Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 08-21-18

Aug 21, 2018

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a state judge's decision to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot.

Montana is receiving $3 million in federal grant money to improve election security.

Governor Steve Bullock is standing by his comments over the weekend that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons such as the AR-15 rifle.

Evening Newscast 08-20-18

Aug 20, 2018

Montana's Democratic governor is saying for the first time that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons. 

Rain in western Montana Monday did little to slow fire growth across the state.

The Montana Board of Investments is expected to formally name current State Budget Director Dan Villa as manager of the Montana Investment fund Tuesday.

Evening Newscast 08-17-18

Aug 17, 2018

For the second year running, the historic Lake McDonald Lodge will close for the season early because of a fire burning in Glacier National Park.

The Flathead county sheriff issued an evacuation warning at noon today for residents between Moose Creek Road and Whale Creek Road north west of Polebridge following significant growth of the Whale Butte Fire.

A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species.

Evening Newscast 08-16-18

Aug 16, 2018


A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.

The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those in western states.

Governor Steve Bullock is in Iowa talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he is still deflecting questions about a 2020 presidential run.

Evening Newscast 08-15-18

Aug 15, 2018

A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for a small number of residents near Essex just northwest of the Izaak Walton Inn along Highway 2 due to the Paola Ridge Fire.

The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park that has destroyed multiple structures on the north end of Lake McDonald is now estimated to be 2,600 acres.