Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 07-31-2014

Jul 31, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The gender pay gap among Montana Government employees is narrower than in the state's private sector, but there's still a divide. A new voting office will open soon on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. And Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how some people are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Newscast 07-30-2014

Jul 30, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The hot, dry weather continues and there are new fires in the Flathead National Forest. A Montana researcher isn't too worried about Africa's spreading Ebola outbreak causing a problem in the developed word. And Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka continues her series on the challenges veterans face in receiving health care.

Newscast 07-29-2014

Jul 29, 2014

The Department of Defense is overseeing the plagiarism investigation against senator John Walsh. Missoula officials release next-gen Broadband study recommendations, and Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about boaters who are ignoring mandatory invasive aquatic species check stations.

Newscast 07-28-2014

Jul 28, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A small plane crashes in the Clearwater National Forest, along the Idaho-Montana Border. A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter is found alive after going missing yesterday. And Northwestern Energy's CEO maintains the purchase of 12 hydroelectric dams is good for Montana and good for the company.  

Newscast 07-25-2014

Jul 25, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:
A new wildfire is burning just northwest of Helena. The body of a man found in the Clark Fork River has been identified. And Edward O'Brien finds out just how many jobs are created when Montanans wet their whistles.

Newscast 07-24-2014

Jul 24, 2014

Senator John Walsh's campaign says the Montana Democrat won't drop out of the US Senate race, but a political science professor from the University of Montana tells Edward O'Brien that he'll have a tough time overcoming from reports of past plagiarism.


Newscast 07-23-2014

Jul 23, 2014

Senator John Walsh's U.S. Army War College thesis contains several passages reportedly lifted without attribution from published papers. Firefighters are tackling a new blaze burning south of Frenchtown, and a decision is forthcoming on some test wells for a proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs.

Newscast 07-22-2014

Jul 22, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Disaster for the Blackfoot River was narrowly averted today after a semi carrying industrial chemicals overturned on its banks. State officials react to the federal court ruling on healthcare subsidies. And Katrin Frye tells us about a project that's fostering cooperation between NASA and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes.

Newscast for 07-18-2014

Jul 18, 2014

Rough terrain is the biggest obstacle in fighting two new wildfires in the Bitterroot. You'll now need a criminal background check to drive school buses in Montana. And Edward O'Brien discusses television, movies, and rude theater audiences with NPR film critic Kenneth Turan.

Newscast 07-17-2014

Jul 17, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Eight Montana West Bank branches will close by October. Missoula and a city in Southern California are talking about the best way to acquire local water companies currently owned by the Carlyle Group. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new residency program for family medicine in Kalispell.

Newscast 07-16-2014

Jul 16, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:
A resentencing date is set in the case for a former teacher who pleaded guilt to raping a student. Governor Bullock announces a new pilot project to better manage drought impacts. And Edward O'Brien speaks with the British Consul General about how a proposed international trade agreement could potentially affect Europe and Montana.


Newscast 07-15-2014

Jul 15, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Two environmental groups ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban crude oil shipments in older rail tank cars. The parent company of Glacier Park Incorporated pays over $16-million dollars for land and businesses in and around West Glacier. And Edward O'Brien talks with organizers of a new ad campaign about the value of national parks and public lands.

Newscast 07-14-2014

Jul 14, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Fire danger is notching up in the Bitterroot National Forest. A drowning victim in Glacier National Park is identified. And the Montana Food Bank Network expands its services with a new mobile food pantry truck.

Newscast 07-11-2014

Jul 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Three separate wildfires were sparked in the Bitterroot over the last 24 hours. We'll also tell you about the swearing-in ceremony of the brand new Blackfeet Business Council that started with calls for unity and ended in acrimony. And 13 coal-train cars derailed in Southeastern Montana.

Newscast 07-10-2014

Jul 10, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Wildlife commissioners alter sage-grouse hunting rules. Senator Tester says the unfolding child immigrant crisis along the southern border probably wouldn't exist were it not for the U.S. House. And we'll tell you why a melting road is keeping drivers away from parts of Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 07-09-2014

Jul 9, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Montana considers scaling back its sage grouse hunt. The White House singles out a regional oil patch as part of its 2014 national drug control strategy. And Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka takes us to a health care summit in which the Affordable Care act is discussed.

Newscast 07-08-2014

Jul 8, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The first of two weeks of hearings begins into Northwestern Energy's proposal to purchase 11 Montana hydroelectric dams. A judge rejects the state senate majority leaders's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye brings us up to speed on a project to restore genetically pure west slope cutthroat trout to Northwest Montana.

Newscast 07-07-2014

Jul 7, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Train derailment cleanup crews continue to remove three plane fuselages from the Clark Fork river. Investigators continue their look into a recent Northwestern Montana bear attack. And a top wildlife official says there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the wolverine.

Newscast for 07-04-2014

Jul 4, 2014

We take a look at a family-run fireworks stand in Missoula, and Yellowstone Public Radio's Jakie Yamanaka introduces us to new medical school graduates in Billings.

Newscast 07-03-2014

Jul 3, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Over five thousand dollars was found between the desk and wall in the office of the now suspended Ravalli County  treasurer. A Blackfeet man recently convicted of participating in a fraud scheme takes his case to federal court. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye visits with members of the Northwest Montana Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.

Newscast 07-02-2014

Jul 2, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A man from Polson who's been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend has just entered a plea agreement. Verizon has settled a dispute with the state over property valuation. And a 4 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river near Hamilton is set to reopen next Monday.

Newscast 07-01-2014

Jul 1, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A federal judge blocks a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest. The federal government will start reducing road and transit payments next month. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye continues her look at employment in the Flathead.

Correction: The U.S. District Judge who blocked a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest is Dana Christensen, not Diana Christinesen. Montana Evening Edition regrets the mistake.

Newscast 06-30-2014

Jun 30, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A divided Supreme Court rules on an exception to the contraception requirement in President Obama's health care coverage. They also came to a 5-4 split that could harm public sector unions. And the University of Montana makes preparations to host hundreds of scientists and experts for the North American conservation conference.

Newscast 06-27-2014

Jun 27, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The judge now infamous for his handling of a rape case involving a 14-year-old victim, speaks out against his suspension. A 16-year-old from Helena  is sentenced for his role in phoning in bomb threats. And a property tax for Missoula residents is proposed to fund a new park.

Newscast 06-26-2014

Jun 26, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

State Republican party leaders haven't decided how - or if - to proceed on a proposal to close primary elections to non-party members. Two groups are asking a judge to block a timber projected on almost 500 acres around the watershed that supplies most of Helena's drinking water. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about how the local work force is faring these days.

Newscast for 06-25-2014

Jun 25, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A judge scolds the lead attorney representing the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student. Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Billings this evening. And fireworks are going on sale, but that doesn't mean Missoulians can use them wherever they'd like.

Newcast 06-24-2014

Jun 24, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Notices are on their way to victims of hackers who broke into state databases last month. Repairs are underway for Missoula's ageing water infrastructure starting this week. And a non-profit organization wants to create a wild horse sanctuary near Drummond.

Newscast 06-23-2014

Jun 23, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Officials release the names of the people killed in a fiery crash outside of Helena late last week. A state judge strikes down most of a voter approved immigrant-related state services law. And the U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of the EPA's Global warming rules.

Newcast 06-20-2014

Jun 20, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Six people, including 3 children and a fire chief are killed in an accident east of Helena. A respected Montana Photographer is murdered in Billings. And Senator Jon Tester weighs in on Iraq, the Veterans Administration and former Governor Brian Schweitzer's recent controversial remarks.

Newscast 06-19-2014

Jun 19, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A Medicaid expansion ballot initiative did not collect enough signatures to make  it onto November's ballot. Authorities say an argument over truck repairs prompted a Ronan man to allegedly murder his brother. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some of the impacts Northwest Montana's wild weather is having on rivers this week.