MTPR

Evening Newscast 06-22-17

Jun 22, 2017

The Interior Department today said it will lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region.

The city of Missoula has taken ownership of the water utility that serves its residents after a three-year court battle.

Air Force investigators have identified the remains of a New Mexico-based airman who vanished in the mountains of Montana in June 1974.

A Montana businessman has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and nine other federal charges after being charged with taking more than $2 million from people who believed they were investing in oil and gas leases.

The National Park Service has reopened the Avalanche Lake Trail after the path was closed due to grizzly bear activity.

Montana, Wyoming and Idaho officials say they won't declare open season on grizzly bears once federal Endangered Species Act protections are lifted for them in the Yellowstone National Park region.