Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 02-23-18

Feb 23, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

A student at Stevensville High School who police say made a threat to harm staff and students was arrested Friday.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.

A political watchdog organization says Secretary Zinke appears to have violated a conflict of interest law by meeting with executives of a Montana firearms company in which he holds stock.

Evening Newscast 02-22-18

Feb 22, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating another illegal release of bison, after the Stephens Creek Facility was broken into sometime last night or early this morning.

An overcrowded homeless shelter in Missoula is facing the prospect of having to turn people away for the first time in its forty year history.

MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water rights that affect farmers and ranchers on both sides of the border.

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a man who went missing Saturday night after skiing into the backcountry outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Evening Newscast 02-19-18

Feb 19, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has identified the missing backcountry skier they’ve been searching for since Saturday evening as Dr. Jonathan Scott Torgerson, a 62-old-physician from Columbia Falls who has long practiced in the area.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says an 18-year-old Darby High School senior has been arrested on a felony charge after he allegedly made a social media threat toward the school district.

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Evening Newscast 02-16-18

Feb 16, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

Montana State University faculty members have opened debate on whether to establish an economics research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Whitefish-native Maggie Voisin is competing at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea tonight, in the women’s slopestyle skiing event.

Hunters killed at least nine infected deer during a pair of special hunts intended to gauge the prevalence of a newly-found wildlife disease in Montana.