Montana Evening Edition

Monday - Friday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Hosted by , Edward O'Brien
  • Local Anchor Anchors Christopher Allen and Eric Whitney

Local and regional stories from the Montana Public Radio Newsdesk.

Newscast 10-31-2014

Oct 31, 2014

Montana’s political practices commissioner says a campaign mailer state Republicans are complaining about is not a problem. We’ll also tell you about the biggest ever donation to the University of Montana’s athletic department. We have a $10,000 fish story and our campaign beat analysts break down election happenings for the last time before voting day Tuesday.

Newscast 10-30-2014

Oct 30, 2014

More than 150,000 Montanans have already turned in their absentee ballots. A federal appeals court denies a request to block Montana's campaign finance laws. And a top bear biologist in the state says Yellowstone-area grizzlies are ready for state-level management.

Newscast 10-29-2014

Oct 29, 2014

A Missoula teenager pleads guilty in a burglary at Markus Kaarma's house. Grizzly bear deaths are down around Yellowstone, but one shot Monday near Glacier has died. Fish, Wildlife and Parks drops plans for a hunter confidentiality law. And a study on landslides inside the

Berkeley Pit in Butte will be made public soon. Those stories, bat news, the weather and a commentary are coming up in two minutes on Montana Evening Edition.

Newscast 10-28-2014

Oct 28, 2014

Stanford and Dartmouth are apologizing for a controversial Montana campaign mailer. Ryan Zinke and his opponents come to different conclusions about newly revealed details of his military service. And author Tim O'Brien is in Missoula to talk about his "big read."

Newscast 10-27-2014

Oct 27, 2014

One of the two universities involved in a controversial campaign mailer is negotiating with Montana election authorities - but not the other. Candidates for federal office make their final campaign swings across the state this week. And new figures show far less outside spending in Montana's Senate race than in 2012.

Newscast 10-24-2014

Oct 24, 2014

It was a busy week in election news. Our Campaign Beat analysts recap both the senate and house debates. They'll also discuss the controversial political mailer sent to thousands of Montana voters. That's our top story tonight on Montana Evening Edition. Also, hundreds of farmers are meeting this week in Great Falls. Edward O'Brien speaks with a leader in the farming community about modern challenges in Montana agriculture.

Newscast 10-23-2014

Oct 23, 2014

Montana Evening Edition continues its series of in-depth interviews with the major party candidates to represent Montana - tonight, News Director Eric Whitney's conversation with Steve Daines. We'll also hear from election officials about a political mailer that's causing confusion and complaints from Montana voters.

Newscast 10-22-2014

Oct 22, 2014

Our in-depth interviews with the major party candidates to represent Montana in Congress continues - tonight, Amanda Curtis. That's our top story on Montana Evening Edition. We'll also hear the latest on real estate sales in Missoula and elsewhere in Montana, and have a commentary.

Newscast 10-21-2014

Oct 21, 2014

There's one more debate for Montana's open seat in the U.S. Senate tonight. A look at how the major party candidates performed last night is our top story on Montana Evening Edition. And we continue our series of interviews with the four Democrats and Republicans running for federal office in Montana. Tonight: Ryan Zinke on why he deserves Montana's lone House seat.

Newscast 10-20-2014

Oct 20, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition, we'll have lots of election coverage, including the first in our series of in-depth interviews with candidates from both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. We begin that series with House candidate John Lewis. Also, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. We'll hear from Montana author Doug Peacock.