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 10-03-2014

Oct 3, 2014

Gov. Bullock continued his tour of Montana last night, making his case for a new carbon emission plan. The federal government is setting tougher emission standards across the country, and that has some people in the coal industry worried about losing their jobs. Eric Whitney will have more from last night's public meeting in Missoula.

We'll also have political analysis of this week's congressional debate between U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke.

Newscast 10-02-2014

Oct 2, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service says it had to go hundreds of millions of dollars over budget this year to fight fires in Montana, but it shouldn't affect other areas of forest management.

We'll also speak with an economics expert who has ideas about how to help curb firefighting costs, and talks about protecting private homes near public lands.

Newscast 10-01-2014

Oct 1, 2014

Governor Bullock's climate plan gets a chilly reception in Montana's coal country. And there's been a change in plan to relocate a group of bison out of Yellowstone.

Newscast 09-30-2014

Sep 30, 2014

Governor Bullock's ideas for how to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants gets its first public airing tonight in Colstrip - we talk to a lawmaker from there. Montana business people who are just back from the state's trade mission to China tell us about their trip. And more Republican leaders join a lawsuit to change Montana voting laws.

Newscast 09-26-2014

Sep 30, 2014

The Billings originally sentenced to a month in jail gets a new, 10-year sentence. Montana's campaign season seems like kind of a snoozer so far. And volunteers will help clean up Montana's newest state park this weekend. The infamous trailer of rotting chicken in Missoula is finally buried.

Newscast 09-29-2014

Sep 29, 2014

A political analyst says both candidates from Montana's U.S. House seat have to "tread a fine line" in tonight's debate. Missoula's Saint Patrick Hospital says it's ready to treat an ebola patient if the need arises. And we hear from a Missoula doctor who's just returned from the front lines of the ebola fight.

Newscast 09-25-2014

Sep 25, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the comment period on its controversial policy of requiring permits to film or take pictures in wilderness. We'll hear from the four men running for Montana's Supreme Court. And a second European man is punished for piloting a drone in Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 09-24-2014

Sep 25, 2014

The head of the Canadian company that's trying to buy Missoula's water system says they're in Montana for the long haul.Missoula's Mayor says he's not sure that company can even legally buy the city water system. Montana supreme court candidates debate. And a truckload of raw chicken is held for ransom on I-90.

Newscast 09-23-2014

Sep 23, 2014

Tribes from the U.S and Canada sign a new "Buffalo Treaty." A Lolo area man is dead in an accidental shooting. A Missoula principal in hot water announces his retirement. And we hear from the new publisher of Missoula's daily newspaper.

Newscast 09-22-2014

Sep 22, 2014

A late-season fire in Missoula is quickly brought under control. The University of Montana talks about why enrollment is down again this year. And a leading Montana climate scientist says it looks like the state is making progress in talking about climate change.