Montana Newscasts

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

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.

Evening Newscast 07-17-18

Jul 17, 2018

The Zulu fire that it is believed lightning started Sunday in the Kootenai National Forest north of Libby expanded to 20 acres today.

Public comment from enthusiastic pet owners helped shoot down a proposal that sought to ban dogs and other animals from salons and barbershops in Montana.

The Kootenai National Forest is slated to start five salvage timber sales in areas that burned last year, and one more is pending.

Evening Newscast 07-16-18

Jul 16, 2018

Republican state lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special legislative session that some wanted to convene today.

Glacier National Park lifted restrictions on tent campers today in the Many Glacier Campground.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is set to be sworn in as chairman of the National Governors Association this weekend at a meeting in New Mexico.