MTPR

Evening Newscast 07-11-18

Jul 11, 2018

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching in the mountains of southwestern Montana today for an armed man who fired shots at officers who tried to pull him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The state health department plans to close the Child and Family Services office in Livingston, transferring those cases to Bozeman while re-allocating the five caseworker jobs to Billings to help with a large caseload there.

Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian company's search effort for gold on private land near Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law, which allows the work to continue while the permit is appealed.

Montana’s Secretary of State plans to ask the state Supreme Court to overrule a lower court’s decision this week ordering the Green Party off this fall’s ballots.

Cascade County officials say the total cost of President Donald Trump's recent visit to Great Falls is estimated at almost $40,000.

Yellowstone National Park had its second busiest June on record this year.

The Montana Board of Investments is searching for a new executive director to lead the management of roughly 18 billion dollars in pension funds, state insurance reserves, and other government assets. The four finalists for the job are being interviewed this week.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a wolf hunting season this fall allowing hunters to take up to 58 wolves, up from the 44 that were allowed to be hunted last year.