MTPR

Evening Newscast 09-12-17

Sep 12, 2017

Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end the fire season, but a meteorologist says 'it will put a dent in it.'

Two tribes plan to demonstrate in favor of renaming a valley and a mountain in Yellowstone National Park associated with men who advocated and carried out the slaughter of Native Americans.

Close to a million visitors came through Yellowstone National Park in August.

Montana State University officials will ask the state Board of Regents to approve spending to design a new campus residence hall.

This summer was the second driest on record in Montana, but meteorologists say rain is FINALLY on the way.

An annual bison roundup at the National Bison Range has been postponed indefinitely due to smoky conditions and significant wildfire danger.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

A former Montana lawmaker, who once supported giving $4 million in state money to an anti-meth campaign, has pleaded guilty to trafficking several pounds of the drug.