Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 05-23-18

May 23, 2018


A federal appeals court has upheld Montana's campaign finance reform law by rejecting a group's claims that it is vague and overly broad.

Wyoming today approved its first grizzly bear hunt in 44 years. 

A veterans healthcare reform bill co-sponsored by Montana Senator Jon Tester cleared Congress today  and is headed to President Trump, who is expected to sign it.

Evening Newscast 05-22-18

May 22, 2018

Receding water is allowing officials to better survey flood damage that occurred to homes in the Missoula area. However, officials warn that high water along the Clark Fork River continues and the danger of additional flooding is not over yet.

A government wildlife worker who recently landed her "dream job" researching grizzly bears in a remote Montana mountain range is recovering from a surprise bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.

Montana Highway Patrol responded to a small plane down on Interstate 90 about a half mile east of Lookout Pass this afternoon.

Evening Newscast 05-21-18

May 21, 2018

Missoula County authorities are allowing flooding evacuees back home temporarily to check on their properties.

Federal officials shut down an experiment on diseased wildlife from Yellowstone National Park after inspectors questioned government protocols for handling infected bison.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials today said they are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana.

Evening Newscast 05-18-18

May 18, 2018

A woman who reported a bear attack in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby earlier this week sustained serious injuries during her surprise defensive encounter with the animal, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Montana transportation officials say crews are on pace to have the Beartooth Highway near Yellowstone National Park plowed and open by Memorial Day weekend.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4 percent in April, slightly higher than the 3.9 percent national rate.

Evening Newscast 05-17-18

May 17, 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff are investigating a reported bear attack in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby.

The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers' dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. One of the six owners of the Colstrip power plant is offering $4.5 million in transition funding to the Colstrip community in anticipation of the coal-fired plant shutting down.