Montana Evening Edition

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

Local and regional stories from the Montana Public Radio Newsdesk.

Local Anchor(s): 
Anchors Corin Cates-Carney and Conrad Scheid
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Montana Evening Edition
6:38 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Newscast 07/25/2013

A new wildfire ignites just West of Missoula in the Frenchtown area prompting evacuations and a major fire agency response.  Reporter Katrin Frye tells us that the Forest Service is looking to its roads to increase efficiency in the face of ever-shrinking budgets. And in our feature interview News Director Sally Mauk talks with Carlee Soto about her sister who was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:09 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Newscast 07-24-2013

A proposed new port terminal on the Washington coast has sharpened the debate over coal development in Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why a state senator went out of state to get married. And in our feature interview,  Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a federal official about the future of the food stamp program.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:09 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Newscast 07-23-2013

Gun control supporters rally in Helena. We'll also have an update on the West Mullan Fire burning near Superior. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana astrophysicist Nate McCrady about the search for life on other planets.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:10 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Newscast 07-22-2013

Fire danger goes to very high and extreme in western Montana, as new fires break out. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the state's efforts to clear up confusion about the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with some of the actors in the new film "Winter in the Blood," including lead actor Chaske Spencer, about the film's authentic portrayal of Native Americans.



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Montana Evening Edition
6:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Newscast 07-19-2013

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the large fire near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new two million dollar grant to help Montana college students become entrepreneurs. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the winner of this year's Aldo Leopold award, wildlife scientist Dr. Joel Berger.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:09 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Newscast 07-18-2013

The growing West Mullan Fire near Superior forces more people out of their homes. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks at possible candidates for the U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview,  Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye talks with a Flathead cherry grower about "the last best cherry."

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Montana Evening Edition
6:10 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Newscast 07-17-2013

Much of western Montana is under severe thunderstorm watches or warnings. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce profiles the life and accomplishments of the late Gordon Belcourt. In our feature interview,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Montana filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith about the debut of their new film "Winter in the Blood."

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Montana Evening Edition
6:12 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Newscast 07-16-2013

Firefighters continue to arrive to fight growing fires in western Montana. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at the effect of climate change on bull trout. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a meeting today among top education leaders. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with former Governor Brian Schweitzer about why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate, and about his ties to two alleged dark money groups.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:14 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Newscast 07-15-2013

A wildfire forces evacuations near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce talks with political scientist David Parker about the wide open U.S. Senate race. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with writer Ron Fitzgerald about the process of writing for a hit TV series.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:11 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Newscast 07-12-2013

A legislative fix to the retirement systems of state employees is in danger of being cut. Reporter Mike Powell tells us about a program that gives Montana high school students a hands-on learning experience. And in tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss about her trip to a symposium that showcased childhood obesity.

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