Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 07-24-18

Jul 24, 2018

The Cascade County sheriff says the jail is so overcrowded he is no longer booking people charged with misdemeanors or non-violent offenses.

The latest report on the Highway 37 Fire outside Libby says its size has remained steady at about 51 acres

The Bacon Rind Fire, detected Friday evening above Gallatin Canyon about 20 miles south of Big Sky is now being estimated at 202 acres.

Evening Newscast 07-23-18

Jul 23, 2018

Yellowstone National Park ratcheted up it’s fire danger level on Sunday.

The Fort Peck Tribal Council says tribal members are not allowed to possess marijuana on the reservation, even if they have a state-issued medical marijuana card.

A new Superfund health study is getting underway in Butte, and this week there’s a chance for the public to learn more about it and weigh in. 

Evening Newscast 07-20-18

Jul 20, 2018

A fire near the former vermiculite mine and a section of asbestos-contaminated forest outside Libby is drawing a quick response from crews working to control it.

Missoula County officials are investigating after a body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

Evening Newscast 07-19-18

Jul 19, 2018

A new estimate puts the Reynolds Lake Fire in the Bitterroot National Forest at more than 1,000 acres.

The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management the next six to eight months.

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is asking the Montana Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling that removed Green Party candidates from election ballots this November.

Evening Newscast 07-18-18

Jul 18, 2018

Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams says if elected she would not support Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the House.

Fire danger bumped up to “very high” on the Kootenai National Forest today (7/18). Crews are holding the Zulu Fire, burning about 23 miles north of Libby, to 20 acres.