Montana Evening Edition

Monday - Friday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Local and regional stories from the Montana Public Radio Newsdesk.

Newscast 06-18-2013

Jun 18, 2013

Defense attorneys say one of the suspects in the murder of a Montana school teacher should not get the death penalty if he's convicted. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about the problems facing Glacier Park because of its popularity. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula Mayor John Engen about Missoula's crackdown on fireworks.

Newscast 06-17-2013

Jun 17, 2013

It was a deadly weekend on Montana's roads. Reporter Ruth Eddy has a reminder that it's not too late to get ready for fire season. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy about closing the wage gap between Montana women and men.

Newscast 06-14-2013

Jun 14, 2013

The body of a missing Great Falls eye doctor has been found in Lake Elwell. Reporter Justin Steck takes us to a popular farmers market. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a state official about a new study of how people use the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.

Newscast 06-13-2013

Jun 13, 2013

Firefighters are fighting an apartment complex fire east of downtown Missoula but residents all appear to be safe. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us looking for loons. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a Blackfeet marine veteran working to preserve his native language and open spaces.

Newscast 06-12-2013

Jun 12, 2013

A haz mat team is called out to an acid spill in Missoula. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with the new head of the state commerce department. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the state Attorney General Tim Fox about why he is fighting an internet sales tax.

Newscast 06-11-2013

Jun 11, 2013

Montana's income - and spending - are up. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some special equipment that helps people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana Film Commissioner Deny Staggs about some Made-In-Montana films that are getting a lot of big-time notice.

Newscast 06-07-2013

Jun 7, 2013

A University of Montana basketball player is kicked off the team. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about how a facility monitoring Medicare in the state could be shut down. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a forest service official about promoting diversity.

Newscast 06-06-2013

Jun 6, 2013

University workers still don't know how much of a pay raise they might get. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new way to raise chickens. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the executive director of Missoula's Poverello Center about Missoula's growing homeless population.

Newscast 06-05-2013

Jun 5, 2013

State workers may get a pay raise as early as July 1. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us why this weekend's Republican State Convention could be a barn-burner. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a forest expert about steps being taken to prevent the spread of bark beetles.

Newscast 06-04-2013

Jun 4, 2013

Some Northern Montana communities are coping with flooding from torrential rains. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye has an update on grizzly bear monitoring efforts. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us what First Lady Lisa Bullock has been up to in her new role. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the head of a Glacier Park program that uses citizen scientists to do important research in the park.

Montana Evening Edition 06-03-2013

Jun 3, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with wildfire experts. We'll also tell you why some top state officials are getting a pay raise. Allison Mills discusses what it is like living on the boundary between GMO and organic. News Director Sally Mauk talks with former University of Montana Journalism Professor Carol Van Valkenburg about the late NBC news correspondent and UM grad, Don Oliver. 

Montana Evening Edition 05-31-2013

May 31, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks about Governor Steve Bullock reaching out to lawmakers to uphold his vetoes. In our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien follows up with the CEO of the Montana Food Bank Network and talks about why summer may be a time of difficulty for many families.

Montana Evening Edition 05-30-2013

May 30, 2013

Capitol reporter Dan Boyce talks with opponents of the new abortion law who hope courts will find it an invasion of privacy. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye discusses the Glacier Institute's alternative energy project. Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a University of Montana professor about a study done by a group of cyclists whose record-breaking ride drew some conventional assumptions.

Montana Evening Edition 05-29-2013

May 29, 2013

An early morning house fire injures two and kills at least 16 pets. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce on legislative efforts to override vetoes and Edward O'Brien talks with Yellowstone National Park's geologist about what scientists know - and don't know -about the geothermal system under the Old Faithful area.

    

Dan Boyce

 

NorthWestern Energy is rolling out the major phase of a seven-year, $375 million infrastructure upgrade project this year, and it has already led to an increase in some utility rates with more potentially on the way.

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