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Evening Newscast 06-07-17

Jun 7, 2017

Greg Gianforte now has five more chances to appear in court to face a misdemeanor assault charge.

The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting a public meeting Wednesday about planning efforts for the National Bison Range.

Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. 

State officials have approved an Idaho utility company's plan to close a coal-fired power plant in Nevada about 10 years sooner than planned and raise monthly bills for customers.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse. Zinke says he wants to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted.