job until June 2019.

Evening Newscast 12-20-16

Dec 20, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A preliminary report suggests that invasive mussels have not moved into Montana water bodies beyond the Missouri River Basin.

The New York Times reported today on an online conflict in Whitefish that involves white supremacist groups.

The administrator of Montana's state parks has left his position after eight years. An email sent to Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff today says Chas Van Genderen is no longer employed by the department, effective immediately.

Evening Newscast 12-19-16

Dec 19, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State Senator Ed Buttrey said today that he’s running for Montana's U.S. House seat, should Ryan Zinke become President-elect Donald Trump's Interior secretary.

Montana’s three Electoral College votes went to Donald Trump Monday, December 19. Before the electors gathered inside the state Capitol to cast their votes, protesters stood outside on the capitol steps.

There were nearly 500 car crashes across the state this weekend as a cold front blasted the region, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

Evening Newscast 12-16-16

Dec 16, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Remediation specialists are trying to contain a 7,000 gallon diesel spill in the Missoula rail yard.

Today Governor Steve Bullock announced Montana’s unemployment rate is now at 4 percent, that’s down point three percentage points since October.

Senate Republicans in Montana released a plan Friday, December 16, to tear down Governor Steve Bullock’s proposal for state funded preschool and instead start work on delayed state highway projects.

Evening Newscast 12-15-16

Dec 15, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Congressman Ryan Zinke's decision to join President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet has exposed a potential constitutional flaw in a 2015 state law.

Some Montana schools are postponing weekend extracurricular activities due to the snow and bitter cold in the forecast.

A search for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus has been suspended.

Evening Newscast 12-14-16

Dec 14, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Democrats are working on a strategy for the state’s seat in the House of Representatives likely becoming vacant soon.

A Billings contractor who has been convicted of defrauding the Chippewa Cree Tribe and bribing tribal officials has pleaded not guilty to new charges stemming from the corruption probe.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition says it’s cautiously optimistic about Congressman Ryan Zinke running the Department of Interior.

Evening Newscast 12-13-16

Dec 13, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Media outlets, including the Washington Post, are reporting that Montana’s Congressman Ryan Zinke is president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Interior. CNN is reporting that Zinke has accepted the nomination.

A political nonprofit group dedicated to providing voters with unbiased facts about candidates is moving to Iowa.

A $4 million dollar asbestos removal project is underway at the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings.

Evening Newscast 12-12-16

Dec 12, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A spokeswoman for congressman Ryan Zinke says he discussed national security, sportsmen's rights and other topics during a closed-door meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York  today.

An avalanche in southwestern Montana killed a skier over the weekend.

A U.S. magistrate judge is siding with independent beef producers in their challenge over the way beef is marketed in Montana.