Evening Newscast 03-08-18

Mar 8, 2018

Concerns over aquatic invasive species have led Yellowstone National Park officials to ban the use of felt sole boots or waders and to set a boating season during which watercraft inspections will be available.

The Wyoming Legislature has passed a proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

The economic benefits of Montana’s Medicaid expansion outweigh it costs to the state, according to a study released Thursday by researchers at the University of Montana.

Two University of Montana students have been arrested after a clerk and a customer were injured in a shooting at a convenience store near the campus. 

Lawmakers in Congress are calling for a hearing and investigation into sexual harassment at the U.S. Forest Service following the departure of its chief amid sexual misconduct allegations. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed a former wildland firefighter to lead the Forest Service in the wake of chief's abrupt retirement.

A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday in the Montana Innocence Project's effort to overturn what it says are the wrongful convictions of two men in a 1994 murder. 

Montana’s snowpack was well above average during December and January. That’s according to the latest statewide water supply report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Bozeman office. So did the good news continue in February?

Climate planners in Whitefish released the city’s Climate Action Plan for public review and comment this week. 

Montana's congressional delegation is criticizing President Trump's order to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying that the decision will harm the state's farmers and ranchers.