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 06-19-2014

Jun 19, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A Medicaid expansion ballot initiative did not collect enough signatures to make  it onto November's ballot. Authorities say an argument over truck repairs prompted a Ronan man to allegedly murder his brother. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some of the impacts Northwest Montana's wild weather is having on rivers this week.

Newscast 06-18-2014

Jun 18, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Montana officials will release details on Montana's oil train routes. A pilot is killed in a plane crash at Western Montana's Lost Trail Ski area. And forest plans will be updated for the Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests.

Newscast 06-17-2014

Jun 17, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

An audit of the Ravalli County treasurer's office finds disarray, but no evidence of fraud. The Public Service Commission grants Northwestern Energy's request to increase electricity rates. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about an effort to address homelessness in the Flathead Valley.

Newscast 06-16-2014

Jun 16, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A group hired by the Montana Public Service Commission has found that Northwestern Energy hasn't budgeted enough for the maintenance of  11 dams  the company is trying to purchase. Signature gatherers are out in force as the Friday ballot initiative deadline looms. And later in the program we have an interview with Aaron Parrett about his new book: Montana: then and now.

Newscast 06-13-2014

Jun 13, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A look at the "Big Drift", the 80 foot obstacle that's keeping crews from reaching the summit of Logan Pass. The findings of an independent review shows the Missoula Police Department is improving its response to reports of sexual assault. And an interview with convicted felon Barry Beach, whose fourth application for clemency was just denied by the Montana Parole Board.


Newscast for 06-12-2014

Jun 12, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The body of the man whose car fell into the Clark Fork on Tuesday has been identified. Katrin Frye has a report from the scene of the Plum Creek fiberboard plant explosion. And teachers at Paxson Elementary are running drills to prepare for the worst-case scenario in a school lockdown.

Newscast 06-11-2014

Jun 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in the Clark Fork. A man will continue to serve a 100-year prison sentence after the Board of Pardons rejects his clemency application. And Missoula Authorities are planning a crackdown on uncontrolled dogs.

Newscast 06-10-2014

Jun 10, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

An agreement brings an end of the scuffle between the Missoula County Attorney's Office and the DOJ.  An explosion at a fiberboard plant rocks through Columbia Falls. And the Cabin Gulch logging plan moves forward despite pressure from environmental groups.

Newscast 06-09-2014

Jun 9, 2014

A press conference is scheduled tomorrow to announce agreements between the Missoula County Attorney and DOJ over the department's investigation into sexual assaults cases. We'll also bring you an update on the state of veteran's healthcare in Montana. And what the large snowpack and low rainfall did for water levels around the state.

Newcast 06-06-2014

Jun 6, 2014

A suicide in White Sulpher Springs has the Montana Department of Justice investigating. The Dollar Tree Corporation could be facing heavy fines for safety violations at its Missoula store. And a woman in Billings is charged for making 5 allegedly false rape reports over the past 5 years.