Evening Newscast 03-13-18

Mar 13, 2018

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.

A group of Democratic state lawmakers say budget cuts to the state health department have created a public health emergency. They delivered a letter Tuesday to legislative leaders and the governor asking for emergency funding.

Mineral County is sending the federal government a $445,000 tax bill to help pay for schools and other services. Eighty-two percent of the County is made up of U.S. Forest Service land.

The architects designing the rebuild of Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet dormitory will be in Columbia Falls Tuesday night to talk about the burned building’s history and what they have in mind for its future.

Grizzly bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation, and early risers are being spotted in the region.