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 07-03-2014

Jul 3, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Over five thousand dollars was found between the desk and wall in the office of the now suspended Ravalli County  treasurer. A Blackfeet man recently convicted of participating in a fraud scheme takes his case to federal court. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye visits with members of the Northwest Montana Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.

Newscast 07-02-2014

Jul 2, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A man from Polson who's been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend has just entered a plea agreement. Verizon has settled a dispute with the state over property valuation. And a 4 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river near Hamilton is set to reopen next Monday.

Newscast 07-01-2014

Jul 1, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A federal judge blocks a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest. The federal government will start reducing road and transit payments next month. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye continues her look at employment in the Flathead.

Correction: The U.S. District Judge who blocked a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest is Dana Christensen, not Diana Christinesen. Montana Evening Edition regrets the mistake.

Newscast 06-30-2014

Jun 30, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A divided Supreme Court rules on an exception to the contraception requirement in President Obama's health care coverage. They also came to a 5-4 split that could harm public sector unions. And the University of Montana makes preparations to host hundreds of scientists and experts for the North American conservation conference.

Newscast 06-27-2014

Jun 27, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The judge now infamous for his handling of a rape case involving a 14-year-old victim, speaks out against his suspension. A 16-year-old from Helena  is sentenced for his role in phoning in bomb threats. And a property tax for Missoula residents is proposed to fund a new park.

Newscast 06-26-2014

Jun 26, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

State Republican party leaders haven't decided how - or if - to proceed on a proposal to close primary elections to non-party members. Two groups are asking a judge to block a timber projected on almost 500 acres around the watershed that supplies most of Helena's drinking water. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about how the local work force is faring these days.

Newscast for 06-25-2014

Jun 25, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A judge scolds the lead attorney representing the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student. Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Billings this evening. And fireworks are going on sale, but that doesn't mean Missoulians can use them wherever they'd like.

Newcast 06-24-2014

Jun 24, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Notices are on their way to victims of hackers who broke into state databases last month. Repairs are underway for Missoula's ageing water infrastructure starting this week. And a non-profit organization wants to create a wild horse sanctuary near Drummond.

Newscast 06-23-2014

Jun 23, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Officials release the names of the people killed in a fiery crash outside of Helena late last week. A state judge strikes down most of a voter approved immigrant-related state services law. And the U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of the EPA's Global warming rules.

Newcast 06-20-2014

Jun 20, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Six people, including 3 children and a fire chief are killed in an accident east of Helena. A respected Montana Photographer is murdered in Billings. And Senator Jon Tester weighs in on Iraq, the Veterans Administration and former Governor Brian Schweitzer's recent controversial remarks.

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. 

Newscast 06-05-2014

Jun 5, 2014

The state Senate is hoping to appoint a new political practices commissioner. We'll also tell you about a new health care call center opening in Great Falls. And the director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra Joseph Henry has died at age 84.

Newscast 06-04-2014

Jun 4, 2014

The results are in for primary elections across Montana. We'll be hearing from Steve Daines, John Walsh and other primary winners. And in Hamilton, a high school student is jailed after threatening to kill classmates at his graduation.

Newscast 06-03-2014

Jun 3, 2014

There's still time to vote in primary elections across Montana. We'll also bring you information on Governor Bullock's nominee for the Montana Supreme Court. And a reward is offered for information on a dead grizzly bear in Gallatin National Forest.

Newscast 06-02-2014

Jun 2, 2014

Montanans speak out after President Obama announces an ambitious carbon reduction plan. We'll also hear from new UM men's basketball's head coach Travis DeCuire. And Corrections Officer Landee Holloway talks about the challenges facing former Prisoners as they re-enter society.

Newscast 05-30-2014

May 30, 2014

State officials improve computer security after a health department server is hacked. We'll also tell you about a murder-suicide near Superior. And on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, news director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the effectiveness of attack ads - and the importance of voting in next week's primary election.

Newcast 05-29-2014

May 29, 2014

State investigators have been called in to investigate two deaths near Superior. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to reach a controversial water compact agreement on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, General Manager William Marcus talks with News Director Sally Mauk, who is wrapping up her last week at Montana Public Radio.

Newscast 05-28-2014

May 28, 2014

Governor Bullock proposes funding of early childhood education. We'll also tell you how former Governor Brian Schweitzer stands to make a lot of money from the sale of some mining claims. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien profiles three of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House.

Far-flung congratulations for Sally Mauk

May 28, 2014

On Friday, Sally Mauk retires after 34 years with Montana Public Radio, 31 of them as News Director. We gathered some well-wishes from colleagues, friends, and community leaders.

Newscast 05-27-2014

May 27, 2014

Montana Tribal Leaders say Indian Health Service is not providing needed health care. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at the impact of a Flathead abortion clinic being closed. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Clark Fork River advocates about clean-up of the old Smurfit-Stone Mill site.

Newscast 05-26-2014

May 26, 2014

Montanans turn out to remember and honor those who serve and have given the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. We'll also take you to a whitewater festival in Bigfork. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Whitney Williams - who's dad, Pat served 18 years as Montana's representative in the US House. Her mom, Carol, wielded significant power in the state legislature.